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Fishing Regulations for Texoma

To combat the spread of invasive zebra mussels, the law requires draining of water from boats and onboard receptacles when leaving or approaching public fresh waters.


Zebra mussels have been found in this reservoir.

Black bass

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


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


For blue and channel catfish, no minimum length; combined daily bag limit = 15 fish. Only 1 blue catfish 30 inches or greater in length may be retained each day. For flathead catfish, no minimum length limit; daily bag = 5.


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


During May, no person shall take alligator gar from, or possess alligator gar while on, the Red River (including Lake Texoma) and all tributaries that drain directly or indirectly to the Red River on the Texas/Oklahoma border in Cooke, Grayson, Fannin, Lamar, Red River, and Bowie counties.


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


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

No minimum length, but only two of the 5-fish daily bag can be under 16 inches in length.

White bass

For white bass, no MLL and daily bag = 25.

Striped bass and their Hybrids

For striped bass and hybrid striped bass, no MLL, daily bag = 10 and possession limit = 20, and only 2 striped or hybrid striped bass, 20 inches or greater, may be retained each day. Culling of striped bass and hybrid striped bass is prohibited.