Fishing Report Lake Texoma. Tuesday, April 10, 2001. Lake level: 617.78. Water Temperature: 55 degrees. Water clarity: Stained. Generating: 10:00 am – 10:00pm. Floodgates: Closed. Weather: high 78 / low 68, overcast/windy. Fishing time: Friday, 7:00 a.m. till 10:30 a.m. We got out early today trying to catch our fish before the high winds got here. We started fishing west of Washita Point. drifting shiners in 8 to 30 feet of water. This produced several stripers in the 16” to 18” variety. We had caught around 20 gizzard shad the day before. When we started using them the quality of our under 20” fish improved but we didn’t catch anything over 24”. From past experience this tells me the larger spawning fish are up the rivers waiting on a rain to get the rivers running. Staging fish at the mouths of the Red and Washita rivers are being caught on horsehead jigs and sassy shad. If you can start your drift in shallow water (8’) and drift out into deeper water and get the stripers fired up they will follow you for quite a ways into the deeper water. It is not unusual for four fishermen to land 6 to 8 fish each on a drift like this. From now thru the spawn striper fishing will be at it’s best on Lake Texoma. Come enjoy the fun and excitement of reeling in freshwaters hardest fighting fish. Be safe and respect the other fishermen. Never run your boat thru the water a drifting fisherman is drifting into, always pass in the water he has already fished. Submitted by: Tinker’s Striper Guide Service

Water Temp: 55