Dock Talk - Lake Texoma




Diving birds marking feeding schools ...

TPWD says that striped bass and white bass are good on live bait and topwater baits when fish are near the surface. Diving birds are marking feeding schools on the surface throughout the lake. Use electronics to mark schools along the river channel and flats, where schools are on the move following baitfish. Largemouth bass are fair for anglers fishing Texas-rigged plastic worms and diving crankbaits in 16-28′ of water. Some shallow water action is happening early in the day for those throwing topwaters, Chatterbaits, and Pop-R style poppers. Crappie are fair on minnows by boathouses, timber and brush piles in 15-25′ of water. Water Temp: 82-86 degrees, slightly stained.

Teal tips ...

Lynn Burkhead, Herald Democrat, suggests that while drab colored teal and mallard hen decoys are obvious choices right now because of the early autumn plumage of migrating ducks, don’t overlook tossing out two or three colorful blue-winged or green-winged teal drake decoys. While no September duck has any real color on their bodies right now, the extra cover can give hunters just enough decoy spread visibility to lure in a flock of teal for some solid early morning shooting action.

Dove action, anyone?

North Texas Outfitters owner and lead guide Dakota Stowers continues to report good dove shooting near Waurika, Okla. As has happened often since the Sept. 1st opener, a number of NTO clients this week have continued to find good shooting action for mourning doves and white-winged dove.

Picture courtesy Tx Dove Hunter Assoc.

 




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Lake Texoma Weather Forecast

Tuesday

Rain Showers

Hi: 78

Tuesday Night

Rain Showers Likely

Lo: 69

Wednesday

Rain Showers Likely

Hi: 78

Wednesday Night

Chance Thunderstorms

Lo: 68

Thursday

Chance Thunderstorms

Hi: 80

Thursday Night

Thunderstorms Likely

Lo: 69

Friday

Chance Thunderstorms

Hi: 80

Friday Night

Chance Thunderstorms

Lo: 68


Lake Texoma Water Level (last 30 days)


Water Level on 5/28: 619.34 (+2.34)



Lake Texoma

Fishing Report from TPWD (May 22)

GOOD. Water normal stain; 67 degrees; 2.82 feet above pool. Striped bass fishing is excellent on live shad and topwaters. Anchoring on deep river ledges and flats in 60-80 feet of water fishing suspended around 40 feet catching quality and quantity on live shad. Top waters early along rocky banks where shad are still spawning. Catfishing is good using cut shad and prepared baits along the rocks in 20-40 feet of water. Free line dead shad or fish vertically along the rocks. Bass are fair using top waters early along the bluffs and on long points. Water temps in the mid 70s look for fish under docks and tires near marinas. Clear water is along the southern end of the lake. Crappie are fair using jigs fishing structure using electronics to locate active fish in 12-18 feet of water. Clear water is from TI point to the Dam and in the little mineral arm of the lake. Report by Jacob Orr, Guaranteed Guide Service Lake Texoma. Stripers are good, catching the better fish starting with topwaters early, then switching to swim baits in 10-20 feet of water to get smaller fish. Water is starting to clear up from the recent rains on most of the lake. The lake has dropped 3 feet over the last week, and should return to normal, if it does not rain too much later this week. Report by John Blasingame, Adventure Texoma Outdoors.

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