Stripers (Striped bass)
are a salt-water fish that runs up fresh water rivers to spawn. By accident, some were
trapped in fresh water and they survived and flourished, leading to the introduction of
the species to fresh water lakes and rivers throughout the United States. For a detailed
look at stripers visit Texas Parks And Wildlife site at
We will not
attempt to go into any further detail on this but only to give you our observations of
this fish in Lake Buchanan.
The record striper caught and
registered with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept. was 28.8 pounds and 41 inches in
Stripers are a schooling
fish. Many times during the year, they can be found surfacing when they are feeding on
bait fish, but don't count on it. During the summer months, they usually will be found in
deeper, cooler water in groups. Although the weather is colder and less conducive to going
fishing, the winter months of October through June has excellent striper fishing. If you
are planning a fishing trip and want to catch stripers, these months could very well be
Many factors enter in when
fishing for stripers: water temperature, wind direction, bottom structure,time of the
year, moon phases, etc. This is where Jim Crawford Striper Guide
Service, with years of experience can short-cut to locate and catch stripers.
With a minumum size limit
of 18 inches on Lake Buchanan, even the smaller fish can be a thrill to catch for the
inexperienced or younger fisherman. Of course, many lunkers (no maximum size limit as
there are on some lakes) our customers have caught, taxed the skills of all.