Fishing Reports - Central
Arcadia: September 10. Elevation slightly above normal, water 83 and murky. Crappie good along brush piles and rocky point on jigs and niblets at 10-13 ft. Bass slow to good on crank baits and worms. Catfish slow to good along dam on bloodbath, cut bait and worms. 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 8. Elevation below normal, water 80-84 and clear. Crappie good on minnows and chartreuse jigs at 12-18 ft. along riprap and docks. White bass and striped bass hybrids good on grubs and gay blades at 6-10 ft. around points and riprap. Channel and blue catfish fair on cut bait and stinkbait at 15-25 ft. along riprap. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and crankbaits around riprap and points; topwater lures are working pretty well at night. 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 9. Elevation below normal. Crappie fair on minnows around standing timber. Report submitted by Mike France, game warden stationed in Pottawatomie County.