Lake Elmer - UNDER RENOVATION

By:  John Stahl, Fisheries Supervisor. Phone (580) 474-2668

Attention Anglers - Lake Elmer is currently undergoing renovation. Water has been drained from the lake during this renovation. The project is near completion, but it will take from 2 to 3 years for stocked fish to reach harvestable size. It is illegal to transfer any fish from another body of water to Lake Elmer.

Location: Lake Elmer is located in Kingfisher County, 4 miles northwest of Kingfisher (S7,T16N,R7W). The vegetation around the lake is tallgrass prairie type.

Driving Directions: From Kingfisher: 1 mile north on U.S. Hwy 81, 3½ miles west on E0780.

Recreational Facilities: The lake has one boat ramp, and two water wells. Kingfisher is the nearest town in which to obtain picnic and fishing supplies. Good numbers of quality size bass and excellent opportunities to harvest big bluegill can be found at this lake.

Lake History: Lake Elmer was constructed by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation in 1962. The lake was completely drained in 1978 to facilitate shoreline deepening and the construction of berms or fishing jetties. The lake was re-impounded and restocked with fish in 1979.

Physical Description:

Surface area...... 60.0 ac.
Volume ...........1,080.0 ac.ft
Average depth.........6.4 ft.
Shoreline development............ 3.0 mi.
Maximum depth .................... 18.0 ft.
Shoreline length ...................... 3.4 mi.

Fish Species of Interest:

Largemouth Bass, Bluegill Sunfish, Crappie and Catfish

Description of Fish Management Practices:

 

Lake Elmer PFA - pdf format (8.5x11)

RULES REGULATING USE OF DEPARTMENT OF WILDLIFE CONSERVATION  OWNED LAKES