Lake Texoma Fishing Report
by Doug Keeter
Lake Texoma elevation is 618.03 and water temperature is 68 degrees. With the mild winter, warmer water temperature and the lake level above normal, I believe that the Lake Texoma striper fishing for 2012 looks to be extremely good. I have mainly fished north of Highport the past couple weeks working river channel ledges from 30-55 feet of water using live bait. Threadfin shad are about as thick as I've ever seen them and have already started their spawn along the boat houses and main lake areas along the rocky banks.
Anchor fishing can be fast and furious but I've started doing a little more drifting because we’re starting to see small schools of good stripers working the surface and you can’t waste any time getting to them. They will work the surface for short amount of time and then they're gone. For the top water action soft plastics swim baits 1oz sassy shad and cojo minnows have worked well for me. Cast into the action, rod tip up a good steady retrieve and hold on. Although I haven't seen too many double digit fish in the past couple weeks were still catching the good sized male fish and should see the larger females back from the spawn shortly.
So if you’re thinking about trying out some of Lake Texoma striper fishing the next couple months should be outstanding from what we are seeing now. Dates are booking fast so make your plans now to assure that you get your special day of striper fishing on Beautiful Lake