Fishing for Striped Bass on Lake Texoma 365 days a year!!!
Lake Texoma is called the Striper Capitol of the World. Located on the TX. OK. border, Texoma is considered one of the premier Striped Bass fisheries in the world. One of only 8 lakes in the U.S. where Striped Bass or "Stripers" are known to spawn succesfully. This 89,000 acre lake is famous for the amount of fish it produces.
My guide service offers half day fishing charters, suited to all levels of experience. I supply all equipement, bait, etc... All you need to do is step in the boat and enjoy a great morning of action from one of the best fighting and tasting fish in the world.
Thank You for visiting my web site and considering me as your next fishing guide on Lake Texoma. Guiding is my only job and your support of my business is very much appreciated. I realize that a guided trip is an expensive event for most and I promise to do all I can to make your trip with me a fun, memory making adventure.
I am a full time Striper fishing guide on Lake Texoma. I fish year round. I am insured and fully licensed by the Coast Guard, Texas and Oklahoma, to guide on all parts of Texoma.
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Lake Texoma has 89,000 acres of some of the nicest views you'll ever see.
Good sized fish in the summer and winter!!
We can do multiple boats for bigger groups or one boat for just you and the family.
I live locally and grew up fishing on Lake Texoma. Striper fishing on Texoma is my full-time job. Guiding on Texoma is all I do.
I average around 200+ trips a year. I fish enough to know the current conditions of the lake, how the fish are biting and what the current patterns are. During the popular months, I will fish almost every day of the month.
Popular months can book up a year in advance. It is never too soon to book a date, call today.
Our docks at Catfish Bay have heated/air conditioned restrooms and covered slips where we meet.
Lake Texoma's Striper limit is twice that of any other lake in Texas.
Here, you can keep 10 fish a person, the limit is 5 fish on all other TX. lakes!
First and foremost....I am family oriented and promise that I will act in a professional manner and you don't have to worry about foul language, or any inappropriate behavior on my part!! And remember, as a Coast Guard Guide, I run a drug free vessel and I am fully insured. Please ask any guide you choose if he has his Coast Guard License. Most do not!!!!
Some highlights of how I run MY guide service......
1.....We won't go out, catch limits and hurry back in....I will try to keep you out as long as possible, up to 5-6 hours. Sometimes the Stripers are really aggressive and swallow the hooks and become "gut hooked" Any injured fish must be kept and sometimes we might have to leave before 6 hours if we have limits of injured fish. We can only release uninjured fish. We can also fish for Sand Bass and Catfish when they are biting.
2.....Your group will be the only party on the boat......I never put different groups together in the same boat. This is your boat for the day and you won't have to share it with anyone else. Some boats on the lake are bigger than mine and they put up to 14 people at a time on them. If you want to fish on a party barge, I'm not the guide you want. I cater to single groups. Only one group at a time on my boat. If you have a big group I'll get other boats to work with us that day. Multiple boats with fewer people in each boat. Everyone catches more fish per person that way.
3.....You will fish with me and not another guide that works for me.....When you book my boat, I will be your guide. Unless you have a big group trip that needs more boats. The other guides I work with at Catfish Bay are top notch and have been guiding Texoma for years. When you book multiple boats, rest assured that your guide will follow the same guidelines I offer. Our rates are the same. We leave the slips at the same time and we all come in at the same time.
4.....I catch bait BEFORE you arrive......I'll be 100% ready to fish when you arrive. All of your time will be spent fishing for Stripers, not bait. I catch fresh bait (shad) every morning for your trip and sometimes they are hard to find. I may be on the water as early as 1:a.m. looking for bait. I also don't catch a minimum number of baits per person. I try to get as many as I think we will need to last the entire day. If we catch a lot of Stripers, we will need lots of bait. You are welcome to come with me to catch bait and get the "whole fishing experience."
