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Lake Texoma Fishing Report – Winter Striper Fishing is AWESOME

Alan Garcia and friends with BIG winter-caught Texoma stripers

Alan Garcia and friends winter striper fishing on Lake Texoma.

Lake Texoma Fishing Report

Winter is the best time for BIG fish. And big Texoma stripers are on a rampage!
The water temperature has cooled and Lake Texoma striper fishing has heated up.
Striper Express vessels fished every day before the recent ice storm, and are back on the water today.

GREAT STRIPER ACTION YEAR ROUND
Stripers bite year round and are most comfortable in the winter months.
When the largemouth bass, speckled trout and redfish are lethargic, the striper fishing is on fire. When Hunters are going through withdrawal and having cabin fever, these fighting “line sides” are calling your name.

Just before the last weather change, reports of 50 fish per day were becoming more common. Our customers were catching some nice fish up to 15 pounds. Lots of “overs.” Allow me to explain, “overs” are 20 plus-inch stripers that we release after you have filled your big fish limit. When you luck into a 30” striper, you just landed a hefty 17 pound fish.

GO WINTER STRIPER FISHING
Many serious fisher folk can’t wait for the superb winter striper fishing on Lake Texoma. They come for the big fish – and I mean BIG – line stripping and rod bending monsters!

Do you like the sounds of this so far?  Striper fishing with lures separates fisher-men from fisher-boys. We take a lot of pride in offering this special technique exclusively.  It puts you in the game from the get go. You are engaged catching, fighting and landing fish – the sporting way!

BEST TEXOMA STRIPER LURES
You will catch most of your fish with 4-5 inch white-glo Sassy Shad, soft plastic with a 1 ounce white jig head. The go-to big fish bait is the Blakemore Buck Tail RoadRunner. A secret tip is to put a 9 inch white soft plastic worm on the hook and use a garlic scent attractant. Big bait = Big fish!

Striper fishing with lures is so much fun that fishing celebrity Jimmy Houston will soon film his RoadRunner show with the help of Striper Express.

Oh Boy! Contact us today at [email protected] and don’t miss the fantastic winter striper fishing.

Written by Bill Carey
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Lake Texoma Fishing Report – The Topwater Bite Is ON!

Lake Texoma Fishing Report – The Topwater Bite Is ON!
Lake Texoma Topwater striper fishing is legendary.
In the summer months, you depart at dawn and head up the lake. It’s not calm for long. Your heart starts racing in anticipation of hunting those mean and hungry striped bass.

Get ready, it’s show time.

 

All Heck Breaks Loose

The stripers are waking up, they push the shad to the surface and a feeding frenzy begins. Hundreds of striped bass are splashing and thrashing on the water’s surface. You cast your Topwater plug, twitch and reel, hold on…These aggressive fish can’t refuse your offering.

“The catching was fast and furious with triple hook-ups. At one time we had so many fish being caught, it looked like Asian carp had invaded Lake Texoma”! said Aaron Zetterower from Dallas, TX. Read the rest of this entry »

Vicious Bites and Extreme Fights! – Texoma Striper Fishing

Texoma Striper Fishing Guide Bill Carey

Texoma Striper Fishing Guide Bill Carey

No, it’s not “Desperate Housewives of Whatever”, it’s fat and sassy Texoma Striper Fishing!

The fall striper fishing on Lake Texoma is in full swing.  When I last reported, I said the top-water striper fishing was maybe the best in years. I wasn’t kidding! And it continues to be above our expectations.

Go Early or Go Late
, But GO
Early mornings and late evenings, just as in hunting, big striped bass are exploding on top-water plugs.  Every day we have been casting large top-water lures on the shallow banks.  The big ones are in shallow water for only one reason and that is to feed.  Whether you are an experienced fisher person or a novice, this is fishing at its best!

Amazing Top Water Fishing 

Most of our Texoma striper fishing clients have been coming in with reports of phenomenal catches.  Somedays, the fish will bang on Pencil Popper plugs almost like they see it coming.  Then, you will have a day when the fish slap the plug with their tail and knock it two to three feet out of the water.

TIP: When Texoma Stripers tail-smack your lure, slightly twitch the plug and make it rattle.
“BOOM!”, the fish finds it, and the fight is ON!

Catch Giant Stripers In The Fall

Just this morning, we sent two boats out and you would have had to be there to believe it.  Eight fishermen using top-water lures caught and released twenty four big striped bass weighing up to eighteen pounds.

The top-water lure striper fishing lasts for about two hours, and then around nine o’clock we change our fishing technique – it’s time to follow the seagulls.

