Lake Texoma Bass Fishing Report May 19, 2001

Fishing Report Lake Texoma. Saturday, May 19, 2001. Lake level: 617.71. Water Temperature: 67 degrees. Water clarity: Stained. Generating 10AM till midnight. Floodgates: Closed. Weather: low 64 / high 84, partly cloudy/windy. Fishing time: Saturday, 2:00 p.m. till 7:30 p.m. Fishing has been sporadic in the mornings for the last few days. Our afternoon trips produced 7 fish weighing between 15 and 22 pounds. The stripers are still scattered all over the lake in small schools. Most of the schools are located in the river channels and on the edges of the channels in 35 to 45 feet of water from Washita Point to the dam. Buy a couple of dozen large shiners, find a hump or drop-off and have some fun. Bruce Hysmith, Texas Fisheries Biologist, reported TPWD has been stocking Lake Texoma with threadfin shad on a regular basis. Five thousand have been stocked so far. Their goal is to stock 30,000 threadfin shad before they stop. Report submitted by: Tinker’s Striper Guide Service, http://www.tinker.net To see pictures of this months catch go to: http://www.tinker.net/fishpics4.html Lake is almost 2 foot high and mostly clear. Water temp is 67. Surface temp is running 68-71. Backs of coves stained from run off. Bass are good with a 6# small mouth caught last week. Fish are taking cranks, top waters and jerk baits on rocks and sand drops. Crappie are fair and still in shallow around brush and boathouses. Catfish are very good on cut bait and prepared baits in and along rocky banks. Report submitted by professional guide J. B. Webb. jbwebbblackbass@aol.com

Water Temp: 67

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