Guided Striper Fishing

To say the fishing is great on Lake Texoma would be an understatement. Texoma offers a fishing experience to appeal to just about any sporting spirit. Given the size of the lake and the variety of species and habitats found on Texoma, it’s a safe bet anglers will never be bored.

Black bass, sand bass, small mouth bass, crappie, bluegill, catfish and others are abundant, but the king of Texoma fish has to be the “striper.” Striped bass (affectionately called stripers) are native to ocean waters. Since stripers were introduced here in the late 1960s Texoma has become known for some of the best striper fishing in the Southwest. In fact, very few lakes in the United States can match Texoma. Because stripers tend to migrate from one end of the lake to the other, a little advice from the locals can be very helpful to vacationing anglers.

The white bass, often called sand bass, is another popular fish. “Sandies” receive a lot of attention in the spring when massive schools travel to spawn in the creeks and streams that feed into the lake. Another popular time for sand bass is the summer when they school on the surface.

Lake Texoma is invariably mentioned in conversations about catfish—especially conversations about blue catfish. Texoma has produced a number of record fish—one Texoma “cat” weighed in at 118.5 pounds—as well as plenty of fish big enough to inspire more than a few fish tales.

Lake Texoma Special Fishing License: $12 may be purchased at the front desk

With this license, which is valid until December 31 following the date of issuance, a person may fish in both the Texas and Oklahoma waters of Lake Texoma without any additional Texas or Oklahoma fishing licenses or stamps. A Texas resident 65 years of age or older does not need this license to fish in the Oklahoma portion of Lake Texoma. A Lake Texoma license is valid ONLY on Lake Texoma (see reservoir boundaries.)

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