Lake Texoma

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Fishing Under the Birds

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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: tbehrcomm@gmail.com




November – December is some of the most consistent fishing of the year, bringing home limits of nice fat stripers caught under feeding seagulls is a common occurrence on Lake Texoma; the fish are biting like crazy.

Seagulls are working all over the lake from shallow along the banks to the middle of the lake and around the river ledges. The chosen method of enticement seems inconsequential as both lures and bait seem to be working equally well at the moment, though as the water temperatures continue to cool lures will become the most productive means of success.

Fishing guide, Brian Prichard shares that his favorite lure is a 4 inch Sassy Shad, Glow, with a heavy 1 ½ oz head. He uses these through-out the year, but especially during the cooler months. Here in the past few weeks the Sassy Shad bite has really been turning on. Most days that is all he uses.

These birds will continue to point to the fish at least until the end of December. Some of his most memorable trips during this time were chasing birds in the snow and catching 10lb. plus fish one after the other.

Photo courtesy Brian Prichard




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Lake Texoma Weather Forecast

Wednesday

Chance Rain Showers

Hi: 78

Wednesday Night

Chance Rain Showers

Lo: 63

Thursday

Chance Rain Showers

Hi: 78

Thursday Night

Slight Chance Thunderstorms

Lo: 65

Friday

Mostly Sunny

Hi: 80

Friday Night

Clear

Lo: 62

Saturday

Mostly Sunny

Hi: 81

Saturday Night

Clear

Lo: 65


Lake Texoma Water Level (last 30 days)


Water Level on 5/27: 619.01 (+2.01)



Lake Texoma Fishing Report from TPWD (May 27)

EXCELLENT. Water lightly stained; 74 degrees; 2.15’ high. Striped bass and white bass are excellent 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 sonar to mark schools along the river channel in deep water. Slabs, swimbaits, and live shad are producing fish. Largemouth bass are fair fishing plastic creatures, shaky worms, swimbaits, and crankbaits in 6-18’. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs by boathouses, marinas and brush piles 8-15’. Catfish are good on cut bait and minnows in 3-15’.