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2018 Lake Tawakoni Blue Catfish Season

The 2018 Lake Tawakoni Blue Catfish Season is GAME ON!  Trophy Blue Catfish being brought to the net each trip!  Join the best Blue Catfish Guide on Lake Tawakoni, Andrew Taylor, and get your picture with a Trophy today! 

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Are you looking for the Top 5 Slab Spoons-Lake Tawakoni Striper Fishing Tips?  Do you know how to fish Slab Spoon Lures for Lake Tawakoni White Bass, Hybrid Striper, and Striped Bass?  If you are looking for great Lake Tawakoni Fishing Tips please read on! Slab...

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Lake Tawakoni Fishing Guide-Andrew Taylor

Fish with the BEST Lake Tawakoni Fishing Guide, Andrew Taylor!  Do you like to catch explosive Hybrid-Stripers? If you want excitement and a chance to catch a fish of a lifetime, your best chance will be on Tawakoni with Guide Andrew Taylor!  We specialize in catching Huge Hybrid Stripers and Blue Catfish on Lake Tawakoni!  Only 83 miles east of DFW airport lies Lake Tawakoni, home of trophy hybrid stripers.  This East Texas Jewel holds large numbers of trophy hybrid striper, white bass, and striper!  Come join us on Lake Tawakoni, and catch your Hybrid Striper of a lifetime!

Lake Tawakoni Striper Fishing

Striped bass, hybrid striped bass, and white bass are vital to the local economy, providing excellent fisheries especially in the lake’s open water areas. Striped and hybrid bass are stocked annually by TPWD to maintain the fisheries. Channel and blue catfish are abundant, along with limited numbers of flathead catfish. Largemouth bass is also a popular sportfish in this reservoir. Crappie fishing can be good around standing timber, bridge pilings, and artificial fish attractors.

The Hybrid Striper Fishing on Lake Tawakoni is world class!  You will be hard-pressed to find a Hybrid Striper fishery any better in the USA!  Lake Tawakoni doubles down for Hybrid Striper!  The state stocks Lake Tawakoni every year!  Lake Tawakoni Sportsman Association founded in 2003 by Guide Joe Read helps stock Lake Tawakoni with Hybrid Striper each year!

From the months of January to December the Striper, Hybrid, and White Bass are in full swing. I chase them religiously and in my opinion, it’s some of the most fun and exciting fishing you can possibly do! These fish fight harder than anything else in Lake Tawakoni and will burn drag every time!

Being a live-bait guide we present the most natural presentation to the fish. I fish a number of different areas of the lake North to South, depending on many different variables. We will run as long and far as we have to, to get to where the fish are biting!

If you want to get worn out from fighting fish this is the way to go, this is optimal for the kids, it’s typically non-stop action! Fish with the best Lake Tawakoni Fishing Guide today!   Don’t forget to LIKE us on FaceBook!  

Lake Tawakoni Blue Catfish Season

From November- February it’s time to start chasing the Huge Trophy Blue Cats. Fish the BEST Blue Catfish Guide on Lake Tawakoni-Andrew Taylor today!  Tawakoni is known as the Catfish Capital of Texas and for good reasoning, our average fish on a trip is around 40 pounds.   We specialize in drift fishing this East Texas Jewel for BIG Blue Cats!  Join the Pictures of Big Blue Catfish Wall of Fame today! Come join us today!

Trophy Blue Catfish Trips From November to February can be epic.  We will typically catch a few eating size blues, boxfish, for you to take home after your trip.  We release all Trophy Blue Catfish so you and your grandkids can enjoy Lake Tawakoni in the future! 

Blue Catfish Guide on Lake Tawakoni Favorite Techniques

I use the technique of drifting, covering a vast amount of water making the odds better for catching a trophy! The payoff of catching a big blue is like nothing else, the size of these fish are absolutely incredible. I can promise after you hook up to one of these old blues you’ll be worn out!

 Don’t forget to like us on Facebook!  The Blue Catfish is the largest species of North America, reaching a length of 65 inches and a weight of 150 pounds. The average length is about 25 to 46 inches. The fish can live to 20 years and we will do our best to put a BIG Blue Catfish in the net!

The world record blue catfish has been broken seven times since 1991, and there hasn’t been another species that has flipped records like that, ever!  that many times in such a short time. In 1991, Ed Elliott’s 97-pound blue caught from the Missouri River near Vermillion, South Dakota, reigned at the top for over three decades.  

Blue Catfish Revolution on Lake Tawakoni

After Elliot’s catch in 1991 we did not get many reports for monster blues for 30 plus years!  You had pockets of rod and reel anglers, jug liners, and trotliners reporting a few nice fish, but now we are seeing lots of monster reports and many more anglers and guides chasing Blue Catfish!

