SAN ANTONIO, TX (April 10, 2017) - The third major televised event of the 2017 Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series is now only weeks away. College anglers from around the country will be heading to Lake Texoma in Denison, Texas for the Texas Collegiate Challenge presented by Abu Garcia.
Lake Texoma is situated on the Texas/Oklahoma border and covers over 89,000 acres, making it the 12th largest USACE lake in the country. Lake Texoma was formed in 1944 with the damming of Red and Washita Rivers. Lake Texoma is known in the area for being one of the best smallmouth lakes around, with the smallmouth lake record coming in at 7.06lbs. The lake also has a great population of largemouth as well as spotted bass, and both will come into play in this event. Team Cabela's Member and Bassmaster Elite Series Pro Jeff Kriet lives less than an hour from Lake Texoma and shares his thoughts on targeting largemouth vs. spots vs. smallmouth:
"The fishing at Texoma right now is unbelievable. They are wrecking them. The smallmouth will absolutely play. There are so many 4+ pounders on the lake. Guys fishing between the bridges on rock and sand will catch them along with largemouth. I would definitely think the winner will have some smallmouth in their bag. However, the winner won't have entirely smallmouth."