Fishing Report Lake Texoma Friday, March 9, 2001 Lake level: 625.07 Water Temperature: 49 degrees Water clarity: Muddy Generating: 2 generators 24 hours Floodgate discharge: 35,000 CFS Weather: high 55 / low 42, partly cloudy, light wind Fishing time: Thursday, 7:30 a.m. till 1:30 p.m. Texoma is ten feet higher than normal for this time of year. The lake is muddy. The Corps is dropping the lake six inches a day. These conditions make for some very slow striper fishing. Shad are very hard to catch. Lake biologist report that there is no evidence of any major shad kill or die off. The normal cold water pattern for shad is for the shad to seek out the warmest water. The warmest water at this time is either deep on the main body of the lake or in the muddy water up the river channels. A few stripers are being caught on shiners. Experienced fishermen are catching silversides up to nine pounds on four inch sassy shad in eight inch to twelve feet of water in the back of coves where the warm water is running in the creeks. Look forward to some great fishing when the lake gets back to normal. Submitted by: Tinker’s Striper Guide Service

Water Temp: 49