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 22. Elevation above average, water 76. Channel and blue catfish slow on chicken liver, stinkbait and goldfish along riprap and docks. Report submitted by Chad Strang, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.
Hefner: July 21. Elevation below normal, water 70-74. White bass and striped bass hybrids good on lipless baits, grubs and minnows at 3-10 ft. along shorelines and docks. Walleye good drifting nightcrawlers and trolling crankbaits at 8-12 ft. in the main lake. Channel catfish good on dough bait, punch bait and live bait at 10-15 ft. along rocks. Largemouth bass fair on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and topwater lures at 3-8 ft. along riprap and weed beds. 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 22. Elevation below normal, water 76. Channel and blue catfish slow on chicken liver, stinkbait and cut bait in channels, riprap and the main lake. 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.