Lake Texoma striper fishing thru this first part of July continues to hold up. Limits of stripers are being caught in the 60-75 ft of water using gizzard shad. Were mainly fishing the river channel ledges and although you may not mark the stripers solid, you can set up on the scattered stripers and get them going. This past week we are seeing alot more of the overs ( 20 inches plus ) and some solid 18-19" box fish. I have had a couple of really good slab fishing days mixed in with some bad ones so until I see some changes Im back to baitfishing .
Read StriperMaster's Lake Texoma Striper Fishing Report.
We learned of an interesting incident that occured over the 4th of July holidays that we felt we should share.
Our story starts when a group of guys decide one evening they are going to go fishing the next month for stripers on Lake Texoma. Fisherman 1 calls and books a trip with guide 1. In the meantime fisherman 2 calls and books a trip for the same date and time with guide 2. The evening before the trip guide 1 calls fisherman 1 and confirms trip and sets up the meeting place to be at the Mobile station on the corner of FM 289 and Highport Rd. The morning of the trip guide 1 meets the group and introduces himeself to them. He has his guide service's shirt on and directs them to the boat they will be fishing from. The group travels to Little Mineral Marina, departs to the fishing grounds and has a great time slaying the Lake Texoma stripers. After getting their limit they return to the Marina get their cleaned fillets, settle up and all in hunky dory, or is it?
The next day fisherman 1 calls guide 1 and says they fished with the wrong guide. Fisherman 1 explains that his buddy fisherman 2 booked a tripe with guide 2 using his, fisherman 1's, credit card for the deposit. Fisherman 1 now wants guide 1 to pay guide 2 for the cost of the trip and accuses guide 1 of scamming them. He says he canceled trip with guide 1 once he learned of fisherman 2's booking with guide 2.
The war of words escalates and after guide 2 informs fisherman 1 he has charged his credit card only for the no show fee things go even further downhill. Fisherman 1 now stops payment of the cancellation fee. The two guides agree it was neither of their faults, as neither knew the other was also booked.
This is the first time we have ever heard of a case like this but based on the above story and tales we have heard of, such as guide not showing up at the meeting place, we would like to relate a few tips to ensure your guide experience is a good one.
1. When you make your reservation for your charter, write down all the details.
phone, email, guide's name, date, time and
exact location of where you are to meet up.
2. Call your guide to confirm all is good to go a couple of days before your charter.
3. Get detailed instructions and directions of where you are to meet.
Following these simple steps will greatly enhance that your Lake Texoma fishing charter will go smooth and be one that you will enjoy and have fond memories of to tell your buds about.
Happy Independence Day
Thank You to all our Troops
defending our freedom
and to all our Veterans
for their service
to our great country.
If my yard wasn't so parched, I would have been singing the ditty, Rain Rain go away, come again some other day, Rain Rain go away I want to fish today. But as the weather forecast said 50% chance of rain. So that's 50% we won't get rained on, right? We load up a little before 6am. It had been drizzling but wasn't as Mike, his boys Zach and Jacob and I loaded into Doug Keeter's Striper Master Falcon. Before we got out of Highport Marina we had to don the rain gear. We let our slabs down in about 30 foot of water and after a couple of missed hits the bottom fell out. It was raining so hard you could hardly see the shoreline of Texas. Doug headed to a nearby cove where we sought shelter in an empty boat slip. We sat in the boat listening to the rain hammer the tin roof of the boat house for about half an hour. The rain finally let up to a light drizzle and we headed back out. Doug stopped at a promising spot and bam it was fish on. Zach took the honors for first fish of the day and it wasn't long before everyone had one in the boat. We all caught a couple of fish and then they were gone. We moved to another spot and bam fish on again. The cycle repeated itself several times until we had our fill. It was still drizzling as we headed back to Highport but as we slowed down in the no wake zone it quit. By the time we unloaded on the courtesy dock the skies had lightened up and we shed the rain gear and tried to dry out. Another great day on beautiful Lake Texoma, a good load of texoma stripers and a nicely soaked yard.