MAY signals the start of topwater lure action on Lake Texoma.
Stripers have finished spawning and are now roaming the lake near the surface. Large schools of post-spawn fish are hungry and will strike viciously on artificial lures.
Cast Pencil Poppers and big Chugbugs on the shallow banks early in the mornings.
After the topwater bite fades, switch to 1oz white glo Sassy Shad jigs or live shad if you must. Work the jigs on main lake ledges to 30’ depths. Drift or anchor with live shad on the same ledges.
Full limits of fish are now common. May is an exciting month on Texoma!
- Bank Access: Platter Flats , Washita Point
- Hotspot: The North End, Washita Point
- GPS: N33.867867 W-96.694533 ; N33.92325 W-96.59
- Best Baits: Pencil Poppers and Big ChugBugs for topwater action. Sassy Shad jigs for deeper fish. Live shad if you enjoy drowning bait.