Lower Red River

Lower Red River

Contacts

Game Warden (County):
(580) 317-5000(Choctaw)
(580) 513-4963(McCurtain)
(580) 513-4651(McCurtain)
(580) 513-6866(McCurtain)
Daily/Size Limits:

For all of the Lower Red River:

Alligator gar harvest must be reported within 24 hours via E-Check at wildlifedepartment.com. Transport of shad from the Lower Red River is prohibited. If shad are collected from the Lower Red River for use as bait, they may only be used in the Lower Red River.

Methods:

For all of the Lower Red River:

Prohibited methods: bowfishing for paddlefish, year-round. (Also see "Tailwaters" regulations; and shad restrictions on Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS)).

Additional Restrictions:

Denison Dam downstream to the mouth of the Shawnee Creek: Anglers are advised to meet all fishing license requirements for both Oklahoma and Texas. See map below.

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Lower Red River below Lake Texoma map.

If fishing in Oklahoma waters, an Oklahoma fishing license is required, unless exempt. If fishing in Texas waters, you need a Texas fishing license, unless exempt. A Lake Texoma fishing license is not valid below Denison Dam.

Mouth of Shawnee Creek downstream (east): If fishing in the Red River, anglers must possess an Oklahoma fishing license, unless exempt.