Fishing Report Lake Texoma. Thursday, May 10, 2001. Lake level: 616.72. Water Temperature: 65 degrees. Water clarity: Clear. Generating ten hours. Floodgates: Closed. Weather: low 57 / high 78, partly cloudy/light wind. Fishing time: Friday, 6:00 a.m. till 10:30 a.m. Striper fishing cannot get any better than right now. Threadfin shad are still very hard to find in Texoma. Large shiners, perch, brim and cut gizzard shad all work great. The north and northwest sides of the lake produced the largest catches with limits up to seven pounds before 9:00 am for six boats. All the fishermen were at a shore lunch eating fresh fried striper and all the trimmings by noon. Look for the stripers moving to the main body of the lake soon. Bruce Hysmith, Texas Fisheries Biologist, reported TPWD has been stocking Lake Texoma with threadfin shad on a regular basis. Their goal is to stock 30,000 threadfin shad in May. I can’t say it enough, striper fishing is at it’s best on Lake Texoma. Come enjoy the fun and excitement of reeling in freshwaters hardest fighting fish. Practice safe boating. Report submitted by: Tinker’s Striper Guide Service, To see pictures of this months catch go to: Black Bass are good in shallow water on POP R’s, crank baits, Flukes, worms and spinners. Just pick out a good looking spot and start casting. Expect 10-20 fish but not many big ones. Bass Report submitted by professional guide J. B. Webb.

Water Temp: 65