Lake Texoma | April 29, 2017
March and April not my favorite time for fishing stripers on Lake Texoma. It’s always cold and windy. But it is a wonderful time for spring break, flowers blooming, and beautiful sunrises.
Then it’s time to head to the boat dressed in winter, 100 MPH foul weather gear, and nice warm underwear. It’s just part of the gear for those in a boat, running 35 MPH across a lake for Stripers! I have long known, 23 years guiding on Lake Texoma, that this was the drill, and have been in 23-degree cold factor weather, and the fish don’t know that! When I drop anything down that resembles food, Bam, all thoughts of weather disappear, almost. Fish this time of 2017, early part of spring, are somewhat smaller as the big bad babies are sunning in the creeks, having babies. Kind of has a ring to it, don’t it? Anyway, the joy of leaving the docks, with whatever is your method, is exciting, and challenging.
All thoughts of weather are diminished by conversation, and the thrill of being away from work, school, or whatever. 23 years of this guiding has let me enjoy the beautiful sky’s, great fishing, conversations with new and old customers who love to fish! I can’t think of anything better I could have decided to do than Guiding on Lake Texoma, the Striper capital of the world! Oh yes, the Lake Texoma early spring fishing report.
Now days, your guess is as good as mine, relative to size, but you’re going to catch fish, and lots of them, at least with CrossCreek Guide Service. I fish mainly with artificial (umbrella rigs) trolling for big fish, and bait for helping to get a limit of 10 fish per person, 2 of them over 20 inches. Better days I catch so many overs, I am constantly throwing them back until I get that box fish of under 20 inches fish. I charge $300 for two people, and $100 thereafter, cause I am worth it. Not to mention, I am full of something lots of people call entertaining. Call it what you like. I clean and red meat your catch, bag them for eating, the way I clean mine to eat. I am in a boathouse at Little Mineral Resort, and you can see more of me on Facebook and my website, (being updated) www.striperfish.com. Jerry Dorsey is my name, but most call me JD. 903-786-3981. One picture, oh maybe two… Hope to hear from you soon!
Jerry “JD” Dorsey has been a professional fishing guide on Lake Texoma for 23 years. His friendly, down home style and his perchance for “telling it like it is” makes hima an all time favorite fishing guide and author. Contact him at 903-786-3981 to book your next Lake Texoma fishing trip.