Current Lake Texoma Fishing Reports

Lake Texoma Fishing Reports

Current Lake Texoma Fishing Reports for Texas and Oklahoma

Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept

Texas Parks & Wildlife Lake Texoma Fishing Report | April 14, 2021

EXCELLENT. Water lightly stained; 59 degrees; 2.01 low. Striped bass are excellent on large white swimbaits and crankbaits in the river channel and tributaries. White bass are excellent on swimbaits, rooster tails, small crankbaits, and spoons in creeks and tributaries. Largemouth bass are good fishing swim jigs, lipless crankbaits, poppers, and chatter baits in 3-10’. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs near boathouses, creeks, and brush piles. Catfish are excellent on punch bait and cut bait.

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Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation Lake Texoma Fishing Report | April 14, 2021

April 11. Elevation below normal, water 60.  Striped bass good on cut bait and live shad in the main lake and around points. Striper are being caught on the northern part of the lake between Hwy 70 and railroad bridge. Blue catfish fair on dough bait, stinkbait and sunfish along channels, creek channels and main lake. Blue cats are still being caught between 25-35 ft. of water on juglines and rod-and-reel. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows around brush structure, docks and standing timber. Crappie are biting pretty well around the lake. Some places are better than others due to the water being warmer in that area. Report submitted by Garrett Beam, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

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Lake Texoma fishing guide reports

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission adopted multiple changes to the freshwater fishing regulations for the upcoming 2020-2021 season at the meeting held virtually May 21. Modifications include length limits and harvest regulations at some waterbodies for largemouth bass; blue, channel, and flathead catfish; and black and white crappie.

Brian Prichard – Stripers Inc January 7, 2021

What better way to start out 2021 than reeling in big stripers on Lake Texoma. Saturday Jan 2 we had ideal weather conditions with an overcast, light winds, and feeding fish. We found the fish schooled up in big schools under the birds in deep water and they were hungry. Fish were caught dead sticking pink flukes and casting glow sassy shad swim baits. I was glad to find the fish feeding Saturday but even when they are not actively feeding we will find them in winter structure pattern and work sassy shad swim baits along the points and ledges in 15-30 ft. of water. Being adaptable is the key, and having the ability to shift your approach to what the fish are wanting that day.

Striped bass, what we call a striper, is native to the east coast. They are an anadromous fish, meaning they spend their adult lives and salt water and travel up the freshwater tributaries to spawn. But unlike salmon, stripers will spawn every year after they reach sexual maturity whereas a salmon will only spawn once in their lifetime. Lake Texoma has the perfect conditions to allow for stripers to spawn naturally, making it one of four lakes in the US to harbor a self-sustaining population of striped bass. This means that we have been blessed with an incredible abundance of stripers here on Lake Texoma and it has enabled a liberal limit of 10 fish per person to be set compared to the 5 fish limit on other Lakes.

Stripers are excellent table fare. One of my most often asked questions is how do I like to cook them. Blackening is probably my favorite, sprinkled with a good blackening seasoning and then seared in a iron skillet with extra virgin coconut oil, its good eats! We also like to make striper patties, just substitute striper in your favorite salmon patty recipe. Sometimes we use the heads and backbones to make fish stock, we’ve made striper sushi, and striper poke bowls which are excellent, and we’ve even made a striper bisque which I really enjoyed. They are very versatile and can be cooked anyway other fish is cooked but however you choose to cook them it is best to soak them in a salt and sugar brine. The brine really improves the quality as well as the texture of the meat and makes a world of difference in the end result.

Winter is an excellent time to catch big fish, Saturday we caught several in the 6-8 pound range and had to release most of them as they were almost all over 20”, which is a good problem to have. The best days to catch them are on the nastiest days when it is cloudy and misty or even snowing with light winds. A big striper pulling drag is a quick cure for that winter cabin fever after all. Though we do still catch fish on those beautiful bluebird days too and if that is what you prefer we will certainly make it happen. Sometimes we just have to work a little harder to make them bite but we always bring home a mess of fish. I’m flexible this time of the year if you want to plan your trip last minute according to the weather that’s no problem. Feel free to reserve your trip online at www.stripersinc.com or give me a call at (903)815-1609 and I’ll get you setup.

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Recent Lake Records

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 wildlifedepartment.com

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