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#12309401 - 06/24/17 08:04 AM Fly fishing Lake Texoma
texoma1231 Offline
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Registered: 11/16/15
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I fly fished on Thursday and Friday of this past week on Texoma in the Little Mineral area and had a great time. There were so many fish on top last Thursday that I could not believe my eyes. These were not big fish but there were so many and they stayed on top long enough that 5-6 fish could be caught before they went down. The stripers were 12-13 inches long and there were plenty of sand bass mixed in the schools. Most of the schools came up in the area of the Lighthouse Marina and moved up and down the banks from there. Actually they were all up and down that side of Little Mineral.

I had two 6 wt fly rods. One with a small top water popper and one with a small white clouser. While the fish were up I would catch them on the popper and when they would go down you could still catch them on the clouser. The fish were feeding on shad that were about 1/2 inch long so it was important to have a fly about that size. I caught as many as I wanted to catch. I think the cloud cover helped to keep them on top Thursday. Great day on Texoma. All fish returned to grow for next year.

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#12309483 - 06/24/17 09:12 AM Re: Fly fishing Lake Texoma [Re: texoma1231]
mickfly Offline
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Registered: 02/23/08
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Loc: Fairview, TX
Had a similar experience last Monday. Lots of small schoolie stripers and sand bass up to 16". Fun fishing!
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#12309802 - 06/24/17 02:35 PM Re: Fly fishing Lake Texoma [Re: texoma1231]
mickeytfc Offline
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Registered: 01/15/07
Posts: 216
Loc: Little Elm
We got into them like that a few weeks ago, right in Little Mineral Marina. But sounds like you had more success hooking them than the fly fisher I was with. What kind of retrieve was working for you? I'm glad to hear they are still going. Thanks for the report!
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#12309863 - 06/24/17 03:31 PM Re: Fly fishing Lake Texoma [Re: texoma1231]
texoma1231 Offline
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Registered: 11/16/15
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The retrieve for both the popper and the clouser was just short quick strips back to the boat. I think that the hook-up success for those size fish was that both the popper and the clouser were tied on sz 6 hooks. The other factor on how many you could catch before they went down was how fast you could get the fish off of the hook and get back in the water.

I think that July is the unofficial start of top water bite so hopefully it will continue and the bigger fish will start to feed on top some.

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#12310081 - 06/24/17 07:47 PM Re: Fly fishing Lake Texoma [Re: texoma1231]
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Loc: arlington
accessible by kayak?
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#12310386 - 06/25/17 06:02 AM Re: Fly fishing Lake Texoma [Re: texoma1231]
texoma1231 Offline
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Yes. The Lighthouse marina would be a good place to start. Lots of access there.

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#12311787 - 06/26/17 10:43 AM Re: Fly fishing Lake Texoma [Re: texoma1231]
keebranch Offline
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Loc: Arlington, TX
hmm- sounds like fun!
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#12313089 - 06/27/17 07:49 AM Re: Fly fishing Lake Texoma [Re: texoma1231]
mickfly Offline
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Registered: 02/23/08
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Loc: Fairview, TX
Most of my fish were caught deeper -- 300 grain sink tip and a countdown from ten to 30 seconds, depending on where they showed up on the fish finder. But when they were up, it was just cast and strip, as fast as you can. Going back tomorrow for another dose of this fishing medicine!
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