Lake Texoma Fishing Reports

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Doubled up again this morning. ... See MoreSee Less

Doubled up again this morning.Image attachment

Fished a group of 6 this morning then as soon as we got fish cleaned I helped Dale with a group of 14. We both got on some fish at about the same time and loaded up 70 fish in each boat quick. Fishing is as good as it gets right now for limits of good solid fish. ... See MoreSee Less

Yesterday's catch and ran a double today. ... See MoreSee Less

Yesterdays catch and ran a double today.Image attachmentImage attachment

Got it done quick this morning. ... See MoreSee Less

Got it done quick this morning.

Well almost 100 hours on the new Mercury 200's. All I can say is wow. I have always been happy with 150's on this boat but since the new Mercury Fourstroke V6 200 only weighs 20 lbs more than the 4 cylinder 150 I figured why not. My 200's are faster,smoother,quieter, and get better fuel economy. Very happy I spent the extra money especially when you need to beat a storm back to the dock. ... See MoreSee Less

Well almost 100 hours on the new  Mercury 200s. All I can say is wow. I have always been happy with 150s on this boat but since the new Mercury Fourstroke V6 200 only weighs  20 lbs more than the 4 cylinder 150 I figured why not. My 200s are faster,smoother,quieter,  and get better fuel economy. Very happy  I spent the extra money especially when you need to beat a storm back to the dock.

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A Pro and his tools.

Looks great!

Dam the water look like what I fish in. What up a little rain.

Sounds like good personal satisfaction and the quieter ride will help your ears down the road as well as your clients.

Looks good man..

Turned out real nice!

Scott Longenecker

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I have been ask the question " What do striper look like on sonar"? Well this is what your sonar will look like when you get on a wide open live bait striper bite. ... See MoreSee Less

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Clear your track lines, the chart is eye crossing.

Another good trip today.

Got it done before the rain this morning. ... See MoreSee Less

Got it done before the rain this morning.

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Great time definitely will go out again!!!

Memorial weekend has been busy and the fishing was pretty good considering all the boat traffic. Maybe everyone will finally go back to work next week so the fishing will be a little easier for us. ... See MoreSee Less

More of the same. Life is good. ... See MoreSee Less

More of the same.  Life is good.

Doubled up today. Its good and prime time dates are booking up fast. ... See MoreSee Less

Doubled up today. Its good and prime time dates are booking up fast.Image attachmentImage attachment

Never would have imagined I would be sanitizing after each fishing trip. ... See MoreSee Less

Never would have imagined I would be sanitizing after each fishing trip.

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You’ve ALWAYS practiced good hygiene, you’ve just kicked it up a notch!

As expected mid May to mid June is as good as it gets. Time to get booked. Text me for available dates.
Capt. Steve 940-841-0910
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As expected mid May to mid June is as good as it gets. Time to get booked. Text me for available dates.
Capt. Steve 940-841-0910

Meat haul this morning. Back at the dock by 8 with 60 fish limit. ... See MoreSee Less

Meat haul this morning.  Back at the dock by 8 with 60 fish limit.

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Wayne Heard

J.d. Sowers

and just what took you so long, getting old I guess

Its catching time.

Gonna be a good summer on Texoma. ... See MoreSee Less

Gonna be a good summer on Texoma.

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So cool! Hope to spend a day with you!!

Pretty good fishing today on Lake Texoma. ... See MoreSee Less

Pretty good fishing today on Lake Texoma.Image attachment

It's on at Lake Texoma. Text me for available dates. Capt. Steve 940-841-0910 ... See MoreSee Less

Its on at Lake Texoma.  Text me for available dates. Capt. Steve 940-841-0910

Striper fishing is getting good on Lake Texoma. Time to get booked for prime time action. Text me for open dates 940-841-0910 ... See MoreSee Less

Striper fishing is getting good on Lake Texoma. Time to get booked for prime time action. Text me for open dates 940-841-0910Image attachment

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Scott Longenecker

Capt. Steve Barnes Lake Texoma Striper Fishing Guide is on the nice stripers

Pretty good fishing this afternoon. ... See MoreSee Less

Pretty good fishing this afternoon.

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Pretty good, if it gets real good you gonna need a bigger table

Slow and steady this morning but fish really bit good in the afternoon. Good solid boxes of fish. ... See MoreSee Less

Slow and steady this morning but fish really bit good in the afternoon. Good solid boxes of fish.Image attachment

Monday and Tuesday was a little tough for us but we got even with them today. 50 fish by a little after 10 and left them biting. Hopefully tomorrow is the same. ... See MoreSee Less

Nice box of fish today.

We stunk it up today. March fishing can be hit and miss. ... See MoreSee Less

We stunk it up today.  March fishing can be hit and miss.

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Better fishing is coming, but you already knew that, wise Captain......

Tthe difference in you and others is you post the so so days along with the great ones.

We did better today. Fish are really fat and when this fishing really turns on in late April we are gonna catch some of the best boxes of quality fish that we have seen in years. Better get your trip booked now. ... See MoreSee Less

We did better today. Fish are really fat and when this fishing really turns on in late April we are gonna catch some of the best boxes of quality fish that we have seen in years. Better get your trip booked now.

Tough fishing out there today but we dug a few out. ... See MoreSee Less

Tough fishing out there today but we dug a few out.

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For the first time again a great catch by one who has been doing it since Hessie was a pup. Congratulations

When is the best time to come down?

Yer on target with the upgrades to kill em this Spring and Spawn....

3 months ago

Capt Steve Barnes Lake Texoma Striper Fishing Guide

Rear helm in action. ... See MoreSee Less

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Looks like it would be very handy.

what is the slowest it will go when in forward? 2.2 mph?

