Lake Texoma Bass Fishing Report June 18, 2001

Striper Fishing On Lake Texoma Monday, June 18, 2001. Lake level: 618.90. Water Temperature: 75 degrees. Water clarity: Clear. Generation: 10:00 a.m. till 8:00 a.m. Floodgates: Closed. Weather: low 70 / high 92 / clear. Fishing time: 5:30 a.m. till 11:30 a.m. Early fishing was good using shiners. After 8:30 fishing slowed to nearly nothing. Captain Joe Grigar brought his four fishermen back to the dock to finish out their limit. The stripers are scattered all over the lake. If you are lucky enough to stay over a school for over twenty minutes you can catch several nice silversides. Over half of today’s fish were caught only twenty feet from the dam. The rest were caught on the southeast corner of the table top, in Little Mineral and at the dock. Without our usual large schools of threadfin shad, large schools of stripers are hard to find. Summer fishing has gotten here early. Get out your two ounce slabs and a noisy topwater lure or two and enjoy chasing the stripers early in the mornings. 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/fishpics8.html Bass are still slow. Best bets for bass are breakwaters and boathouses over deep water with jigs and tube baits. There is an early morning top water bite but it’s over pretty quick. Reports of some fish being caught on Carolina rigs and Deep shad crankbaits on main points. Crappie are slow in baited slips on minnows. Catfish are still good. Expect to catch them anywhere on about anything you are throwing. Report submitted by professional guide J. B. Webb. jbwebbblackbass@aol.com

Water Temp: 75

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