Fall Fishing

The fishing over the summer was fantastic. It almost seems like the bite has been running a month behind what is normal, and of course the lake turning over in September made for some tough conditions.

October has brought some fantastic fishing, though. The stripers are everywhere right now. Big fish are spotty but the box fish are showing up in big numbers and the top water bite has not started on a consistent pattern yet. November looks to be a big month for Lake Texoma, so go ahead and book your trip now!

Stripers are congregating on flats and in ditches, and it doesn’t take long to get a limit when you find the fish. Live bait seems to be the best, but lures with the old faithful Chartreusee Sassy Shad are scoring as well.

Last weekend we had a family get together at the lake and I took my niece Tiffany and her husband Austin out. The sun came up and the stripers turned on. The best one Tiffany caught, of course, and it was a nice 22” striper. (Tiffany and Austin are opening a yoga studio, 3Tree Yoga, in Fort Worth this fall, so check them out if you’re nearby.)

All in all it was a great weekend, especially with our granddaughter Kat on her first trip to the great Lake Texoma. Thanks to Austin for capturing all of these great photos of our time at the lake!

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The catch of the day went to my niece Tiffany with a 22″ striper.

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Not a bad haul for the day.

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I’m pretty sure that’s the face I make when I’m frying up some striper, Katherine.

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Katherine also made best friends with Tiffany and Austin’s one-eyed rescue Greyhound, Lark.

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