Fishing on Lake Texoma9148277
Whether or not you are a crappie, striper or bass angler, May is without a doubt, the best month for catching numbers of fish on Lake Texoma. The water temperature this time of year hovers about 70 degrees and most of the crappie, striper and bass are feeding up after their spawn. Concurrent with the fifth month of the year on most lakes in North Texas is the Threadfin Shad spawn. Throughout most years on Lake Texoma, bass can be caught consistently all through the day on something resembling this baitfish including: spinnerbaits, crankbaits, topwaters and weightless flukes.
One of my favorite patterns for Texoma largemouth this month is to cast a white spinnerbait down the foam siding of boat docks. Numerous occasions numerous fish can be taken from just one boat slip. Nevertheless, 2010 is much different than most years. Our severe winter temperatures saw a big number of the Threadfin population killed off. Consequently the shad pattern for largemouth bass is not as reliable. Instead, 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 Department of Wildlife Conservation have recently 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 past, Might has been one 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.