Catfish On Lake Texoma. Tuesday, June 5, 2001. Lake level: 619.30. Water Temperature: 72 degrees. Water clarity: Clear. Generation: Both units 24 hours. Floodgates: Moderate discharge. Weather: low 74 / high 90 / partly cloudy. Fishing time: Tuesday, 5:30 a.m. till noon. Captain Doug Smith pulled away from the dock early Tuesday morning with Mr. And Mrs. John Walterscheid for a morning of cat fishing. As they left Little Mineral arm of the lake, Doug turned the big Falcon north. The wind was already blowing about 15 mph out of the south. It wasn’t long until they got to the south edge of the Red River channel, which runs east and west across the northern part of the main body of the lake. After finding the spot he had fished earlier in the year, Doug anchored in 52 feet of water. Using light tipped Eagle Claw rods rigged with Ambassadeur Reels and 20 pound Ande line, Doug had tied on #6 Laser Sharp Eagle Claw treble hooks with a ¼ ounce split shot about 10 inches above the hook. Next came the bait—Danny King’s Cheese Punch Bait. Fishing 3 turns off the bottom, the action was steady. Reeling in the one and a half pound to five pound channel cats and blue cats proved to be just the right excitement the Walterscheids had come for. Before noon the two had landed well over 50 catfish and had 34 in the cooler to be cleaned. Fishing for catfish on Lake Texoma will be great thru the summer months. Report submitted by: Tinker’s Striper Guide Service, To see pictures of last weeks catch go to:

Water Temp: 72