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has any one fished lake hefner. have been by the lake off and on and would like to know if it has good fishing and if we can fish it. the only thing i have see on the lake is sail boats and wind boards
Haven't tried it yet. Just be aware that in addition to state permits you will need an Oklahoma City Lakes permit to fish Hefner, Overholser, or Stanley Draper. An additional OK City permit is required if you want to put a boat on any of these lakes.

Good luck finding any info.
 

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It gets better............. no cast nets allowed to catch bait. In fact no nets of any kind (seine, trawl, gill etc.). Of course a dipnet is allowed for your catch.

No trot lines, no limb lines, no jug lines etc.....

Limited to three poles per person, with no more than three hooks per pole.

You can find the details in the regulations under special areas or something like that. You'll see the OKC city lakes special regs.

I don't think you see many fishing boats on these lakes because the fishing is usually slow. Never hear the locals talking about it, other than bad-talking it. the city lakes I mean.

To clarify an earlier post, you need a personal permit for the city lakes PLUS an additional boating permit of you want to launch your boat. Thats two permits, plus the state permit!
 

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Lake Hefner has a good population of sand bass and crappie. The walleye are exceptionally good as are the large mouth. There is also a growing population of smallmouth. The channels are stocked annually and average 1-3 #s, maybe a few bigger.
 

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No idea if you are referring to the two Guthrie Lakes as city lakes. They also require a city permit avaiable at the bait house near Guthrie Lake dam. The caught a 30 lb blue out of Guthrie this past weekend. Guthrie and Liberty Lake both have some large flathead.
 

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I've ran into a few guys that have told me they have done ok at Overholser using punch bait or dip bait (home made stuff). I know there are some people that have their secret spots, but chances are pretty good they will stay secret:sad2:
 

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Darryl, I would hazzard a guess to say the fishing in or around OKC is as good as it is anywhere in this great country. The catching leaves a lot to be desired though. LOL
 

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My neighbor caught a 29lb blue on the north end of Overholser, near the cattail patch.

I have a friend that caught a 37lb flat from Hefner, drifting the west side along the dam. These lakes prolly dont have an over abundance of big ones, but you can always catch eaters. I catch good size waleye from Hefner. But I think Arcedia is the place for big blues.
 

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\ I catch good size waleye from Hefner. But I think Arcedia is the place for big blues.
Could you give me any info to help with walleye at Hefner? I'd love to learn how to catch them, as it is, I've only caught one keeper, and that was fishing for bass!
 
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