This area is experiencing a drought which may affect fishing and boat ramp access. Before you go, contact the controlling authority for current conditions.
Location: 50 miles east of Amarillo on
McClellan Creek, a tributary of the North Fork of the Red River
Surface area: 339.2 acres
Maximum depth: 21 ft., mean depth 4 ft.
Impounded: 1938; renovated and dredged 1995
Spillway Elevation: 2921 ft. msl
Fluctuation: Moderate to severe, 4-10 feet annually
Normal Clarity: Turbid, 1-2 ft visibility
Reservoir Controlling Authority
US Forest Service
Black Kettle Ranger District
RT 1, Box 55-B
Cheyenne, OK 73628-9725
Large areas of pondweed in the upper reservoir, scattered stands of cattail and bulrush
Predominant Fish Species
All species are currently managed under statewide regulations, which include an 18-inch minimum length limit and 3-fish daily bag limit for saugeye.
This reservoir has limited cover and structure. The bottom is primarily sandy clay with some areas of gravel. The upper reservoir has some larger areas of aquatic vegetation.
Saugeye are the only species in the lake that resembles walleye. These hybrid fish can be identified by the brown mottled coloration on their sides and large teeth. Fish the bottom of the reservoir with cut bait or live minnows much like you would fish for catfish.