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Fishing-itis—they got it “reel” bad

Fishing-itis—they got it “reel” bad

Scott Baker

For the most part, the natural habitat for the striped bass (or striper) is salt water, spending most of its life in the ocean. But this bass also migrates into fresh water streams and rivers to spawn during spring time. There are very few freshwater bodies where stripers can successfully spawn and live, with Lake Texoma being one of them.

Saddled between the border of Oklahoma and Texas, Lake Texoma, a 50+ year old reservoir, continues to hold its own as one of the top fishing destinations in the region. It sustains an excellent fishery that attracts anglers from all over. Striper fishing is very good all year long, but great in the month of April, when members of the RR Fishing Club headed north for a day-long expedition.

Bait fishing produced great results with eight to 15-pound catches. Stripers are a battle to reel in—it’s an exhilarating and rewarding experience to catch one of these incredible creatures. Each fisherman reached his limit of 10 stripers within three hours, helping to fill an ice chest with tasty striped bass fillets. No wonder Lake Texoma is called the “Striper Capital of the World!”

The spring striper fishing has been fantastic, and this wonderful lake never ceases to amaze us time and time again. For the fishing enthusiast, in addition to the striped bass, Lake Texoma offers ample opportunities to catch a variety of other species including catfish, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, sand bass, crappie, gar, and paddlefish.

Interested in dropping a line? Plans are always in the works for fishing destinations to Lake Texoma (striper, catfish, and bass), Lake Ray Roberts (crappie and bass), and Lake Tawakoni (catfish) among others. The RR Fishing Club meets the second Wednesday of each month at the Wildhorse Grill Boardroom at 5 p.m. For any inquiries, comments, or suggestions, contact [email protected] or Scott Baker at 214-334-7664.