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 fishing trip safe, exciting and successful. Fish for striper on the number #1 striper fishing lake in the United States for an awesome fishing experience. All of our chartered fishing trips are private, we do not mix groups. We offer both morning and afternoon trips which 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.
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)
Access from Highport Marina on the Texas side is about a 10 minute boat ride. Trolling around North Island can be good fishing during all times of the year.
West Burns Run (Oklahoma)
Located just north of Denison, Tx and accessed easily by the boat launch at the Denison Dam. A favorite of east end fisherman, the area running up and down West Burns Run to East Burns Run is a hot spot for guides and weekenders alike. Expect lots of boat traffic here.
Crappie Fishing Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge
The Spring crappie spawn at Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge pulls in crappie fisherman from all over the North Texas and Southern Oklahoma regions. The spawning season for crappies begins in late March or early April here in Texas. During this time, crappie will flood the shallows, waiting for that perfect water temperature (typically above 57 degrees) so they can spawn.
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.
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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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