5.....I only do one trip a day...... I've stopped doing two trips a day. Of course there is more money to be made by doing multiple trips per day but if it is a slow day, I want to be able to spend all the time needed to get you on some fish. That way, we are not rushed to get back because I have another group waiting on the dock. I also don't have to save baits for the second trip. They ALL belong to you. A typical day for me to do one trip is 12-16 hours, counting prep time, catching bait and boat cleaning/maintenance after you leave. Your trip has my full attention for that day.
6.....I don't charge extra for lost rods, reels & lures..... It happens, 5-6 rods a year and lots of lures, but I take the loss not you. Almost every other fishing guide charges up to $150.00 extra if you lose a rod and reel and $7.00 per lure, so hang on tight. I actually lost one of the rods last year, it happens.
7.....I'm one of the few guides that takes 100% of the red line out of the fillets.... Stripers have a blood line that makes them taste "strong and gamey." I completely remove this red line for you, clean your fillets 100% and put them in long lasting freezer bags so you don't have to do a thing at home. When I hand you the fillets, theywill not have ANY red on them. The fish I clean are freezer or eating ready. This process makes the cleaning time take a bit longer but the last thing you want to do when you get home, is finish cleaning your fish. Don't let people fool you, this is important and you will be happy that I did it for you. Very few guides offer this service (ask). Click here for pictures of the red line.
8.....I like, and want you to bring your kids...... Striper fishing is a great opportunity to "bond" with your kids and make some lifetime memories. Let me be a part of that experience. I promise that you will not be exposed to foul language or any other "non family" environment. Your trip can be ruined if you pick a guide that acts less than professional. You will have a good time with me.....I promise. No worries. My boat is Kid, Mom and Church group friendly. I don't smoke or drink but you are welcome to. Alcohol is allowed on the boat but I can't drink and drive. My boat is very safe. I have set ups that are very easy for kids and inexperienced fisherman to manage. The kids will love reeling in those big stripers. I love being a part of anyone's first fish, kids or adults.
9.....I am compliant on all 2014 Coast Guard Guide Licenses..... Make sure the guide you choose is compliant. Most are not. Ask them. If you are caught in a boat without a CG license, your trip will be over and you will have to get off the lake. These new licenses require drug tests, boater safety classes, background checks, CPR class, minimum guide insurance etc..... Ask any guide you choose, about this "6 pack license" If he has it, he will be proud to tell you. Don't hire a guide that doesn't have his yet. It is the law but most guides on the lake are trying to wait and hope they don't get caught without theirs. You don't want to go out with a guide that doesn't want to take a drug test....Do You?
Fishing is not just for men! I run a good amount of trips with just the Ladies!
This type of fishing is fun for Everyone. Men, Women and Kids, I cater to all levels of experience. I usually have children sit up front with me so I can spend as much time helping them as possible. You can spend time cacthing fish, let someone else bait the hooks for a change.
Striper fishing on Lake Texoma is perfect for corporate, reunion or batchelor party trips. (please call early for multiple boats)
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Striper fishing on Lake Texoma with a fishing guide is the best, easiest and really, the cheapest way to catch Stripers and learn how to fish Lake Texoma. When was the last time you caught over 100 fish in one day? It doesn't happen every day, but it does happen..... (book early to get those "better" months) Let me do the hard work, you take it easy and enjoy the "Striper Capitol of the World."
Lake Texoma has one of the most liberal Striper limits you will find anywhere...... 10 fish per person. (The limit is 5 per person below the dam or on every other Texas Lake)
Lake Texoma is known as the Striper Capital of the World for a good reason......what are you waiting for? Book your trip today.
Just look at those smiles...How cool is that? I've got 3 kids of my own, and never get tired of seeing them reel in fish. I'm very kid friendly and know how to keep them entertained. Get them interested now, and you'll have a fishing buddy for life!!!
All you need to bring is a fishing license, an ice chest with your food and drinks, rain gear and a desire to catch fish. I supply everything else.
Once you book a trip, I will start sending you weekly updates. These detailed reports include pictures and details on how the previous week's fishing went, weather forecasts, detailed maps and directions on where we will fish and meet. Book a trip today and start getting your own updates.