Lake Texoma Striper Fishing Blog

Lake Texoma Fishing Report :: Finding Balance In A Shifting World

Posted on April 28, 2020

 We're open for business! Fishing has been declared essential after all so that gives good reason to come out to support mental health with some fresh air in nature and put food on the table for your family. Additionally as you may know, Texas will be slowly opening up the economy starting May 1. It has been interesting fishing through the pandemic. I've certainly seen a decline in the my trips but as a fishing guide, you learn to live through the cycle of scarcity and abundance. I have fished through multiple floods, drought, the blue-green algae scare, and fish die offs, each change takes its own measure of adaptation to meet the circumstances and find balance, this pandemic, though unprecedented, is no different in that we must learn to change and adapt to meet the circumstance. 

The fish are shifting into their spring patterns and the bite is really turning on. I am now catching bait and am prepared to fish with both bait and lures on my trips. This time of year, fish can be a bit fickle in their preference of lures vs. live bait so it is good to be able to switch over if they decide to be opinionated. Currently we are fishing open flats and along banks and ledges in 10-40 foot of water and keeping an eye out for the birds to alert us to an actively feeding school of fish. Sassy shad or live bait are working equally well right now with a few fish being caught on slabs. 


We now have a new addition to the family, her name is Myah and this is her first fishing trip at 3 months old. She even got to reel in a fish with her mother. It was a perfect day to be out with my family, it is a blessing to get them on the water away from the craziness happening in the world. Fishing was awesome that day, we were catching fish about as fast as we could manage to get bait in the water and our son Aidan caught about 90% of them, good times!





This is just the start of spring season and sometime in May the bait fishing will really turn on as schools of fish will stay under the boat through out the whole trip, enabling us to catch fish as fast as we can get bait into the water, to our hearts content. This is certainly an exciting experience and a great way to get children interested in fishing and fill the freezer. You can book your trip online at or give me a call at (903)815-1609. If you have any questions or concerns, don't hesitate to ask. Stay in balance and well through this transition. I'll see you on the water.

Your Lake Texoma Fishing Guide,
Brian Prichard
Stripers Inc.