Remember Lake Texoma 2017 !

Remember Lake Texoma 2017 !

Lake Texoma 2017, What a Year!

Well the 2017 season and year is behind us and it is time to gear up for 2018! 2017 was a great year starting off with the Winter bite in January, February and March…lots of good box fish (fish under 20 inches) and a few good big ones! All the Winter Stripers were caught on swim baits on shallow structure….casting out, reeling slow along the bottom.

As Spring rolled around the striper were a bit elusive at times, but the Sandbass made up for it with great action…at times catching close to 200 fish per trip! Later in the Spring and into Summer, the Sandbass fishing was great and the Striper began to show up more and more. Small keepers of Striper and good sized Sandbass filled the cooler all Summer.  Small swim baits were producing, but the bite was mainly jigging slabs in deeper water.

The arrival of Fall is one of my favorite times of year on Lake Texoma. I was curious where the fish that we had caught in January and February earlier in the year had gone…and they finally showed up. The Fall and Winter bite of 2017 has been off the charts! Numerous 17 to 19 inch fish as well as big fish up to 14 lbs returned to feeding heavily on the abundance of shad we have in Lake Texoma. The fish  are fat and hungry and will continue to feed well into the spawn of 2018 and after.


The fishing on Lake Texoma in 2018 is setting up to be one of the best years in recent times. The lake level is full, the bait population is at an all time high, and the past 3 years of overly successful Striper spawns has loaded the lake with a huge population of Striped Bass! Now is the time to call your guide and get a trip booked on Lake Texoma! There are multiple locations on the lake that offer camping, RV sites, as well as lake cabins for rent.

If you want to catch these beautiful Striped Bass on Lake Texoma, and want the thrill of catching them on artificial lures….I am your man! I will teach you what lures to use and how to use them. I will teach you the proper way to cast. I will also show you the proper way to clean the Striped Bass…one of the best eating fish in any water! I provide all up to date equipment, a large comfortable 26 foot custom boat built just for fishing. I have properly fitting and comfortable life jackets for your kids and yourselves. I am also a currently licensed Coast Guard Captain, which is a requirement for Lake Texoma, making sure your safety is priority one!

I hope you all have a wonderful year this year and look forward to seeing you all on the water!


Tight lines to all!

Capt. Stephen

972-816-6000 call or text


Texoma Medical Center welcomes first baby of 2018

Texoma Medical Center welcomes first baby of 2018

Texoma Medical Center welcomes the first baby born at the hospital in 2018.  Baby New Year is Zoie Rose Odom who was born at 3:46 am on Tuesday, January 2.  She weighs 7 pounds, is 18.5 inches long and was delivered by Jamison Alexander, DO, FACOG. She was welcomed by proud parents Paige and Jamie Odom and big sister
Jaide. Zoie was due on January 12, 2018 but made her appearance early, making her thefirst baby to be born at the hospital in the New Year.

To celebrate the happy occasion, Baby New Year and her family received gifts from The Birth Center at Texoma Medical Center and the TMC Volunteers.

TMC welcomes Baby New Year

Home Hospice Accepting Donations of Christmas Decorations

Home Hospice Accepting Donations of Christmas Decorations

North Texas | December 29, 2017

Home Hospice of Grayson, Cooke and Fannin County is accepting donations for their 2018 Christmas Rummage Sale. If you are tired of putting decorations back in the attic, you’re ready for a new Christmas tree or you hit all the sales and need room for your new decorations, then we are ready to help you by accepting your donations! Items could include Christmas Tree items, garland, wreaths, tinsel, lights, trees, centerpieces, wrapping paper, gift bags, trays, outdoor decorations, ribbons, bows, collectibles and everything else Christmas!

Our team will be receiving Christmas decorations from December 26th to January 26th, 2018 at our office located at 316 S. Chestnut Street, Gainesville. Donations will also be accepted at the Sherman office located at 505 W. Center Street, Sherman. Our offices are open 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday thru Friday. If you have a large amount and need help, we have elves that will be available to help on Friday, January 5th or Monday, January 8th.

Home Hospice will be hosting their 2018 “Deck The Halls Christmas Rummage Sale” on Saturday, December 1st, 2018 at the Civic Center in Gainesville from 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Come and find every imaginable Christmas treasure perfect for making your holiday bright!

For more information about the Christmas Rummage Sale and donations, please contact Paula Britainat (940) 665-9891. For Sherman information please contact Nancy Jackson at (903) 868-9315.

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