Lake Texoma Fishing Regulations

Lake Texoma Fishing Regulations
Lake Texoma is an 89,000-acre lake formed by the impoundment of the Red River by the Army Corps of Engineers in 1944. The lake on the Texas/Oklahoma border offers excellent fishing opportunities for such species as bass and crappie and has strict regulations regarding this activity.

Special license

Because almost two-thirds of Lake Texoma is in Oklahoma, an angler in Texas has the option of staying on the Texas side or buying a special Lake Texoma license that allows her to fish anywhere on the lake.


White bass

There is no minimum length assigned to white bass but the angler must observe a limit of 25 per day.

Catfish rules

The blue and channel catfish fishing in Lake Texoma is excellent and the angler has a minimum length regulation of 1 foot for both kinds. The limit is 15 fish and the individual may keep just a single blue catfish longer than 30 inches.

Striped bass

The striped bass as well as their hybrid forms have a daily creel limit of 10 fish for any combination of the two species. A fishing party can take no more than 20 of these fish and only two can be longer than 20 inches.

Crappie regulations

There is white and black crappie in Lake Texoma in abundant numbers, resulting in a 37-fish limit for any combination of both. However, the angler can only keep crappies that are at least 10 inches long.


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