Fishing Reports - Central
Arcadia: July 29. Elevation slightly above normal, water murky. Blue and channel catfish good on chicken liver, shrimp, cut bait and crawfish on bottom off the rocky points early morning and late at night. Bass good on crankbaits and spinnerbaits around brush piles early morning. White bass good. Crappie good on jigs at 10 ft. along rocky shores and docks. Report submitted by Sheila Hutton.
Draper: July 28. Elevation above normal, water 82. Channel and blue catfish slow on chicken liver, stinkbait and cut bait around points and docks. Report submitted by Chad Strang, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.
Hefner: July 28. Elevation below normal, water 76-80. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and plastic baits at 2-10 ft. along weed beds and riprap. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on grubs and small lures at 6-10 ft. along riprap. Walleye fair on crankbaits, minnows and worms at 8-15 ft. in the main lake and along riprap and trolling crankbaits and drifting live bait off main lake points. Channel and flathead catfish good on dough bait, punch bait and midges at 15-25 ft. along riprap. Report submitted by Lucky Lure Tackle.
Overholser: July 29. Elevation normal, water 74-78 and murky. Channel catfish good on chicken liver, punch bait and live bait below the dam and along the river channel. Flathead catfish fair on live bait and punch bait below the dam. Carp good on punch bait and worms below the dam. Blue catfish fair on punch bait, cut bait and live bait around points and the main lake. Report submitted by Jerrod Davis, game warden stationed in Oklahoma and Canadian counties.
Thunderbird: July 28. Elevation below normal, water 82. Channel and blue catfish slow on chicken liver, cut bait and punch bait in the river channel and around points. Report submitted by Chad Strang, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.
Wes Watkins July 28. Elevation below normal. White bass slow on sassy shad in the main lake. Crappie slow on minnows at 10-15 ft. around standing timber. Report submitted by Mike France, game warden stationed in Pottawatomie County.