A history of Lake Texoma, Lake Texoma fishing management plan and other information about the fishing on the lake.
Lake Texoma was impounded in 1944, as the Red River was dammed up for flood control. Lake Texoma is a man-made lake created by the Denison Dam, built by the United States Army Corps of Engineers and completed in 1944. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers owns and controls all the shoreline on the lake. Being that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers owns the lake there is no lake frontage private property ownership. This has created a pristine shoreline zone around the entire lake and great fishing.
Lake Texoma is approximately 1.5 hours north of Dallas. It is a border lake on the Texas and Oklahoma border with about 80% of its 90,000 acres located in Oklahoma. It's maximum depth is 110 feet and has numerous islands, river ledges, and underwater structure that attract and hold numerous Striped Bass and Sand Bass. The striped bass lake record is 35.12 lbs! Striped Bass were stocked in Lake Texoma from 1969 through 1974 and the fish have thrived since then and naturally reproduce allowing a liberal 10 fish limit per person.
Lake Texoma is one of the largest reservoirs in the United States, the 12th largest US Army Corps of Engineers' lake, and the largest in USACE Tulsa District.
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