March: Striper Fishing Report for Lake Texoma

fishing on lake texoma with a rod near body of water during sunset

Captain Mike Fischer

Date: 2024-03-14

Location: Lake Texoma

Water Conditions: Normal stain; 57 degrees; 1.35 feet below pool. Overview: Fishing conditions are looking good at Lake Texoma, with various species showing activity across different depths and locations. 1. Striped Bass: The striped bass fishing is promising, with successful catches reported by drifting shad along flats and ledges in depths ranging from 20 to 35 feet. Additionally, anchoring in deeper waters around flats in 45-50 feet of water has yielded smaller fish. Swimbaits and bucktail jigs have been effective when targeting structure and points in 10-20 feet of water. 2. Crappie: Crappie fishing is rated as good, especially in the creeks and shallow brush areas with warmer and dirtier water. Anglers are finding success using jigs under slip corks near laydowns or stick-ups in 1-5 feet of water. 3. Catfish: Catfish activity is slower compared to other species, with cut gizzard shad and prepared baits being the preferred baits. However, fish are currently feeding on deep water shad and are expected to become more active in shallower waters with the upcoming rain. 4. Bass: Bass fishing is fair, with white swimbaits proving effective along bluffs in the backs of coves and on gravel banks. Plastics are also working well in depths of 6-8 feet on main lake points and halfway back in the coves. Local Reports: Jacob Orr, Guaranteed Guide Service Lake Texoma: Jacob reports that striped bass are good, but fishing can require some persistence. Fish are located in 8-30 feet of water on the ledges of drop-offs, primarily responding to Alabama rigs, with some success on swimbaits. Fish are beginning to stage in the tributaries in preparation for the spawn. (Source: Guaranteed Guide Service Lake Texoma) John Blasingame, Adventure Texoma Outdoors: John mentions that striped bass fishing is productive but may require some effort. Fish are found in depths of 8-30 feet on drop-off ledges, mainly responding to Alabama rigs, with occasional bites on swimbaits. He notes that fish are beginning to stage in the tributaries as they prepare for spawning. (Source: Adventure Texoma Outdoors) For the latest updates and more detailed information, consider contacting local guides and services. Tight lines and happy fishing! Note: Fishing reports are subject to change based on weather conditions and angler experiences. It’s advisable to verify current conditions before planning any fishing trip.

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