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Capt Steve Barnes Lake Texoma Striper Fishing Guide

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Capt Steve Barnes Lake Texoma Striper Fishing Guide
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Address141 S Meadowbrook Dr
Pottsboro, TX 75076, US
Websitehttp://txfishingguide.com
Phone940-841-0910
Emailcaptsteve@txfishingguide.com
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About Capt Steve Barnes Lake Texoma Striper Fishing Guide

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Lake Texoma Striper Fishing Guide

Lake Texoma is famous for the quantity of striper so we are able to catch a good amount of fish in the 3-10lb range and there is always the opportunity to catch 10-20lb striper. We can handle and size group and always work hard to put you on fish.

Lake Texoma Striper Guide fishing Lake Texoma with a fleet of big, safe and comfortable 27+ foot boats.

We provide all quality striper fishing gear, tackle and bait. We also fillet and bag your catch.

We can handle any size group. Women and children are always welcome.

Capt. Steve provides high quality Lake Texoma striper fishing trips at competitive rates.

We run one of the nicest best equipped striper fishing boats on Lake Texoma.



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Capt. Steve Barnes Lake Texoma Striper Fishing Guide Lake Texoma striper fishing has really come alive this week
Capt Steve txfishingguide.com Lake Texoma striper fishing has really come alive this week with the arrival of spring. Big striper are on a feed frenzy getting ready to make their annual spring spawning run up the Washita and Red rivers. As the shallow waters warm fish move up out of the river channel to feed on shad. The fish are on the move so anglers need to be persistent and stay on the move looking for active fish. My bait of choice for early spring is a 5″ swim bait on a 1oz jig head. Trolling is also effective this time of year and on days when my customers can’t cast well we troll. The last few days the big striper have been on a tear and we have been releasing many over 20″ fish on recent trips. Remember limit on Lake Texoma striper is 10 fish per person but only 2 of those 10 can be 20 inches or longer. The good box fish will turn on as it warms up a little more but for now we will enjoy catching lots of big Texoma stripers Capt. Steve B
Capt. Steve Barnes Lake Texoma Striper Fishing Guide March Means "BiG" Striper on Lake Texoma
Capt Steve txfishingguide.com You know its about spring when the red birds start singing their song. March is big fish month on Texoma — Big fat prespawn fish will move up out of the deep water to feed before making their annual run up the river. February fishing is ok but I love the springtime so I spend some of my time in February for boat maintenance and preparation for the upcoming season. I can’t believe its Valentine’s day already. Spring dates are booking up fast and before you know it I will be out on Texoma chasing big striper every day. My bait of choice in the spring time is a 5″ swim bait on a 1oz jighead. I will fish with any color as long as it is glow or chartreuse. On days when I have experienced anglers we will cast them but when my crew is lacking casting skills we troll them on spreader rigs. Most days you need to concentrate on shallow structure in 10 – 25 foot of water. I describe structure as any diffe
Capt. Steve Barnes Lake Texoma Striper Fishing Guide Winter Means Bigger Fish on Lake Texoma
December 10, 2018 by Capt. Steve Barnes Lake Texoma Fishing Guide Winter is here on Lake Texoma. Fishing has been good with the recent warm spell but larger fish have been a little scarce. The colder winter temperatures with chances of rain (or even snow) turn the big fish on so fish the Winter season on Texoma. My cast nets are stored away till spring so we are fully committed to artificial baits for the next few months. Funny thing is I have more confidence in artificial baits over live bait during the colder months. My preferred method right now is deadsticking. Deadsticking is just what it sounds like. You drop a lure down to the fish and hold it still, only movement is the boat drifting wich should be about a half a mile per hour and not more than 1 mile per hour. Best lure is soft plastic fluke style bait on a 1 ounce jighead. Color can make some difference but as usual white, silver and chartreuse work best for me. I think the fish see contrast in color b
Capt. Steve Barnes Lake Texoma Striper Fishing Guide Fall fishing is in full swing at Lake Texoma and the fishing is great!
October 31, 2018 by Capt. Steve Barnes Lake Texoma Fishing Guide Fall fishing is in full swing at Lake Texoma and the fishing is great! Lake levels continue to fall and should be back to normal in a few weeks. A couple of weeks ago we were 11 feet high but with the flood gate releases we are currently only 8 feet above normal and falling about 5 inches per day. It has been tough to find a boat ramp open but more ramps should be usable in the near future. I keep my boat in a slip at Lighthouse Marina so the flood has not impacted my ability to get on the water. The main lake is pretty stained but the creek arms are clear. The striper don’t seem to mind a little stain but it’s best to look for them in the cleaner water. Watch for the birds. The last few weeks the fish under the working birds have been pretty small but as it gets colder bigger fish will show up in the schools under the birds. Shallow water structure and rocky points 5-25 feet seem to be ho
Capt. Steve Barnes Lake Texoma Striper Fishing Guide Lake Texoma fishing has been very good this year, limits on every trip!
