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Small Mouth Bass Fishing Packages
Lake Texoma, Smallmouth Bass and Lake Texoma Guide Dan Barnett make for a three way combination that provides the bass angler with an unmatched outdoor adventure. Any discussion about bass fishing in Texas would not be complete without elaborating on Texoma Smallmouth fishing.
Groups & Companies
Come out and enjoy the waters of Lake Texoma for a family reunion, or just if you and some friends want to get away for a couple of days. You are guaranteed to catch more fish than you will know what to do with, and have fun doing it.
The Texoma Grand Slam - GET BUSY!
What is the Texoma Grand Slam you say? It is catching all five of the following species in the same day. Catching all five of Lake Texoma's best sporting fish in the same day is something to truly remember. It just doesn't get better than this!
About Lake Texoma
Texoma is an 89,000 acre lake on the Red River bordering both Texas and Oklahoma which is widely recognized as a top fishing lake among all Oklahoma and Texas lakes. Lake Texoma to some, is one of the most popular recreation destinations in the Southwest.
Dan's Fried Fish Recipes
These are some of the best fried fish recipes around, and my favorites. Enjoy!
Preparing Your Catch
Dan cleans and bags every fishing customer's catch. However, a working knowledge of this is done goes a long way in the total preparation of this delicious fish for your dining pleasure.
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Lake Texoma Fish Species
Lake Texoma has a wide variety of fish species. Many different types of bass, catfish, gars, drum and crappie. We have a list of the different species and how to identify them.
The striped bass is the largest member of the sea bass family, often called "temperate" or "true" bass to distinguish it from species such as largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass which are actually members of the sunfish family Centrarchidae.
Sand bass, barfish, streaker, silver bass
Morone is of unknown derivation. The species epithet chrysops is Greek meaning "golden eye." As with other true basses, the dorsal fin is clearly double, separated into spiny and soft-rayed portions. White bass are silvery shading from dark-gray or black on the back to white on the belly. Several incomplete lines or stripes run horizontally on each side of the body. Adults resemble young striped bass, and the two are often confused. However, striped bass have two distinct tooth patches on the back of the tongue, and white bass have one tooth patch. Striped bass have two sharp points on each gill cover, as opposed to white bass which have one, and the second spine on the anal fin is about half the length of the third spine in striped bass, whereas it is about two-thirds the length of the third spine in white bass.
White bass are the fifth most preferred species among licensed Texas anglers. Schools of white bass feeding on shad generate much excitement in the fishing community. Once a school has been located, successful anglers often fish the surface with spoons or spinners. Bottom fishing at night with live bait may also produce great success. White bass are excellent fighters, and are considered superb table fare.
White bass are active early spring spawners. Schools of males migrate upstream to spawning areas as much as a month before females. There is no nest preparation. Spawning occurs either near the surface, or in midwater. Running water with a gravel or rock substrate is preferred. Females rise to the surface and several males crowd around as the eggs and sperm are released. Large females sometimes release nearly a million small eggs during the spawning season. After release eggs sink to the bottom and become attached to rocks, hatching in 2-3 days. Fry grow rapidly, feeding on small invertebrates. White bass may grow eight or nine inches during the first year. Adults are usually found in schools. Feeding occurs near the surface where fish, crustaceans, and emerging insects are found in abundance. Gizzard and threadfin shad are the preferred food items. White bass more than four years of age are rare.
White bass are native to the the central US west of the Appalachians, including the Great Lakes, as well as river systems in the Ohio and Mississippi river valleys. In Texas the species is native to the Red River drainage.