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

Adair Park

Adair
Methods:

Allowed Methods: One rod and reel per person.

American Horse 

Blaine
Daily/Size Limits:

Channel and/or blue catfish: six combined per day.

Methods:

Allowed Methods: Up to two rods and reels per person, bowfishing.

Arbuckle

Murray
Daily/Size Limits:

 Crappie: 15 combined per day, must be 10 inches or longer.

Arcadia

Oklahoma
Daily/Size Limits:

Striped bass and/or striped bass hybrids: five combined per day, of which only two may be 20 inches or longer.

Additional Restrictions:

Walk-in fishing is allowed year-round on the Arcadia Lake shoreline within the conservation area. Fishing is not allowed on the ponds or wetland areas.

Arkansas River

Daily/Size Limits:

Walleye, sauger and saugeye: six combined per day/16-inch minimum, including all reservoirs and unimpounded tributaries from Keystone Dam downstream to the Oklahoma state line.

Methods:

Prohibited methods: snagging between April 15-May 15 in the Arkansas River from Zink Dam for 800 feet downstream.

In the tailwaters area immediately below Webbers Falls Lock and Dam; bowfishing, gigs, spears, spearguns and snagging is prohibited in the first 1,000 feet. Trotlines, throwlines, limblines, juglines and yo-yos are prohibited below Webbers Falls Lock and Dam for a distance of one mile.

Black Kettle WMA

Roger Mills
Daily/Size Limits:

Channel and/or blue catfish: six combined per day.

Methods:

Prohibited methods: trotlines, throwlines, limblines, yo-yos, juglines.

Blue River PFHA 

Johnston
Daily/Size Limits:

Spotted bass: must be 14 inches or longer. 
Channel and/or blue catfish: six combined per day.
All crappie: six combined per day, no size limit.

Methods:

Allowed methods: one rod and reel per person during trout season (other times up to two rods and reels per person).

Note: For more trout regulations, see Trout Regulations.

Bluestem Lake

Osage
Daily/Size Limits:

Walleye, sauger and saugeye: six combined per day/18-inch minimum.

Burtschi 

Grady
Daily/Size Limits:

Channel and/or blue catfish: six combined per day.

Methods:

Allowed methods: up to two rods and reels per person, bowfishing.

Caney River

Methods:

Prohibited methods: Bowfishing prohibited from Hulah dam downstream 1,200 feet to the reregulation dam, gigs, spears, spearguns, and snagging prohibited from Hulah dam downstream to the confluence of old and new river channels. (Also see “Tailwaters” regulations.)