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Barbara Pope Nets Record Lake Texoma Striped Bass

DALLAS, TEXAS – 8th December 2014, LAKE TEXOMA FISHING REPORT – A Dallas Texas woman reeled in a new record-sized Lake Texoma striped bass this past week, hauling the massive fish out of Lake Texoma near the northern shore. The 27.29-pound 38 3/4” striper has been certified as a Oklahoma-Lake Texoma striped bass record, and, weighs in at 6 pounds more than the previous lake record striper catch.


Barbara Pope and friends with 27.29 lb Record Lake Texoma Striper. (Striper Express photo)

Barbara Pope is a resident of Dallas and a life-long angler. She and her husband entertain their guests in every season by fishing on Lake Texoma.  “But I come in December for the trophy fishing”, Barbara says.

“This trip was an all-girl reunion” – Barbara had invited two girlfriends from her sorority days at Oklahoma State University. They were drift fishing with artificial bait in water depths ranging from 15 to 40 feet deep.  Barbara was casting on an underwater structure main lake point about Noon when the big female fish struck her lure.

“Oh my gosh, it seemed a lifetime fighting the fish. I was leaning back and the rod was bent so far it looked to break at any time. I knew this was a special fish by the excitement in Chris’s voice” said Barbara. (Chris Carey – a professional striper fishing guide with Striper Express Guide Service in Pottsboro, Texas.

“Chris knew this was a BIG fish – when it surfaced everyone went crazy!”

While heavier striped bass have been caught in previous years at Lake Texoma, this fish represents the largest striped bass from the Oklahoma side of the lake since the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation started keeping records in 2008.

For more details please call Bill Carey on 903-327-2009

About Striper Express Guide Service:
Lake Texoma Fishing Guide Striper Express specializes in Topwater Striper Fishing. We Stalk and Play Texoma’s feisty Striped Bass using Lures Only.

Contact Info:
Name: Bill Carey
Email: bigfish@striperexpress.com
Organization: Striper Express Guide Service
Address: 1079 Locust Road, Pottsboro TX 75076-6162
Phone: 903 532-0153
Website: http://laketexomafishingguides.striperexpress.com

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