Fishing Reports - Central

 

1. Arcadia
2. Draper
3. Hefner
4. Overholser
5. Wes Watkins
6. Thunderbird

 

 

 

 


 



 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 


 

 


 


Arcadia: May 5. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 2-5 ft. along riprap and the north end of the dam. Bass good on Texas-rigged baits along points and coves. Channel and blue catfish good on punch bait and cut shad near rocky points and along the dam. White bass good on rattletraps near boat ramps and along the dam. Report submitted by Mark Murray, game warden stationed in Oklahoma and Canadian counties.


Draper: May 3. Elevation above normal, water 60 and stained. Crappie good on minnows and tube jigs around docks and shorelines. White bass fair on sassy shad at the inlet. Channel and blue catfish fair on cut bait and punch bait along riprap. Largemouth bass good on buzz baits and worms along shallows and standing timber. Report submitted by Chad Strang, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.


Hefner: May 5. Elevation rising, water 62-64 and murky. White bass and striped bass hybrids good on grubs, sassy shad and minnows at 3-6 ft. along inlets and points; best when water is coming in from the channel at the inlet. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 6-12 ft. along riprap. Channel and blue catfish good on cut bait, punch bait and dough bait at 3-10 ft. along the inlet, riprap and dam; very good when water is coming in from the canal at the inlet. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and chatter baits along riprap. Report submitted by Lucky Lure Tackle.


Overholser: May 4. Elevation below normal, water murky to muddy. Striped bass hybrids and white bass good on shrimp, crawfish, cut bait, chicken liver and plastic jigs along riprap, shorelines and docks. Blue and channel catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait and shrimp on bottom and ballooning in the main lake, along shorelines, around points. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush structure and riprap. Carp good on dough bait and worms in the discharge. Report submitted by Vince Mesis, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.


Thunderbird: May 3. Elevation below normal, water 60 and murky. Crappie good on minnows and tube jigs around docks and shorelines. White bass fair on lipless baits and sassy shad in the main lake. Channel and blue catfish fair on cut bait and punch bait along riprap. Largemouth bass good on plastic baits, rogues and spinnerbaits along coves and standing timber. Saugeye fair on jigs, sassy shad and crankbaits around points and rocks. Report submitted by Chad Strang, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.


Wes Watkins May 4. Elevation below normal, water clear. Largemouth bass slow on spinnerbaits and worms around brush structure. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs around brush structure. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver and worms along shorelines. Report submitted by Mike France, game warden stationed in Pottawatomie County.



 

 

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