For the Lower Illinois River, you can only catch one brown trout measuring over twenty inches in length per day. For the Lower Mountain Fork River, only one rainbow trout measuring over twenty-five inches in length and one brown trout measuring over thirty inches in length may be harvested per day.
Certain portions of the Blue River are only catch-and-release from the beginning of November through the end of February.
In this article, we will review some of Oklahoma’s fishing regulations. After, we’ll talk about the trout season in Oklahoma as well as the stocking schedule.
Oklahoma Fishing Regulations
Whether resident or non-resident, you must possess a valid Montana fishing license while fishing in state waters if you are over fifteen. You can use up to seven rods and reels. Finally, you can only catch trout by rod and reel.
Harvested brown and rainbow trout do have a minimum size limit. This goes for all state waters, except for those caught in the Lower Illinois River and Lower Mountain Fork River.
The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation offers a full list of fishing laws and regulations for the state of Oklahoma. Find everything on its website.
Trout Season in Oklahoma 2022
The seasonal trout waters are open for fishing from the beginning of November to the end of March. These include Robber’s Cave, Medicine Creek, Lake Watonga, Perry CCC Lake, Sunset Lake, and Blue River. In the Lower Mountain Fork River and Lower Illinois River, trout fishing is open all year round.
Oklahoma Trout Stocking Schedule 2022
Trout stocking in the Lower Mountain Fork River and Lower Illinois River occurs year-round. In Robber’s Cave and Medicine Creek, trout stocking begins on November 1 and ends on March 15. For Perry CCC Lake and Blue River, stocking begins on November 1 and ends on March 31. In Veteran’s Pond and Dolese Youth Park Pond, stocking begins on December 1 and ends on February 28.
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