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Texoma Lake, TX

Lake Size: 89,000 Acres
Shoreline Length (Miles): 1000 Miles
Deepest Depth: 100 ft
Latitude: 33.831944
Longitude: -96.571111
Lake Level Above Sea Level: 615 to 619 ft
Counties: Bryan County
Cities: Denison
Lake Management: United States Army Corps of Engineers

Information: This 89,000 acre lake on the Red River is shared by Texas and Oklahoma. It is widely recognized as a top fishing lake, and is one of the most popular recreation destinations in the Southwest. Lake Texoma was built by the Corps of Engineers in the 1940's, and was stocked with black bass and crappie along with the native white bass in the Red and Washita Rivers.
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Lake Texoma provides habitat for at least 70 species of fish, several of which were introduced by the ODWC and TPWD. These agencies maintain a supplemental stocking program to improve the fishery resource. Those species popular for recreational fishing include largemouth, spotted, white, and striped bass (Micropterus salmoides, M. punctulatus, Morone chrysops, and M. saxatalis); white crappie (Pomoxis annularis); and channel, blue, and flathead catfish (Ictalarus punctatus, I. furcatus, and Pylodictis olivaris); The striped bass fishery at Lake Texoma is extremely popular and is considered one of the most successful striped fisheries in the nation. In addition, downstream of the dam is a tailwater fishery that supports striped bass, as well as channel, blue, and flathead catfish. Gizzard shad (Dorosoma cepedianum), threadfin shad (D. petenense), and Mississippi silverside (Menidia audens) are considered important forage species in the lake. Freshwater drum (Aplodinotus grunniens), carp (Cyprinus carpio), gar (Lepisosteus spp.), buffalo (Ictiobus spp.), and river carpsucker (Carpiodes carpio) make up the bulk of rough fishes in the lake.
Lake Texoma is one of the largest reservoirs in the United States, the 12th largest Corps of Engineers (USACE) lake, and the largest in USACE Tulsa District. Lake Texoma is formed by Denison Dam on the Red River in Bryan County, Oklahoma, and Grayson County, Texas, about 726 miles (1,168 km) upstream from the mouth of the river. It is located at the confluence of the Red River and Washita Rivers. The damsite is approximately 5 miles (8.0 km) northwest of Denison, Texas, and 15 miles (24 km) southwest of Durant, Oklahoma. Lake Texoma is the most developed and most popular lake within the USACE Tulsa District, attracting approximately 6 million visitors a year.

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