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.
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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.
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There wont be a lot of news during the winter months, as most guides do not fish in the extreme cold here at Lake Texoma. Today it is 12 degrees, minus 10 degrees wind child, so not a good day to be on the lake. My last trip last Wednesday, the fishing was skimpy, as fish were as sluggish as the live bait. I used Flukes and live bait, and had to work to get anything, although the six I fished this day, were avid fishermen from Alaska, and weathered the lake, much better than this ole senior. We went out of highport, west, where we found lots of fish, but few that active. We tried lot of methods, but did not get our limit, but all-in-all we had a very fun time, pulling a few stripers and white bass.
Lake Texoma elevation 620.08
Lake Texoma temperature 64-67 degrees
Hello from the big lake! Fishing remains excellent despite all this pretty weather. Both shifts are good right now & the fish are schooled up all over the lake. Sassy shad in glo,pearl and chartruese has been all we are throwing at them. Retrieves can change by the minute so fast,slow and somewhere in between. Don't be afraid to burn em.
A trophy striper was caught from the bank at night under the full moon this last week. 31.2 pounds and almost a lake record. Fish ate a fluke on a jig-head. Congrats to Biddy on his awesome catch and to the lake for producing it!
Bill & Chris Carey
November fishing on Lake Texoma is a prime time to go striper fishing. Huge schools of striped bass are roaming the lake. Some of the fish will tip the scales at 15+ lbs. Thousands of seagulls are on the lake for the fall and winter. The water has cooled down and you can go fishing anytime of the day. Sassy Shad jigs are the baits of choice. You can use a 1-ounce jig head with a 4-inch whiteglo or chartreuse soft plastic tail. You need a good pair of binoculars to locate the different schools of fish that the birds are “working”. Your favorite fishing hotspots are the North Island area, west to the Willis Bridge.
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Bill & Chris Carey
Today was one of the days that you dream about all year long. It was the nastiest weather of the year, no one else in sight, and more topwater fish than you can ever imagine. My customers this morning had to cancel so I decided to go out alone because the conditions were ideal. I made it out around daybreak and started catching fish on every cast, all on topwater and all good fish! Most all of the fish were 18-23in but every now and then you could hook up a big fish with the biggest at 11lbs. I really can’t describe how aggressive these fish were today. They wouldn’t quit biting, everywhere I tried to catch fish, the y were there. I got tired of catching them around 9:30 so I headed in to eat breakfast and left them biting.
My cousin called after getting off work from the fire department and we ate breakfast together. I told him how good the fishing was so we decided to go right back out there after breakfast to see if they were still biting. We get back out there around 10:30 and our first casts we both hook up. It was just as good as it was at first light still hitting top. The fish seemed like they had gotten a little smaller so I figured I’d go searching for a monster. I kept moving and trying new spots and caught fish in every one of them. 12:30 we hit the jack pot and my cousin hooks into one of th e biggest fish of the year! A whopping 17 lbs. 4 oz.! We decided to go in around 1:30 and the fish were still biting like crazy. The bite never slowed all day long.
There is nothing better that catching monster fish on topwater. Now is the best time of the year to fish. This type of action should last from now through the end of October. Cold fronts and windy days are the best time to come fishing. I have several of evening and weekday trips still available so don’t miss out on this incredible action.
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Lake Texoma August and September Fishing Report
The August fishing has been well above average. We are catching lots of stripers small, medium and large. You could call it a mixed bag of lots of fun! Early mornings it’s top water action. We have located some really nice fish. We board and depart at first light and cast Pencil Popper topwater plugs on the shallow banks. Recently we have had fish from 5 – 15 lbs. exploding on our plugs. Jimmy had a huge 40-inch monster striper throw a plug at the side of the boat. This action is just beginning and will continue till November. There is nothing more exciting than topwater striper fishing on Lake Texoma!
The topwater fishing is worth the price of admission but there is still more to come. After an hour or so of topwater action we change our technique and begin slabbing and jigging. The fish have moved up on the flats. We vertically drop the slabs over the side of the boat and bump the slabs a foot off the bottom. You will locate most of the fish from 10’ – 30’ depths of water. In September, we will cast soft plastics like the Coho minnow and Sassy Shad jigs. When you are on the perfect school of fish, you can have multiple hookups. That is when everyone onboard is fighting a fish at the same time. The temperatures are mild and the fish love it. Besides catching bunches of stripers, we also catch a lot of sandies (white bass).
Tight Lines, Bill and Chris Carey
July fishing on Lake Texoma has been nothing short of awesome! We are catching lots of nice stripers in 30' to 70' of water up to 15 lbs. "Slabs rule…" A slab is a painted lead spoon meant to fish vertically. The hot ones to use are the Blakley's and Moe's Fiesta slabs in 1.5 ounce size and chartreuse and white colors. Locate your fish on your fishfinders, drop them and let them free-fall to the bottom. The rest is simple, use a very fast retrieve, we call this "rippin' em' up". The fish will almost set the hook themselves, so hold on tight. They will try to take the rod out of your hands. Our customers are saying they have sore stomachs from the butt of the rod pressing into their mid sections. But they keep laughing and endure the painful pleasure.
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Good Days, and not so good days. Saturday evening was a disaster, too many boats, and when did get it going, boats ran through us, running everything away. Catching lots of big fish, but limits hard to come by, throwing big fish back. I have had some good customers the last week, not to say they all arent good customers, but in this heat, they have all stayed the course, and gotten a lot of good fish. Had been doing good in evening, but with recent rain, I like the morning right now. We have been starting at the dam, and working ourselves south, with good topwater action (smaller fish) and using slabs and some bait, bringing bigger fish.
Biggest this week was 15# striper, taken by Hannah Perez, with her mother Shawndell bringing in a 12. Other groups fishing with me came close. Riha group, who have fished with me for the past 12 years, did well Sunday morning getting all their over 20s in one shot at the dam. The 5 took turns mastering the topwater and slabs/bait well. It died off fast with the heat. They had good boxes both Saturday (morn) and Sunday. Business slowing down some now, so can rest my arthritic bones a little. With a couple days off I can regroup after a little r- e- s- t. Good fishing…..JD
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