By: Luke Clayton June 29, 2020
Jackson followed instructions and his first cast was perfect, it fell a few feet past a big swirl made by good-sized striper. The fish instantly made its move on the plug and the drag on Jackson’s reel was begrudging allowing the line to peel away in short bursts. A smooth drag on a reel used for striper fishing is a must and the Sixgill reels Chris uses are ideal; light and smooth, they were up to the task. The reel’s drag system, coupled with the steady pressure applied by the medium action rod, soon had the big fish of the day alongside the boat and in the net. While Jackson was enjoying his first top-water striper action,
Crosswinds Guide Service 6-23-2020
Pretty rough fishing both morning and afternoon today. It was a tough bite for us early but as the morning went on they got a little less tight lipped. We ended up scratching out a limit but they were a little smaller and hard to come by. Things got a little better as the day went on. The afternoon bite was a little better but we still had to work pretty hard to pull our 80 fish limit. Live bait in all depths today. As shallow as 12ft and as deep as 50ft
Adventure Texoma Outdoors 5-16-20
These stripers are returning from the spawn and they are hungry. All of my trips are limiting out lately and the larger fish are finally showing up for me. The last few days the topwater bite has really been good but I’m also catching lots of fish on slabs. There’s still a lot of birds out there to help you find them and if they aren’t as big as you were looking for then keep moving. There are lots of small fish in the lake. The shad are also spawning and I must say, there is a lot of bait in the lake for the fish to fatten up on. It’s really looking to be an excellent year for fishing here on Lake Texoma! I’ve been using pencil poppers for topwater fishing and Pline Sassin jigs in 2oz. when they go deep. I can finally say things are starting to get back to normal. People are finally getting back out and I’m really glad to be back in my boat. If you love topwater fishing like I do you really need to get on my books before I get booked up. It’s been a great few weeks here on Beautiful Lake Texoma!