Now you have anglers posting Pictures of Big Blue Catfish on social media, you have technology advancements with sonar and fish finders, and you have better equipment in rods and reels!  This all add us to a Blue Catfish renaissance!  Anglers can share more information faster.  Guides can launch websites, social media, and photo albums with ease!  More information equals more interest!  Come enjoy our Blue Catfish Renaissance on Lake Tawakoni!  We will put a trophy blue catfish in the net for you and yours!

Lake Tawakoni Catfish Record

The current rod and reel Lake Tawakoni Catfish Record belongs to Jody Jenkins at 87.50 lbs!  You could be the angler to break this record with Andrew Taylor!  Catfishing is one of Lake Tawakoni’s sure bets. Anglers use a range of baits including cut bait, shrimp, liver, stink baits and earthworms. Techniques include drift fishing, bank fishing, and trotlining. Catches of trophy blue catfish, especially during winter months are fairly common and Lake Tawakoni Fishing Guide Andrew Taylor will work hard to put a big blue catfish in the net!

Meet Lake Tawakoni Fishing Guide Andrew, Taylor

I’m currently the youngest guide on Lake Tawakoni out of my colleagues! I have been fishing this lake ever since I was old enough to get in a boat and go. I’m a 4th generation Tawakoni fisherman, stemming from my grandfathers who watched the lake being built. I was taught by my father Jim Taylor one of the best in the business! I’ve spent countless hours on the water learning as much as I can and continue to learn every time I’m out.  Don’t forget to Like Us on Facebook!

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Lake Tawakoni Guide, Andrew Taylor, Trophy Blue Catfish
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Lake Tawakoni Fishing Guide-Andrew Taylor's Tools

Tawakoni Guide Andrew Taylor’s Blazer Bay Boat

We love Blazer Bay Boats!  Lake Tawakoni Fishing is much easier in our twenty four foot  Blazer Bay Boat!  Blazer Bay Boats will keep you dry and safe while we put trophy blue catfish and hybrid striper in the net!  Thanks for choosing the best Lake Tawakoni Fishing Guide, Andrew Taylor!

Blazer Boats are great and we fish out of a brand new 24 foot Bay Boat.  A very safe, dry, and fun ride on Lake Tawakoni.  The Blazer Bay 2400 is one of the largest and most versatile bay boats available with a wide 8 ½ foot beam and a 25” transom. Regardless of what Mother Nature throws at you the 2400 will deliver a smooth and remarkably dry ride. You’ll have plenty of room to fish from the giant front casting deck and spacious interior. Compare the standard features with any other rolled edge 24-foot bay boat and you’ll see that nothing else holds a candle to the 2400. If you’ve been searching for a single boat that can do it all, you’ve found it in the Blazer Bay 2400.

Lake Tawakoni Guides HDS 12 Gen 3 Electronics

Lowrance High Definition System that integrates leading-edge fishfinder technologies and the latest advances in navigation into one easy-to-use multi-touch display.  Lowrance High Definition System (HDS) combines a brighter, multi-touch display and enhanced processor with leading-edge fishfinder technologies — including CHIRP Sonar, Broadband Sounder™, StructureScan® HD, DownScan Imaging™ and Trackback™ view — plus the latest advances in navigation and user interface — including internal 10Hz GPS, dual microSD-card slots, touch-plus-keypad operation and built-in wireless connectivity– all in one easy-to-use display.

Lake Tawakoni Guides 112 lb Minn Kota Riptide Terrova Trolling Motor

If you thought Minn Kota’s trolling motors couldn’t get any better, think again. The Riptide Terrova 112 Bow-Mount Trolling Motor is pre-installed with i-Pilot, which lets you lock onto a fishing spot, record and retrace paths and command speed and steering with ease. Redesigned i-Pilot remote sports a large LCD screen that lets you intuitively navigate through expandable menus. Plus, advanced autopilot stays on a heading automatically, and cruise control locks in your on-the-water speed and adjusts in 0.1-mph increments.

New Blazer Bay Boat, Lake Tawakoni Guide

Our 24 foot Blazer Bay Boat will keep you safe and dry on Lake Tawakoni.

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Lake Tawakoni Fishing Report-Guide Andrew Taylor

 Follow Lake Tawakoni Fishing Guide Andrew Taylor’s reports every month.  Catfish Guide Andrew Taylor will keep you up to date on all the Trophy Blue Catfish reports from November to March.  Lake Tawakoni Fishing Guide Andrew Taylor switches gears in April and targets Striper, Hybrid Striper, and White Bass all summer and fall.  Find out the Lake Tawakoni Fishing Hot Spots, Lake Tawakoni Fishing Maps, Where to catch Shad, and much more each month.  For more information follow Lake Tawakoni Fishing Report.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What Should I Bring?

I supply everything you need to have a great day on the water! All tackle along with rod and reels will be supplied along with a cooler for drinks. If you have a favorite fishing pole that you’d like to use, bring it along!

Please Bring :

  • A valid Texas fishing license
  • A cooler for your fish fillets/ for snacks
  • Clothes according to the weather, remember you can always shed layers in winter.
  • Rain Gear if its in the forecast

Where Do We Meet and What Time?

