Ouachita National Forest

Crooked Branch Lake

Species Present: Largemouth bass, sunfish, catfish
Seasons: All year
Access: Boat access at the lake with an unpaved ramp. Several earthen fishing jetties.
Camping: No developed sites.
Comments: This 17 acre recreational fishing lake provides a fishing challenge. The lake contains at least 15 acres of flooded timber and lots of shoreline weed beds. Consequently, it does not lend itself to efficient sampling to determine the condition of the fish population. However angler reports indicate good bass fishing. This lake was stocked for three years with Florida strain largemouth bass and there are some big bass in the lake. The fourth largest bass to be electrofished in the state of Oklahoma was captured in this lake (8.39 lb). There is a 14 inch minimum length on bass and a daily limit of 6 bass and 6 channel catfish. Fishing is by rod and reel or pole only.
District: Choctaw Ranger District/Oklahoma Ranger District