Q&A: How We Fish a Tailrace… Denison Dam Tailrace #denisondam #tailracefishing

By / July 8, 2019 / Fishing

Answering the mail from a Reader’s question concerning Denison Dam Tailrace and Lake Texoma. Do check it out and do stay till the end for a bonus tip!

Also, here is an outline of the info provided in the video for reference.

Question 1: Daily limits for Texoma vs. Denison Dam (tailrace)
Answer: TPWD 2019 Regulations and ODWC 2019 Regulations

Texoma
Striped Bass and Hybrid Striped Bass
– No Minimum Length
– 10 per day per person
– Of which two can be 20″ or greater
– Culling is not permitted

White Bass
– No Minimum Length
– 25 per day per person

Yellow Bass
– No Minimum Length
– No daily limit

Denison
Striped Bass and Hybrid Striped Bass
– No Minimum Length
– 5 per day per person
– Culling is not permitted

White Bass
– 10″ Minimum Length
– 25 per day per person

Yellow Bass
– No Minimum Length
– No daily limit

Question 2: Suggested Fishing Gear
Answer: Varies based on water flow

Water Flow
– Fast – Discharge/Generation
– Medium – Generation
– Slow – Discharge/Generation

See CityOfAllenFishing.Blogspot.com post for example of:
– Generation Schedules
– Realtime Release

For Fast Wate Flow
– Surf Fishing Gear 10′ Plus
— Distance… mid-river and past
— Balanced… lots of casting

– Lures
— Poppers
— Bombers
— Rattle Traps
— Float and Jig/Fluke
— Heavy Jigs

– Baits
— Live but watch “current”
— Further downstream

– Fly Fishing Gear
— Backcast
— Distance
— Clouser
— Lefty Deceiver
— Sink Lines

For Medium Water Flow
– Surf, Medium Spinning/Casting under 10′
— Distance but target current breaks, holes, and eddies
— Lots of casting still

– Lures
— Same
— Lighter weights

– Baits
— Live
— Weights but watch others and casting pattern

– Fly Fishing Gear
— Same but…
— Distance less factor
— Sink Tips and/or heavier fishing flies

For Slow Water Flow
– Medium Spinning/Casting under 10′
– Target holes and runs

– Lures
— Same
— Lighter weights

– Baits
— Live and Dead – Shad and Chicken Liver
— Can fish bottom but plan to lose gear… breakaway weight

– Fly Fishing Gear
— Same
— Floating and Sinki Tips and/or fishing fly weight adjust

For more see…
– Channel Playlist – COAF Field Team – Texoma/Denison (www.youtube.com/CoafFieldTeam)
— Archived Blog – CityOfAllenFishing.Blogspot.com
— Article “Fishing Denison Dam’s Tailrace”

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