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Lake Texoma Striper Guide – Trina’s Striper Fishing Evening

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Lake Texoma Striper Guide Dave Wand

Hi all,

After a long day working in the Striper Express office, Trina wanted an evening outdoors on the water.

So she asked me to go fishing. Well, I can’t refuse a fishing trip so off we went at 5:30pm to fish over by the islands.

Trina helps book a lot of Striper Express fishing trips each year so it was perfect that the “Striper Fishing Gods” rewarded her tonight!

The weather was warm, the sun bright but the south wind was a howling 20mph so we had to find a spot up shallow by the island which would have some active stripers.

We quickly found them and caught several small fish. Every 6 fish or so a nicer striper would hit and the spinning reel would sing out as these powerful, silver and black lined speed demons pulled her drag to the max.  Here are a few of her pictures from our short time on the water.

I had Trina fishing a Zoom “White Ice” colored 5” Swimming Fluke with a chartreuse colored dipped tail rigged on a 1/2oz saltwater jig casting a medium lite action Bass Spinning Rod and Reel.

Trina caught a bigger one soon thereafter!

And then a bigger striper hit right before sunset!

Trina has a great smile and she did a lot of that ….. catching 20+ stripers by dark!

By the way where did that 6 pack of Shiner Bock go?  LOL

Lake Texoma Striper Guide – MARCH Striper Fishing MADNESS

Lake Texoma Striper Guide – MARCH Striper Fishing MADNESS
FROM: Dave Wand, Lake Texoma Striper Guide

BEST WINTER STRIPER FISHING IN 20 YEARS
The size of striped bass in freshwater fishing lakes goes in cycles year to year. Since November the Striper Express Guide Staff  have caught and released 100’s of Big Stripers over 10 lbs! Best overall winter fishing ever!

Lake Texoma boasts the nation’s most generous daily limit of 10 stripers per angler, only 2 of which may be over 20″ long. Most of these 10 pound+ fish we Catch, Photograph & Release (CPR) as a result – great news for our upcoming spawning season.

HOW WE CATCH WINTER STRIPERS

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Randy Parks from Carrollton Tx with 14lb 14oz Texoma striper. CP Released

Techniques and fishing equipment we use here on Texoma are very similar to those used to find and catch Largemouth Bass in warmer months.

We focus our winter lure fishing efforts on rocky and sandy points, creek arm channel ledges, mid-lake humps and shallow ditches; these yield bigger stripers every day.

COLD WINTER IMPROVES SPRING CATCHING
Like up North our water temps stayed down in the high 30’s most of January and February then rose slowly to the current main lake temps of 46 degrees.

Due to the colder water the lake has lost a significant percentage of the Threadfin Shad population while Gizzard Shad have survived nicely.

With the loss of some shad stripers have been even more susceptible to our “shad-like” lures as our huge catch results indicate.

Best Big Striper Lures

White Blakemore Road Runner jig tipped with a 7″ curly white worm trailer.

White Blakemore Road Runner wi White Curly Worm recommended by Lake Texoma striper guides STRIPER EXPRESS Guide Service

White Blakemore Road Runner wi White Curly Worm

We use the Blakemore Road Runner jigs during the winter months on shallow banks with lots of stumps as the lure looks like a big slow moving shad.

The shad come to the stumps to feed on the algae growing on them.

The BIG Stripers come to these stump fields to feed on BIG Shad!

Road Runner jigs give us a “big shad silhouette” that huge Stripers love to eat.

1/2oz jig with a Zoom White Ice colored Super Fluke.

ZOOM Swimmin Super Fluke Ice White recommended by Striper Express Guide Service

ZOOM Swimmin Super Fluke Ice White

The Zoom Super Fluke (White Ice) is a different lure style and provides a more subtle and simple “shad looking” bait to the Striper. Works best in colder water conditions when the shad are slow and lethargic.

I like this bait best on bright sunny days as it has metal fleck inside the lure and this reflects the sunlight similar to that of a natural shad.

Will these same lures catch Hybrid Stripers in Midwest Lakes?  Heck yes!

Here are some recent pictures from my March Striper Express charters. Enjoy the eye candy!

 

Lake Texoma Striper Guide – Sweeny Men Battle Stripers

Lake Texoma Striper Guide – Sweeny Men Battle Stripers
FROM: Dave Wand, Lake Texoma Striper Guide

Hi Pat and Brendan,

I remember the fishing trips my Dad took me on as a teenage boy. As I look back on my life, those “father/son” fishing trips created so many special memories for us indeed.

I am glad I got to share some time with you two striper fishing for these hard fighting, silver and black Lake Texoma stripers! You came here to learn how to use a spinning rod and reel, cast your lures and catch BIG FISH. By golly, you did just that!  I was very impressed with how quickly your casting skills improved during our days adventure.

You two really fished hard all day on points, ditches and ledges… and the results showed as you each achieved New Personal Best Catches!

Brendan caught several 3 – 5 lb fish but his biggest was a 25″ long,  6.5 pound Striper.  WOW – Pat you broke the 10 pound barrier with your magnificent Trophy of 12 lb 0 oz Striper. Pat you fought that BIG fish like a PRO too as it worked you around the boat from front to back!

We guarantee Excitement!!  We photographed your beautiful fish and you revived it nicely in the lake water so it could swim off healthy and spawn in the next 30-45 days. Thank you for that!

I hope you’ll come back to Striper Express in May when the “Top Water” Striper ACTION is on. Plan to return again in July-August for the “Slab Spoon” striper fishing. You will learn new techniques and catch more stripers then too. Both trips will be a hoot!

Best regards,

Dave Wand
Lake Texoma Striper Guide
Striper Express Guide Service Lake Texoma

 

Lake Texoma Striper Guide – John & Shawn Regan vs. Texoma’s BIG Stripers

Lake Texoma Striper Guide – John & Shawn Regan vs. Texoma’s BIG Stripers
FROM: Dave Wand, Lake Texoma Striper Guide

Hi John And Shawn,

We had a windy, warm start at 2:30pm and the sun felt good on our backs. Despite the wind the Striper fishing was HOT today so we stayed mentally sharp for the next bite!

Shawn you are a fine fishermen and your Dad really worked hard all afternoon to become a better lure caster. You both did a fine job with me fishing several windy humps, ledges and shallow ditches. Plus, you guys worked the lures just right on those drop offs and the fish responded despite windy conditions. During that beautiful sunset, the evening bite really came to life and it was fish after fish. With 21 total fish and 5 Big ones over 8 lbs – it was a successful day.

John, casting a 1/2oz Blakemore Road Runner White jig with a 7″ white curly tail worm caught his new “PERSONAL BEST” Lake Texoma Striper of 10 lbs 4ozs!!!

Shawn, you really impressed me with your fishing skills at such a young age. Your new Personal Best came today as well with your 8 lb 12 oz BIG Silver beauty!

You caught that magnificent Striper on a 1/2oz salt water jig with a Zoom 5″ Swimmin Super Fluke in White Ice color with dipped chartreuse yellow tail. (Spike – IT lure Dye) Thanks for fishing hard all afternoon guys – you are fine fishermen indeed.

Here are some pictures I took of you today holding those 8 to 11lbers !!  Congratulations on such BIG trophy fish. I hope you will come back fishing with Striper Express in late April / May for the Top Water bite and again in July for the “Slab Spoon” summer bite. Both fishing styles are really fun and a good learning experience for the serious Striper fishermen like you two!

Best regards,

Dave Wand
Lake Texoma Striper Guide
Striper Express Guide Service Lake Texoma