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Lake Texoma Fishing Guides Report – Friday 13th LUCKY For Striper Fishing

Lake Texoma Fishing Guides Report

Lake Texoma Striper Fishing Guide Bill Carey

Striper Guide Bill Carey

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.”

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Lake Texoma Fishing Report – First-Timer Hooks A Monster

Lake Texoma Fishing Report – First-Timer Hooks A Monster

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Noel Hooks (yep, that really is his name) went striper fishing on Lake Texoma for the first time. His Lake Texoma Fishing Report in his words follows:

It was an experience of a lifetime. The first time I went striper fishing, I caught the biggest fish of my life.

We departed at 6:00 am and Capt. Chris Carey put us on the stripers at our first stop. We were dropping slabs to the bottom and reeling up fast. They call this technique “ripping slabs”.

We had great action and were catching a striper every few minutes. Capt. Chris experimented with a different retrieve technique and caught 3 stripers on as many retrieves. He instructed us to “drop your slab and on the retrieve reel twice and twitch the slab”. It was amazing how well this worked.

We were catching stripers left and right – double and triple hook ups. The rods were bending and our lines crossing each other. The striper fishing was insane! Read the rest of this entry »

Lake Texoma Fishing Report: “PERSONAL BEST” Striper Fishing NOW

Lake Texoma Fishing Report: “PERSONAL BEST” Striper Fishing NOW
Lake Texoma Fishing Report Question: What is the best time for your “Personal Best” Striper Fishing Trip? Depending on the will of the striper fishing gods, the answer probably is RIGHT NOW.

STINKIN’ WEATHER SAFETY
Mike Stewart, Terry Nuegin and three friends from the Panhandle arrived before dawn to find threatening clouds and the wind blowing like stink. Safety is a major factor with guides and crazy winds can make Lake Texoma very mean. “With the wind this strong before sunrise, we may have to make a safety call. But let’s give it a try anyway” Captain Chris Carey told the five fishermen.

Well out of the harbor at first light, they drifted and cast Chug Bugs onto the shallow banks. The fishing was going well with a dozen stripers hooked and exploding with a vengeance. Great strikes and fights came from 5 to 9-pound stripers who were attracted by 5-inch Big Bugs in chartreuse and chrome. Read the rest of this entry »

Lake Texoma Fishing Report – AWESOME Top Water Striper Fishing!

Lake Texoma Fishing Report – “AWESOME Top Water Striper Fishing”

Texoma Top Water Striper Fishing season is officially OPEN. The arrival of consistently warm weather has stimulated striper appetites to a frenzy. Anglers and Guides agree, “Texoma is experiencing  Awesome Top Water Striper Fishing.”

Texoma was so clear yesterday that anglers could see shad schooling deep in the water. Then the stripers started “attacking” top water lures right off the edge of the boat.  Fish were hitting so hard that they were launching themselves up out of the water!

The shallows are the place to be now. There you will find fish just boiling the surface of the water. The Cordell Pencil Popper will be be your plug of choice – just cast your plug then reel with a jerk of the rod and get ready. The motion of the ‘Popper simulates a crippled bait fish – irresistible action to stripers. Read the rest of this entry »

Lake Texoma Fishing Report – December Striper Fishing “ON FIRE!”

Lake Texoma Fishing Report – Lake Texoma striper fishing is on fire! The word is out about our striper fishing shrine. Devout fishermen are now making pilgrimage to Lake Texoma .

On Lake Texoma we catch fish year ‘round. This December the striper fishing is awesome. My son Chris Carey, Pro-Guide and guide team leader with StriperExpress, worded it perfectly, “The fishing has been getting better every day, and now it’s as good as it gets.”  Chris and his team of striper fishing guides have been catching up to a hundred fish per day.

Twin 11 pounder striped bass caught in Lake Texoma

Twin 11-pound stripers.

“Best Fishing Trip Ever”
That’s what Terry Neugin from Amarillo, Texas had to say. Terry is one of our customers that has caught the Lake Texoma striper fishing bug. He and a group came in for some December striper fishing this week.  They have been on several fishing trips to Lake Texoma just this year. “Now I have fished every season on the Big T and have never had a bad day. I love it!”

Let’s Try An Experiment
For two days Terry’s group had been catching fish in the river channel, chasing deep-water schooling fish under the seagulls. For their third and final day of their striper fishing adventure Chris said “Let’s try something new today”.

Chris tied on Moe’s Nanna Shad soft plastics on a three-quarter-ounce jig head for each angler.  He had figured out that the sand bass and stripers were stacked in coves and creek channels.

The group motored to the back of a marina and caught 28 sand bass and 17 stripers in an hour. This is a wonderful lake!

Fishfinders
While moving to another sheltered cove Chris spotted a hundred seagulls wheeling and feeding on shad. They were just a bit out from the south shore in the open lake. Abandoning the cove and creek strategy, he positioned the boat upwind of the airborne flock. Then he set up a drift above a HUGE school of fish.

The digital fishfinder showed a perfect picture – stripers forty-foot thick within the submerged river channel boundaries. Everyone grabbed a rod rigged with a two-ounce slab while the stripers continued their voracious feeding. Cast lures couldn’t hit the bottom without a strike. All heck broke loose with rod-bending and line-stripping action!

The State Of Striper Fishing
Catching and releasing fish after fish, they drifted and drifted with multiple hookups most of the time. The striper feeding frenzy ended only when the drifting boat reached the far shore.

One of the fishermen noticed and said “We never even started the motor! How far did we drift?”
Over three miles” came the answer.

They had found their schooling stripers at the Texas shore and fished them all the way to Oklahoma.

I love this lake” said  Mr. Nuegin.

Bill’s Striper Fishing Tip: Analog Beats Digital.  Fishfinders that is. Digital fishfinders are great for confirming fish in the space below your boat. Analog fishfinders – seagulls, herons, etc. –  show a guide from miles away exactly where the boat needs to be to use that digital finder.

 

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