Fishing Report Lake Texoma. Sunday, May 27, 2001. Lake level: 619.18. Water Temperature: 71 degrees. Water clarity: Stained/Clear. Generating one generator 4pm to 7pm, both generators 7pm to 10 pm. Floodgates open. Weather: low 66 / high 88 / partly cloudy. Fishing time: Sunday, 6:00 a.m. till 12:30 p.m. The lake is just over two feet high and has a lot of water coming down both rivers. The Corps Of Engineers opened the floodgates Friday to prevent flooding over the Memorial Day holidays. The only problem with this is that the majority of the large stripers have moved to the dam area and most of the shad stocked in the last month were put in at the dam. Hopefully, both the stripers and shad don’t go through the floodgates. Shad are practically impossible to catch on Texoma. Shiners have been working great. Sunday morning in one boat we caught over 50 stripers and had all of our 20 inch-plus fish. We were using shiners fishing just off West Burns Run boat ramp in 73 feet of water. The key to catching the stripers was to only put your bait down 32’. If you start at Washita Point and follow the river channel and the edges of it all the way to the dam you will find the large schools of stripers. The next few weeks will be great for catching the hard fighting silversides. Report submitted by: Tinker’s Striper Guide Service, To see pictures of last weeks catch go to: Lake is nearly 3 foot high and clear. Bass are good on white Spinners, Jerk baits and worms. Top water baits like Pop R’s also working. Fish are on drops and in new flooded willows and buck brush in 2-15 foot of water. Smallmouth are fair to good along dam and bluffs in evenings on Rouges and tube baits. Try a dark spinner bait if fishing after dark. Report submitted by professional guide J. B. Webb.

Water Temp: 71