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      This 50-year-old reservoir continues to sustain an excellent fishery that attracts anglers from all over. Nineteen out of 23 lake record fish have been caught since 1990. Stripers dominate here and get most of the attention. Texoma Lake spans 89,000 acres, and the fish species present in the lake include, Largemouth Bass, Spotted Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Striped Bass, White Bass, Crappie and Catfish.

The fish holding stucture consists of standing timber, submerged stump beds, rocks, boulders, channels, sand flats and rip rap. Aquatic vegetation is sparse, although brush piles and the abundant timber make for excellent fish holding habit.

Largemouth and Spotted Bass are quite abundant in the lake and found mostly along the shorelines, near brush piles, timber, boulders and rocks. Smallmouth Bass are less abundant and are mainly concentrated near the rocky bluffs and the rip rap near Denison Dam. Surface baits, shallow running crankbaits, carolina rigged worms and spinnerbaits are the staple bass baits on Lake Texoma. Flipping jigs around standing timber and in boulder fields can also be productive. Some of the largest bass in Texoma Lake are caught at night with noisy surface lures, like buzzbaits and poppers.

Crappie fishing is best during the fall and winter went they school around brush piles adjacent to channels and drop-offs. Minnows and jigs are most productive, and are the baits of choice for most Texoma Lake anglers. Spring time is also a hot time of year for crappie, since they can be found schooled in shallow water where they spawn. Creek channels and shallow rocky shorelines are preferred areas for spring crappie.

White bass fishing can be excellent in the spring when they concentrate around the mouth of the Red and Washita River. They are very aggressive this time of year, and can be easily caught with spinners and small crankbaits. Striped bass also migrate up the rivers to spawn in the spring and can be caught with lures that mimic the natural forage, threadfin shad. Surface plugs, crankbaits and large swimbaits are all very productive baits of Texoma Lake stripers. During the summer months, trolling deep diving crankbaits in the main lake basin and deep channels can be deadly.

All three species of large catfish inhabit Texoma Lake, channel catfish, flathead catfish and blue catfish. Drift fishing with live gizzard shad, dough balls, blood bait, cut bait and shrimp, are all productive methods for catching catfish.

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Each detailed map provides depth, contours, structure, boat ramps, and updated fishing information. Lake Texoma fishing maps also include lake info such as gamefish abundance, forage base, water clarity, weedline depth, bottom composition, complete latitude/longitude grid lines and dozens of GPS waypoints & coordinates.
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