Public Fishing Areas: Special Regulations

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In addition to general fishing regulations, statewide species regulations and Department fishing area rules, this section addresses special regulations that apply to public fishing waters.  If a species or body of water is not listed, refer to statewide regulations.

  = Conservation Passport Area

Grand (Neosho) River

Additional Restrictions:

Below Grand Lake-Pensacola Dam

Prohibited Methods:(Also see “Tailwaters” regulations; and shad restrictions on Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS))

Bowfishing prohibited below turbine outlets downstream to State Park and below spillway outlet downstream to highline crossing. The next ½ mile below the highline crossing is closed only when the spillway gates are discharging water and for seven days following closure of the gates.

Gigs, spears and spearguns are prohibited below turbine outlets downstream to State Park bridge and below spillway outlets downstream for one mile.

Noodling is prohibited below turbine outlets downstream to State Park bridge and below the spillway outlets downstream to highline crossing, except noodling shall be legal the day of and two days following closure of spillway.

Grand Lake

Craig, Delaware, Mayes, Ottawa
Daily/Size Limits:

Applies to all tributaries and upstream to state line, and to the area below Pensacola Dam downstream to State Highway 82 bridge.

All crappie: 15 combined per day/10-inch minimum.