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: tomdoglover29@aol.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

Thursday

Sunny

Hi: 54

Thursday Night

Partly Cloudy

Lo: 43

Friday

Partly Sunny

Hi: 58

Friday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 40

Saturday

Mostly Sunny

Hi: 57

Saturday Night

Partly Cloudy

Lo: 39

Sunday

Mostly Cloudy

Hi: 56

Sunday Night

Slight Chance Rain

Lo: 38


Lake Texoma Water Level (last 30 days)


Water Level on 12/13: 618.87 (+1.87)



Lake Texoma Fishing Report from TPWD (Dec. 11)

GOOD. Water stained; 62-64 degrees; 1.90’ high. Striped bass continue to be excellent using slabs, swimbaits, and live bait in deeper water. Largemouth bass are good drifting live baits. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs around large structure in shallow water. Catfish are fair on live shrimp, cut bait, and minnows.