Lake Texoma Fishing Report – A north Texas woman reeled in a new record-sized Lake Texoma striped bass this past week, hauling the massive fish out of Lake Texoma near the northern shore.
Barbara Pope reeled in the 27-pound Lake Texoma striped bass December 5th, shattering the previous 20-pound record for the Oklahoma side of the lake. The huge fish was estimated to be eight-to-ten years old.
The 27.29-pound 38 3/4” striper has been certified as a Oklahoma-Lake Texoma striped bass record, and, weighs in at 6 pounds more than the previous lake record striper catch.
Barbara Pope is a resident of Dallas and a life-long angler. She and her husband entertain their guests in every season by fishing on Lake Texoma. “But I come in December for the trophy fishing”,
Barbara says. “This trip was an all-girl reunion” – Barbara had invited two girlfriends from her sorority days at Oklahoma State University.
They were drift fishing with artificial bait in water depths ranging from 15 to 40 feet deep. Barbara was casting on an underwater structure main lake point about Noon when the big female fish struck her lure.
“Oh my gosh, it seemed a lifetime fighting the fish. I was leaning back and the rod was bent so far it looked to break at any time. I knew this was a special fish by the excitement in Chris’s voice” said Barbara. (Chris Carey – a professional striper fishing guide with Striper Express Guide Service.) “Chris knew this was a BIG fish – when it surfaced everyone went crazy!”
While heavier striped bass have been caught in previous years at Lake Texoma, this fish represents the largest striped bass from the Oklahoma side of the lake since the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation started keeping records in 2008.
We are proud to have been a part of Barbara’s record-setting Lake Texoma striper fishing experience.
When can we book your trip? – Bill Carey, Striper Express