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Stripers on the Top

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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




Brian Pritchard of Pritchard Stripers reports the stripers have been gorging themselves on the abundance of food. The fish have been feeding in large schools on the surface and the topwater action has been incredible.

The schools of fish are on the move and he is having to chase them around the lake. Best baits have been swim baits when they are hitting up in the shallow water. When the stripers are hitting at the surface over deeper water. He likes to use slabs when he sees the fish piled up thick under the boat, especially along ledges.

Most of the stripers on the surface are under 20” though he is still catching some nice fish that are mixed in with them up to 10 pounds.
Pritchard says he is expecting to keep catching fish on topwaters until around the end of October.

Those first good cold fronts of the season, the ones that come late in September that drop the low into the 50's and it rains all day, will usually bring the big fish to the shallow water to enjoy the cooler temperatures brought in by the north wind. When this happens it makes for some excellent topwater fishing as they can't resist a big pencil popper thrown into the shallows.

 

 

 




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Lake Texoma Weather Forecast

Saturday

Partly Sunny

Hi: 59

Saturday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 46

Sunday

Mostly Cloudy

Hi: 67

Sunday Night

Mostly Cloudy

Lo: 57

Monday

Mostly Cloudy

Hi: 65

Monday Night

Chance Rain

Lo: 33

Tuesday

Partly Sunny

Hi: 47

Tuesday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 31


Lake Texoma Water Level (last 30 days)


Water Level on 12/7: 618.90 (+1.90)



Lake Texoma Fishing Report from TPWD (Dec. 4)

GOOD. Water stained; 58–62 degrees; 1.87’ high. Striped bass continue to be excellent using slabs, swimbaits, and live bait- deadstick and casting. 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. Windy days like Sunday have us hugging the Oklahoma side and protected deeper coves.