Lake Texoma provides habitat for at least 70 fish species. Several of Lake Texoma’s fish species were introduced by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation (ODWC) and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD). Those species popular for recreational fishing include largemouth, spotted, white, and striped bass, white crappie and channel, blue, and flathead catfish; The striped bass fishery at Lake Texoma is extremely popular and is considered one of the most successful striped fisheries in the nation. In addition, downstream of the dam is a tailwater fishery that supports striped bass, as well as channel, blue, and flathead catfish. Gizzard shad, threadfin shad, and Mississippi silverside are considered important forage species in the lake. Freshwater drum, carp, gar, buffalo, and river carpsucker make up the bulk of rough fishes in lake Texoma.ght in 1984).

Lake Texoma Fish Species – Threadfin Shad

Lake Texoma Fish Species: Threadfin Shad Dorosoma is Greek for "lance body," referring to the lance-like shape of young shad. The word petenense refers to Lake Peten in the Yucatan, the species type locality. Threadfin shad are usually easily distinguished from gizzard shad by the fact that the upper jaw does not project [...]

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Lake Texoma Fish Species – Spotted Gar

Lake Texoma Fish Species: Spotted Gar The spotted gar is one of three gar species native to Texas. They are primitive fish and date back to the Cretaceous period, some 65 to 100 million years ago. The ancestors of spotted gar swam with the dinosaurs! A large gar can eat a lot of [...]

By |2021-06-17T17:59:26+00:00June 17th, 2021|Lake Texoma Fish Species|0 Comments

Lake Texoma Fish Species – Grizzard Shad

Lake Texoma Fish Species: Grizzard Shad Gizzard shad provide forage for most game species. They rarely bite on a hook, and when they do, they are generally considered worthless as a food fish. The species is often used as cut bait for other fish species. Dorosoma is Greek for "lance body," referring to [...]

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Lake Texoma Fish Species – Smallmouth Buffalo

Lake Texoma Fish Species: Smallmouth Buffalo Although some anglers consider smallmouth buffalo to be a rough fish, in many areas the species is highly prized. Specimens in excess of 82 pounds have been landed by rod and reel anglers, whereas the trotline record is 97 pounds in Texas. Buffalo will sometimes take doughballs [...]

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Lake Texoma Fish Species – Flathead Catfish

Lake Texoma Fish Species: Flathead Catfish The flathead catfish is the second largest freshwater sportfish in Texas, being outmuscled only by the blue catfish. Where mature populations exist, 50-pounders are not unusual. Typically, the largest fish are caught by trotliners, who have landed specimens in excess of 110 pounds. "Catfish" is the second most [...]

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Lake Texoma Fish Species – Channel Catfish

Lake Texoma Fish Species: Channel Catfish wide variety of baits including liver, worms, grasshoppers, shrimp, chicken, cheese and stinkbait, among others. Undoubtedly, part of the reason for their popularity is their delicious flavor when cooked. Channel catfish in excess of 36 pounds have been landed in Texas waters. The North American record stands [...]

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Lake Texoma Fish Species – Channel Catfish

Lake Texoma Fish Species: Channel Catfish wide variety of baits including liver, worms, grasshoppers, shrimp, chicken, cheese and stinkbait, among others. Undoubtedly, part of the reason for their popularity is their delicious flavor when cooked. Channel catfish in excess of 36 pounds have been landed in Texas waters. The North American record stands [...]

By |2021-06-17T15:12:36+00:00June 17th, 2021|Lake Texoma Fish Species|0 Comments

Lake Texoma Fish Species – Freshwater Drum

Lake Texoma Fish Species: Freshwater Drum Although freshwater drum is considered a rough fish by many anglers, it is prized as a food fish in some areas. Drum are also sought after as bait for other species. In Texas the rod and reel record exceeds 30 pounds, and the trotline record is 55 pounds. [...]

By |2021-06-17T14:36:33+00:00June 17th, 2021|Lake Texoma Fish Species|0 Comments

Lake Texoma Fish Species – Common Carp

Lake Texoma Fish Species: Common Carp Although carp are generally considered a nuisance by North American anglers, they are highly prized as sportfish in Europe, as they are often excellent fighters. A growing number of anglers in the US are becoming interested in carp as a sportfish. Although flavor varies with the quality of [...]

By |2021-06-17T13:43:19+00:00June 17th, 2021|Lake Texoma Fish Species|0 Comments

Lake Texoma Fish Species – White Crappie

Lake Texoma Fish Species: White Crappie Taken together, white crappie and black crappie combined) is the most popular panfish in Texas. The crappie group is the third most preferred group overall, ranking behind only "bass" and "catfish." Crappie are sought after by both bank and boat anglers. Typically, minnows are the preferred bait, [...]

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