Fishing Regulations

Here are the fishing regulations for Lake Texoma per the Texas Parks and Wildlife website:

Note:
Zebra mussels have been found in this reservoir. Boats, livewells, and bait buckets must be drained of all water before leaving the area. Get details.

Black bass

For largemouth and smallmouth bass, minimum length limit = 14 inches. No minimum length for Guadalupe or spotted bass. Daily bag limit is 5 fish for all four species in any combination.

White, striped and yellow bass

For striped bass and hybrid striped bass, there is no minimum length limit. Daily bag limit = 10; possession limit = 20, and only two striped or hybrid striped bass 20 inches or greater may be retained each day. Culling of striped bass and hybrid striped bass is prohibited.

For white bass, there is no minimum length; daily bag = 25 fish. There are no bag or size limits for yellow bass.

Carp

There is no minimum length limit or daily bag limit for common carp.

Catfish

For blue and channel catfish, minimum length = 12 and combined daily bag limit = 15 fish. Only one blue catfish 30 inches or greater may be retained each day. For flathead catfish, minimum length = 20 inches and daily bag = 5.

Crappie

For black and white crappie, minimum length limit = 10 inches and daily bag limit = 37 in any combination. Possession limit = 50 crappie.

Gar

During May, taking alligator gar is prohibited in the portion of Lake Texoma within the boundaries of Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge and from the U.S. 377 bridge (Willis Bridge) upstream to the IH 35 bridge. Otherwise, daily bag limit is 1 alligator gar of any size. No bag limits on other species of gar.

Sunfish

There is no minimum length or daily bag limit on bluegill, redear, warmouth or other species of sunfish.

Trout

For rainbow and brown trout, their hybrids and subspecies, there is no minimum length and daily bag limit = 5 trout in any combination.

Walleye and saugeye

For walleye, minimum length = 18 inches and daily bag = 5. For saugeye (if present), minimum length = 18 inches and daily bag = 3.