There has been a low buzz heard around the lake recently regarding an article posted on a local web site regarding a study conducted at the Texas Tech Department of Range, Wildlife, and Fisheries Management.
The study was undertaken to determine the mortality rates of striped bass that were caught and subsequently released and concluded that "Regardless of bait type, 29 percent of striped bass caught and released died within three days. But compared between bait types, it was higher for fish caught on live baits, 42 percent. For artificial baits mortality was a much lower 25 percent."
While we are in no way implying that we are an authority on the subject, we have done some research to give you some ideas of the opinions on both sides of this issue. We researched the actual article, research some on the same issue in Maryland and pro and con debates from several other sources.
A tip from your friends at Lake Texoma Striper Fishing Blog —– Be sure to ask about lodging if you are planning on staying overnight at Lake Texoma before or after your fishing trip. The better guide services will more often than not be able to get you a great deal at one of the marinas and resorts.
Word from several of the guides on Lake Texoma is that if you will brave the cold weather and have a little patience you will be rewarded. Doug Keeter of StriperMaster Guide Service has reported fish up to 15 lbs over the last week. Tinker’s Guide Service has had groups catching nice messes of Lake Texoma stripers with several fish in the 7-10 lb. range.
If you have a fishing report or picture of your big fish, leave us a comment.
The cooler water has made winter striper fishing hot. We spoke with Doug Keeter of Stripermaster Guide Service yesterday. Doug a full time guide on Lake Texoma reported that he has been catching limits of big stripers and returning several over the 20" length limit to grow even bigger. He went on to say that his trips were hauling in several stripers in the 7-16 lb. range. Doug fishes from Hiport Marina and is a fun and instructional guide.
The Blog was down for some time, but we are back in business now. With the drastic weather change we have been told by several guides that the stripers on Lake Texoma will be tearing it up. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to catch a limit of big stripers. Contact a guide and they will be glad to give you more info on Lake Texoma Fishing conditions.
Marc Thompson held his Annual Boat House Bash on August 5, 2006 in Memory of Sgt. James Muldoon and to benefit his wife and daughter. Sgt Muldon was Killed in Action in Iraq in late June. Marc is not only a top notch striper guide but also a giving member of the Lake Texoma Community.
Marc Thompson’s Boat House Bash
Early summer fishing has been reported as very good. Report are showing limits being caught on morning and afternoon trips. If you are looking for a fun day fishing on Lake Texoma, contact a guide and prepare to enjoy yourself.
Marc Thompson has renewed his website. Check him out at http://laketexomafishing.com
Marc has been a full time guide on Lake Texoma for several years and is a great choice for a fishing adventure.
Lake Texoma is unique not only as one of the best striper fishing lakes in North America but also in the fact that it is a border lake between Texas and Oklahoma. To fish the lake you need to purchase a Lake Texoma fishing license provided by both states. For info regarding fishing license’s for either state and Lake Texoma visit StriperGuideFishing’s Fishing License Page