Best Lake Texoma Fishing Spots
Lake Texoma is one of the best striper fishing lakes in the country but is also a destination lake for Largemouth and smallmouth bass, even crappie. With 139.1 mi² of water to fish, knowing where to go can be difficult if you aren’t from the area, so we’ve compiled a list of the best Lake Texoma Fishing Spots for striped bass, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, and crappie that you can access and fish from the banks. And, If you’re looking for more Lake Texoma Fishing Spots than the ones listed below, make sure to book a guided fishing trip to get the best spots on the water!
When striper fishing Lake Texoma, we are dedicated to making your guided Lake Texoma fishing trip safe, exciting and successful getting you to the top fishing spots at the number #1 striper fishing lake in the United States for an awesome fishing experience. All of our chartered fishing trips are private and we do not mix groups. Morning and afternoon hours are available upon request.
Best Striper Fishing Spots On Lake Texoma
Eisenhower State Park Bluffs (Texas)
Eisenhower State Park offers camping, cabin rentals, and other non-fishing activities. Striped bass fishing peaks in May and June and again from October through December. Night fishing off the accessible lighted fishing piers for panfish, bass, and catfish is good. Striped bass fishing off the lighted pier is AMAZING from fall to spring and we recommend the point below Armadillo Hill for striped bass when northwest winds blow.
Soldier Creek (Oklahoma)
Denison Dam (Texas)
The Spillway Boat Ramp is closest to Denison Dam which forms Lake Texoma. With its convenient boat launch point, and easily accessible shoreline for bank fisherman, it’s a quick trip to deep water. It’s also a good place if you’re looking for a rocky shoreline that holds tons of striper, as well as a Smallmouth Bass or two! When the wind is in the right direction, the Striper will lurk along the various windblown points!
Make sure you get your Lake Texoma Fishing License! Unlike other Texas Lakes, Lake Texoma requires a specific Texoma Fishing License since it is a border lake.
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North Island (Oklahoma)
West Burns Run (Oklahoma)
Best Striper Fishing Lures For Fishing Lake Texoma
#1 ~ Sassy Shad Swimbaits
Shad is the one bait fish almost all fish seek as a food source, and the Sassy Shad is the closest imitation of this classic baitfish you’ll find anywhere. The Sassy Shad will out produce any other shad-type lures. It’s classic tail design and supple body give the Sassy Shad the natural shad action fish can’t resist. You can also add a spinner form for added flash and vibration for added attraction.
#2 ~ Pencil Poppers For Striper On Lake Texoma
There are many ways to fish for striper or striped bass. They can be caught at any time of year, although the spring spawning season yields the most spectacular bites (Hard to keep your rod in the water). The popular Pencil Popper, whether it be homemade or a Cotton Cordell, is ideal for targeting trophy stripers during springtime feeding frenzies. It’s erratic walk-the-dog action exaggerated by its weighted tail, helps you to cast it farther with better accuracy. Pencil Poppers are great on Lake Texoma. Since they create as much surface disturbance as possible, these lures act as a siren call to hungry stripers.
#3 ~ Slab Spoons For Striper Fishing
This technique is a very effective way to fish for striper on Lake Texoma, but it takes a little practice to master it. You simply cast your slab out, letting the bait fall all the way to the bottom. Then, for the retrieve, bounce the slab back off the bottom back to you. For those who fish for largemouth and smallmouth bass, it’s like hopping a jig or worm. To bounce the slab back to you just raise your rod to about 11 o’clock, then hold the rod in that 11 o’clock position until the slab hits the bottom again, and again and repeat.
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Striped Bass Species Information
STRIPED BASS FISHING ON LAKE TEXOMA
Striped bass are the fourth most preferred species among licensed Texas anglers. It is estimated that the economic impact of striper fishing in the Lake Texoma area alone totals well in excess of $20 million. Stripers are often captured using artificial lures that imitate small fish, such as silver spoons. Deep running lures can also be effective, as may live bait, or cut bait. In Texas, stripers in excess of 50 pounds have been landed. Although specimens exceeding 100 pounds have been caught in saltwater, to date a 67.5-pounder was the largest individual reported from inland waters.
