Lake Texoma Striper Fishing Blog

Lake Texoma Fishing Report :: Winter Bite is On!

Posted on January 7, 2020


Our winter pattern is full on here on Lake Texoma and we are consistently catching lots of nice fat stripers on a daily basis. This means casting swim baits along structure that reliably hold fish, which is my favorite pattern of the year to fish. Most often there are few other boats around in the winter months, there is no combat fishing this time of the year and it is a much more peaceful experience. It is also the most dependable pattern of the year as the fish hold to the same locations for weeks at a time, this allows me to fine tune fishing these locations into an art and learning to position our approach just right for our presentation to be the most successful in each location. Over the years I have added hundreds of these locations around the lake to my gps and I have learned that it is best to simply kill the engine and drift over places where I know the fish to be. Each year is different though and I'm continually adding new locations that I may have never found fish before, it is a continual exploration and the adventure is most rewarding.


Some people may be hesitant about casting lures, especially if they have never fished before, but I enjoy teaching people how to fish and I am confident that anyone can learn to cast and catch fish this way. I have spinning rods for everyone and they are easy to learn how to cast, children and people who have never fished before can get the hang of it after a few tries. Once you get your casting down, it is simply developing an awareness of the bottom of the lake. We have to reel fast enough so that the lure doesn't drag the bottom but slow enough that it stays near the bottom since that is where the fish are. To make sure we are reeling the right speed, we just open up our spool and let the lure drop a couple times each cast, if it doesn't fall we are reeling too slow, if it falls more than a couple of seconds, we are reeling too fast, after a few times doing this you start to get a feel for where the bottom is. A 4” glow sassy on a 1-1½ oz. head is the lure of choice, when the wind is slack, we will use a 1 oz. head then when the wind picks up I'll tie on a 1½ oz. head to keep the lure down in the strike zone.




We should be fishing this pattern casting swim baits from now through April. Typically we are catching the biggest fish of the year during this time though these trophy fish have not consistently showed up in these locations yet, stay tuned and keep your line tight, they may show up any day now. You can book your trip online at or give me a call at (903)815-1609. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask.

Your Lake Texoma Striper Fishing Guide,
Brian Prichard
Stripers Inc.