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Lake Texoma elevation is 618.03 and water temperature is 68 degrees. With the mild winter, warmer water temperature and the lake level above normal, I believe that the Lake Texoma striper fishing for 2012 looks to be extremely good. I have mainly fished north of Highport the past couple weeks working river channel ledges from 30-55 feet of water using live bait. Threadfin shad are about as thick as I’ve ever seen them and have already started their spawn along the boat houses and main lake areas along the rocky banks.

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Anchor fishing can be fast and furious but I’ve started doing a little more drifting because we’re starting to see small schools of good stripers working the surface and you can’t waste any time getting to them. They will work the surface for short amount of time and then they’re gone. For the topwater action soft plastics swim baits 1oz sassy shad and cojo minnows have worked well for me. Cast into the action, rod tip up a good steady retrieve and hold on. Although I haven’t seen too many double digit fish in the past couple weeks were still catching the good sized male fish and should see the larger females back from the spawn shortly.

Lake Texoma striper fishing report

So if you’re thinking about trying out some of Lake Texoma striper fishing the next couple months should be outstanding from what we are seeing now. Dates are booking fast so make your plans now to assure that you get your special day of striper fishing on Beautiful Lake Texoma.

Lake Texoma striper fishing report

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Lake Texoma elevation is 618.03 and water temperature is 68 degrees. With the mild winter, warmer water temperature and the lake level above normal, I believe that the Lake Texoma striper fishing for 2012 looks to be extremely good. I have mainly fished north of Highport the past couple weeks working river channel ledges from 30-55 feet of water using live bait. Threadfin shad are about as thick as I’ve ever seen them and have already started their spawn along the boat houses and main lake areas along the rocky banks.

Lake Texoma striper fishing report

Anchor fishing can be fast and furious but I’ve started doing a little more drifting because we’re starting to see small schools of good stripers working the surface and you can’t waste any time getting to them. They will work the surface for short amount of time and then they’re gone. For the topwater action soft plastics swim baits 1oz sassy shad and cojo minnows have worked well for me. Cast into the action, rod tip up a good steady retrieve and hold on. Although I haven’t seen too many double digit fish in the past couple weeks were still catching the good sized male fish and should see the larger females back from the spawn shortly.

Lake Texoma striper fishing report

So if you’re thinking about trying out some of Lake Texoma striper fishing the next couple months should be outstanding from what we are seeing now. Dates are booking fast so make your plans now to assure that you get your special day of striper fishing on Beautiful Lake Texoma.

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Lake Texoma water temp is 64-70 degrees and lake elevation is 614.48 feet above sea level. The first part of April, Lake Texoma striper fishing has seen steady improvement. We're still using live bait drift fishing the 15-25 ft depth. The size of the fish has improved from the smaller males to the 16-19" good keepers and your over 20" stripers as well. Just about everywhere I've fished I am finding alot of stripers holding on the flats in 20 ft and less water.

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Although we are seeing a good number of healthy stripers we are also seeing some on the skinny side due to our bait situation at Lake Texoma. Due to the colder winter we had it is estimated we lost 50% of our threadfin shad population. Therefore Texas Parks and Wildlife has taken measures to restock the threadfin shad. On Tuesday the 13th, 2000 threadfin shad were brought from Lake Arlington and released into Lake Texoma.

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For those of you who like to crappie fish, they are moving into the shallows and are easy picking on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on cut bait and minnows. With the warmer days our striper fishing just keeps getting hotter. Limits of stripers are being caught in a matter of a couple hours. So now's the time to come out and enjoy a beautiful day on Lake Texoma.

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Summer has hit Lake Texoma. The July temperatures make for some HOT striper fishing. As of the last week of June, I have changed from fishing mainly live bait to topwater and slabs. I have found that most of the stripers working the top are on the small side, but you can catch a ton of them and catch an occasional good sized keeper. As the suns comes up later in the morning, I am off looking at the ledges and bluffs for the slab run. Once you find the fish the action is Hot and Heavy for a while then they move and so must you. The fish you catch during these runs however are good sized, alot of over 20 inch fish, and along with the hard hitting slab action makes for a fun morning of Lake Texoma striper fishing. Alot of these Hot Summer Days we have come in short of our limit. The reason being is that we are catching too many of the over 20 inch fish.

 

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If you like lure fishing, now is an excellent time to give it a try. Chug Bugs and Cojo Minnows are my choice for topwater action. Mu choice for slab fishing is the TNT 180 1 1/2 ounce model made by Trolling Nolans Tackle Co. My second choice is the Loren 1 1/2 ounce slab. As for color selection, chartreuse and white seems to be the ticket. Once you find the fish, the best way to present the slab is burn and pause fishing technique. Drop your slab to the bottom and crank 5-7 times as fast as you can, do a quick pause and repeat. The stripers are chasing and the hitting it hard on the pause, so be ready. Another technique that is working very good is to once again drop the slab to the bottom and reel it in as fast as you can. When you think you are cranking fast enough, crank a little faster. The bite is a reaction or reflex bite and their is no need to try and finesse it, just crank and hold on.

 

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We are seeing a tremendous amount of boat traffic on Lake Texoma, so be very careful and courteous to your fellow boaters. Be sure to check all your equipment before you leave home. Check your batteries, make sure your horn is working, get a loud whistle, check your fire extinguisher and be sure your life jackets are in good shape and very easily accessible. Remember safety is the number one objective while you are out on Lake Texoma. Come on out and enjoy a day on beautiful Lake Texoma.

 

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I have to apologize for being tardy, but with fishing and trying to get my new house ready to move into, I got behind. With this cooler weather the last couple of weeks, the fishing for stripers on Lake Texoma has been exceptionally good. The water temp is around 50 degrees with a lake elevation of around 615.5 feet above sea level.

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  The seagulls are making it pretty easy in regards to finding large schools of Lake Texoma stripers chasing the bait fish to the surface and getting into a feeding frenzy. These fish are stacked on the ledges and drop offs of the main channel with depths varying from 25 to 65 feet.

  Right now I am fishing live bait (Gizzard Shad) and making long drifts through the large schools of stripers with excellent results. For my liking the lure bite has not been as consistent as live bait. We're still throwing one ounce Sassy (Glow) Shads and three quarter ounce COJO minnows. Like I mentioned, not real consistent, some good days and some days that I'd rather not talk about.

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   As fast as the large schools of stripers and the way they tend to be hanging on the ledges, I think that it should be any time now that the lure bite takes off.

   Don't miss the action, come on out and check out some cool weather fishing on Lake Texoma. The weather is changing day to day so be prepared and take suitable clothing. Be sure you have something with you to keep dry with and as I have said before dress in layers as the mornings are often cool and some days it gets warmer later in the morning. It is important that you don't get sweaty and wet. If you feel like you are getting too warm, take off a layer before you start getting sweaty.

  We recently spotted the first bald eagle of the season on the lake. If you have not seen the eagles before it is a sight to see. There are several pairs that nest over the winter around the lake. You can often catch sight of them in the mornings and later afternoons while they are on the prowl for a meal of stripers.

  Make sure you have all your safety equipment up to par, be alert and have a great early winter day fishing for stripers on Lake Texoma.

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Another fantastic week of striper fishing on Lake Texoma. The water temp is 54 degrees with a current level of 616.02 feet above sea level. Even after the full moon this month our stripers haven't missed a beat.

We are fishing live bait, Gizzard Shad, either drifting or achored with a drop off or ledge close by. The water depth may vary but the past couple of days it's been in the 20 to 40 feet range. A lot of seagulls are still working the water for the bait fish and right now that can kind of fool you. There are massive schools of bait fish almost everywhere you go on Lake Texoma. Be sure you trust your electronics.

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Although I am fishing live bait, lures will also work for you. I ounce Sassy Shads and COJO Minnows. Let them sink to the bottom and bring them back to the boat with a slow steady retrieve. If the you see the bait fish on the surface cast and as soon as the lure hits the water burn it back to the boat.

The fish are kind of unpredictable right now. On some days they will stay with you and others you have to move to follow them, luck of the draw. Don't miss the action, come on out and check out some fantastic fall fishing on Lake Texoma.

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The weather is changing day to day so be prepared and take suitable clothing. Be sure you have something with you to keep dry with and as I have said before dress in layers as the mornings are often cool and it gets warmer later in the morning.

Make sure you have all your safety equipment up to par, be alert and have a great day fishing on Lake Texoma.

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With cooler days and nights upon us, I've noticed a BIG change in the quality of the stripers being caught. Lake Texoma's level is 616.90 feet with a surface water temperature of 74 degrees.

