May was a fantastic month. June is starting out great also. We had 541 fishermen and women that brought 5277 stripers up to 12 lbs and 15 other fish to the cleaning table. We hope everyone had a safe and fun Memorial Day weekend.
The weather has been great this last week. What showers we have had have been before fishing time and they have been hammering the stripers after the rain. The highs for Thursday and Friday is expected to be in the 80’s and lows in the upper 50’ to upper 60’s with the wind out of the north 10 to 20 mph changing to the south by Friday at 10 to 15 mph. The weekend is going to be beautiful with highs in the upper 90’s lows in the lower 60’s and a southerly wind of 10 to 15 mph.
As of 8:00 AM the corp is releasing 25,000 cfs of water out of the flood gates and power generation. The lake level is at 622.96 feet which is 6 feet lower than the crested level on May 17th. We can walk to the boathouse again.
Sunrise is at 6:16 AM and sunset is at 8:33 PM. This gives us 15 hours and 14 minutes of great fishing time. We have been trying to leave the boathouse at 6:30 AM for the morning trips. Some mornings the bait wants to be difficult. Our afternoon trips have been leaving the boathouse at 1:30 PM. If you don’t get off work til 5 PM there is still enough daylight to go out and catch a limit.
On the 3rd Restoration Church brought 14 of their members to fish and they brought in 140 stripers up to 8 lbs and 2 catfish up to 5 lbs. On the 9th Colgate had 27 of their employees here bringing in a total of 270 stripers. Cardinal Glass came down on the 14th for an afternoon fishing trip. They had 24 of their employees and they took home 240 stripers up to 12 lbs. We ended the month with 17 members of the North Fort Worth Baptist Church fishing on the 29th hauling in 170 stripers up to 5 lbs. On the same day Steve McQuay and 11 other people from TI brought 120 stripers up to 5 lbs to the cleaning table. On the 30th Victory Family Church had 25 of their members come and fish bringing in 250 stripers up to 6 lbs.
For more info visit Tinker's Lake Texoma Striper Guide Service.