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Capt. Steve Barnes Lake Texoma Striper Fishing Guide Winter Means Bigger Fish on Lake Texoma
December 10, 2018 by Capt. Steve Barnes Lake Texoma Fishing Guide Winter is here on Lake Texoma. Fishing has been good with the recent warm spell but larger fish have been a little scarce. The colder winter temperatures with chances of rain (or even snow) turn the big fish on so fish the Winter season on Texoma. My cast nets are stored away till spring so we are fully committed to artificial baits for the next few months. Funny thing is I have more confidence in artificial baits over live bait during the colder months. My preferred method right now is deadsticking. Deadsticking is just what it sounds like. You drop a lure down to the fish and hold it still, only movement is the boat drifting wich should be about a half a mile per hour and not more than 1 mile per hour. Best lure is soft plastic fluke style bait on a 1 ounce jighead. Color can make some difference but as usual white, silver and chartreuse work best for me. I think the fish see contrast in color b
Capt. Steve Barnes Lake Texoma Striper Fishing Guide Winter Means Bigger Fish on Lake Texoma
December 10, 2018 by Capt. Steve Barnes Lake Texoma Fishing Guide Winter is here on Lake Texoma. Fishing has been good with the recent warm spell but larger fish have been a little scarce. The colder winter temperatures with chances of rain (or even snow) turn the big fish on so fish the Winter season on Texoma. My cast nets are stored away till spring so we are fully committed to artificial baits for the next few months. Funny thing is I have more confidence in artificial baits over live bait during the colder months. My preferred method right now is deadsticking. Deadsticking is just what it sounds like. You drop a lure down to the fish and hold it still, only movement is the boat drifting wich should be about a half a mile per hour and not more than 1 mile per hour. Best lure is soft plastic fluke style bait on a 1 ounce jighead. Color can make some difference but as usual white, silver and chartreuse work best for me. I think the fish see contrast in color b
Capt. Steve Barnes Lake Texoma Striper Fishing Guide Fall fishing is in full swing at Lake Texoma and the fishing is great!
October 31, 2018 by Capt. Steve Barnes Lake Texoma Fishing Guide Fall fishing is in full swing at Lake Texoma and the fishing is great! Lake levels continue to fall and should be back to normal in a few weeks. A couple of weeks ago we were 11 feet high but with the flood gate releases we are currently only 8 feet above normal and falling about 5 inches per day. It has been tough to find a boat ramp open but more ramps should be usable in the near future. I keep my boat in a slip at Lighthouse Marina so the flood has not impacted my ability to get on the water. The main lake is pretty stained but the creek arms are clear. The striper don’t seem to mind a little stain but it’s best to look for them in the cleaner water. Watch for the birds. The last few weeks the fish under the working birds have been pretty small but as it gets colder bigger fish will show up in the schools under the birds. Shallow water structure and rocky points 5-25 feet seem to be ho
Capt. Steve Barnes Lake Texoma Striper Fishing Guide Fall fishing is in full swing at Lake Texoma and the fishing is great!
October 31, 2018 by Capt. Steve Barnes Lake Texoma Fishing Guide Fall fishing is in full swing at Lake Texoma and the fishing is great! Lake levels continue to fall and should be back to normal in a few weeks. A couple of weeks ago we were 11 feet high but with the flood gate releases we are currently only 8 feet above normal and falling about 5 inches per day. It has been tough to find a boat ramp open but more ramps should be usable in the near future. I keep my boat in a slip at Lighthouse Marina so the flood has not impacted my ability to get on the water. The main lake is pretty stained but the creek arms are clear. The striper don’t seem to mind a little stain but it’s best to look for them in the cleaner water. Watch for the birds. The last few weeks the fish under the working birds have been pretty small but as it gets colder bigger fish will show up in the schools under the birds. Shallow water structure and rocky points 5-25 feet seem to be ho
Capt. Steve Barnes Lake Texoma Striper Fishing Guide Lake Texoma fishing has been very good this year, limits on every trip!
Capt Steve txfishingguide.com Lake Texoma fishing has been very good this year, limits on every trip! But believe it or not it’s about to get better. Fall is here and with lows dipping down into the 50’s at night the water temp is dropping and the fish are getting more active. With each passing cold front we will get more and more gulls (birds) showing up on the lake that will lead us to schooling striper. Fall is one of my favorite times to fish on Lake Texoma, cooler temps, less boat traffic, and schooling fish so call me up and lets go catching. Once you locate the fish you can catch them on live bait or lures. Topwater lures (like pencil poppers) will work good until the water temp drops down into the lower 60’s then swim baits in a shad or minnow profile usually work better. My preferred swim bait is a 5″ shad body on a 1oz jig head in chartreuse glitter or glow. Live bait is king right now but as the water cools in November lures will
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