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College and High Schools Anglers Fishing Tournament 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




“This is going to be a really fun weekend of tournaments to follow,” (YETI FLW College and Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Tournaments)," said FLW Tour pro Tom Redington of Royse City, Texas, who has five career top-10 finishes in FLW competition.


“Lake Texoma has had a lot of rain and mud, but everything is settling out. The smallmouth bass were going crazy for a while, but lately it has been kind of hit or miss. If a club can get on them during a tournament, they could absolutely blow it out.


Redington said that the water levels could also be a wildcard for the tournament anglers. If the levels are up – into the bushes – then spinnerbaits and flipping jigs would be very strong patterns for largemouth. If the levels are down, it could be a grind for anglers looking for shallow fish.



“Fishing the conditions is really going to be the key,” Redington said. “It’s such a diverse fishery, anglers can really choose how they want to fish. You can find it all at Lake Texoma – rocks, bushes, docks, muddy water or clear water. I think jerkbaits, crankbaits and swimbaits are all going to players.


“Lake Texoma can be tough to predict as far as what the winning limit will look like. If it’s really tough, I’ve seen tournaments where 10 to 12 pounds wins it. But if the bass are really ripping and going, we could easily see some teams break the 20-pound mark. If I caught in the upper teens next weekend I would really like my chances.”




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Lake Texoma Weather Forecast

Thursday

Mostly Sunny

Hi: 92

Thursday Night

Clear

Lo: 71

Friday

Mostly Sunny

Hi: 89

Friday Night

Clear

Lo: 74

Saturday

Mostly Sunny

Hi: 89

Saturday Night

Clear

Lo: 74

Sunday

Hot

Hi: 97

Sunday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 72


Lake Texoma Water Level (last 30 days)


Water Level on 7/18: 619.29 (+2.29)



Lake Texoma Fishing Report from TPWD (Jul. 17)

Water stained to muddy; 84–87 degrees; 2.06’ high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged craws, shakyhead worms and topwater poppers. Crappie are fair on minnows. Striped bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Catfish are fair on trotlines.