March has been hit and miss, which is normal for March fishing because the striper make their run to go spawn. However, as the water warms up, the fishing is getting better. Lake Texoma water temperature is currently 58° and the striper fishing is good and soon to get better. We have caught our limit the past two trips with some big fish of up to 8lbs mixed in.
It was very windy today but fortunately we were able to get out of the wind and catch a limit of nice fish. The fish have moved shallow and are running from 10-40′ deep. Drifting shallow flats 10-25′ deep with shad or throwing lures is working well. Today we did our best on live bait anchored in 35′ in the back of a cove. It is not yet the fast and furious action of May but it is a steady bite of good fish.
Now is the time to book your trip for the spring. When the fish get back from spawning in a week or two, the fishing is going to get awesome. Spring fishing is incredible fast pace action with never a dull moment and catching 100+ fish is normal for that time. The shad will start spawning on the rocky banks sometime in May and the first topwater bite of the year will kick off.
Take advantage of our grand opening special of $100/person which runs through April 30th. Trips may be scheduled for anytime throughout the year as long as your reservation is made on or before April 30th. Spring trips should be filling up fast so make your reservation as soon as possible to get your desired date. Book your trip online at http://www.stripersinc.com/ or call 903-815-1609.
Your fishing guide, Brian Prichard, www.stripersinc.com
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Editor’s Note: Thanks for the report and pictures Brian. Looks like you guys had a great trip! How big is the striper in the top picture?