Seagull Fish Finder
Every fall, thousands of seagulls arrive to spend the winter.  They are your best fish finder.  The hungry bass will push shad (the food forage) to the surface.  Then seagulls fly in and dip up the shad.

We position our boats with the birds and the fish coming towards us.  Then we cast soft plastic jigs.  Multiple hook-ups are common with everyone on board fighting a fish at the same time.

Want A Striper Express T-Shirt ?
You’re in luck! Book a weekday Texoma striper fishing charter in October, then follow us on Google+ (StriperExpressFan), and everyone in your party will receive a complimentary StriperExpress T-shirt.

It’s our pleasure and our way of giving back. Join us and experience the fantastic fall bass fishing at Lake Texoma.

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Lake Texoma Fishing Guides – Three Stories About Topwater Lure Fishing

 Lake Texoma Fishing Guide Bill CareyA legend among Lake Texoma Fishing Guides, Bill Carey shares three experiences about topwater lure striper fishing on Lake Texoma.

Fishing is in my blood. I like to fish. But, I LOVE topwater lure fishing for striped bass There is nothing more exciting than a hungry striped bass exploding on a topwater plug, nothing. Whether you are casting at the shallow banks or chasing schools of surfacing stripers, you have to ask yourself, is this heaven? I have been fishing and guiding since I was a young man and topwater lure striper fishing is my all-time favorite. What I enjoy most is sharing the experience with others. I am excited to have this opportunity to take you along with a few of my favorite topwater lure fishingadventures.

Like Batteries Dropped Out Of An Airplane

The sun was an orange glow on the eastern horizon when we left the marina. We ran up the lake and I started scanning the open waters for surfacing striped bass. Lake Texoma was calm that morning. You could easily spot surfacing stripers for a couple of miles.  I said “There they are, don’t point, we are in stealth mode.”  A school of stripers were ambushing shad on the surface. The fish were exceptionally large and from a mile away it looked like someone was dropping batteries out of an airplane.  I positioned the boat where the school of fish would move towards us.  Striped bass are a schooling fish and can run in large groups. It is not uncommon to have multiple hook-ups, and, after thirty minutes we had landed twenty stripers.  The largest of which would tip the scales at twenty pounds. Boy, I do love Lake Texoma

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patriotic-striper-fishing-lureI Didn’t Think You Liked To Fish

The first time Tom went striper fishing on Lake Texomawith Striper Express was twenty-five years ago. I had to reschedule his charter twice due to some inclement weather. The day of his fishing trip the wind was gusting upwards of twenty miles an hour.  After a few miles I stopped the boat. While I was securing everything that had been tossed around, I spotted some seagulls flying in the back of a large creek. It looked inviting and was protected from the brutal wind. As we approached the birds I spotted a few swirls. We all cast our topwater plugs and four stripers blew up. “Fish on” I said as the drags were squealing along with the fishermen. I grabbed the dip net, netted the first fish and tossed it on the deck. Then the second, third and fourth stripers were landed back to back. They were all big fish weighing from ten to fifteen pounds. Tom looked at me and said, “you came highly recommended, but the way you kept canceling me, I didn’t think you liked to fish”.

Lake Texoma Fishing Guides Agree – The Strike Is The Thinglake texoma fishing guides prefer topwater lures

One April I had a pattern of topwater striped bass on the shallow banks. This is not your traditional surfacing action, we Lake Texoma fishing guidescall it “blind casting”. The stripers were feeding early in the mornings in two to four foot of water. Three of the four men on board had caught a couple of nice stripers. The fish were hungry and exploding on our plugs with a vengeance. I explained, “Any time your plug is in the water you are in the strike zone.” The odd man out was waiting for his luck to change. As he was raising his plug out of the water, a huge striper appeared from nowhere and inhaled his lure. The fish took off like a rocket. The drag on the reel was screaming and like a gun going off his line snapped. It happened so fast; even a seasoned pro would be lucky to land that fish. It was the biggest fish by far that morning. With his adrenaline rushing he jumped out of his seat and said “I have never seen anything like that in my life. That was awesome. The strike was so exciting why would anyone fish with a lure other than a topwater.”

Bill Carey has been fishing on Lake Texoma since 1977. In 1983, he began fishing professionally and started Striper Express Guide Service. Bill is a member of the Texas Outdoors Writers Association and writes the Lake Texoma monthly report in Texas Fish & Game and Texas Outdoors Journal magazines. A freelance photographer and writer, Bill Carey is on several Pro-staff teams and gives fishing seminars at trade shows and outdoor events.