Fishing Reports - Central
Arcadia: May 26. Elevation 11 1/2 ft. above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on plastic baits at 2-6 ft. in flooded grass and timber. Crappie fair on jigs at 8-10 ft. in the flooded buck brush. Channel and blue catfish good on cut shad, punch bait and crawdads in the river channel at Memorial Road. White bass slow. Report submitted by Mark Murray, game warden stationed in Oklahoma and Canadian counties.
Draper: May 25. Elevation above normal, water 64 and murky. Channel, blue and flathead catfish fair on cut bait, stinkbait and worms along riprap and the main lake. Report submitted by Chad Strang, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.
Hefner: May 25. Elevation above normal, water 70-72 and murky. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits, plastic baits and buzz baits along coves and riprap. Channel and blue catfish good on punch bait, worms and live bait along channels and riprap. Walleye, striped bass hybrids and white bass fair on grubs and gay blades along riprap and points. Crappie good on minnows and jigs around docks. Report submitted by Lucky Lure Tackle.
Overholser: May 25. Elevation rising, water murky to muddy. White bass slow on minnows and jigs along shorelines, riprap and creek channels. Striped bass hybrids slow on crawfish, cut bait, shrimp and chicken liver along riprap, points and creek channels. Blue and channel catfish fair on cut bait, chicken liver, shrimp and worms in the main lake, around points and shorelines. Fishing varies day to day due to the weather. Report submitted by Vince Mesis, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.
Thunderbird: May 25. Elevation above normal, water 64 and murky. All boat ramps and docks are closed. Most of the lake is not accessible. Contact the park office for open areas. Channel, blue and flathead catfish fair on cut bait, stinkbait and worms below the dam, at the river mouth and river channel. Report submitted by Chad Strang, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.
Wes Watkins May 25. Elevation rising, water murky. All boat ramps are closed due to high water. Channel catfish fair on stinkbait and worms along coves. Report submitted by Mike France, game warden stationed in Pottawatomie County