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Close To Home Fishing

A Local Pathway for Sharing the Fishing Heritage

The state’s Close to Home Fishing Program was designed as a partnership between the Wildlife Department and municipalities across Oklahoma to provide urban angling opportunities. These small bodies of water are stocked with fish and managed with special regulations, ensuring opportunities exist for anglers who may only have a little time on their hands and nowhere to go. More importantly, they offer urban dwellers an opportunity to frequently share their fishing heritage with others.

Commonly caught fish in Close to Home Waters
Sunfish, Bluegill * Sunfish, Redear * Sunfish, Green * Channel Catfish * Largemouth Bass

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Get Your Fishing License  (Unless exempt, a fishing license is required of anglers age 16 and up; youth fishing license available for ages 16-17 )

Close to Home Fishing Regulations

*In addition to state fishing license requirements, some municipalities require daily or annual city fishing permits. Check with local officials for details.

The following regulations apply to Close to Home Fishing Waters

  • Fishing is limited to no more than three (3) rods and reels per person, with no more than three (3) hooks per line (treble hooks are considered one hook). No other fishing methods are allowed.
  • All largemouth bass caught must be released (returned to the water) immediately after being taken; no harvest is allowed.
  • Channel catfish have a combined daily limit of six (6); no size limits apply. 
  • For all other species, consult the statewide regulations.