Fishing Reports - Central
Arcadia: May 13. Elevation normal, water muddy. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits along flooded vegetation. Channel catfish slow to fair on cut bait and stinkbait. Blue catfish fair to good on cut bait and stinkbait. Crappie good on minnows and jigs along the floating dock. Report submitted by David Rempe, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.
Arcadia: May 14. Elevation normal, water 65 and murky. Bass good on spinnerbaits along shorelines. Striped bass hybrids fair on shad and blood bait. Catfish slow to fair on shad and stinkbait off points. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 2-4 ft. along rocky shorelines and structure early and late. Report submitted by Sheila Hutton, gate attendant.
May 13. Elevation normal, water 62-65 and murky. All boat ramps and the marina area are closed until 5 p.m. on May 17 due to a special event. Largemouth and smallmouth bass good on spinnerbaits and soft plastic baits in south creeks. White bass and striped bass hybrids good on chartreuse grubs at 2-6 ft. around docks, shallow shorelines and the intake. Channel catfish good on punch bait and live bait at the intake and dam. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 4-10 ft. along the south shore. Walleye good on chartreuse grubs and spinnerbaits at 2-8 ft. around docks, shallow shorelines and the intake. Report submitted by Lucky Lure Tackle.
Overholser: May 13. Elevation normal, water murky. Striped bass hybrids fair on chicken liver and night crawlers along the dam on warm days. Report submitted by David Rempe, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.
Thunderbird: May 12. Elevation 4 ft. below normal, water clear. Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs at 2-4 ft. around structure. Bass fair to good on tandem spinnerbaits and plastic worms at 2-6 ft. near structure and coves. Catfish fair to good on stinkbait and cut bait at 4-8 ft. near drop-offs. Report by Tony Woodruff, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.
Wes Watkins: Elevation 7 ft. below normal, water stained. Main boat ramp on the north side is open. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs near structure. Channel catfish fair on worms. Bass fair on spinnerbaits. Report submitted by Mike France, game warden stationed in Pottawatomie County.