Fishing Reports - Central
Arcadia: October 1. Elevation 1 1/4 ft. above normal, water 70 and murky. White bass fair on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and worms. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and worms. Striped bass hybrids fair on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and worms. Crappie slow to good on minnows, jigs, worms and niblets at 8-13 ft. along rocky points, brush piles and docks. Catfish slow on cut bait, worms and blood bait. Report submitted by Sheila Hutton, Lake Arcadia.
Draper: September 9. Elevation below normal, water 79. White bass slow on small lures at the inlet. Report submitted by Chad Strang, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.
Hefner: October 20. Elevation dropping, water 67-70. White bass and striped bass hybrids good on white and pearl grubs, sassy shad, lipless baits and gay blades at 3-6 ft. along riprap and the dam area early and late. Walleye good on pearl/chartreuse grubs and jerk baits at 5-8 ft. along riprap at early and late. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 12-20 ft. along riprap and the dam. Channel and blue catfish fair on dough bait and cut bait at 10-20 ft. along riprap. Report submitted by Lucky Lure Tackle.
Overholser: August 26. Elevation dropping, water 76-79 and murky. Carp fair on hotdogs, worms and punch bait below the dam. Channel catfish slow on chicken liver, cut bait and punch bait below the dam and in the river channel. Blue catfish slow on cut bait, punch bait and live bait slow in the main lake and around points. Report submitted by Jerrod Davis, game warden stationed in Oklahoma and Canadian counties.
Thunderbird: September 9. Elevation below normal, water 83. White bass slow on topwater lures and small lures in the main lake. Report submitted by Chad Strang, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.
Wes Watkins October 21. Elevation below normal. Crappie bass slow on minnows around standing timber. Report submitted by Mike France, game warden stationed in Pottawatomie County.