Fishing Reports - Central
Arcadia: July 7. Elevation rising, water clear to murky. Channel and blue catfish slow on cut bait, live bait and shrimp in coves, around points and along shorelines where the wind is blowing into the banks. Channel catfish being caught on hotdogs. Sunfish slow on worms along shorelines and rocks. During the cooler parts of the day when fish are biting it may be good one day and slow on the next. Report submitted by Vince Mesis, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.
Draper: July 15. Elevation above normal, water 80. White bass slow on small lures in the main lake. Report submitted by Chad Strang, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.
Hefner: July 15. Elevation below normal, water 79-84. Channel and blue catfish good on punch bait, stinkbait and cut bait at 10-15 ft. along riprap and the main lake. White bass and striped bass hybrids good on lipless baits, grubs and minnows at 3-10 ft. along shorelines and the main lake. Walleye fair on worms and crankbaits at 8-12 ft. in the main lake. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and plastic baits at 6-12 ft. along shorelines. Report submitted by Lucky Lure Tackle.
Overholser: July 8. Elevation below normal, water 75-79. Channel and blue catfish fair on chicken liver, punch bait and cut bait around points and the river channel. Carp good on dough bait and worms below the dam. Bowfishing for carp below the dam and down to the 10th Street Bridge has been good in the last few hours of daylight. Bowfishing is not permitted after sundown. Report submitted by Jerrod Davis, game warden stationed in Oklahoma and Canadian counties.
Thunderbird: July 15. Elevation below normal, water 80. Saugeye slow on crankbaits around points. Report submitted by Chad Strang, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.
Wes Watkins July 15. Elevation below normal. Crappie slow on minnows slow around standing timber. White bass fair on crankbaits and sassy shad in the main lake. Report submitted by Mike France, game warden stationed in Pottawatomie County.