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Texoma striper schooling #13176017 06/04/19 07:43 PM
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I was at Texoma yesterday and the striper were boilng the water for hours, the problom is they wouldn't look at anything I had except for a chrome Rattle-trap. This isn't the first time this has happened to me up there, after throwing everything I had at them I wonder what others are doing to catch them. I tried jigs, swimbaits, anything shad imitaion in a crankbait I had, topwater poppers etc......

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Re: Texoma striper schooling [Re: DNewt] #13176091 06/04/19 08:38 PM
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Just got home from there. Wish I had that problem. We never could find them. Finally caught a small one on a crappie minnow. Didn't travel much becaause of the weather. Rode around looking for a campsite. That was a wast of time.

Re: Texoma striper schooling [Re: DNewt] #13176886 06/05/19 03:45 PM
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Originally Posted by DNewt
I was at Texoma yesterday and the striper were boilng the water for hours, the problom is they wouldn't look at anything I had except for a chrome Rattle-trap. This isn't the first time this has happened to me up there, after throwing everything I had at them I wonder what others are doing to catch them. I tried jigs, swimbaits, anything shad imitaion in a crankbait I had, topwater poppers etc......


I notice early in summer they are feeding on super small shad like 1/2" to 1" in size. They get locked in on that size bait and will not eat anything else. Have to seriously down size to catch them but the fish feeding on them are typically pretty small.

Re: Texoma striper schooling [Re: DNewt] #13176897 06/05/19 03:55 PM
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Originally Posted by DNewt
I was at Texoma yesterday and the striper were boilng the water for hours, the problom is they wouldn't look at anything I had except for a chrome Rattle-trap. This isn't the first time this has happened to me up there, after throwing everything I had at them I wonder what others are doing to catch them. I tried jigs, swimbaits, anything shad imitaion in a crankbait I had, topwater poppers etc......

DID YOU CATCH ANYTHING WITH SIZE ?

Re: Texoma striper schooling [Re: SmokeDraw] #13176977 06/05/19 05:32 PM
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Originally Posted by SmokeDraw
Originally Posted by DNewt
I was at Texoma yesterday and the striper were boilng the water for hours, the problom is they wouldn't look at anything I had except for a chrome Rattle-trap. This isn't the first time this has happened to me up there, after throwing everything I had at them I wonder what others are doing to catch them. I tried jigs, swimbaits, anything shad imitaion in a crankbait I had, topwater poppers etc......


I notice early in summer they are feeding on super small shad like 1/2" to 1" in size. They get locked in on that size bait and will not eat anything else. Have to seriously down size to catch them but the fish feeding on them are typically pretty small.

I told this story before but will tell it again. I was live bait fishing with soon to be wife in mid June once. Got up late (about 8) and headed out to get bait. Caught a ton of little 3-4" threadfins. I threw most of them back but a few ended up in the tank with the larger ones I finally located. Went out to tabletop about 9. We sat there for 2-1/2 hours with the rod tips just vibrated. Within a few minutes you would pull up a scaled dead shad. Now these were large threadfins. I finally told the soon to be wife to put one of the 6 little ones on. Bam like 7 or 8 fish instantly off the 6 little baits we had. I always try to keep a variety now. Last weekend at Twok the largest hybrid of the morning came off one of the smallest baits.


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Re: Texoma striper schooling [Re: SmokeDraw] #13177059 06/05/19 06:47 PM
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Originally Posted by SmokeDraw
Originally Posted by DNewt
I was at Texoma yesterday and the striper were boilng the water for hours, the problom is they wouldn't look at anything I had except for a chrome Rattle-trap. This isn't the first time this has happened to me up there, after throwing everything I had at them I wonder what others are doing to catch them. I tried jigs, swimbaits, anything shad imitaion in a crankbait I had, topwater poppers etc......


I notice early in summer they are feeding on super small shad like 1/2" to 1" in size. They get locked in on that size bait and will not eat anything else. Have to seriously down size to catch them but the fish feeding on them are typically pretty small.


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This.
Those fish are rarely worth catching anyways. All smalls up top.


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Re: Texoma striper schooling [Re: DNewt] #13177190 06/05/19 08:28 PM
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As others said probably very small bait.

Put a big 5 sassy shad on and launch as far as possible into boil. Let sink about 10-15 seconds. Sometimes a few big dogs lay underneath looking for something to eat.

Re: Texoma striper schooling [Re: Holzer] #13177265 06/05/19 09:32 PM
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They were all about 15-16 inches, plenty long enough to catch

Re: Texoma striper schooling [Re: DNewt] #13177338 06/05/19 10:38 PM
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Ive learned that big bait big fish is mostly a myth. Match the hatch, this time of year while crappie fishing I use 1 baits to catch slab crappie. If youre netting 2-3 shad, thats what the fish are eating and thats what profile your lure should match.

Re: Texoma striper schooling [Re: DNewt] #13177506 06/06/19 01:30 AM
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I also experienced something similar at Texoma years ago. Water boiling in the morning with boats everywhere and nobody catching anything. I finally put on a roster tail and caught a few, but it was all real small fish, maybe 10 inches long we finally realized.

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