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March 13, 2019 – Texas Department of Wildlife Lake Texoma Fishing Report

Water stained; 52–56 degrees; 1.48’ low. Black bass are fair on shallow crankbaits, shakeyhead worms and Flukes. Crappie are good on minnows. Striped bass are fair on slabs. Catfish are good on trotlines.

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March 8, 2019 | Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation | Lake Texoma Fishing Report

Elevation normal, water 47 and stained. White crappie good on jigs, minnows, and tube jigs around brush structure and creek channels. Striped bass good on Alabama rig, flukes, and live shad below the dam and around creek channels, main lake, and river mouth. Blue catfish fair on cut bait and live shad below the dam and around creek channels and river mouth. Striped bass are still being caught with deadsticking and live bait. It will not be long until the striper make their spawn run up the Red River and Washita Rivers so fishing the staging areas near the mouth of the rivers will produce larger fish. The same goes for blue and channel cat, cut bait and live shad for blue cats , punch bait or red worms for channels. The crappie bite has been picking up with the warmer weather, fishing docks with structure at 15-20 ft will produce fish. Report submitted by Trey Hale, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

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Lake Texoma fishing guide reports – most recent

Stripers Inc. March 11, 2019

I got the privilege to take these young ladies out fishing today for their spring break vacation and thankfully the fishing was awesome! We caught fish the whole time we were out until they all got tired of catching. We kept a few to take home for the table and turned the rest loose. The girls were all excellent fisher-women and everyone caught fish. All of our fish were caught on lures dead sticking pink flukes in deep water. Another great day on Lake Texoma!
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Large striped bass caught on Lake Texoma

Capt Steve Barnes February Fishing Report

March is big fish month on Texoma — Big fat pre-spawn fish will move up out of the deep water to feed before making their annual run up the river. February fishing is ok but I love the springtime so……read more

Striper fishing on Lake Texoma with Crosswinds Guide Service 2/15/2019

Crosswinds Guide Service February 15, 2019

Modest day today. We had a nice little run early while deadsticking. And then we hit a wall for what seemed like forever. We tried some swimbait fishing and hit a late homer to at least finish on a high note. 8-12 ft was money while casting structure but I did pop one in 3-1/2 feet. We released four really solid fish up to 8 pounds and kept the rest. Hopefully tomorrow I’ll snap out of the slump. Makes me grouchy when my fish box isn’t busting at the seams .

Adventure Texoma Outdoors January 31, 2019

Winter fishing has been excellent here on Lake Texoma! Serious anglers know that this is the best time of year to fish if your wanting to land the big ones. You gotta dress for it but there really isn’t a better time to fish. I’ve been dead sticking five inch flukes in both pink and banana colors when there is less wind and drifting a rigs when the wind is up to catch these big Texoma striped bass. This pattern should continue to produce good for us through the winter and into spring. Still have quite a bit of weekday availability in February. Give me a call to get your group out on the water while the big ones are biting. It’s been a great month here on Beautiful Lake Texoma!

Stripers Inc – January 25, 2019

By Texoma standards, we didnt catch a lot of fish yesterday but the fish we did catch were good sized, and a slow day on Texoma is still some good fishing. We had our limit of fish we are allowed over 20″ and turned a couple of big fish loose. We’re catching everything on lures now, yesterday we fished structure in 20ft casting sassy shad for the best bite. 
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January 21, 2019

How is the fishing on the Red River below the dam? Looks pretty good to me! A local angler posted this photo on the Lake Texoma Fishing Forum.

Striper Express January 18, 2019

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Stripers Inc – January 6, 2019

When a mother takes her son fishing in the cold while he is home on leave and catches the biggest fish! Come make memories on Lake Texoma.

Adventure Texoma Outdoors  December 29, 2018

Every year I do my best to get my best clients to come fish with me this time of year and this is why. This is the best time of year to catch a trophy fish. This month has been incredible and I’m awe struck when I think about how fast this incredible fishery has rebounded from the floods of 2015. Lots of big fish are being released this time of year and fishing really couldn’t be much better. I have quite a few dates left this month if you want to try your luck. I’m fishing almost entirely with KC School Em A rigs with Bass Assassin sea shad baits on reels equipped with 65# Pline braid. It’s been a great month here on Beautiful Lake Texoma!

Winter is here on Lake Texoma. Fishing has been good with the recent warm spell but larger fish have been a little scarce. The colder winter temperatures with chances of rain (or even snow) turn the big fish on so fish the Winter season on Texoma.  Read more….

Fishing Lake Texoma with Stripers Inc 11-18-2018

December 8, 2018 | Bill CareyStriper Express

This month is our second favorite month of the year. There’s no doubt Decembers are not as cold as they used to be. It’s like an extension of the fall season. The water has cooled down and the fish love it. You have the best of both worlds. Both lots of numbers and large size of stripers.  The stripers are comfortable in cooler water. They are on the prowl in schools and putting on weight. Just this week, Miss Lorina S. from Oklahoma City landed a monster fish, pushing the scales at 20 pounds. Lots of double digit (10 pound +) fish are daily now.

