Fishing Reports - Central
Arcadia: January 28. Elevation 1/3 ft. normal, water 40 and clear. Crappie fair on jigs in black/orange, black/chartreuse and black/pink at 12-16 ft. at the fishing dock. Catfish fair on cut bait and minnows. All other fishing slow to fair. 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: January 27. Elevation below normal, water 39-44 and clear. Crappie good on minnows, jigs and grubs at 20-30 ft. along riprap and the dam. White bass and striped bass hybrids fair on grubs and jigs at 20-30 ft. along riprap and the dam. Channel and blue catfish fair on cut bait at 30 ft. along riprap and the dam. 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 December 1. Elevation below average. Crappie slow in standing timber on minnows. All other fishing slow. Report submitted by Mike France, game warden stationed in Pottawatomie County