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Kaw Lake

People on a boat fishing Kaw Lake


Game Warden (County):

Kaw Lake (Google Map) is located 11 miles east of Ponca City on SH 11.

Lake Details

Shoreline Length: 149.00 mi.
Volume: 428600.00 ac. ft.
Max. Depth: 74.50 ft.
Surface Area: 23610.00 ac.


Kay, Osage Counties

U.S. Corps of Engineers manages campgrounds and boat ramps.

Walleye are stocked and brush piles are put into the lake for fish habitat.

Easy access to the water's edge is available in many of the public-use areas. The concrete walk along the spillway is also accessible.

Kaw Lake Report

Jun 9. Elevation is 1 ft. above normal (stable), water temperature 80°F and murky. (USACE Lake Level)

Bass, Largemouth, Bass, Spotted Good on buzz baits, crankbaits, jerk baits, spinnerbaits, tube jigs around coves, riprap, rocks, shorelines.

Bass, Striped, Bass, Striped Hybrid, Bass, White Good on Alabama rigs, crankbaits, flukes, grubs, hair jigs, jerk baits, jigs, live shad, sassy shad, shad, topwater lures around below the dam, main lake, points.

Catfish, Flathead Excellent on cut bait, live bait, live shad, shad, sunfish around riprap, rocks, shorelines.

Report submitted by Spencer Grace (Game Warden Kay County)