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Copan Lake

Operator: USACE

Biologist: Chris Whisenhunt, 918-299-2334


Area Description/Facilities: Copan Lake is located in Washington County about 18 miles north of Bartlesville and impounds the Caney River.  The lake has three camping areas run by the Corps of Engineers, two of which (Washington Cove and Post Oak) have class A camping facilities, and the third (Osage Plains) is more rustic with limited facilities.  Recreational activities include a swimming beach, fishing, and boating. 

Physical Description:  Copan Lake is 4,850 acres with a shoreline length of 50.7 miles, a capacity of 43,400 acre-feet, and a max depth of 33.5 feet.  Normal pool elevation is 710 feet above sea level and it impounds the Caney River. 

Species of Interest: Largemouth Bass, Black and White Crappie, White Bass, Channel Catfish, Blue Catfish, and Flathead Catfish

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Latest Fishing Report

  • Submitted by:
    Lt. Joe Alexander
    Lake Elevation:
    Water Temp and Clarity:
    60's and clearing

    Action: Good
    Baits:  Hair Jigs, Jigs, Minnows, Powerbait, Tube Jigs, Worms
    Locations: Brush structure, Docks, Shorelines

    Action: Fair
    Baits:  Chicken Liver, Cut Bait, Live Shad, Minnows, Shad, Sunfish, Worms
    Locations: Below the dam, Riprap, River Channel, Shorelines