Possibly one of my favorite lakes to fish is Lake Texoma, which lies on the border of Texas and Oklahoma. It is listed as one of the Top 10 best bass lakes to fish in 2019 and not only has great fishing, but great scenery as well. Lake Texoma is just an all-around great place to fish and vacation. August 24, 2019 was the date of our Lake Texoma bass tournament with the McKinney Bass Club this season, and we had one of our best tournaments to date!
My buddy and I were pretty pumped to have an excuse to go fish for some Lake Texoma bass. We stayed at an Airbnb nearby the launch and had some time to practice the day before our bass club tournament. We did okay in practice, and actually ended up finding a decent school of striper that we were able to keep a few of and fry up into Frank’s Red Hot crispies later on. I’ll post the recipe on our blog for that, so check back.
The morning of the tournament was overcast and windy. The weather was calling for scattered storms in the area around Pottsboro, TX which is where we were launching from. It held off for most of the day but it didn’t spare anyone from high winds and big swells. One boat had to be towed back in. I think we were pretty lucky to avoid the same fate because we ran all over the lake to find fish in that weather. But, find them, we did!
A few of our practice spots that we had marked were difficult to get to due to the weather. We ended up switching up our game plan and finding new spots to fish that morning. Many of our bites didn’t come until later on in the day and that had us on the edge of our seats for a while. Finally, we got five decent sized keepers in the livewell, but we weren’t sure how they’d hold up to the rest of the anglers in the field.
We made it to weigh-in on time, despite the weather conditions and a long run we had to make back. A lot of good bags were weighed in that afternoon. We were one of the first to weigh-in, so we were sitting in first place from the beginning. I’m not sure if that makes the anxiety and anticipation better or worse! We held our breath as bag after bag got weighed. But none of them were close enough to beat us out. First place was ours. We missed big bass, but got the win for the tournament overall and a nice check to split. We had a total of five fish, one spotted bass, one smallmouth bass, and three largemouth for 14.33 lbs.
For a listing of the full results and pictures, you can visit McKinney Bass Club’s website.
Let us know in the comments below if you’ve ever been fishing on Lake Texoma and what you caught while you were there. Til’ next time, keep on rippin’ y’all!
Texas Bass Angler