The striped bass is the largest member of the sea bass family, often called “temperate” or “true” bass to distinguish it from species such as largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass which are actually members of the sunfish family Centrarchidae. Although Morone is of unknown derivation, saxatilis is Latin meaning “dwelling among rocks.” As with other true basses, the dorsal fin is clearly separated into spiny and soft-rayed portions. Striped bass are silvery, shading to olive-green on the back and white on the belly, with seven or eight uninterrupted horizontal stripes on each side of the body. Younger fish may resemble white bass.striped bass have two distinct tooth patches on the back of the tongue, whereas white bass have one tooth patch. Striped bass have two sharp points on each gill cover, and white bass have one.
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Best Smallmouth Fishing Spots On Lake Texoma
From the Denison Dam Boat Launch, follow the path west to the bluffs west of the Dams Boat Launch. Smallmouth fishing is excellent on Topwater early in the morning hours and last hour of the day. Striper can also be found here in abundance as well, offering the bank fisherman a good fishing spot on Lake Texoma that is easily accessible.
If you continue past the dam southwest on CR 1310, you will run into Eisenhower State Park, where the smallmouth bass fishing is excellent as well. The bluffs at Eisenhower State Park, are connected to the bluffs above, but this route gives you easier access to some of the further bluffs that may be harder to access without a boat.
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Smallmouth Bass Species Information
SMALLMOUTH BASS FISHING ON LAKE TEXOMA
Smallmouth bass ARE green with dark vertical bands rather than a horizontal band along the side. There are 13-15 soft rays in the dorsal fin, and the upper jaw never extends beyond the eye. Known maximum size in Texas exceeds 7.5 pounds. Micropterus is Greek meaning “small fin”. The species epithet dolomieu refers to the French mineralogist M. Dolomieu. Smallmouth bass in small streams a fish’s activity may be limited to just one stream pool or extend into several. The smallmouth bass spawn occurs in the spring. When water temperatures approach 60°F males move into spawning areas.
SMALLMOUTH BASS DISTRIBUTION
Smallmouth bass originally ranged north into Minnesota and southern Quebec, south to the Tennessee River in Alabama and west to eastern Oklahoma and southwestern Arkansas. Today there are few states, east or west of the Rocky Mountains, where populations have not become established. Florida and Louisiana are apparently free of smallmouth bass.
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Crappie Fishing Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge
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Lake Texoma Crappie Species Information
CRAPPIE FISHING ON LAKE TEXOMA
Crappie, black and white combined, are the most popular panfish in Texas. The crappie group is the third most preferred group overall, ranking behind only “bass” and “catfish.” Crappie are sought after by both bank and boat anglers, there is ample opportunities around boat slips and marinas for angler without boats. Typically, minnows are the preferred bait, often producing monumental results when an aggregation is located, usually around submerged trees, boat docks, or other submerged structures. White crappie in excess of 4.5 pounds have been caught throughout various Texas waters.
BLACK CRAPPIE FISHING HAGERMAN WILDLIFE REFUGE
Crappie, or Pomoxis is Greek for “opercle sharp” and refers to the fact that the fish’s gill covers have spines. The word annularis is Latin for “having rings” and refers to the dark bands (vertical bars) around the body. White crappie are deep-bodied and silvery in color, ranging from silvery-white on the belly to a silvery-green or even dark green on the back. White crappie has several vertical bars on the sides. Crappie’s dorsal fins have a maximum of six spines. Males can develop dark coloration in the throat region during the spring spawning season.
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Guided Fishing Trips On Lake Texoma
We offer a wide range of Charters with fishing guide rates that are just right for you and your group. Whether it is the first time angler or the expert fisherman who are looking for the best fishing spots for an extreme challenge.