Striper Fishing in Texas
While stripers are native to salt water, they naturally migrate
into fresh water streams to spawn. Their eggs must remain in motion
in order to hatch so the fresh water rivers and streams which drain
into the ocean become the spawning grounds for stripers.
Striped Bass Fishing Lakes In Texas
Texas anglers are fortunate to have a host of striper fishing
lakes across the state. The major lakes in Texas with healthy populations
of stripers include Belton Lake, Canyon Lake, Cedar Creek Reservoir,
Cooper Lake, Lake E.V. Spence, Hubbard Creek Reservoir, Lake Bridgeport,
Lake Brownwood, Lake Buchanan, Lake Conroe, Lake Granbury, Lake
Kemp, Lake Lewisville, Lake Livingston, Lake Palestine, Lake Ray
Hubbard, Lake Somerville, Lake Tawakoni, Lake Texoma, Lake Travis,
Lake Whitney, Lavon Lake, Medina Lake, Pat Mayse Lake, Possom Kingdom
Lake, Proctor Lake, Red Bluff Reservoir, Richland Chambers Reservoir,
Sam Rayburn Reservoir, Toledo Bend and Wright Patman Lake. The
Brazos River yielded the Texas state record striped bass.
World Record: 78.8 lbs
Fishing for Striped Bass in Texas
When fishing for stripers concentrate on the deeper waters in
the lake. If you can locate schools of shad, stripers are often
close by. When the baitfish are shallow over the deep water, you
can catch stripers on crankbaits or by swimming spoons at appropriate
depths. And for the ultimate thrill try large topwater baits if
you see any surface feeding action. When the stripers are deep,
jigs and jigging spoons work well. Live and cut bait will also
take striped bass when they are in medium to deeper water. Fish
nearby or in the river channel if it is a defined depth change.
Trolling is also an excellent way to fish for stripers. Use flashy
lures in bigger sizes.
Hybrid Bass - Wiper Bass
Morone saxatilis - Morone chrysops
World Record: 27.3 lbs.
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