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Lake Texoma Fishing Report - Summer 2017

Striper Express - Lake Texoma Fishing Guides
A Lake Texoma fishing guide since 1983, Bill Carey has been striper fishing on Lake Texoma since 1977. He writes the monthly Lake Texoma Fishing Report for Texas Fish & Game, and, Texas Outdoors Journal magazines. A freelance photographer and writer, Bill is a long-time member of the Texas Outdoor Writers Association. Bill Carey is on several Pro-Staff fishing teams, and also does seminars at trade shows and outdoor events.

The Summer of 2017 has been a great fishing season. Only way to describe it, it has been above our expectations. Lots of fish and lots of happy fishers of all ages. We had a few celebrities to top it off. Randy White, NFL Hall of Fame Dallas Cowboy, Jimmy Houston, America’s Favorite Fisherman and Grady Spears famed Cowboy Cook.

Stripers have been good to excellent this week. Plenty of medium size to 2 to 3 pounders are surfacing every morning. You can load up on these fish with PopRs, Chug Bugs and 4 inch Coho soft plastics.
There are some magnum Texoma Sand Bass up to 3 pounds running in these schools.

The bigger stripers are holding on deep structure. Humps and river ledges. Stripers up to 12 pounds are common this week.
Hold on tight, these big ones are producing some vicious strikes and extreme fights! It's a blast!

The schools are beginning to move up on flats.
We vertically bump slabs or cast your soft plastics on the bottom in depths from 5-15 ft.

The stripers can surface anytime on the flats when they push the shad to the surface. Keep your top water rigged rods close and ready.

Now that school is starting, we had the lake to ourselves this week. It’s time to huddle up and plan your Fall fishing adventures. If you are looking for some great fishing, come to Lake Texoma and have some fun.

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Lake Texoma Weather Forecast



Hi: 89

Tuesday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 69


Partly Sunny

Hi: 92

Wednesday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 69


Partly Sunny

Hi: 96

Thursday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 66


Mostly Sunny

Hi: 92

Friday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 74

Lake Texoma Water Level (last 30 days)

Water Level on 8/21: 616.96 (-0.04)

Lake Texoma Fishing Report from TPWD (Aug. 15)

Water lightly stained; 83–86 degrees; 0.20’ low. Black bass are slow on Texas rigged craws, spinnerbaits and shallow crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows. Striped bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Catfish are fair on trotlines.