People on a boat fishing Kaw Lake

Kaw Lake


Game Warden (County):

Kaw Lake (Google Map) is located 11 miles east of Ponca City on SH 11.

Lake Details

Shoreline Length: 149.00 mi.
Volume: 428600.00 ac. ft.
Max. Depth: 74.50 ft.
Surface Area: 23610.00 ac.


Kay, Osage Counties

U.S. Corps of Engineers manages campgrounds and boat ramps.

Walleye are stocked and brush piles are put into the lake for fish habitat.

Easy access to the water's edge is available in many of the public-use areas. The concrete walk along the spillway is also accessible.

Kaw Lake Report

Aug 7. Elevation is Normal (stable), water temperature 88°F and stained. (USACE Lake Level)

Catfish, Blue, Catfish, Channel, Catfish, Flathead Good on cut bait, goldfish, grass hoppers, lipless baits, live shad, shad, stinkbait, sunfish, worms around below the dam, channels, river channel, river mouth.

Crappie, Black, Crappie, White Good on grubs, hair jigs, jigs, live bait, live shad, minnows, plastic baits, spoons, tube jigs around brush structure, riprap, standing timber.

Bass, Striped Hybrid, Bass, White Fair on Alabama rigs, crankbaits, in-line spinnerbaits, jerk baits, lipless baits, live bait, live shad, minnows, sassy shad, small lures, topwater lures around creek channels, main lake, points, riprap, river channel, other.

Report submitted by Spencer Grace (Game Warden Kay County)

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