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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

Lake Texoma Fishing Guides Report

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 – BIG Texoma Striper Fishing!

January is the best time for BIG Lake Texoma Striper Fishing. HOLY MOLY they are large!

The winter season has crept into the North Texas area a bit. Fortunately, the cooler temperatures in January have turned on the big fish bite.

The Lake Texoma Striper Fishing is year round and has been so good that the StriperExpress boats are catching some limits along with the bruisers. When I say bruisers I mean the knock-your-socks-of, hang-on-for-dear-life bruisers. Nothing better than finally exhaling after getting that dude into the boat… whew!

january best for big striped bass fishing

What a catch! Just one guided group this week!

 

How can this be?

Lake Texoma is a world class fishery for Striped Bass.  These Stripers are a cold water fish and they feed on shad even when the water temps are in the low 50 degrees. Adjustments are necessary and change occurs often so fishing daily keeps StriperExpress guide staff in touch and up to date. Read the rest of this entry »