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#11028075 - 08/07/15 08:04 PM Texoma below the Dam
Linecaster Offline
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Registered: 02/23/06
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Loc: Richardson TX
Please any information, is the fishing for Stripers below the dam ok?
My son in law is with us from South Africa for four days (have not seen him for 10 years) and he would like to tie into a Striper, thanks.
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#11028226 - 08/07/15 09:45 PM Re: Texoma below the Dam [Re: Linecaster]
formula462 Offline
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the last I heard it was

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#11028345 - 08/07/15 11:06 PM Re: Texoma below the Dam [Re: Linecaster]
robert hunter Offline
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Get a guide with a boat down there you should tear them up big fish in the river right now
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#11028351 - 08/07/15 11:08 PM Re: Texoma below the Dam [Re: Linecaster]
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Capt Mac has contact with a guy that is killing them now not sure who it is.
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#11028627 - 08/08/15 09:02 AM Re: Texoma below the Dam [Re: Linecaster]
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Thank you for the replies, I was really thinking about fishing from the bank at the dam.
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#11028722 - 08/08/15 10:21 AM Re: Texoma below the Dam [Re: Linecaster]
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If he is conventional get a three oz egg sinker on the bottom with chartreuse buck tail abot a foot above it and I white curly tail grub a foot above that heave and retreve shoud get you on some.
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#11028962 - 08/08/15 12:57 PM Re: Texoma below the Dam [Re: Linecaster]
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The fishing below the dam is still very good. They are still dumping water from the lake.

The crowds are also still large on the River.

Bridge is still out on Texas side so you either have to get to the dam by going through Oklahoma or by the back way by the state park.

Lot's more details in the Bank Fishing section.

Good luck!
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#11029921 - 08/08/15 10:09 PM Re: Texoma below the Dam [Re: Linecaster]
Linecaster Offline
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Thank you all, it is fly fishing with 5 weight fly rods and I guess , Grey above white clouser minnows?
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#11030052 - 08/09/15 02:42 AM Re: Texoma below the Dam [Re: Linecaster]
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They tend to change prefrance a lot there so switch colors. There are some really big stripes in there right now so at least a five I would have the eight.
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#11030128 - 08/09/15 07:26 AM Re: Texoma below the Dam [Re: Linecaster]
Linecaster Offline
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Thanks Robert, 5 is the heaviest we have and will get different color Clousers, our intent is tomorrow early morning.
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#11030265 - 08/09/15 09:14 AM Re: Texoma below the Dam [Re: Linecaster]
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40,000 cfs and a 5wt probably isn't going to serve you well. they should be closing the gates in a week or so and then we'll be looking at 10,000 cfs while they generate which with this heat should be 24/7 till the end of September.
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#11030303 - 08/09/15 09:39 AM Re: Texoma below the Dam [Re: Linecaster]
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It's very very tough, if not possible to fly fishing below the dam. I hit the dam once or twice a week, I know first hand. The current is very strong. big crowd every day, especially on weekends. The big fishes are at the hedge of the white water, which is about 70 yards or 80 yards away. The water coming out of the flood gate is cooler than the water coming out of generation on TX side. So big mamas are hiding in the cooler water. My friends and I are using surf rod at the Dam right now, we need to be able to hit the wall for big fish on top water. We are after 15#, 20# stripers, not interested in 2# or 3# babies. You may catch small stripers close to the bank, using clouser, small streamer, bucktail jig. The colors are white with chartreuse, red with white, pink with white, purple with white. If you want more info about fishing stripers with conventional gears, shoot me a pm. I am more than happy to share.


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#11030973 - 08/09/15 02:56 PM Re: Texoma below the Dam [Re: Linecaster]
Linecaster Offline
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Loc: Richardson TX
Thanks for the replies I was hoping to fish the edges not looking for the big ones but I have noted the big crowds and fast water. We have decided to give it a miss and rather to fish closer to home. All the replies are much appreciated, thank you.
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#11031594 - 08/09/15 08:35 PM Re: Texoma below the Dam [Re: Linecaster]
gray Offline
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Thank you all. I have read all I nee to know. It will be at least 30 days before I even think about fly fishing below the dam. In the meantime I will get to work on tying some flies.

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