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Watch for floating debris on the lake this holiday weekend

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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




Hundreds of families are expected to have some fun in the sun this weekend on Lake Texoma, but last week’s downpour or rain made the waters a little more dangerous.


Eisenhower State Park Supervisor Matthew Harwood reported that in the last several days the water level has been on the rise. As the water level rises, especially if you're out on the boat, as you're working closer to the shore just be aware there are some things that are submerged that didn't use to be.


There is a lot of different kinds of debris officials say could cause a lot of trouble. A lot of it is whole trees and logs and a lot of stuff submerged under the water. A lot of it is floating said Oklahoma Highway Lake Patrol Trooper Dustin Pruitt.


According to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the water rose almost five feet in four days.


Photo: Rachel Knapp


 




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Lake Texoma Weather Forecast

Monday

Sunny

Hi: 70

Monday Night

Clear

Lo: 39

Tuesday

Sunny

Hi: 54

Tuesday Night

Clear

Lo: 38

Wednesday

Sunny

Hi: 67

Wednesday Night

Clear

Lo: 41

Thursday

Mostly Sunny

Hi: 57

Thursday Night

Partly Cloudy

Lo: 35


Lake Texoma Water Level (last 30 days)


Water Level on 12/12: 618.71 (+1.71)



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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