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About Lake Texoma
Completed in 1944, Texoma is one of the largest reservoirs in the United States and the 12th largest US Army Corps of Engineers' lake. Texoma is located at the confluence of the Red and Washita Rivers and is formed by the Denison Dam. Texoma is home to at least 70 species including largemouth, spotted and white bass, black and white crappie and channel, blue, and flathead catfish. With that much variety, it is no wonder that Lake Texoma is on nearly every anglers hit list.
Fishing Lake Texoma
Texoma is home to some pretty impressive record fish, but perhaps most famous is “Splash” who was caught by Cody Mullinex in January of 2004. Weighing in at 121.5 pounds, this monster blue was a world record, and still holds the record for Texoma. Texoma doesn't have a lot of aquatic vegetation but it does offer cover in structures like rocks and boulders, standing timber and rocky bluffs. You can read more about fishing Lake Texoma at Texas Parks and Wildlife.
Lake Texoma Fishing Regulations
Oklahoma has more of the lake within its boundaries than Texas but you can pick up a Lake Texoma fishing license at most of the local convenience stores and you’ll be legal in both Oklahoma and Texas waters.
Special bag and size limits are in effect for several fish species on this lake.
Be aware of rules in effect here to prevent the spread of exotic invasive species. Boats, livewells, and bait buckets must be drained of all water before leaving the area. In the Red River downstream, from the Texoma dam to the Arkansas state line, it is unlawful to transport live, nongame fishes from this stretch of river to any other water body. Nongame fishes may be collected and used for bait within these waters. For more details, see Possession and Transport of Exotic Aquatic Species.