Sooner Lake, photo by Darrin Hill


Fees & Facilities:
Game Warden (County):

Sooner Lake (Google Map) is located 25 miles north of Stillwater and 20 miles south of Ponca City on US 177.

Lake Details

Shoreline Length: 51.80 mi.
Volume: 149000.00 ac. ft.
Max. Depth: 73.50 ft.
Surface Area: 5400.00 ac.


Noble, Pawnee Counties

OG+E manages two boat ramps.

Florida strain largemouth bass, hybrid striped bass and saugeye are stocked. Brush piles are put into the lake for fish habitat.

West Boat Ramp is ADA compliant.

Daily/Size Limits:

Striped bass: 5 per day, minimum length of 20 inches; others must be returned to the water immediately. Walleye, sauger and saugeye: six combined per day/18-inch minimum.


Allowed methods: rod and reel, bowfishing, and noodling. Fishing is prohibited from dam, fenced area below dam, and north bank of intake channel. Fishing in the buoy-marked intake channel, discharge channel and spillway embankment is bank fishing only (no float tubes or wading).

Closed to all seasons except waterfowl.

Seasons w/ Special Restrictions
  • Waterfowl

Hunting by permit only in designated areas; Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday. Maps of Sooner Lake are available at east boat ramp or online.

Sooner Report

Sep 26. Elevation is Normal (stable), water temperature 75°F and clear.

Bass, Striped Hybrid Good on crankbaits, jigs, live shad around discharge, main lake.

Bass, White, Saugeye Fair on crankbaits, jigs, live bait around main lake.

Bass, Largemouth Slow on jerk baits, plastic baits around brush structure, rocks, weed beds.

Report submitted by Stephen Paul (Game Warden Noble County)

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