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THE TEXOMA GRAND SLAM

If you go fishing for Smallmouth Bass with Dan Barnett, you may be one of the select few to achieve The Texoma Grand Slam!

What is the Texoma Grand Slam?

The Texoma Grand Slam is catching all five of the following species in the same day: Striped Bass, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, White Bass and Spotted Bass. This is a rare but achievable goal and Dan Barnett is one of the few guides that has made this happen for his customers. If you would like to be one of the select few who has achieved this goal, book a trip with me today to go Smallmouth Bass fishing on Lake Texoma, and we’ll give it a shot. Catching all five of Lake Texoma’s best sporting fish in the same day is something to truly remember. It just doesn’t get better than this!

Largemouth Bass

Two subspecies of largemouth bass exist in Texas: the native Micropterus salmoides salmoides and the Florida largemouth bass, Micropterus salmoides floridanus. The two subspecies are visually indistinguishable, although they may be distinguished by genetic testing procedures. Both are usually green with dark blotches that form a horizontal stripe along the middle of the fish on either side. The underside ranges in color from light green to almost white. . .

Largemouth Bass

Smallmouth Bass

Because of its reputation in other parts of the US as an excellent sport fish, the smallmouth bass has been introduced into a number of Texas reservoirs and streams. Minnows, crayfish, and alderfly larvae (hellgrammites) are among the most successful live baits used. Smallmouth bass now rank among the top 15 most preferred species. Known maximum size in Texas exceeds 7.5 pounds. . .

Smallmouth Bass

Spotted Bass

Despite the fact that spotted bass are not nearly so large and numerous as largemouth bass (in Texas their maximum size is less than one-third that of largemouth bass), they are excellent fighters. Spotted bass are very popular in east Texas, particularly in the Sabine, Neches, and Cypress Rivers. Known maximum size in Texas exceeds 5.5 pounds. Spotted bass seem to be segregated by habitat type from closely related species. . .

Spotted Bass

Striper

The striped bass is the largest member of the sea bass family, often called “temperate” or “true” bass to distinguish it from species such as largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass which are actually members of the sunfish family Centrarchidae. Although Morone is of unknown derivation, saxatilis is Latin meaning “dwelling among rocks.” As with other true basses, the dorsal fin is clearly separated into spiny and soft-rayed portions. Striped bass are silvery, shading to olive-green on the back and white on the belly, with seven or eight uninterrupted horizontal stripes on each side of the body. . .

Striper

White Bass

White bass are the fifth most preferred species among licensed Texas anglers. Schools of white bass feeding on shad generate much excitement in the fishing community. Once a school has been located, successful anglers often fish the surface with spoons or spinners. Bottom fishing at night with live bait may also produce great success. White bass are excellent fighters, and are considered superb table fare. . .

White Bass