Lake Texoma Bass Fishing Report September 5, 2001

Striper Fishing On Lake Texoma Wednesday, September 5, 2001. Lake level: 613.07. Water Temperature: 81 degrees. Water clarity: Stained. Generation: one unit 6:00 p.m. till 7:00 p.m. Weather: low 69 / high 78 / cloudy /scattered rain. Fishing time: 6:40 a.m. till 11:30 a.m. Captain Joe Grigar left the dock at 6:40 a.m. with two fishermen. By 9:30 they had caught only eight small fish behind the Islands. After searching the north bank, the north side of the river channel and the Oklahoma Flats area Mr. and Mrs. Robert Phillips finished up their limit using live shad in two to four feet of water against the bank in the Washita arm of the lake. They only caught one twenty+ inch silverside and threw back several short fish. As you can see in the pictures, the silversides are beginning to show stress from the hot summer water. A new spawn of shad is being seen in the shallow water around the banks and boat docks. They grow very fast and as soon as they make it toward the main lake everything should turn around and we will start catching the twenty+ inch silversides that Lake Texoma is popular for. We have gotten three inches of rain this month. As the surface water cools down and the lake is on the rise, the lunkers will start feeding. Warning!!! Be careful!!! The lake is coming up, but it is still very low. Watch for the shallow points and floating logs and save a lower unit. Report submitted by: Tinker’s Striper Guide Service, http://www.tinker.net To see pictures go to: http://www.tinker.net/fishpics14.html Bass to 5 lb. are fair to good on spinners and worms in brush. Crankbaits on rocky gravel banks shallow are catching some fish. Flukes, Jigs or Road Runners around docks are still working. Smallmouth are good at night with full moon on rock banks. Crappie are very slow. Report submitted by professional guide J. B. Webb To be removed from Report List, reply with remove in the subject line.

Water Temp: 82

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