Lake Texoma Fishing Reports

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Lake Texoma Fishing Reports

May 16, 2018 | Texas Parks and Wildlife Department | Lake Texoma Fishing Report

Water lightly stained; 72–77 degrees; 0.78′ high. Black bass are good on Texas rigged craws, topwater poppers and squarebill crankbaits Crappie are good on minnows. Striped bass are good on slabs and minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

Lake Texoma Fishing Reports Oklahoma Department Wildlife
May 12, 2018| Oklahoma | Lake Texoma Fishing Report

Elevation normal, water 63 and muddy. Striped and white bass good on Alabama rigs, flukes, live shad and sassy shad along channels, creek channels, main lake, points and river channel. Striper fishing has picked up greatly, while the larger fish seem to be not as present, the numbers of fish are great, most being under 20″ mark. Crappie good on hair jigs, jigs, minnows and tube jigs around brush structure, in coves, creek channels, docks, riprap, rocks, shorelines and standing timber. Crappie spawn is beginning to slow down but fish are still being caught on the shorelines near rocks and brush structure. Jigs and minnows paired with a cork is the most effective way to catch crappie from the bank (Hint: Muddy water = Dark colored jigs). Blue and channel catfish good on chicken liver, live bait, live shad and shad below the dam, along channels, in coves, creek channels, main lake and river channel. Catfishing the main lake is good on cut shad with rod and reel as well as jug lining. Below the Denison Dam fishing is good when water flow is present. The past week Below the Dam has produced multiple Blue Cats over the 30 lb. mark. (Cut Bait and Liver). Report submitted by Trey Hale, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

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Lake Texoma fishing guide reports – most recent

Advantage Guide Service | May 20, 2018

Two great days of fishing on Lake Texoma!

Getting reports that big Crappie are biting on Lake Texoma.  This report comes from angler Chris Bowen on May 20, 2018 “Had some good fishing this weekend despite the weather! Cleaned 44 crappie today!”

No need to fillet these sweet and delicate tasting fish.  Just dredge them in some cornmeal seasoned with salt and pepper then slip them into hot grease in a cast iron skillet.  Oh yum! Anybody have any left overs – let me know!

May 4, 2018

Lake Temoma Striper Guide  – Capt Steve Barnes

Looks like we have finally moved into the catching season where limits of striper can be expected on almost every trip!

Fish have moved up on ledges , humps, and points from 3-40 foot water depths. I’m leaning towards live bait as the preferred method now but you can still catch them in shallow water on swim baits and topwater lures, I have also heard of a few people having some success on slabs. May and June are usually prime time for striper fishing on Texoma, especially for kids and inexperienced anglers, and this year seems to be right on track. FYI big fish should show up in another week or so when they return from spawning up river.

Texoma premier guides book up quick for May and June so get booked now!!!!


April 28, 2018 | Crosswinds Guide Service

A beautiful weekend on Lake Texoma!  Another hundred fish this morning.

April 27, 2018 | Stripers Inc.  

Another successful trip on beautiful Lake Texoma! Today we caught them on lures throwing sassy in 10-20 foot of water. Bait is working just as good right now and I’m giving my clients the option to fish with bait, lures, or both during our trips. This awesome fishing should continue well into the forseeable future so now is a great time to plan your trip.
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April 21, 2018 | Big Mineral Resort

Dylan Welborn caught this 24″ striper off the bank at Big Mineral yesterday evening! What a beauty!

April 20, 2018

by Capt Steve –

Fishing has been pretty tough with the wind and below average temps but it can’t stay windy and cold forever so we have some great fishing to look forward to.

I believe a good number of our larger fish have moved from the lake up into the Red and Washita rivers to spawn, they usually show up back in the lake about the second week of May.  Read More…

April 4, 2018

Capt Steve – Lake Texoma Striper Guide

Lake elevation is 616.51 and water temp at the dam is 58 degrees. Fishing this time of year is up and down much like the weather but it’s like anything else in life you have to take a risk for the big rewards.

May and June are usually a sure thing but if you are looking for the biggest striper of the year late February-mid April is usually your best shot at a trophy size pre-spawn striper. Fishing has been very good on Texoma the past few weeks for big fish and numbers have also increased over the last few days. This time of year fish can be any depth and anywhere on the lake so you just have to put in your time and take a chance.  See More…


March 27, 2018 | Captain Stephen Andre Striper Hunter Guide

Lake Texoma Spring 2018 Update!

Well old man Winter is behind us and Spring is here! Winter was a good on Lake Texoma. Numerous good box fish (under 20 inches) and some really nice overs (fish over 20 inches) were caught. Many days we caught limits of fish and threw some back as well to grow up and fight another day.

The Lake Texoma is in good condition. The Striper population is good, the food source (threadfin and gizzard shad) is good as well. Some areas of the lake are muddy for the rains a month ago, and the lake is at read more….


March 20, 201

Lake Temoma Striper Guide  – Capt Steve

Lake elevation is 616.62 and water temp has warmed up to 57 degrees. With the water heating up the striper fishing just keeps getting better and should continue to improve as water temp rises more. Limits of box fish (striper under 20″) are being caught drifting live shad in the river channel and up on the flats.

Larger fish are in a pre-spawn pattern and staged up on shallow structure in 10-25 foot. Lots of big striper caught last week and the pattern should hold thru early April. Trolling and casting swimbaits and A-rigs in the usual colors, chartruse and glow. See More…



Captain Steve BarnesTexoma Fishing Report Feb 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.  Read more….


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  more…..

Stripers Inc Fishing 2-17-2018Stripers Inc – Source:  Brian Prichard Lake Texoma Fishing Forum – 2-17-2018

It was a gorgeous day to be out on the water! We are still fishing sassy along the bottom over structure. Today we caught fish from 20 to 38 foot of water. There are tons of fish in the lake and we’ve had good steady fishing for several months now. Its going to be a great year.
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Captain John Blasingame 2-17-2018John Blasingame – 2-17-2018

Another great day on Beautiful Lake Texoma. Lots of fish willing to bite today. Even caught a couple double digit fish. We release all big fish over 10lbs. CPR (catch, photograph, release). Even saw a pair of eagles today.

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Recent Lake Records


Record White Bass on Lake TexomaA new lake record white bass was caught at Lake Texoma by Kylee Miller of Erick on August 4, 2017. The record fish weighed in at 3.75 pounds with a length of 18 inches and girth of 13.5 inches.

Barbara Pope breaks record!
Barbara Pope breaks record!

A new lake record fish has been caught!

Barbara Pope caught this 24.7 pound striped bass from Lake Texoma last Thursday. Barbara was fishing with striper guide Chris Carey. While heavier striped bass have been caught in previous years at Texoma, this fish represents the largest striped bass submitted to the Oklahoma Lake Records Program since its inception in 2008.  Check out the full details at

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