Kaw Lake

Kaw Lake is located just east of Ponca City, Oklahoma.  It is a large fertile lake on the upper portion of the Arkansas River with excellent Blue Catfish, Crappie and White Bass aka Sand Bass.  It is ranked near the top for fish growth and size for Blue Catfish, Crappie, and White Bass.  The State of Oklahoma has also been stocking Hybrid-Striped Bass aka Wipers in Kaw Lake for years.  We are blessed to have such a healthy fishery for numerous species.

Blue Catfish relate to the river current and wind current.  Depending on the time of year and conditions, windy points and ledges can be the key to a successful fishing trip as can fishing the shallow windblown flats.  When the river gets current pushing the fertile water into the lake fishing can get really exciting as the blue catfish feed heavily!

Kaw Lake is an excellent Crappie fishery.  Brushpiles, standing timber, natural laydowns, and rock ledges provide the cover needed for a successful crappie population.  We target them fishing vertical using both jigs and minnow, trolling with crank baits, casting and dragging, and a bobber rig.  All are productive presentations depending on the time of year and location of the crappie.


Lance’s Guide Service guides for all of the above species on Kaw Lake.  To book your guided fishing trip today or ask questions, call/text 918-607-7357 or email lancesguideservice@gmail.com.