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Lake Burtschi

By:  Larry Cofer, Fisheries Supervisor. Phone (580) 529-2795

Location: Lake Burtschi is located in Grady County 10 miles southwest of Chickasha (S29&30, T6N,R8W). Vegetation around the lake is postoak-blackjack forest and tallgrass prairie types.

Driving Directions: From Chickasha: 7½ miles southwest on State Hwy 92.
From Cement: 4 miles east on State Hwy 19/U.S. Hwy 277, 2½ miles north on CR2760.
From Verden: 1

Recreational Facilities: The lake has two boat ramps, five fishing jetties, two fishing piers, several picnic tables and grills, and latrines. Chickasha is the nearest major town in which to obtain picnic and fishing supplies. The lake holds good populations of largemouth bass, crappie and channel catfish along with a popular new addition of saugeye.

Lake History: Lake Burtschi was constructed by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation in 1954 and renovated in 1990.

Physical Description:

Surface area...... 180.0 ac. 
Volume ...........2,140.0 ac.ft 
Average depth.........11.9 ft. 
Shoreline development............2.2
Maximum depth .................... 29.0 ft.
Shoreline length ...................... 3 mi.

Fish Species of Interest:

Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Saugeye, Channel Catfish, Crappie, Bluegill

Description of Fish Management Practices:

Hunting: All forms of hunting are permitted during open hunting seasons from September 1 through spring turkey season. Hunting is restricted to shotguns and bows only. These lakes are closed to antlerless deer harvest, except during archery season.  Hunting and shooting other than provided above is prohibited. “Closed areas” may be designated for purposes of safety and/or security.

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