Fishing Reports - Central
Arcadia: September 24. Elevation above normal, water clear to 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: September 22. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits, crankbaits and topwater lures at 3-8 ft. along riprap and coves. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on grubs, sassy shad and gay blades at 6-10 ft. around points and riprap. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 10-20 ft. along riprap and docks. Channel and blue catfish good on cut bait, punch bait and cut bait along riprap and the dam. Flathead catfish good on live bait at 6-10 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 September 15. Elevation below normal. Crappie slow on minnows around standing timber. Report submitted by Mike France, game warden stationed in Pottawatomie County.