Hello Dan; I’ve fished for catfish since i was knee high to a grasshopper, mainly in rivers, creeks, and Kaw Lake in northeastern Oklahoma. I’

Hello Dan; I’ve fished for catfish since i was knee high to a grasshopper, mainly in rivers, creeks, and Kaw Lake in northeastern Okla. I’ve had succsess with Flathead on worms and live perch shad don’t seem to stay alive on hook long enough.Bluecat and channel i’ve had great luck with worms and fresh shad right out of the lake. My wife Twlia is my lifelong fishing partner we have moved to Canadian Tx. because of work fishing is terrible up here we find ourselfes traveling alot, we both turned 50 years of age this year it;s time to fish Lake Texoma. I’m equiped with a boat 06 kenner 21vx 200hp center console, rods and reels for catfishing, i’ve never been to lake texoma all i need is a good starting point in the right direction. I know all of us good catfisherman don’t tell there good fishin holes to just anybody but i’ll try to make it worth your while. I fish day or night pending on how the cats are acting, i might be to late being late spring i don’t know how it is down there. If you can help us out it will be greatly appreciated. Thanks Dan Bob and Twila Weaver

Hello Bob, Lake Texoma is a great place to fish for blue catfish. There have been some trophy-sized fish caught in this lake. One cat was weighted in at 121 pounds in 2004. However, the average is five to seventy pounds. You will need a fishing license to fish the lake, but if you move down by the Red River in the Denison Dam area, you need a state license. Now for the place to start fishing for the catfish. Spring has past, but the best time to catch the blues is during the winter. This is because the shad are concentrated so the blues are concentrated around the shad. However, you can fish the summer and fall with great success and awesome fishing stories. The best place to concentrate on for a starting point will be the Red River area from the dam to the islands. This is about a six-mile stretch. Start by the by the Roosevelt Bridge (Washita arm) and work your way to the main water. You can drift over the water while presenting shad. I do recommend throwing in a net to catch some shad from the water you will be fishing. You are also going to find channel catfish in these waters as well some flatheads. I would concentrate your efforts on the blues, which are abundant. You have the equipment that you need, so put the boat in, head for the Roosevelt Bridge, and drift your way back the main water. Hook the shad through the tail area and they will flop around more and attract the cats. They seem to stay alive longer this way also.


Dan Eggertsen is a fellow catfish fishing enthusiast to the point of obsession. :) He's been providing solid advice on catfish fishing since 2004.

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  1. Max says:

    Bob,
    Welcome to Canadian, I’m a local here as well. Although I’m not a fisher I do enjoy the water for rec boating and jet sking. I’ve had truble finding a good boot service without having to go to Amarillo. But over at Elk City in OK there is dealer Ive learned a lot of people here in North Texas use, they are Brooks Marine.
    Max

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