Lake Texoma Bass Fishing Report July 8, 2001

Striper Fishing On Lake Texoma Sunday, July 8. Lake level: 617.65. Water Temperature: 80 degrees. Water clarity: Clear. Generation: 8:00 a.m. till 11:00 p.m. Floodgates: Closed. Weather: low 76 / high 93 / clear and hot. Fishing time: 5:30 a.m. till 11:30 a.m. Summer fishing is about as good as it can get. Captain Joe Grigar took Ray and Troy Bonham north up the Washita River and Captain Mitch Ragland went northwest towards the Cross with Eric Frederick’s group of three. They both returned around 11:30am with limits of stripers (see pictures). This is another example of how scattered the schools of stripers are. Both boats used one and a half ounce chartreuse and white slabs to catch their fish. Everyone reported having to throw back twenty+ inch fish. It is a fishing thrill when you are burning the slab up off the bottom and a four pound or larger silverside tries to take the rod right out of your hand. With the summer heat, always get an early start and enjoy a great day of striper fishing. You should be able to catch a limit before it gets too hot. The new spawn of gizzard shad are large enough to fish with and they are being found in large schools along sandy beaches and rock points. Report submitted by: Tinker’s Striper Guide Service, http://www.tinker.net To see pictures of last weeks catch go to: http://www.tinker.net/fishpics11.html

Water Temp: 80

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