Oklahoma Fishing Guides

New Lake Texoma Largemouth Bass Record

On March 3, Royce Harlan of Kingston hauled in a 12.4-lb. largemouth bass from the waters of Lake Texoma, nabbing that lake record spot and setting the stage for a great fishing season.

Harlan caught the 24-inch bass in the Washita arm using a soft plastic bait. The fish is a new record bass for Texoma in the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation’s lake record fish program.

“It’s always a thrill to catch a big fish,” Harlan said. “Everybody always hopes for that one big bite. I got it, and I’m thankful for it.”

Harlan released the fish.

Lake Texoma Fall Bass Fishing

Lake Texoma fishing guide

Most people know Lake Texoma as a great striper bass fishing lake, but it also an excellent fishery for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, blue catfish, crappie and sand bass.

Recently, a friend and I went fishing with Ray Farrior, owner of Snowgoose Guide Service.  We did a combo trip – fish for our limit of striper – and then go on the hunt for big largemouth and smallmouth bass.

We had a GREAT trip with Ray, catching lots of stripers by the Roosevelt Bridge.  And I must say, Ray is a professional through and through.  His boat was impeccable; very clean, well organized,  and safety gear readily available on both sides of the boat.  I was very impressed with how he approaches his fishing guide business.

Although the stripers are a bit smaller than usual this year due to the shad die off over the winter, Ray still got us right where we needed to be and the action was excellent.  The trip took a very interesting turn after we limited out on striper and went on the hunt for bass.  My friend hooked into something big and it took awhile to get it in the boat.  Once he got it close to the boat, we all could see that it was a monster largemouth!  He ended up catching the biggest bass of his life – and the biggest bass ever hauled into a boat that I’ve been in – an 8.5 pound HAWG!  It was awesome!!  I was also able to get some video – take a look at it here.

I highly recommend that you book a fishing trip with Ray Farrior on Lake Texoma.  You will have the best trip of your life.  Thank you Ray for an awesome fishing trip!!

Lake Texoma Fishing Report

Lake Texoma Fishing Report

On Sunday, a couple of buddies and I went fishing on Lake Texoma on the Oklahoma side.

The wind was blowing in pretty hard during the lunch hour as the “cold” front was coming through. It made fishing a bit difficult and handling the boat was rough at times.

Most of our normal tactics were not working during the heat of the day, so I decided to take us over to a shoal off a point where I’ve always caught all kinds of fish.

The wind had moved around and was coming out of the east, so we would motor near the shore on one deep side and let the wind push us across the shoal the other side which was also deep.

The fish finder was marking all kinds of fish in both the deep water and across the shoal, but nothing was working until we switched over to slabs. Then the action started!

My buddy Rob caught this nice striper on a slab he bought at Alberta Creek Marina. I caught a HUGE drum, 20 – 25 lbs on a Lead Babies Slab. Rob has the catch on his iPhone as a video, so once he sends it, I link it up to this post.

One more note: remember to put on major sunscreen this 4th of July. We used SPF 30 and it might as well have been SPF 0. We were crispy critters on Monday! Guess it’s time to bump up to SPF 45…

Texoma Benefit Tournament 4/26

A Benefit Tournament will be held at Lake Texoma (Catfish Bay) on April 26th for the Oklahoma Baptist Home for Girls in Madill, Oklahoma.

The entry fee is $150 and the proceeds are used to meet the medical and personal needs of girls in Baptist Home for Girls’ care. These include braces, medications, medical visits, glasses and other needs that the family may not be able to provide.

Fishermen from all over Northern Texas and Oklahoma attend the bass tournament each year. This tournament combines the things fishermen love the most — food, fishing and fellowship.

The Oklahoma Baptist Home for Girls hosts a sign-in meeting and provides a free supper for all the fishermen. The contestants are not only fed, but also treated to a special performance by Speechless, and testimonies from the girls.

For more information on registering yourself or a team for the tournament, please visit the entry form link at www.nokfocas.org or contact David Rush with Northern Oklahoma FOCAS at (580) 762-8949.