James Allen

Bait was hit and miss this morning. Either you were on them great or nothing.

I started off drifting and did pretty good with some box fish but then they got really small. Then they got really big.

11 1/2 pound female that had already spawned.

Then that slowed down, so I went to a couple other spots and drifted. Only small fish or nothing.

Then I tried anchoring. Got a few box fish but most others were little.

Only had two guys, so I was able to get their limits of good box fish but if I would have had a bunch of people today, I would have had to keep a bunch of small fish to get to limits.

Pulled 40+ fish but at least half were smaller fish 17 inches or less.

On the last drift, we pulled another spawned out female that went 10.1 lbs.

All drifting live Shad in 25ft of water or less.

Once the wind died down, it was over.

Come to Texoma and book a trip and get some of this great action.


Fish Species: Striped Bass
Bait Used: Live Shad
Tackle Used: Abu Garcia baitcaster
Method Used: drifting and on anchor
Water Depth: 30
Water Temperature: 64
Wind Direction: South
Wind Speed: 15-25
Big female Striper already spawned
Big female Striper already spawned

Another spawned out female looking for food.
Another spawned out female looking for food.

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James Allen

About The Author: James Allen

Company: Blue Water Striper Guide Service

Area Reporting: Lake Texoma

Bio: I've grown up fishing on Lake Texoma. Since Stripers have replaced Sand Bass as the species of choice on this lake, I've targeted them exclusively. I am a member of the Catfish Bay Guide Association and fish out of Catfish Bay. I offer services that most guides on the lake don't, like completely removing the red line from the fish. I am family oriented and have fishing set ups that are very user and new comer friendly.

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