Lake Texoma Fishing Report :: March Patterns Setting In
Posted on March 7, 2011


It is evident that March has arrived as it seems the wind is always blowing which can make fishing tough as Lake Texoma can get rough and you are limited to where you can fish but I’ve been making it work thus far. The catfishing has died down a bit as expected for March and the striper fishing is beginning to pick back up as the water warms. Theoretically, each week should be better than the last with the continually warming water temperatures. 
Friday March 4th we tried our luck catfishing and it had gotten much slower from the previous week. We fished live and cut gizzard shad on the bottom in 70-80ft. of water on anchor. There were several fish still there and we were getting lots of bites but they just were not in the mood. They would just chew on the bait and never really take it. I moved several times but it was the same story everywhere I went. We ended up bringing home 10 cats up to 8 pounds to split between 2 people which was not terrible but we should have done better. We did manage to lose our 2 biggest fish which would have certainly made our day but that’s how it goes sometimes. Still it was a great day out and we had a blast.
A cold front moved in on us Saturday and it was windy and cold. I had four guys and they were not fully prepared for the weather but they decided to stick with the plan so away we went. After receiving a good lure report from Chris, I decided to try out the striper action. We tied on some glow 5” sassys and started casting. The fish were holding in 10-25ft. of water and fairly thick but they would scatter easily and the fishing was slow. It was about an hour and a half before we put our first fish in the boat, then 30 minutes later our second and third. We finally started picking up one here and there and grinding it out. My crew stuck with it all through the cold and we finally put a decent mess of fish in the box. After 7 hours of fishing we called it quits at 2:00 and headed in with 28 stripers, a sandbass, and a crappie. Considering we had a 20 mph north wind the whole time, I was extremely pleased with our box of fish.
I’m anticipating the fishing to really bust open next week during spring break. The fish are starting to get settled into their March patterns so they should start firing off and I have too many trips booked not to be optimistic about it. I have recently updated my website with a meet the guides section and I’ve included Mark as one of my guides. He is a second generation fishing guide who grew up on the lake so he knows it as well as anyone. I’ve fished with Mark now for about 7 years and he is always the first one I call when I need an extra boat on my trips. He was one of my groom’s men at my wedding and I’ve never met a person that didn’t like Mark. He is just as good of a fisherman as I am and if there fish that are biting somewhere, Mark will find them. Spring books up fast and my Saturdays are getting filled up but fishing is better during the week as there are fewer boats on the water. You can book your trip online at or just give me a call at (903)815-1609 and I’ll get you set up.
Your Lake Texoma striper guide,
Brian Prichard
Stripers Inc.