Tinker’s September 28th Fishing Report

McCoy’s Building Supply
Fifth Annual Fishing Tournament
on Lake Texoma

With the flood this year in June and July and the falling lake in August and the first of September, fishing was different from pervious years. With a very fast rise or fall of the lake level the stripers change their feeding patterns and can make it hard to locate where they are feeding.  As of September 28, 2007 at 7:00AM the water pool level was at 617.64ft and the fishing is getting better every day. Fish are blowing up on top making early top water fishing great. After the stripers go down the slab fishing really picks up. With cooler water coming from the north and the cool nights the water temperature will start to cool down and the bigger fish will start to turn on. We are leaving the dock at 7:00AM for our morning trips and with the shorter days our afternoon trips are leaving the dock at 1:30PM. Our guides are only doing one trip a day so everyone will be able to get plenty of time on the lake fishing during the cooler weather and shorter daylight hours.  

The forecast for the next week is for lows in the middle 60’s and highs in the mid to upper 80’s.  It will be partly cloudy with 5 to 15 MPH ENE winds Friday and Saturday with a slight chance of showers Sunday and Monday.  Striper fishing is just fantastic when these small thunderstorms blow through.    The Corps is releasing 11,000 cfs for generating twice a day at 6:00AM and 10:00PM. Sunrise this morning was 7:15AM and sunset will be at 7:47PM. There are 12 hours and 32 minutes of visible light.  

We had 187 fishermen in August.  They brought a total of 876 stripers to the cleaning table. Several 25 sandbass limits were caught. The flood waters kept some fisherman off the lake during August. Fall fishing in October and November is always better fishing than summer months. We have several openings thru the week in October and November. The only weekend trips are available for the later part of November. We have occasional late cancellation. Call us if you have a weekend you would like to fish. You can see the pictures of the fish caught during August and September at  http://www.tinker.net/

Our guides furnish tackle, bait and friendly instruction for you. Everything is furnished except food, drinks, licenses and rain gear.  Tinker’s private boathouses are always available for our guests to fish for catfish, striper, perch, crappie and bass before or after the guided trip.