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Sooner Lake

Sooner Lake, photo by Darrin Hill

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Game Warden (County):

Sooner Lake (Google Map) is located 25 miles north of Stillwater and 20 miles south of Ponca City on US 177.

Lake Details

Shoreline Length: 51.80 mi.
Volume: 149000.00 ac. ft.
Max. Depth: 73.50 ft.
Surface Area: 5400.00 ac.

Located

Noble, Pawnee Counties

OG+E manages two boat ramps.

Florida strain largemouth bass, hybrid striped bass and saugeye are stocked. Brush piles are put into the lake for fish habitat.

West Boat Ramp is ADA compliant.

Daily/Size Limits:

Striped bass: 5 per day, minimum length of 20 inches; walleye, sauger, saugeye: six combined per day/18-inch minimum; others must be returned to the water immediately.

Methods:

Allowed methods: rod and reel, bowfishing, and noodling. Fishing is prohibited from dam, fenced area below dam, and north bank of intake channel. Fishing in the buoy-marked intake channel, discharge channel and spillway embankment is bank fishing only (no float tubes or wading).

Closed to all seasons except waterfowl.

Seasons w/ Special Restrictions
  • Waterfowl

Hunting by permit only in designated areas; Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday. Maps of Sooner Lake are available at east boat ramp or online.

Sooner Lake Report

Jun 10. Elevation is 1 ft. above normal (stable), water temperature 78°F and clear.

Bass, Striped Hybrid Excellent on jigs, live shad around main lake.

Catfish, Blue, Catfish, Channel Fair on cut bait, punch bait, sunfish around main lake.

Bass, Largemouth Fair on jerk baits, plastic baits around brush structure, rocks, weed beds.

Report submitted by Stephen Paul (Game Warden Noble County)