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Texoma Striper size #13409290 01/19/20 02:53 PM
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I want to fish Texoma for striper. What are chances of catching fish over 20 pounds? I have knowledge, gear and boat. Thanks

Re: Texoma Striper size [Re: Cash Fishin and Huntin] #13409377 01/19/20 04:07 PM
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Slim to none. , I’ve fished Texoma since the late 70’s. , I had to go to Connecticut to break 20. This one broke 30.

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Re: Texoma Striper size [Re: Cash Fishin and Huntin] #13409381 01/19/20 04:10 PM
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I would think breaking 15 lbs would be a nice target.
I have been in a few guided tournaments and have not seen a 15 pound fish yet.


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Re: Texoma Striper size [Re: Cash Fishin and Huntin] #13409606 01/19/20 08:12 PM
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Fish Texoma weekly, in 20 plus years have never personally saw a 20 pounder. Go to Arkansas or east coast if you are wanting to catch big striper.


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Re: Texoma Striper size [Re: camo-jorts] #13409681 01/19/20 09:35 PM
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It’s rare but in the 304 trips I fished during 2019 i saw 2-3 over 20# all released but only 2 were actually weighed because it was cold and I felt we could take the time.Other one was in July and it had to get back in the water ASAP
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They are very rare. I have spent 26 years learning their behaviors and the stars align when you get one of these beasts I will never forget just a few years ago though I had a day where we had five fish 20 to 26 pounds in the boat and it was just absolutely unreal and one year later with the same guys couldn’t catch one over 6 pounds :-)


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Re: Texoma Striper size [Re: Cash Fishin and Huntin] #13409701 01/19/20 10:00 PM
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We used to catch them that size behind the damn at Texoma when they were letting the water out using surf rods and large pencil poppers filled with lead so we could chunk them far.

This was back in 1980 to around 1983, there was a Ron Speed Guide Service and I think they were running airboats behind the damn, They used to catch them pretty good as well.

It was mass chaos but good times once you got a big one on

Re: Texoma Striper size [Re: Cash Fishin and Huntin] #13409757 01/19/20 10:59 PM
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Yep. Still to this day your odds of a really big striper will always be below the lake in the river directly behind the dam. True for Texoma, Canyon, Whitney, PK.....

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Re: Texoma Striper size [Re: Cash Fishin and Huntin] #13410257 01/20/20 01:46 PM
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Thanks for the response. I continue to fish Elephant Butte in NM. Not many stripers left. Our former Govenor Bill Richardson gave most of the water to Texas and Mexico. It killed most of the snipers.

Re: Texoma Striper size [Re: outfishdya] #13410268 01/20/20 01:57 PM
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Thank you.

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I caught a 16 pounder but that was back in '97 just outside of Tanglewood resort. And on a jig n pig in 5' of water! LOL! Surprise!


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Re: Texoma Striper size [Re: Cash Fishin and Huntin] #13410422 01/20/20 03:57 PM
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I caught a 16.5# striper fly fishing out of my float tube below the dam in 2018

Re: Texoma Striper size [Re: Cash Fishin and Huntin] #13410796 01/20/20 10:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Cash Fishin and Huntin
Thanks for the response. I continue to fish Elephant Butte in NM. Not many stripers left. Our former Govenor Bill Richardson gave most of the water to Texas and Mexico. It killed most of the snipers.


I've heard stories of roving gangs of 40 lb stripers in Elephant Butte back in it's heyday.

Were you fishing it when it was Hot ? What is the fishing like now ?

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Re: Texoma Striper size [Re: Mo] #13410863 01/20/20 11:49 PM
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Yes it.was good until the lake shrunk. Lots of 25 to 40 pounders.

Re: Texoma Striper size [Re: Cash Fishin and Huntin] #13412474 01/22/20 01:38 PM
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My Grandson was about 14 years old a couple of years ago when he caught a 20lb Striper on Texoma. The replica is hanging on his bedroom wall. I'm 52 years older and have never done that, but I'm still trying.

Re: Texoma Striper size [Re: Cash Fishin and Huntin] #13412589 01/22/20 03:06 PM
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Lake Hamilton Ark or lake Ouchita Ark. both lakes are @ Hot Springs . Hot Springs is historical and has lots of excellent micro breweries for you to peruse. Twenty plus pounders are common from December thru March with a few being taken early April.

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