Lake Texoma Striper Fishing Report – February 28 2018

Fishing on Texoma has slowed down this past week but looks like Spring is just about here and fishing will drastically improve in the coming days with the warmer temps.  Water temp is 44 but with warmer weather and longer days we should heat up into the 50’s pretty soon. When this happens bait and fish will move up into shallower water on points, humps and flats.

Spring time striper can be caught on a variety of lures such as swim baits, bucktail jigs, horsehead jigs, and A-rigs. Drifting live bait can also be good and on some days deep water fish can be caught on live bait but as a general rule the shallower you can find fish the easier they are to catch because those fish have moved up shallow in search of baitfish and are more aggressive than the fish that are in deeper water.

2018 looks to be a very good year for Texoma stripers with the devastating flood of 2015 three years behind us now. 2015 and 2016 were tough years on Texoma, 2017 was great and 2018 looks to be even better with numbers of larger fish way up from previous years.

A preliminary 2018 gill net survey report from T.P.W.D. biologists show that striper numbers look very good with lots of over 20″ fish. T.P.W.D. biologists also stated that last years survey showed the highest growth rate ever recorded on Lake Texoma for striped bass and we will probably see similar growth rates this year. This should mean good fishing 2018!

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Striper Fishing Lake Texoma with Alabama Rigs

Striper Fishing Lake Texoma with Alabama Rigs

Striper Fishing Lake Texoma with Alabama Rigs makes catching kind of easy!  Why do A-Rigs catch Striped Bass?  The A-Rig is a somewhat new fishing lure that took the Professional Bass Fishing Tour by storm in 2010.  Now B.A.S.S. does not allow anglers to fish A-Rigs, but Striper fisherman love the secret weapon!  The five-arm casting umbrella rig makes a huge ball of bait profile that Stripers love!   Add five willow leaf blades and you get a great bait ball profile with a lot of flash!  The Yumbrella Flash Mob Jr is the best selling A-Rig and puts big Striper in the net!  You will need some good jig heads and soft plastic swimbaits, and then you are ready to Striper Fish Texoma! Don’t use jig heads over 1/4oz. Remember you will have five jig heads, five swimbaits, hooked to a one-ounce A-Rig!

Striper Fishing Texoma with A-Rigs

How to Striper Fish with A-Rigs

Do not overweigh the A-Rig! Using jig heads over 1/4oz will make the casting umbrella rig a work out! The A-Rig weighs 1oz and you add another ounce of jig heads, then swimbaits, that’s a heavy striper lure! We are finding most of our Striped Bass deep and hugging the bottom! The water is still very cold, so slow roll those A-Rigs! We are fishing in 20 to 25 feet of water and slowly reeling the A-Rigs across the bottom and catching some nice fish! Fish A-Rigs deep and slow until the weather warms up! When Lake Texoma surface water temperature reaches 70 degrees you can start speeding up the reel retrieve! The first part of April we will start using smaller swimbaits on a 3/4oz jig heads and vertically jigging slab spoons!

Striper Fishing Lake Texoma is Special

Lake Texoma is one of the few lakes Striped Bass reproduce naturally! Texoma is stocked with striper too, and that makes for a very good fishery! We are one of the few artificial lure only Lake Texoma Fishing Guides! If you like non stop actions and throwing lures to trophy striper, make your next Adventure Texoma Outdoors with Captain John Blasingame!  For more information see Striper Time with Lake Texoma Fishing Guide!

Lake Texoma Striper Guide John Blasingame
Striper Fish Texoma with Captain John Blasingame

Lake Texoma to host final regular season event for COSTA FLW Series

Lake Texoma to host final regular season event for COSTA FLW Series

Denison Texas | September 17, 2017

As many as 400 pros and co-anglers are set to compete in the Costa FLW Series Southwestern Division event at Lake Texoma, Sept. 21-23. The tournament, which is presented by Frabill, is the third and final regular-season event scheduled in the FLW Series Southwestern Division. Hosted by the Denison Area Chamber of Commerce, anglers will be competing for a top award of up to $40,000 in cash and a new Ranger Z518C boat with a 200-horsepower Evinrude outboard.

“Lake Texoma should be fishing pretty good for a late September tournament,” said FLW Tour pro Andrew Upshaw, who finished in 11th place when the FLW Series last visited Lake Texoma in 2015. “We didn’t get too much of the nasty weather from the hurricanes, so the lake levels will be normal and we’re going to have a fun tournament.

“You’re going to see the typical fall patterns in this one,” Upshaw continued. “It will be junk fishing 101. A lot of guys will be fishing docks or throwing topwater baits, fishing in the backs of creeks. The fish don’t replenish great this time of year, so covering a lot of water and having a lot of different patterns going on will be the key.”

Upshaw said that he expects his key baits will be a Bill Lewis StutterStep 4.0 and a Rat-L-Trap.

“Rat-L-Traps are always great in the fall,” Upshaw said. “I downsize to ¼-ounce and throw a chrome and black if it’s sunny or a white one if it’s cloudy.
“I think to make the top-10 cut and fish the final day it’s going to take 22 to 24 pounds,” Upshaw went on to say. “I think the winner will likely have a three-day total of 45 to 47 pounds.”

Anglers will take off from the Highport Marina, located at 120 Texoma Harbor Drive, in Pottsboro, at 7 a.m. CDT each day. Weigh-ins will be held at the marina each day beginning at 3 p.m. Takeoffs and weigh-ins are free and open to the public. The event is hosted by the Denison Area Chamber of Commerce.

In Costa FLW Series regular-season competition, payouts are based on the number of participants competing in the event. At Lake Texoma pros will fish for as much as $40,000 and a Ranger Z518C boat with a 200-horsepower Evinrude outboard if Ranger Cup qualified. Co-anglers will cast for a Ranger Z175 boat with a 90-horsepower Evinrude outboard, and an additional $5,000 if Ranger Cup qualified.

The Costa FLW Series consists of five U.S. divisions – Central, Northern, Southeastern, Southwestern and Western. Each division consists of three tournaments with competitors vying for valuable points that could earn them the opportunity to fish in the Costa FLW Series Championship. The 2017 Costa FLW Series Championship is being held Nov. 2-4 on Kentucky Lake in Paris, Tennessee.

About FLW
FLW is the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, providing anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to compete for millions in prize money in 2017 across five tournament circuits. Headquartered in Benton, Kentucky, with offices in Minneapolis, FLW conducts more than 258 bass-fishing tournaments annually across the United States and sanctions tournaments in Canada, China, Mexico, South Africa and South Korea. FLW tournament fishing can be seen on the Emmy-nominated “FLW” television show, broadcast to more than 564 million households worldwide, while FLW Bass Fishing magazine delivers cutting-edge tips from top pros.

Source:  | Joe Opager, Director of Public Relations,