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Doc Hollis

Lake Photograph: 

Clayton Porter,  Fisheries Biologist. Phone (580) 529-2797

Location: Doc Hollis Lake is located in Greer County, 18 miles northwest of Mangum (S13, T6N, R25W). Vegetation around the lake is shortgrass high plains type.

Recreational Facilities: The lake has an entrance road and parking lot, no picnicking, restroom or camping facilities. Mangum is the nearest town in which to obtain picnic and fishing supplies. Anglers can expect fair bass, sunfish and channel catfish fishing.   There is a fishing dock, ADA parking, dam and shoreline renovations were done in 2019,  and primitive camping.   Main entrance road with parking and ADA pad were constructed in 2017.

Lake History: Doc Hollis Lake was purchased by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation and opened to public in 2015.

Physical Description:

Surface area...... 40 acres 
Volume .............250 ac.ft 
Average depth.........4 ft. 
Maximum depth .................... 10 ft.
Shoreline length ...................... 3 mi.

Fish Species of Interest:

Largemouth bass, channel catfish and sunfish.

Description of Fish Management Practices:

Doc Hollis is a clear, salty lake with aquatic vegetation. A "no harvest", catch-and-release rule on largemouth bass is in effect to maintain quality bass fishing. Channel catfish are stocked annually, and a limit of 6 channel catfish is in effect. No boats are allowed because Doc Hollis Lake is highly vulnerable to golden algae blooms that can cause fish kills. Anglers are asked not to dump water or bait into the lake after fishing. Fishing access improvements are planned.

Hunting: Hunting regulations follow rules for Sandy Sanders WMA. "Closed areas" may be designated for purposes of safety and/or security.


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