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New state record white bass

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Tom Behrens has over 50 years experience in fishing and hunting across the United States. Much of this time was spent in Oklahoma and Texas where he became very familiar with the outdoor opportunities in these states. You may contact him by email at: tomdoglover29@aol.com




A new lake record white bass was caught at Lake Texoma on March 15, 2017. This whopper white bass was landed by Dustin Plott of Blanchard, OK and weighed 3.7 pounds.


Also it’s reported the striped bass fishery on Lake Texoma appears to be rebounding. The fishing has been down following several years of drought in the region (2011-14) and the flood of 2015.


Fisheries staff from the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation and Texas Parks and Wildlife completed annual sampling in February, and the results show the population is on the rise.


Striped bass catch rates more than doubled from the 2106 survey, Oklahoma wildlife officials said.


State wildlife officials say the 2015 striped bass spawn was excellent and that the age class now makes up a significant portion of the striped bass population. Those fish showed up in the survey ranging in size from 7 to 13 inches.


The 2016 spawn also is believed to be well above average, which should mean excellent fishing in the near future, barring another catastrophic flooding event.


This spring and summer on Lake Texoma, anglers should expect to catch good numbers of stripers between 15 to 19 inches long, state wildlife officials said.




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Lake Texoma Fishing Report from TPWD (Dec. 6)

Water lightly stained; 56–59 degrees; 1.50’ high. Black bass are good on suspending jerkbaits, squarebill crankbaits and shakyhead worms. Crappie are good on minnows and tube jigs on docks and brush piles. Striped bass are good on slabs and minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.






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