Lake Texoma Spring 2017 has Sprung!

Spring has sprung

Lake Texoma Spring 2017 has Sprung!!

Above normal weather, above normal water temperatures, and the number of Striper and Sandbass in Lake Texoma has made this early Spring a blast!! The 2017 gill net survey numbers are in and they are way above what we had last year for Striper and the Sandbass numbers are record breaking along with larger than average size for those little fighters!

I’ve been catching fish shallow on swimbaits, and deeper on slab spoons, and occasionally on A-rigs as well! I do not troll nor do I use live bait…we fish! This Spring and Summer are looking to be the best we have had the last couple of years.

I know it’s hard for everyone to get out on Texoma during the week, and I know weekends are full of family activities as well, but think about this….early into work, cut out at lunch, grab a burger on the way, and head to Lake Texoma for a 2:30 pm trip that will last until sunset. I think afternoon trips during the week in April and May are some of the best of the year. The water warms throughout the day and really gets those cold winter fish moving! Plus, there are virtually no other boats on the lake!!! We’d have them all to ourselves….Just a few evenings ago, I had a small patch of good Striper came up on topwater busting the surface chasing shad out of the water…I got goosebumps when I saw that for the first time in a long time!!!….we got ‘em good that evening!!

The next cool thing that is right around the corner is TOPWATER season!! Early morning Topwater on shallow points and ledges should be better than it has been in years past! Call now to book your Topwater trip and get ready to see those fish busting the surface chasing your Pencil Popper out of the water! See the strike, set the hook, and fight ‘em hard!

Summer is on the way and Lake Texoma is in great shape. Get out and enjoy our wonderful resource that we have in Lake Texoma. There are numerous places to camp, fish, rent cabins, rent boats, and eat on the lake. Some of my guests will come and rent a cabin in the marina that I fish out of, Mill Creek Resort and Marina. Great place to stay at a cabin on the lake with grills and firepits to enjoy the evenings. And as always, you all can fish off of my dock for a variety of species.

Get those kids out of the house and up to lake to experience fishing at its finest at the Striper Fishing Capital of the world….


Capt. Stephen



Texoma Area 2017 Adult and Youth Baseball, Softball and T-Ball Registration begins today

Culpepper Field Denison Texas

Denison Little League Spring Baseball Registration

Onsite registration for the Denison Parks and Recreation Department 2017 Spring Baseball League will be at Waterloo baseball fields on Sunday, January 29th from 2 – 4 pm.  Register online until midnight on February 1, 2017.

Tryouts will begin February 12th by age.

Sun Feb 12 11-13 years old
Mon Feb 13 10 year old
Wed Feb 15th 9 year-old
Thur Feb 16th 8 year-old
Fri Feb 17 7 year old

March 25th, 2017 is opening day

Denison Girls Softball and T-Ball Registration

Softball is for girls ages 5 – 15 and T-Ball is for boys and girls ages 3-4 (boys ages as of Aug 31st/girls age as of Jan 1st).  Everyone is drafted to a team and everyone plays!  Kids that live outside of Denison may participate as well.

Registration takes place February 11th – March 11th at the Denison Parks and Recreation Department.  Saturday march 11th is the last day of Registrations from 9 – 12 noon at Denison Parks and Recreation Department.

Registration fee is $50 for 3-4 year olds, and $60 + fundraiser for 5 – 15 year old.

Games are played at Culpepper fields in Denison.  For more information please contact DPARD at 903-463-5116 or visit in person, 531 W. Chestnut Street, Denison, Texas.

Denison Adult Softball Spring League Registration

ATTENTION Softball players!!! Denison Parks and Recreation is now taking registration for Spring Slow Pitch Leagues. Please contact Jarid at 903-463-5116 for more information and to sign up!

Games will be played at T-BAR fields in Denison, Texas.  Must be a minimum of 6 teams in a league.  Some leagues may be limited to 1st 9 teams.  Coach/Representative must attend meeting.  Minimum $100 deposit due on or before coaches meeting.  Remaining balance due before 1st game.

Butch Goodman D/D 9-Feb 13-Feb 20-Feb
Mixed Madness 9-Feb 13-Feb 21-Feb
Men’s Open Thursday 9-Feb 16-Feb 22-Feb
Men’s church 9-Feb 16-Feb 23-Feb

We do offer coed church leagues – Tuesday night league will have two divisions and all church league teams may play in the lower division. This league will start at the end of February.

Pottsboro Youth Association Baseball & Softball Sign-ups

Pottsboro Middle School West Gym, Saturday January 28tth & February 4th, 9 am – noon, $100 per player

Sign up online: until February 5th, $100 per player

Late signups will only be accepted on as needed basis to fill or complete teams.  Ages chart is located on

Sherman Parks and Recreation Department Sherman Spring Adult Softball League Registration

Sherman Parks and Recreation Spring Adult Softball league registration is open thru February 24, 2017.

League                                             Deadline               Meeting               Play Begins

Men’s Spring Training                     2/24                       2/28                       Tuesdays 3/7

Mixed Spring Fling                           2/24                       3/2                         Thursdays 3/9

Church Men’s Fellowship               2/24                          3/3                       Fridays 3/10

Coaches meeting at 6 pm at the Glennie O’Ham Center, 1002 Music Road, Sherman, TX

Fee $325 – $100 due upon registration.

For more information contact Ben Reeves, (903) 892-7220 or

Whitesboro Texas

Whiteboro Parks and Recreation Baseball, Softball and T-Ball Registration

Baseball, Softball, and T-Ball registration is underway now through February 17th! PARD will be participating in the Grayson Dixie League this year which means home games will be played here at Whitecotton Park, and away games will be at other participating towns in the league. All T-ball will stay in Whitesboro due to the high number of teams.

Registration costs
T-ball – $50
Baseball/Softball – $65
Discounts: $5 off for 2 children, $10 off for 3 children

You are now able to pay for Baseball/Softball/T-ball with credit/debit card. To do this you will:
1) Pay registration fee at City Hall (Debit or credit only! Cash or check still needs to come directly to PARD.)
2) Bring receipt with completed registration form to PARD to turn in and complete the process.

Please note, a 3% fee will be added to the total if you choose to use credit or debit card.

***Those applying for scholarships will need to follow these steps:
1) Fill out scholarship application at PARD along with paperwork/card verifying scholarship status. PARD employee must sign-off on application.
2) Take completed scholarship application to City Hall and pay scholarship rate via credit or debit, plus 3% fee.
3) Bring receipt, scholarship application, and registration form back to PARD to complete the process.

Please remember, these steps are only for those wanting to pay their registration fees with a debit or credit card. PARD will still accept cash or check at 400 Wilson St.