Lake Texoma Fishing Guides Report
Josh Knight from McKinney and two other anglers, Mike and Henley from the east coast, went striper fishing on a Friday morning. A Friday-the-Thirteenth kind of Friday morning.
Unlucky you say? Teamed up with the best in Lake Texoma fishing guides, Chris Carey, Friday the 13th was very unlucky – for the stripers!
Problem – Too Many Big Stripers
“We started off catching big stripers on topwater lures,” says Knight. “We caught so many big fish we had to throw a lot of them back. We just wore them out.” Josh estimates the fish on average were 8-9 pounds.
“We had 2 or 3 that were in double digits, up to 12 pounds. At the end of the day, to stay within our limit, we had to throw back twenty (20) fish.” Only two striped bass over 20 inches can be kept.
After about an hour-and-a-half of arm-aching big fish action, the fish went down. Carey moved them to another location where he knew there were some smaller fish so the anglers could fill out their limits.
Topwater Striper Fishing Lures
Josh, Mike and Henley were throwing standard Pencil Poppers in a variety of colors, including green/white, white and yellow/white colors. “Color wasn’t important,” continued Knight. “They were just looking for the action on the water. You could have thrown a black one out there. The water was boiling all around us.”
It was just incredible. Little pops, they weren’t looking for big pops or big jumps, because the lure could get away from them.
They would just move on to something else. You had to keep them interested.
“We did catch a few fish on slabs after the first stop, just dropping them down to the bottom, lifting them up maybe 5-10 feet, same colors.”
Knight has been striper fishing on Lake Texoma since he was 18 years old. He’s in his 40s now. “I don’t like live bait fishing, just fishing with artificial lures. Chris and I immediately had this bond. Our fishing styles were the same. I found out that when Chris began guiding, the mentor that helped him get started was my old guide who had passed away” Knight said.
“I won’t go with anyone else. Chris Carey adjusts to each angler, makes the trip fun. Not only were we catching fish, but we were making friends and having a blast.”
LAKE TEXOMA FISHING GUIDES REPORT