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 for Alabama, Guadalupe or spotted bass. Daily bag limit is 5 fish for all black bass 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.
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 fish for, take, or seek to take alligator gar in that portion of Lake Texoma encompassed within the boundaries of the Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge or that portion of Lake Texoma from the U.S. 377 bridge (Willis Bridge) upstream to the I.H. 35 bridge. Otherwise, daily bag limit is 1 alligator gar of any size. No bag limits on other species of gar.
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
For walleye, minimum length = 18 inches and daily bag = 5.