Lake Carl Etling
By: John Stahl, Fisheries Supervisor. Phone (580) 474-2668
Attention Anglers: In June 2013, a major rainfall fell on the watershed and filled Lake Carl Etling overnight to 150 surface acres. Although the lake lacks another ten acres to be at maximum size, recreation opportunities are now available. The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation has stocked the lake with catchable size largemouth bass, sunfish and channel catfish. A wintertime rainbow trout fisheries will start November 1, 2013 thru April 30, 2014. Catchable size to trophy size rainbows will be available for anglers.
Driving Directions: From Boise City – 16 miles west on State Hwy 325, 4 miles north on State Hwy 325, 4.5 miles west on E0132 at sign for Black Mesa State Park, 1 mile north on N0080, ½ mile west on E0120.
Location: Located in Black Mesa State Park, 26 miles northwest of Boise City in Cimarron County. Vegetation around the lake is pinon-juniper-mesa type. (S5&6,T4N,R2E).
Recreational Facilities: The lake has two boat ramps, good picnic and camping facilities and state park cabins. A winter trout fishery along with good populations of largemouth bass, flathead catfish, walleye and smallmouth bass are present.
Lake History: Lake Etling was constructed by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation in 1958.
Surface area...... 159.0 ac.
Volume ...........1717.0 ac.ft
Average depth 10.8 ft.
Shoreline development............ 2.3
Maximum depth .................... 38.0 ft.
Shoreline length ...................... 4.5 mi.
Fish Species of Interest:
Largemouth Bass, Bluegill and Walleye
Description of Fish Management Practices: