Cross Creek Striper Fishing report 1/15/2011

Well as far as fishing this time of year, I guess I am a land lover.    I have never found the cold weather or the fish to be interesting enough to freeze to death.   I feel I don't hate the fish that much, and know it gets better fishing during the spring, and the rest of the year.  The fish are somewhat more healthy and fat, with less pressure that the prime fishing times, but during the cold, bait is hard to find, and so are the fish.

I will be at a few of the fishing shows here and there, but the best way to find me in my website. I have a nice clean safe boat, and have been doing this for 18 years.    There will be times the fish will not bite no matter what, but that time is less than 1% of the time, and weather is a factor during these times. 

    Good Fishing……."JD"

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Striper Master Lake Texoma Striper Fishing Report 12/18/2010

So much for my November fishing report. With a week and a half of vacation the first of the month and relatives visiting thru Thanksgiving week, the month of November just simply got away from me. So I'll just get started with our striper fishing for the first part of December. Lake Texoma lake level is 616.61 witch is 1.27 ft low.  The water is off color and water temp is 49-51 degrees.The seagulls have moved in by the thousands and can help you find the good schools of stripers,  but they can also fool you.

Lake Texoma Striper Fishing

 

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A brisk, beautiful morning on Lake Texoma

Saturday morning is what most Texans call brisk, temperature 39, winds 4-5 mph.   We headed out of Highport Marina and crusied over to the Big Mineral Arm of Lake Texoma.  I have to say that with longjohns and a couple of layers of shirts and some coveralls it wasn't too bad.  As we eased thru Cedar Mills Marina to get bait we had to pause and check out the beautiful sunrise.  The colors were spectacular.  Another one of those "Only on Lake Texoma" moments.

Lake Texoma Striper Fishing

We fished off the points and creek channels for a couple of hours.  We would set up a drift and catch one or two stripers on each pass.  After two or three passes the fish would get lockjaw and we would have to move to a new spot.  We caught a good mess of pan sized stripers, no big ones today.

Lake Texoma Striper Fishing

After about three hours on the lake it started to get colder, errr, brisker. We tried chasing the birds but they were in the resting mood. After a trip up to Island View we decided to call it a day and head in for a lunch of fresh Lake Texoma stripers.

  

Brrrrr but a great day fishing Lake Texoma

It took all I had to get up at 6am Saturday morning to go fishing.  With as may layers of clothes on as I could and still be able to move, I met Jimmy Don, Charlie and Doug Keeter, owner of Striper Master Lake Texoma Striper Guide Service.  As we motored out of Highport Marina I couldn't stop thinking, "What the Hell are you doing to yourself".  But everyone else had the brave face on so far be it from me to be the odd man out and said " Yeah it ain't too bad".

Lake Texoma Striper Fishing

As we made it out past the breakwater it was obvious this was going to be a fun ride.  The wind was only blowing what felt like 60 miles per hour but i'm sure it was more in the 25 mph range.  As we plowed thru the 3-4 foot waves I pulled my coveralls over my right side to block the cold wet spray from soaking me.  I would have had them on but I would have looked like Ralphie's little brother Randy in one of the best movies of all time, "A Christmas Story".  We made it to a secluded cove and got bait and headed back out into the ocean, er I mean Lake Texoma and west past the 377 Bridge we went.  By The Shepard Annex the water was mud red and the water was rough.  We tried around that area with no luck.  We headed back towards the bridge and had a great time fishing.   The big fish didn't want to cooperate but the ones under 4 lbs were not so minded.  We had a great time moving and catching a few, moving and catching a few, you get the picture.  And guess who caught the biggest? hehe. 

Lake Texoma Striper Fishing

Don't let the cold weather hold you back.  The fishing makes it all worthwhile. Ohh and bring something to keep ya dry on the way back in.

 

 

Striper Master Lake Texoma Striper Fishing Report 10/28/2010

Lake Texoma lake elevation is 616.52 and water temp is 71-74 degrees. We are slowly starting to see some of our better stripers starting to show back up. Compared to this time last year our water temp is about 6-8 degrees warmer. With the cooler nights and shorter days we shoud start to see the temp steadily fall. Once we get to the mid to lower 60's the Lake Texoma fall fishing should be back in full swing. A lot of our stripers are still hanging around the shallow flats in 5-15 ft of water. The good news is that they have finally started to move to some of the other flats thru out the lake.

Lake Texoma Striper Fishing

 

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StriperInc. Lake Texoma Striper Fishing Report 10/25/2010

As the water temperature on Lake Texoma continues to cool, the striper fishing keeps getting better. Due to  extreme summer temperatures this year, the fall bite has been pushed back a couple of weeks and I’m just now starting to see it really turning on. The surface temperature readings are around 72 ⁰ When the water temperature finally falls in the 60’s we should be catching limits on every trip.

Lake Texoma Striper Fishing Pictures 
The nasty weather and strong south winds that we had over the weekend were great! Not only did it scare off all of the boats, but it made for some of the best fishing yet this fall. Topwater fishing was awesome as is expec ted for this time of year and all of our big fish came in on topwaters. There are lots of big fish that have survived our annual summer fish kill and we brought in several fish in the 6-8 lb. range. Most all of the bigger fish have made it back to a healthy weight but are still a little on the skinny side while the fish under 20” are all fat and healthy. 
Lake Texoma Striper Fishing Pictures 
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Smoke on the Water

A nice brisk morning with mist rising from the water is waiting on us as we arrive at Highport Marina on Lake Texoma and head to Doug Keeter's Striper Master Falcon.  I started to wear shorts this morning but it was a good thing i put my Levis on instead.  I brought a light hoodie and as we headed past the breakwater and Doug poured the coals on i should have brought a heavier one but the view of this beautiful morning on Lake Texoma made me forget the chill.  I turned around as we neared the islands and the view was spectacular.  A bad time to forget to bring the camera.  The fog's mist was rising along the shoreline and the sun was like a bright fireball.  The first thing that came to mind was a line from a Deep Purple song from back in the early seventies, "Smoke on the Water, the Fire's in the Sky". 

We started fishing with COJO's and today it was my turn to be the last to catch one, however I personally think it was the biggest at the time.  We would catch some then the stripers would move and we would try and follow.  We moved several times, each time catching 3 of 4 fish.

Around 9 am the stripers disappeared and Doug found a good school in about 15 feet of water.  Using slabs we bumped the bottom and caught 5 more fish.  We then went to see if we could find anymore topwater stripers.  We saw some birds working and Doug went around the flock so as not to disturb them or the bait fish they were chasing.  He set us up to drift thru them and BAM the action was on.  After some fast and furious action we shortly had our limit and it was time to head back in.

If you have not experienced the beauty of nature on a crisp morning on Lake Texoma, it is something I strongly recommend. We are truely blessed to gave this paradise. You never know, you too may see Smoke on the Water and Fire in the Sky. 

 

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Striper Master Lake Texoma Striper Fishing Report 9/28/2010

Lake Texoma striper fishing over the past four weeks has been very consistent. Although we are not catching alot of the larger fish, the action has been really good. The Lake Texoma stripers are working the surface chasing shad on shallow flats early morning. Most topwater plugs will work along with soft plastic swim baits in white or chartreuse. When the topwater bite is over I'll change to the 1oz ghost minnow slab and work the ledges related to the shallow flats. Drop to the bottom come 1-2 turns up and jig it. With this bait your strikes will come on the fall so you have to keep the slack out of your line or alot of the time you'll never feel the strike. 
 

Lake Texoma striper fishing report

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Striper Master Lake Texoma Striper Fishing Report 8/11/2010

Although July was a fabulous month striper fishing Lake Texoma, the first week of August has been just as good.  Lake Texoma water temp is 86-88 degrees and lake elevation is 617.31. We're still fishing live bait (gizzard shad) and mainly fishing 65-80 ft of water.  The morning feed has been incredible the majority of stripers being caught have been our 20" fish and over.

 

Lake Texoma striper fishing report

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StripersInc. Striper Fishing Report 8/3/2010

Whether it is a lack of threadfin shad, zebra muscles, lake elevation, climate, or all of the above, one thing is for sure, the fishing has never been this good this late in the summer. Don’t get me wrong, summer fishing can be great and we normally catch lots of big fish but this year is definitely and exception because we’re still catching fish like it is spring except they are all over 20”.  

 

Lake Texoma Striper fishing

 

 

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