Capt Steve txfishingguide.com Lake Texoma fishing has been very good this year, limits on every trip! But believe it or not it’s about to get better. Fall is here and with lows dipping down into the 50’s at night the water temp is dropping and the fish are getting more active. With each passing cold front we will get more and more gulls (birds) showing up on the lake that will lead us to schooling striper. Fall is one of my favorite times to fish on Lake Texoma, cooler temps, less boat traffic, and schooling fish so call me up and lets go catching. Once you locate the fish you can catch them on live bait or lures. Topwater lures (like pencil poppers) will work good until the water temp drops down into the lower 60’s then swim baits in a shad or minnow profile usually work better. My preferred swim bait is a 5″ shad body on a 1oz jig head in chartreuse glitter or glow. Live bait is king right now but as the water cools in November lures will
Capt. Steve Barnes Lake Texoma Striper Fishing Guide Lake Texoma striper fishing is still going strong.
Capt Steve txfishingguide.com Lake Texoma striper fishing is still going strong.  Live bait seems to be the best way to go right now. Small fish are abundant but better fish can be caught if you can find them. Striper move a lot this time of year and don't surface as much so finding them with sonar is key. Cooler weather is just around the corner and that should get the big fish moving again.  We might see some topwater action after we get a cold front or two. Birds will show up with cold fronts and the striper will go on a bigtime feed in November and December.  Lake Texoma Fishing Guide Capt Steve Barnes
Capt. Steve Barnes Lake Texoma Striper Fishing Guide Lake Texoma striper fishing is still going strong.
Capt Steve txfishingguide.com  Lake Texoma striper fishing is still going strong. Live bait seems to be the best way to go right now. Small fish are abundant but better fish can be caught if you can find them. Striper move a lot this time of year and don’t surface as much so finding them with sonar is key. Cooler weather is just around the corner and that should get the big fish moving again. We might see some topwater action after we get a cold front or two. Birds will show up with cold fronts and the striper will go on a bigtime feed in November and December.  by Capt. Steve Barnes Lake Texoma Striper Fishing Guide
Capt. Steve Barnes Lake Texoma Striper Fishing Guide Summer Striper fishing remains very good on Lake Texoma
Capt. Steve Barnes txfishingguide.com Striper fishing remains very good on Lake Texoma. We have been fishing live bait in 40 to 60 foot of water and catching limits every trip. Fish have been pretty easy to catch but bait has been a little tough to catch and that’s one more good reason to hire a guide. Summer is winding down but it’s not to late for a great striper trip on Lake Texoma. Capt. Steve Barnes Lake Texoma Fishing Guide  
Capt. Steve Barnes Lake Texoma Striper Fishing Guide Lake Texoma is in full summer striper fishing pattern
Capt Steve txfishingguide.com Lake Texoma is in full summer fishing pattern and for me that means trolling. You can catch some striper early in the morning before sunrise running close to the bank throwing top water or swim baits but once the sun starts to come up look for them schooling in open water — they won’t stay up long so better get them while it’s hot because once they go down they get a little tougher to track and catch. If trolling is not your thing you can still catch them on slabs and live bait out in the open water but, for me, trolling consistently puts bigger fish in the boat when the fish are schooled up and running fast. Boats really stack up on these fast moving schools of fish this time of year. Trollers don’t like bait fishermen sitting in the way and bait fishermen don’t like trollers passing so close but that’s Lake Texoma in the summer time and there is no sense fussing about it. Good Luck and s
Capt. Steve Barnes Lake Texoma Striper Fishing Guide Crazy Fishing on Lake Texoma - Striper are Roaming
Capt Steve txfishingguide.com Fishing has been crazy the last couple of weeks. Depending on the day and even the time of day it has been anywhere from great to poor. Fish are roaming around in the deeper water and sometimes they will eat while other times they will not. Best bet is to be mobile and look for active fish, that means looking for surfacing fish and working birds. Slabs, swim baits, top water, trolling and live bait have been working but the key is to keep moving and stay in the fish. Lots of boats on the lake so lets all play nice and remember they are only fish.  by Capt. Steve Barnes Lake Texoma Striper Fishing Guide
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Lake Texoma striper fishing has really come alive this week Lake Texoma striper fishing has really come alive this week
Capt Steve txfishingguide.com Lake Texoma striper fishing has really come alive this week with the arrival of spring...


March Means March Means "BiG" Striper on Lake Texoma
Capt Steve txfishingguide.com You know its about spring when the red birds start singing their song. March is big...


Winter Means Bigger Fish on Lake Texoma Winter Means Bigger Fish on Lake Texoma
December 10, 2018 by Capt. Steve Barnes Lake Texoma Fishing Guide Winter is here on Lake Texoma. Fishing has be...


Fall fishing is in full swing at Lake Texoma and the fishing is great! Fall fishing is in full swing at Lake Texoma and the fishing is great!
October 31, 2018 by Capt. Steve Barnes Lake Texoma Fishing Guide Fall fishing is in full swing at Lake Texoma and th...


Lake Texoma fishing has been very good this year, limits on every trip! Lake Texoma fishing has been very good this year, limits on every trip!
Capt Steve txfishingguide.com Lake Texoma fishing has been very good this year, limits on every trip! But believe it...
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