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I know that asking fishermen for advice can spark a debate till sundown but I am heading down to Texoma for the first time in January and need some guidance and advice.
- I like fishing with fluorocarbon but what lb test is best for the lake?
- What rods are best for dead sticking? MH fast tip? length?
- I bought jig heads from Moes tackle but any recommendations on other jig heads?
- I have flukes coming out my ears but should I try anything else?
Any advise or help would be greatly appreciated!  
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Most of those questions, you can glean from the guides post, flukes seem to be working, long with sassy's and some are using shad.  I bought a couple ugly sticks 7' for deadsticking, they work good for me, I still keep a finger on the line since the bite can be so negligible sometimes.

I use 20# mono for bait, but switched on a recommendation from a good guide, to 14# for deadsticking.  I personally have had better luck dipping my flukes in a red garlic flavor attractant as well.

Good luck, some of the lake "pros" will answer I'm sure.
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I also use Fluro, usually 15lb.  You could probably get by with 12 since you generally don't have to horse fish away from cover.  As for rods, just use your normal bass stuff, whatever you are comfortable with. I use 6' 6"  rods but that is just what I have. Moe's dead heads are good. ReAxtionlures also makes good dead heads and Ax needs the business to help pay his medical bills ( just kidding).
Flukes seem to be the bait of choice for most deadsticking but sometimes slabs work well also. Moes flutter spoons also work well. sometimes even a regular sassy shad will work. Good luck.  There's guys on here that are way better than me and hopefully some of them will respond with what works for them.
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I'm a self proclaimed tackle ho. I use 7' Seeker Blue Lightnings from their Inshore Series II line, rated for 12-20lb. Reels are Avet SXJs loaded with 30lb white braid spliced to 6' of 20lbs florocarbon. I primarily use flukes and jig heads.

The only improvement I'll make is to replace the white braid with metered Diawa braid so I can get my lures down in the strike zones more accurately.

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Forgot to mention a slow drift .3 to .6 mph, sometimes we use 2 drift socks, or spotlock I Pilot. If your marking lots of fish on or close to the bottom try very slow reeling a fluke on the bottom a few casts.
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Thanks so much for everyone's advice! I've been checking this post all day at work and could finally respond. work takes so much longer to get though when you have fishing on the brain!
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Generally, the fish are North and West this time of year until March.  Maybe some others can chime in....haven't been to big Tex in a few months.
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So the lake is known for stripers but is there any other good fishing for Largemouth or Smallmouth or Crappie? Nothing is better than fishing!! IMAG0254.jpg 
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Texoma is also a great smallmouth lake.
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There are some nice large mouth lurking in the lake.  Of course all the bass pros fish the marinas around the boat slips but I regularly catch LMB off the points on 4 inch Sassy Shads...  A good warm day in February after a few cold days is THE TiME to fish for small mouth.  Plastic tubes around rocky structure is the best.

My wife caught a 4.5 smallie a few years ago.  I think the lake record is 7 pounds something.

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Originally Posted by sportfish2150
I know that asking fishermen for advice can spark a debate till sundown but I am heading down to Texoma for the first time in January and need some guidance and advice.
- I like fishing with fluorocarbon but what lb test is best for the lake?
- What rods are best for dead sticking? MH fast tip? length?
- I bought jig heads from Moes tackle but any recommendations on other jig heads?
- I have flukes coming out my ears but should I try anything else?
Any advise or help would be greatly appreciated!  


I shouldn't be giving any information since I got skunked today.....but......

I use 14# mono line for dead sticking
I use 7 foot 6 inch M rods for dead sticking
Check out http://www.reaxtionlures.com for dead sticking heads 
Check out http://www.reaxtionlures.com for bubble bellies

The other comments are accurate as well.  Seems we all have our own tweaks.

I have never caught a striper on a lure dipped in garlic; but others have.

I dip mine in chartreuse dye that is gamefish scented

I keep my drifts below .7 mph.  If I can't get at least a .3 mph drift, I use the trolling motor.

Seems the best drift speed is .4 and .5 mph

Try working the entire water column.  Don't just shoot for the fish on your screen.  Fish feed UP: not DOWN so make sure you are 3 feet or so above any schools.

Actually  I've caught a lot of fish dead sticking by just making a short cast and let it fall where it may.

Good luck in January!!

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That pic above has my vote for pic of the month!
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mine too nice pick
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I agree with you on that one.
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