Fishing Lake Texoma – The Ideal Striped Bass Lake

Texoma is an 89,000 acre lake on the Red River bordering both Texas and Oklahoma which is widely recognized as a top fishing lake among all Oklahoma and Texas lakes. Lake Texoma to some, is one of the most popular recreation destinations in the Southwest. Lake Texoma was built by the Corps of Engineers, impounded in 1944, and was stocked with largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, hybrid striped bass, blue and channel catfish, both black and white crappie along with the native sand bass from the Red and Washita Rivers.

Lake Texoma Is Shared By Both Oklahoma and Texas

The lake includes two wildlife refuges, two state parks, numerous U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-managed parks, some lavish resorts, hundreds of campgrounds and a variety of excellent golf courses.  Couple all of this together and it provides an outdoors adventure for everyone.  Power boating, power sailing, personal watercraft, water skiers, wind surfers and Lake Texoma striper fishing anglers all consider the lake an excellent place to have outdoor fun.  Living on the lake and guiding fishing trip on it for over 20 years, Captain Dan Barnett knows this lake like the back of his hand and is the ideal choice when selecting a Lake Texoma striper fishing guide.

The Ideal Striped Bass Lake

Beautiful Lake Texoma is an ideal striper lake.  The spawning habits of the striper make it unique as a natural spawning lake.  Because striped bass eggs must remain suspended in a current until hatching, (about 48 hours), the above average salt content of the lake’s water makes it the only freshwater lake where the Striper can reproduce naturally.  Fertilized eggs are carried by lake water currents until hatching.  This process is mandatory to avoid suffocation of the newborn.  Other freshwater lake populations must be maintained by stocking and re-stocking fingerlings.  Stripers are fast-growing and long-lived and have reached weights of over 40 pounds.  Sexual maturity occurs at about two years of age for male stripers and at four years of age for females.  They can reach a size of 10 to 12 inches in the first year.  If you are looking for a fast action adventure in your life or a unique gift for a loved one, Lake Texoma Striper fishing with Dan Barnett can NOT be beaten.

Striper Fishing For The Hybrid and Striped Bass

The Striped Bass you will catch while on a Lake Texoma Striper Fishing excursion with Guaranteed Guide Service are some of the best fish you will find anywhere.  The striper is the largest member of the temperate bass family.  It is easily recognized by the seven or eight prominent black uninterrupted horizontal stripes along its sides.  The stripes are often interrupted or broken and are usually absent on young fish of less than six inches.

Stripers are voracious feeders and consume any kind of small fish and a variety of invertebrates.  Preferred foods for adults mainly consist of gizzard and threadfin shad, found in abundance in Lake Texoma.  Like other temperate bass, they move in schools, and all members of the school tend to feed at the same time.  This trait makes for fast and furious action for the fisherman once the school has been discovered.  Lake Texoma striper fishing with full-time professional fishing guide Captain Dan Barnett is a guaranteed outdoor experience.

Smallmouth Bass Fishing For Trophies

Smallmouth bass now rank among the top 15 most preferred species of sport fish.  They prefer large clear-water lakes and cool streams with clear water and gravel substrate.  Lake Texoma certainly provides that outdoor environment and Dan affectionately declares them a national treasure.  Smallmouth bass fishing is an avid angler’s little slice of heaven.  It makes little difference whether you are fishing Oklahoma or Texas, Lake Texoma fishing with Dan is a quality outdoors experience packed with memories of a lifetime.  Just imagine sharing fish pictures of a trophy Smallmouth Bass with your fishing buddies.  Guided Smallmouth fishing trips with Dan for this great sport fish will make that a reality.

Lake Texoma Slam - Dan Barnett's Guaranteed Guide Service

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!

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Lake Texoma Fish Species