Fishing on Lake Texoma265328
Whether you're a crappie, striper or bass angler, May is with out a doubt, the best month for catching numbers of fish on Lake Texoma. The water temperature this time of year hovers around 70 degrees and most of the crappie, striper and bass are feeding up following their spawn. Concurrent with the fifth month of the year on most lakes in North Texas is the Threadfin Shad spawn. During most years on Lake Texoma, bass can be caught regularly all through the day on something resembling this baitfish such as: spinnerbaits, crankbaits, topwaters and weightless flukes.
One of my preferred patterns for Texoma largemouth this month is to cast a white spinnerbait down the foam siding of boat docks. Numerous times multiple fish can be taken from just 1 boat slip. Nevertheless, 2010 is a lot various than most years. Our severe winter temperatures saw a large number of the Threadfin population killed off. Therefore the shad pattern for largemouth bass is not as dependable. Rather, most bass are becoming caught on crawfish or perch style lures like jigs and Texas rigged worms.
There is relief on the way as the Texas Parks and Wildlife and the Oklahoma Division of Wildlife Conservation have lately stocked many Threadfin Shad into the lake. According to Brian Prichard of Stripers Inc. Guide Service, the striper fishing has not changed due to the shad population. "In years previous, May has been 1 of the very best months to fish for Lake Texoma stripers, and this year is no exception." The guide stated. On most of his trips more than the previous two weeks Mr. Prichard has restricted out on up to sixty fish in a matter of 30 to 45 minutes. For the remainder of the day he will try put his clients on large fish whilst practicing catch and release.