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Texoma Striper Guide – Stripers Rampage At Lake Texoma

Texoma striper guide Chris Carey likes cool and windy weather for striper fishing. When many anglers are struggling with live bait under windy conditions in rough open waters, Carey heads for the banks with his arsenal of artificial lures.

Jim Hough, Mead OK caught his 16.5lb Striper on Chug Bug Top-water lure

Jim Hough, Mead OK – 16.5lb Striper on Chug Bug Top-water lure.

“This wind is going to be rough on those live bait guys, but I have some places we will be able to fish where the top-water action really has been hot lately.” Within minutes, Carey stopped his boat near a small island. He already had several rods rigged with two of his favorite top-water lures – Pencil Poppers and Chug Bugs.

We began casting the lures as close as possible to the banks of the island and retrieving them with sharp jerks from our rods. The idea is to create as much commotion with them as possible atop the rolling waves. Within minutes a striped bass weighing about seven pounds struck one of our Chug Bugs in the shallow water. That fish set the stage for the great action that followed.

When the action slowed, we moved to a similar island that also provided protection from the high winds. We caught several striped bass on the Pencil Poppers, it was the more noisy Chug Bugs that seemed to attract most of the strikes. The two largest bass weighed about nine pounds, and just as Carey mentioned Read the rest of this entry »

Lake Texoma Fishing Report – November 2011

lake texoma striper guide bill careyTexoma Striper Fishing Hotspot: Five Creeks

Hotspot GPS: GPS:  33.913933  ,  -96.706683

Species: Striped bass

Best Striper Baits: Sassy Shad jigs and live shad

Lake Texoma Striper Guide Bill Carey provides your personal, up-to-the-minute Lake Texoma Fishing Report. Click to Contact Striper Bill Now!

Striper Fishing Tips: The stripers are running in large schools.

Pay close attention to the seagulls, they will locate the stripers ambushing large bait balls.

The favorite artificials are 4-inch Sassy Shad soft plastics on a 1-ounce jig heads. The best colors are white-glow and chartreuse fleck.

Live shad fishing is also a great way to catch stripers. You can anchor or drift with live bait.

Bank Access: Sand Creek

Lake Texoma Fishing Report – October 2011

lake texoma striper guide bill careyStriper Fishing Hotspot:   North Island and Tabletop

Hotspot GPS:   N 33.867867 , W -96.694533

Species:  Striped bass

Best Striper Baits:   Topwater plugs and Sassy Shad jigs

Texoma Striper Guide Bill Carey provides your personal, up-to-the-minute Lake Texoma Fishing Report at no cost. To hear what Bigfish says Contact Bill Now!

Striper Fishing Tips: The big fish are on the banks early in the mornings in October.

Cast Pencil Poppers and big Chug Bugs for vicious strikes in shallow water.

Mid-morning change your lures to four inch sassy shad on a one ounce jighead. Favorite colors are white-glow and chartreuse fleck.

Always keep your eyes on the seagulls. They can locate schools of stripers roaming in open water.

Live shad fishing is also is also an excellent way to catch stripers. Locate the fish on the ledges, anchor up and place your bait three turns off the bottom. The best depth will average thirty feet deep.

Bank Access:  Washita Point and Platter Flats

Lake Texoma Fishing Report – September 2011

lake texoma striper guide bill careyStriper Fishing Hotspot: Texas Flats and Mill Creek flats

Hotspot GPS: N32.86415   W-96.812683

Species:  Striped bass

Best Striper Baits:  Slabs and Coho Minnow Jigs

Texoma Striper Guide Bill Carey provides your personal, up-to-the-minute Lake Texoma Fishing Report at no cost. To hear what Bigfish says Contact Bill Now!

Tips:  Stripers are moving out of the deep water and roaming the flats in September.

The lures of choice are slabs and jigs. Vertically jig one-ounce chrome, white and chartreuse slabs along the bottom in ten to thirty foot depths. Coho minnow jigs in white glow color with a ¾ ounce jighead and a four-inch tail are perfect for these hungry stripers.

Cast the jigs and use a medium retrieve. If you find surfacing or swirling fish, cast the jig, hold your rod high and keep the jig subsurface.

Bank Access:  Mill Creek Campsites

Lake Texoma Fishing Report – August 2011

lake texoma striper guide bill careyStriper Fishing Hotspot:  Juniper Point East and The Islands

Hotspot GPS:  N33.864867  W-96.831383 —  N33.8372  W-96.742533

Species:  Striped bass

Best Striper Baits:  Topwaters and Sassy Shad jigs

Texoma Striper Guide Bill Carey provides your personal, up-to-the-minute Lake Texoma Fishing Report at no cost. To hear what Bigfish says Contact Bill Now!

Tips:  The big stripers  move onto the flats in August.

Early mornings cast Pencil Poppers and Chug Bugs on the shallow banks.

Mid morning, change your lures to Sassy Shad soft plastics.

Concentrate on the flats that run about twenty feet in depth. Locate the creek channel and drop offs, these are the routes the fish use to move up from deep water. Later in the month the seagulls arrive, pay close attention to the birds as they are the best fish finder.

Bank Access:  West Juniper Point and Mill Creek Flats