Fishing on Lake Texoma
Nationally sought out for it’s prime fishing waters, Lake Texoma attracts fishermen casting for Striper, Sand Bass, Blue & Channel Catfish, Crappie, Black Bass, along with many other species. The salinity of the water provides conditions that encourage the Stripers to spawn abundantly, deeming Texoma the “Striper Capital of the World”.
The Lighthouse Marina is the best location on the water for fishing with easy access to the Dam, Table Top, and the channels of the Washita & Red Rivers. We have a fishing pier and fish cleaning station for our guest’s convenience. There is also abundant fishing from the shoreline around the property.
Professional Fishing Guides
If you’re looking for one of the best ways to catch Striper or Catfish on Lake Texoma, we recommend booking a professional guide. These guides are out on the water every day and know where the fish are biting which changes day to day. Lighthouse Resort staff would be happy to help you find a guide who is knowledgeable about where the fish are and the best bait to use to help you have a successful fishing trip.
Fishing License and Limits
Since a majority of the lake lies in Oklahoma (about 2/3), a ‘Lake Texoma’ fishing license is recommended if you’re fishing on the waters of Lake Texoma. The Lake Texoma license is $12 (for both residents and non-residents) and is valid until Dec 31 of each calendar year. Licenses are available at our Fuel Dock, or at The Tackle Box, as well as other retailers.
The following length and bag limits apply to the entire lake:
Note: Zebra mussels have been found in this reservoir.
For largemouth and smallmouth bass, minimum length limit = 14 inches. No minimum length for Guadalupe or spotted bass. Daily bag limit is 5 fish for all four species in any combination.
White, striped and yellow bass
For striped bass and hybrid striped bass, there is no minimum length limit. Daily bag limit = 10; possession limit = 20, and only two striped or hybrid striped bass 20 inches or greater may be retained each day. Culling of striped bass and hybrid striped bass is prohibited.
For white bass, there is no minimum length; daily bag = 25 fish. There are no bag or size limits for yellow bass.
There is no minimum length limit or daily bag limit for common carp.
For blue and channel catfish, minimum length = 12 and combined daily bag limit = 15 fish. Only one blue catfish 30 inches or greater may be retained each day. For flathead catfish, minimum length = 20 inches and daily bag = 5.
For black and white crappie, minimum length limit = 10 inches and daily bag limit = 37 in any combination. Possession limit = 50 crappie.
During May, taking alligator gar is prohibited in the portion of Lake Texoma within the boundaries of Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge and from the U.S. 377 bridge (Willis Bridge) upstream to the IH 35 bridge. Otherwise, daily bag limit is 1 alligator gar of any size. No bag limits on other species of gar.
There is no minimum length or daily bag limit on bluegill, redear, warmouth or other species of sunfish.
For rainbow and brown trout, their hybrids and subspecies, there is no minimum length and daily bag limit = 5 trout in any combination.
Walleye and Saugeye
For walleye, minimum length = 18 inches and daily bag = 5. For saugeye (if present), minimum length = 18 inches and daily bag = 3.
-For more information, visit Texas Parks and Wildlife – Lake Texoma