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Although fish are being caught on live bait I'm still preferring lures at this time. The seagulls, egrets and blue herrings have been very helpful finding the large schools of feeding fish. Topwater fishing is still working but I am having better luck using slabs. In the shallower waters, 15 feet and less I'm using one ounce Ghost Minnows bouncing them off the bottom. When I find the fish in deeper water I use the "Burn Them" technique. Drop the slab to the bottom and crank it fast to the surface. With these cooler temperatures the larger fish as starting to get active and move around and this past week we have been catching them. We have been putting some really nice 17-19 inch fish in the box. They are noticeably fatter and just plain healthier looking.

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There are still numerous boats on the lake but they are not as bunched up and confined to one or two spots as they were late September and earlier this month. The next six to eight weeks should be excellent as we see the skinnier fish fatten up and be in the feeding mood which means better fishing.

With these cooler temperatures the larger fish as starting to get active and move around and this past week we have been catching them. We have been putting some really nice 17-19 inch fish in the box. They are noticeably fatter and just plain healthier looking.

Be prepared for unexpected weather and be careful when you get out on Lake Texoma. Remember there is always another day to catch some good sized Lake Texoma stripers, so don't take chances with the weather and enjoy a great day on Lake Texoma.

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  Over the past week fishing on Lake Texoma, I have seen a big change in the size of striper's being caught. Some very good sized fish are being caught early in the morning, just after sunup, on shallow waters, 2 feet and less on "Pencil Poppers". A lot more seagulls are also starting to work the water. It seems that every year around this time they show up overnight.

  It is tough fishing on the weekends due to the number of boats on the lake. A lot of folks are chasing the birds and you can catch some fish but be careful as it is very tight quarters. I'm finding it easier to avoid the run and concentrate on the ledges and drop-offs off of the flats and have had very good results catching good sized fish.

Surface Temperatrue is 79 degrees and going into October this water temp will be dropping as the fishing is heating up. 1 ounce Ghost Minnow Slabs are working great and 1 ounce Cojo Minnows are working well when the fish are on top.

Be careful when you get out on Lake Texoma as there are numerous boats out there running every which ways almost as if it is their first time in a boat, Guides included.  So be careful and courteous to your fellow fishermen and enjoy a great day on Lake Texoma.

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Lake Texoma's pool elevation is 618.02.It is still slowly dropping back to normal levels. With the flood gated releasing around the 9800 cubic feet per second (cfs) compared to the 25-20,000 cfs range fishing has definatley picked up. The fishing is good all day with bigger fish being caught in the morning and a lot of short chunky fish in the afternoon. Almost all the fish I've been catching this past week have been taken from the shallows and flats which is typical for where they should be this time of year. I've found fish just about everywhere I've looked, definately a good sign. The stripers on Lake Texoma have finally bunched up into large schools which makes for easy pickings.

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Some of the areas I would recommend you check are Platter Flats, North Islands flats area, Mill Creek flats and the flats off in the Washita area. Concentrate on water 25 feet or less.

  Baits of choice for morning fishing are 1/2 ounce Cojo Minnows with three inch body, Chug Bugs and Pencil Poppers . Remember the trick to using these baits is to retrieve it fast as soon as it hits the surface of the water. Reel it in keeping the lure right near the surface of the water. As the day gets warmer and the fish go down change to 1 ounce Ghost Minnow slabs. All colors seem to be working well, but I prefer the gold or bone white hues.

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Cooler temperatures are coming upon us and the larger fish will be gettin over the summer heat and starting to fatten up.

  Most all the launch ramps are now open so now would be a good time to get out in the great outfdoors and spend some time trying your luck with our Lake Texoma stripers. Be careful when you go to lauch and check the ramp out before backing down it. The flood waters did some damage to many of the ramps and some have some potholes which you want to avoid. Best word of advise is to just take it slow and easy and get on the water to enjoy a great day enjoying the beauty of Lake Texoma while catching a load of Lake Texoma stripers.

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 After the full moon on the 28th, we are still using 1/2 ounce Cojo Minnows with three inch body, 1/2 ounce Sassy Shad with a 3 inch body in the Glow or White colors and 3" Chug Bugs.  Remember the trick to using these baits is to retrieve it fast as soon as it hits the surface of the water.  Reel it in keeping the lure right near the surface of the water.  Alot of the fish we are catching are on the small side but are very aggressive.  You can work these schools of smaller Lake Texoma stripers and find some good sized box fish along with some good sized sand bass.

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