James Allen

Fishing remains sporadic with the fish getting ready for spawn. Some males are milking but most still have solid milt in them and have not really started the run up river to spawn. We have had some rains the last couple days and that will increase the flow into the lake, hopefully triggering them to get it started. The water temps are still a little low for the spawn but the warmer days will help that. Live bait is hard to catch right now but the full moon is leaving us and that will help. The fish are holding to ledges and deep water. Anchoring is still the best way to go but staying in one place too long will also invite the catfish to gather under the boat. Lots of fish in the 1-3lb range with the occassional 7lb female found.

Fish Species: Striped Bass
Bait Used: Live Shad
Tackle Used: Baitcaster, 20lb test Big Game
Method Used: Live bait dropped to 30ft.
Water Depth: 45
Water Temperature: 60
Wind Direction: SE
Wind Speed: 15-25
Good size female Striper
Good size female Striper

Lots of smaller box fish to be had
Lots of smaller box fish to be had

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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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