We will meet and launch at Holiday Marina!  The meet time will depend on time of year and species we are pursuing.  If you have any questions please call me (903) 269-5687

Can You Outfit Our Corporate Trip?

Yes, no group is too large!  We have multiple boats available to accommodate your Lake Tawakoni Corporate Outing!
Pictures of Big Blue Catfish

Big Blue Catfish Pictures

Pictures of Big Blue Catfish

We love digital pictures of big blue catfish with our happy customers!  Lake Tawakoni Blue Catfish grow BIG!  Posting pictures of big blue catfish on our social media drive our business!  Come join the Big Blue Catfish Picture Hall of Fame today!  Book your Blue Catfish Trip with the best Lake Tawakoni Fishing Guide today!

Lake Tawakoni Catfish

Description

Game fish – see statewide bag & size limits and lake-specific exceptions

Ictalurus is Greek meaning “fish cat”, and furcatus is Latin, meaning “forked”, a reference to the species’ forked tail fin. Blue catfish have a forked tail, and are sometimes very similar to channel catfish. However, only the Rio Grande population has dark spots on the back and sides. The number of rays in the anal fin is typically 30-35, and coloration is usually slate blue on the back, shading to white on the belly.

Life History
The spawning behavior of blue catfish appears to be similar to that of channel catfish. However, most blue catfish are not sexually mature until they reach about 24 inches in length. Like channel catfish, the blue catfish pursues a varied diet, but it tends to eat fish earlier in life. Although invertebrates still comprise the major portion of the diet, blue catfish as small as four inches in length have been known to consume fish. Individuals larger than eight inches eat fish and large invertebrates. Blue catfish commonly attain weights of 20 to 40 pounds, and may reach weights well in excess of 100 pounds. It is reported that fish exceeding 350 pounds were landed from the Mississippi River during the late 1800’s.
Habitat
Blue catfish are primarily large-river fish, occurring in main channels, tributaries, and impoundments of major river systems. They tend to move upstream in the summer in search of cooler temperatures, and downstream in the winter in order to find warmer water.
Distribution
Blue catfish are native to major rivers of the Ohio, Missouri, and Mississippi river basins. The range also extends south through Texas, Mexico, and into northern Guatemala. In Texas it is absent from the northwestern portions of the state including the Panhandle, but present elsewhere in larger rivers.
For more information
For assistance with species identification, see Channel Catfish and Blue Catfish.
Article Source : Texas Parks & Wildlife

 The Best Blue Catfish Guide on Lake Tawakoni-Andrew Taylor

Come Join the best Lake Tawakoni Fishing Guide, Andrew Taylor and put a trophy blue catfish in the net!  We target these monster blue catfish from November to March!  You can make the Pictures of Big Blue Catfish Wall of Fame if you don’t book a trip!

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Blue Catfish Records Texas

Lake Tawakoni Catfish Record

In January 2004 Cody Mullinex of Howe Texas caught a 121.5 pound blue at Lake Texoma, which was the first monster to attract media attention.

Weight: 121.5 Pounds   Length: 58 Inches

Texas State Record Blue Catfish

The blue catfish is the largest freshwater sportfish in Texas. Where mature populations exist, 50-pounders are not unusual. Typically, the largest fish are caught by trotliners, some of whom have landed specimens in excess of 115 pounds. The Texas rod-and-reel record blue catfish is 121.5 pounds. Catfish is the second most preferred group of fish among licensed Texas anglers, and blues rank third behind channel and flathead catfish. Like the channel cat, the blue catfish is considered an excellent food fish.  

More Big Blue Catfish Records

Here are 10 big blue catfish pictures you should know from our friends at Game&Fish!  Lake Tawakoni is the Catfish Capital of Texas, come find out with the best guide, Andrew Taylor!

Article Source : Fish & Game | May 5th, 2016

Cody Mullenix of Howe Texas caught the fish on January 16th, 2004 which is known as “Splash” while fishing at the Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge on Lake Texoma. The blue catfish caught by Mullenix weighed in at 121.5 Lbs, which was not only a Texas state record but also a world record.  The fish was housed in a massive freshwater display at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center in Athens Texas until it died and drew in tourists from all over the United States!

Texas State Record Blue Catfish

The blue catfish is the largest freshwater sportfish in Texas. Where mature populations exist, 50-pounders are not unusual. Typically, the largest fish are caught by trotliners, some of whom have landed specimens in excess of 115 pounds. The Texas rod-and-reel record blue catfish is 121.5 pounds. Catfish is the second most preferred group of fish among licensed Texas anglers, and blues rank third behind channel and flathead catfish. Like the channel cat, the blue catfish is considered an excellent food fish.  

More Big Blue Catfish Records

Here are 10 huge blue cat pictures you should know from our friends at Game&Fish!  Lake Tawakoni is the Catfish Capital of Texas, come find out with the best guide, Andrew Taylor!

Article Source : Fish & Game | May 5th, 2016

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