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darin

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we all know that the stripers do not like merky water and with the washita and the red river pouring in water this summer and sending a line of merky water straight to the dam and was pushing the stripers with it and then the water going over the spillway many numorous days in a row and the dam gates open. and considering that the water went over the spillway twice this year at great height also. we all hate to believe the truth but texoma has had to of lost a butt load of stripers looking for clear water and going with the current to find it because the lake sure could not produce any clear water when the water was dumping over the spillway the stripers headed down river looking for clearer water i bet. so correct me if i am wrong but i bet it will take a fews years to reproduce the striper fishing like it used to be at texoma in the past. and i know comparing to other years the water went over the spillway and the loss we had well we got a large double dose of the loss this year.   it will probably take a few years to see the striper fishing back to normal.     thank you and have a great day
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Found a lot of stripers chasing bait just west of the islands today With birds above them. It was about a 1,000 yard stretch of fish but we could not get them to bite.

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Darin I agree.  I think a detrimental number of adult fish went downstream.  I hope the reports of such a great spawn will help the lake recover quickly. We know the bait fish are there in huge numbers.  Hopefully the new stripers will grow quickly with all they have to eat.
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Flushing all those big striper down the river will be good for numbers. More crappie, bass, sand bass, smaller striper, etc.
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Lets think positive
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I don't even pretend to know what is happening but I fished today and marked a ton of fish and bait both. didn't catch a one. It seems to me the fish are there but not biting. The water clarity seems to still be stained as compared to normal. Wonder if that is impacting the bite? I guess we will have to wait until Feb to find out.
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There's too much bait right now in my opinion. The fish are there but, their is so much competition for your lure right now they don't have to put in any effort to get fed. Be patient, i think the long term outlook is very good. Just my opinion.
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Some strategically placed 3 to 4 inch gill nets by the ODWC might answer some concerns/questions. Probably lose a few more fish though
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There's too much bait right now in my opinion. The fish are there but, their is so much competition for your lure right now they don't have to put in any effort to get fed. Be patient, i think the long term outlook is very good. Just my opinion.


Agree 100%.  There is a tremendous amount of bait.  I have become to believe that the odds of them hitting my lure is low.......but from the guide reports I am seeing, things are picking up.

I know this is a point of controversy but I'd sure like to see those 10 pounders being released.

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