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 | November 17, 2021

GOOD. Water lightly stained; 60 degrees; 1.46 feet low. Striped bass are good all over the lake, so follow the bird action to locate the fish. Limits coming in around 1-10 feet of water using slabs, Alabama rigs, and swimbaits. Winter is the best time to catch trophy catfish. Report by John Blasingame, Adventure Texoma Outdoors.

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Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation Lake Texoma Fishing Report | November 17, 2021

 Elevation below normal, water 61.  Fishing this week has been great. Striped bass good on live shad, plastic baits, sassy shad and slabs in the main lake, around points, river channel and shallows. Striper are feeding very well right now on live shad in shallow water. They are moving towards the north end of the lake. Blue, channel and flathead catfish good on chicken liver, cut bait, dough bait, goldfish, live bait, live bait, live shad, punch bait, stinkbait and sunfish below the dam, along channels, creek channels, docks, main lake, points, river channel and river mouth. Blue cats are being caught right now on juglines and rod-and-reel at 25-60 ft. of water. They are biting well on sunfish and live shad.  Crappie fair on jigs, minnows and small lures around brush structure, coves, docks and standing timber. Crappie are getting better every day. Report submitted by Garret Beam, game warden stationed in Bryan County.

Help Protect Lake Texoma from Invasive Species

Bighead and silver carp were first brought to the U.S. in 1973 and have since overtaken many Mississippi River drainage waterways. Anglers can help protect Lake Texoma waters from invasive species by not releasing carp back into the water and reporting bighead and silver carp catches to the Oklahoma Wildlife Department or the Texas Wildlife Department.

Outdoors Digest by Lynn Burkhead Sept 23, 2021

The fall fishing action is about to start heating up rapidly thanks to shortening days, northerly breezes, and cooling water temperatures that will soon have striped bass, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, and more on the autumn feeding blitz.

Thanks to the DNA put into their scaly bodies by the Creator above, local game fish recognize the approach of winter about this time of year, and begin to prepare by putting away the piscatorial groceries. On most Texas waters and southern Oklahoma lakes — Texoma included — that means shad.

Fish begin to respond to the cooling weather and water, trying to fatten up and build up body reserves for the depths of winter. Put simply, between now and Thanksgiving, the fishing should increasingly get better and better as fish push bait balls of shad to the surface, towards the shoreline, and into the backs of creeks and coves.

The fishing will likely be pretty good most days, really good on some others, and maybe even epic on a few rare dates on the claendar. So good, in fact, that if you dare to throw anything resembling a shad into the water, it’s liable to get bit. Full article

     Zebra Mussel Alert!  To prevent the spread of zebra mussels, the law requires draining of water from boats and onboard receptacles when leaving or approaching public fresh waters. Get details.

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.

Fishing is Excellent –

Fishing is excellent! Fish can be found in and around the river channel in 40-80 ft. Fish on anchor with live or cut bait and make some noise to call them in. No bait? No problem, the slab bite is turning on and will only get better along with the topwater action turning full on as this shad spawn hatches out. Its going to be a great summer! Come see me and Ill teach you how to fish the current pattern if I’m open or Ill be happy to answer any of your fishing questions the best I can.
Good luck out there everyone!
Brian Prichard – June 18, 2021

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 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

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