November 18, 2018 | Stripers Inc

Catching fish is a great way to spend some quality time with family and friends and now is a great time to come. We’re consistently catching our limit of fish with several larger fish in the mix too. We’ve been using mostly live bait fishing on anchor in 20 foot of water. Lures are working too and I’m always ready to switch over and play catch and release with lures after we catch our limit on bait.

October 31, 2018

by Capt. Steve Barnes Lake Texoma Fishing Guide

Fall fishing is in full swing at Lake Texoma and the fishing is great!

Lake levels continue to fall and should be back to normal in a few weeks. A couple of weeks ago we were 11 feet high but with the flood gate releases we are currently only 8 feet above normal and falling about 5 inches per day. It has been tough to find a boat ramp open but more ramps should be usable in the near future. I keep my boat in a slip at Lighthouse Marina so the flood has not impacted my ability to get on the water.

The main lake is pretty stained but the creek arms are clear. The striper don’t seem to mind a little stain but it’s best to look for them in the cleaner water. Watch for the birds. The last few weeks the fish under the working birds have been pretty small but as it gets colder bigger fish will show up in the schools under the birds.

Shallow water structure and rocky points 5-25 feet seem to be holding the larger fish but as the water cools everything should move deeper. Live shad is still best for putting limits in the boat but we are just a few cold fronts away from the time I switch to artificial baits. When it gets cold enough that you really don’t want to get your hands wet in a bait tank that is usually time to make the switch. That’s about it for now but my next report I’m hoping for normal lake levels, also look for more information on artificial lures as I make the switch.

October 21, 2018 | Stripers, Inc | Brian Prichard

In the fall, some of the larger stripers will congregate in the shallows to enjoy the cooler temperatures and they are also attracted to the vegetation. This makes for an excellent opportunity for topwater fishing, some of the most exciting fishing of the year. Typically we are blind casting up into the shallows where I think the fish may be and often times, if the fish are there, they will explode on the lure on the first cast. This may last all day if it is cloudy and rainy but if the sun is out, the fish will move out into deeper water after the first hour or so of daylight. The fish on topwater are mostly over 20” so we are not able to keep many  Read more….

Lake Texoma fishing with Shawn Morales 10-19-2018

October 20, 2018 | Crosswinds Guide Service (Shawn Morales)

We chipped away on a limit with my Edmond crew in the morning. We just bounced around and caught a few here and there on 40ft of water. The last run of fish were the most aggressive which landed us a perfect box of fish……..My afternoon trip was some awesome dudes from Hinton. We grinded a limit and then hit a big fish home run at the end. They were swirling on big gizzards in shallow water. We long casted our baits on the bottom and kept those fat fish just slurp them up off of the bottom. Between that and swimbaits it was one heck of a grand finale!!

October 11, 2018

by Captain Steve Barnes

Lake Texoma fishing has been very good this year, limits on every trip! But believe it or not it’s about to get better. Fall is here and with lows dipping down into the 50’s at night the water temp is dropping and the fish are getting more active. With each passing cold front we will get more and more gulls (birds) showing up on the lake that will lead us to schooling striper.

Once you locate the fish you can catch them on live bait or lures. Topwater lures (like pencil poppers) will work good until the water temp drops down into the lower 60’s then swim baits in a shad or minnow profile usually work better. My preferred swim bait is a 5″ shad body on a 1oz jig head in chartreuse glitter or glow. Live bait is king right now but as the water cools in November lures will usually out produce live bait.

Fall is one of my favorite times to fish on Lake Texoma, cooler temps,less boat traffic, and schooling fish so call me up and lets go catching.

October 17, 2018 |Advantage Guide Service

A little wet but the #striperfishing was great!

Fishing on Lake Texoma 9-15-2018

September 15, 2018 Crosswinds Guide Service

Shawn Morales
Crosswinds Striper Guide Service

Very fun crew of first time customers today. We definitely had to work hard for them. Typical Saturday boat traffic. The fish never really got going until later. We kept bouncing around and finally finished on a lights out school of stripers that were full throttle and wide open!!! Live shad in 67ft of water. Fishing 40ft down. I’m thinking that today’s crew may have just went from first time customers to repeats. Just the way I look like it!!

Lake Texoma striper fishing is still going strong.

Live bait seems to be the best way to go right now. Small fish are abundant but better fish can be caught if you can find them. Striper move a lot this time of year and don’t surface as much so finding them with sonar is key.

Cooler weather is just around the corner and that should get the big fish moving again. We might see some topwater action after we get a cold front or two. Birds will show up with cold fronts and the striper will go on a bigtime feed in November and December.

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…..

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Record White Bass on Lake Texoma

A new lake record White Bass has been caught at Lake Texoma

  A 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!

A new lake record striper has been caught on Lake Texoma

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