Lake Texoma


Fisheries biologists from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department say an alga bloom is responsible for a massive fish kill in Lake Texoma last week. 

Luke speaks with Larry Sparks this week about catfish at Lake Texoma.
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This week Luke visits with his friend Larry Sparks with Sparkys Guide Service at Lake Texoma. Because of a lower than normal water temperature for this time of year, the striper bite has slowed but... catfishing is awesome! Sparks discusses how he rigs jug lines for big blues and catches bunches of good eating channel catfish on baited holes using punch bait.

Lake Fork guide Seth Vanover (right) and Billy Kilpatrick show off one of many channel catfish landed last week.
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This week Luke visits with Lake Fork guide Seth Vanover  ( and learns Seth's catch and release live bait tactics for catching bass. Next we will head up to Lake Texoma and check in with guide Larry Sparks ( and learn about some exciting striper fishing in the Red River below the dam. 

Luke speaks with Larry Sparks this week about catfish at Lake Texoma.
Luke Clayton

This week, Luke visits with Guide Larry Sparks, owner of Sparky's Guide Service ( at Lake Texoma and talks striper fishing. Luke also wraps up the show sharing his recipe for making Carne Guisada. 

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Luke makes the rounds this week for a fishing round-up via guides Larry Sparks at Lake Texoma and Larry Large at Lake Fork.  Just for good measure, Luke talks a little dove hunting, too.


At first glance, zebra mussels appear harmless, perhaps even cute. But the tiny creatures are anything but cute for Texas lakes, according to State Impact.

On this week's show, Luke visits with Rick Hrncir of  and talk about close to home snow goose hunts and also talk with Texoma striper guide Larry Sparks

Audio: Fishing on Texoma and Fork

Jan 30, 2013
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Listen as Luke talks fishing with guides from Lake Texoma and Lake Fork.

More Water to Flow Through Area Pipes?

Dec 19, 2012

Soon, the waters of Lake Texoma may no longer be off limits to North Texas residents and businesses, including many in rural Hunt County. Legislation has been filed in the nation’s capital which would remove a bureaucratic barrier preventing local water districts from transporting drinking water out of the lake.


Join Luke this week for a smorgasbord of outdoor talk.

Bill Approved to Combat Lake Texoma's Zebra Mussels

Sep 11, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The bill, passed by Congress Monday, was sponsored by U.S. Representative Ralph Hall of Texas.

Why you should be vigilant of Zebra Mussels

Jun 1, 2012
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GRAYSON COUNTY - Zebra mussels were first found in the United States in the mid 1980s. It was only three years ago that scientists discovered the invasive species had spread to Lake Texoma, which sits on the Red River between Oklahoma and Texas.