OKLAHOMA: Central – Channel Catfish Fair to Good on Stinkbait

Arcadia:
Elevation normal, water 74 and muddy. Channel catfish fair to good on stinkbait at 3-4 ft. along northern docks. All other fishing fair. Report submitted by Tim Campbell, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

Draper:
Boating closed due to low water conditions. All fishing slow. Report submitted by Tony Woodruff, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

Hefner:
Elevation below normal, water murky. Largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and jigs at 3-5 ft. in rocky areas. Smallmouth bass fair on crankbaits and jigs at 3-5 ft. in rocky areas. White bass good on grubs and crankbaits at 2-6 ft. off the dam. Channel catfish good on cut bait, prepared bait, worms and slip corking at 5-10 ft. at the intake and dam. Blue catfish good on cut bait at 5-20 ft. at the intake and dam. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 8-15 ft. at the dam. Walleye good on trolling at 4-15 ft. at the dam. Report submitted by Tim Campbell, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

Hefner:
Elevation below normal and rising, water 75-82 and murky. Largemouth bass good on spinnerbaits, jigs and topwater lures at 6-10 ft. along rocky banks and weeds. Smallmouth bass fair on spinnerbaits, jigs and topwater lures at 3-10 ft. along rocky banks and weeds. White bass good on small spinnerbaits, grubs, lipless crankbaits at 4-12 ft. along points and off the dam. Striped bass hybrids good trolling deep diving crankbaits. Channel catfish excellent on cut baits, prepared baits, worms and slip corking at 5-10 ft. in the intake area and the dam. Blue catfish excellent on cut bait at 5-20 ft. at the inlet and the dam. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 5-15 ft. at the dam. Walleye good drifting night crawlers and trolling crankbaits at 4-15 ft. along windy points, near the intake and at the dam. Sunfish and bluegill excellent on worms and small jigs all around the lake. Carp excellent on prepared baits at the intake area. Report submitted by Lucky Lure Tackle.

Overholser:
Elevation 6 1/2 ft. below normal, water 78-82 and murky. White bass, striped bass hybrids and crappie fair to good on minnows, ghost minnows and jigs in white, yellow, silver and red. Catfish fair to good on punch bait, stinkbait, chicken liver and worms. Report submitted by Joey Rushing, game warden stationed in Oklahoma County.

Thunderbird:
Elevation 1 1/2 ft. below normal, water murky. Crappie good on minnows and jigs at 3-5 ft. on structure. Saugeye good on jigs, medium-diving crankbaits and earthworms at 5-10 ft. off points. Largemouth bass good on plastic worms and spinnerbaits in coves with structure. Channel catfish good on punchbait, stinkbait and cut bait. Report submitted by Tony Woodruff, game warden stationed in Cleveland County.

Wes Watkins:
Elevation 1 1/2 ft. below normal, water clear. White bass good trolling the main lake. Channel catfish fair on shrimp. Flathead catfish fair on live bait. Crappie fair on minnows and jigs at 10-12 ft. around deep structure. Report submitted by Mike France, game warden stationed in Pottawatomie County.

 

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