UPCOMING EVENT: PHOENIX BASS FISHING LEAGUE - 2020 - Smith Mountain Lake

Texoma Midday Update – Day 2

Texoma Midday Update – Day 2
Billy Cline

Mechanical issues with one of our camera boats limited our time on the water this morning, but the early goings revealed much about day two of the Costa FLW Series presented by Frabill on Lake Texoma. The story for today will be changing weather.

Billy Cline's leading pattern 

Top five patterns 

A clear morning took an abrupt change shortly after take off when the western sky darkened with an approaching front. The sun had barely breached the treetops when grey clouds blanketed the lake. Occasional patches of sunshine kept the morning warm, but air temperatures are noticeably cooler. Daytime highs are forecast to reach 89 degrees, as opposed to the mid-90’s yesterday.

Also different today – less wind. Today will see south-southeast winds of about 10 mph, which is a significant drop from the blow of 15-20 mph on day one.

So, what does this all mean? Here’s our analysis:

  • Look for more going on in the main lake. Less wind means a calmer Texoma and that was not the case on day one. Scattered smallmouth showed up yesterday, but it’s likely more will be caught today as anglers are able to work deeper structure.
  • Less wind and cloudy skies tend to mean scattered shallow fish. The bait seemed to be more concentrated yesterday morning, but that may not hold true for today.
  • Less sunshine will also limit the wood flipping and dock skipping games, as bass are more likely to roam than tuck into shady cover.
  • Cloud cover might also extend the topwater bite, which typically lasts only 30 minutes after daybreak. Dimmer skies could see walking baits, poppers and buzzbaits producing right up until check-in time.

We followed day-one leader Billy Cline at takeoff and saw him struggle with uncooperative fish for about an hour. He threw topwaters and crankbaits at clay banks with scattered wood, rock, rip rap and points.

Weigh-in starts at 3 p.m. CT, and only the top 10 fish on the final day. With weights as close as they are, we expect a lot of shuffling come weigh-in time. 

 

Tournament details

Format: All boaters and co-anglers will compete for two days. The top 10 boaters and co-anglers based on cumulative weight after two days of competition will advance to the third and final round, with the winner determined by the heaviest cumulative three-day weight.

Takeoff Time: 7:00 a.m. CT

Takeoff Location: Highport Marina, 120 Texoma Harbor Drive, Pottsboro, TX 75076

Weigh-In Time: 3:00 p.m. CT

Weigh-In Location: Highport Marina

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