The Hefner Dam Road is now back open to fishermen. The dam is a popular spot for anglers to catch crappie, walleye, sand bass and channel catfish.
The road had been closed for six months while Oklahoma City crews added more rip-rap along the banks to prevent erosion and repaved the road. A new 42-inch guard rail also was added.
Hefner is an underrated fishing lake and in the summer, some nice hybrids are caught there, evident by this 12-pounder that Quint McBride caught last month.
Hybrids are not stocked in Hefner, but they come down the North Canadian River with water releases from Canton Lake.