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Operator: Army Corp of Engineers

Biologist: Jeremy Duck, 580-762-2380

Directions: From Ponca City, head east on Lake Rd for 9 miles. Take Last left before the dam. (leads to McFadden Cove boat ramp)

Area Description/Facilities: Designated swim beaches, fishing, hunting, camping and picnic areas, water skiing, hiking, and equestrian trails 

Physical Description: 
Surface Area: 23,610 ac  
Volume: 428,600 ac-ft.  
Normal Elevation: 1,010 ft.  
Maximum Depth: 74.5 ft.  
Shoreline Length: 149 mi

Species of Interest: White Bass, Striped Bass (Tailrace), Hybrid Striped Bass (Tailrace), Crappie, Catfish, Paddlefish (Tailrace), Walleye, White Perch (Invasive)

Management Practices: Walleye Stockings, Fish Habitat, and Attractors Maintenance.

Link to Lake Website:

Latest Fishing Report

  • Submitted by:
    Spencer Grace
    Lake Elevation:
    Above Average
    Water Temp and Clarity:
    1’ above low 60s muddy

    Action: Fair
    Baits:  Snagging
    Locations: Below the dam

    Action: Excellent
    Baits:  Crawfish, Cut Bait, Goldfish, Live Bait, Punch bait, Shad, Stinkbait, Sunfish, Worms
    Locations: Flats, Main lake, River Channel, River Mouth, Shallows

    Action: Excellent
    Baits:  Grubs, Hair Jigs, In-line Spinnerbait, Jigs, Minnows, Tube Jigs
    Locations: Below the dam, Brush structure, Creek channels, Riprap