Awesome

Finished the rear console today. No time for paint we gotta go fishing this week. I will post video. ... See MoreSee Less

Finished the rear console today. No time for paint we gotta go fishing this week. I will post video.Image attachmentImage attachment

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Awesome! Lookin good. We need to come do some fishing with you again.

Installed glass today and it was one of the more challenging jobs on this project , but it turned out perfect. ... See MoreSee Less

Installed glass today and it was one of the more challenging jobs on this project , but it turned out perfect.Image attachmentImage attachment

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A little more comfortable on cold days I’m sure.

Been following along! Looks really Good!

Nice job!! All the way around!

3 months ago

Capt Steve Barnes Lake Texoma Striper Fishing Guide

Successful test run. New Mercury V6 200's are pretty impressive. ... See MoreSee Less

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Cap Steve, blowin' and goin'...............

Cant wait to fish off that boat

Hell yea

Console finished except for glass, gonna do that in the morning. Tried to keep wiring as clean as I could but it was tough getting everything into this smaller console. ... See MoreSee Less

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Looks amazing! Where did u get that door on front of console?

Looks good man. Been a cool process to watch.

Looks Great!

More signs of life. Should have most everything up and running tomorrow. Got to take it to dealer Thursday to calibrate all the software then should be testing on the water Friday. ... See MoreSee Less

Steering is ready to go. Wiring is about 50% done. Check out my cool tool for bleeding the hydraulic steering . Need a couple of wiring harnesses to show up tomorrow or the next day and should be ready to run this week. ... See MoreSee Less

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You must have prior experience as a marine service technician, no?

MacGyver!

Nice.

Console is coming together pretty good. ... See MoreSee Less

Console is coming together pretty good.Image attachmentImage attachment

Need to be water testing next week. I think I can make it if I don't run into any problems. ... See MoreSee Less

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It has been really cool following the progressions. Thank you for sharing.

I need to be out on the gulf this summer catching some amber jack!!!!!

Had some other things to do today but got the console painted and one motor hung. ... See MoreSee Less

Floor turned out good. Swept excess nonskid up and painted, might could use one more coat but I'm over it and it's just gonna get used and abused anyways. Last coat of primer on console, paint tomorrow. Even snuck in a bike ride this afternoon Check out my activity on Strava: strava.app.link/xThfLayK83 ... See MoreSee Less

Paint and nonskid on the floor. Coat of primer on console. Dust off the excess nonskid in the morning then final coat of paint on floor and last coat of primer on console. Motors Monday. ... See MoreSee Less

Paint and nonskid on the floor. Coat of primer on console.  Dust off the excess nonskid in the morning then final coat of paint on floor and last coat of primer on console. Motors Monday.Image attachment

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Your doing an awesome job on that Steve.

Lookin good

Second and final coat of primer on floor. Wash primer on console. First coat of paint on floor , epoxy primer on console tomorrow. Final paint on floor Sunday. Gonna hang motors Monday, possible Sunday afternoon then two weeks to get everything rigged and start fishing. ... See MoreSee Less

Second and final coat of primer on floor. Wash primer on console. First coat of paint on floor , epoxy primer on console tomorrow.  Final paint on floor Sunday. Gonna hang motors Monday, possible Sunday afternoon then two weeks to get everything rigged and start fishing.Image attachment

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Looking good

What coating on the deck?

Impressive!

Power washed and first coat of primer on floor today. ... See MoreSee Less

Power washed and first coat of primer on floor today.

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It’s looking really good! I know it’s been a lot of work Steve!

Looking great

Car audio pays off

It’ll look brand new

Told myself not to spend to much time making the floor look pretty. One day of filling and sanding good enough. Pressure wash tomorrow morning then into the shop crank up the heat and paint the floor. Is everyone as sick of floor pics as I am? ... See MoreSee Less

Told myself not to spend to much time making the floor look pretty. One day of filling and sanding good enough.  Pressure wash tomorrow morning then into the shop crank up the heat and paint the floor. Is everyone as sick of floor pics as I am?

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Great job! How many layers of glass on the floor? I have to replace a section myself soon.

The good carpenter hones his tools to razor sharpness. And delivers....like you do.

Looks good. What do you paint with?

Looks really good!

Nah, been fun following the progress and all your hard work.

Lookin good tho!

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Probably gonna hang motors next weekend. ... See MoreSee Less

Tanks are foamed in and deck epoxy back together. Gonna put a layer of glass over the seam then body fill, sand , and paint the whole floor. ... See MoreSee Less

Tanks are foamed in and deck epoxy back together. Gonna put a layer of glass over the seam then body fill,  sand , and paint the whole floor.Image attachment

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Steve, you are a magician! Nice work!

My tanks are 80 gallons. That’s a lot of floor

What do you do when you need to change the fuel sender or change that hose

To bad my boat can't handle 2 of these V8's ... See MoreSee Less

More gelcoat grinding. Console ready for sandblast and paint. ... See MoreSee Less

More gelcoat grinding. Console ready for sandblast and paint.Image attachmentImage attachment

Tanks in and filled with fuel. Back to work on console till it warms up enough to pour foam and reinstall deck. ... See MoreSee Less

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Lookin good! Coming along well.

How much fuel will those hold

Are going to do your own gelcote?

What exactly happened ?

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Anybody want to help grind some gelcoat? ... See MoreSee Less

Anybody want to help grind some gelcoat?

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Thought we talked about this

You walking on the moon later?

Been there not really

What time I need to be there

Storm Trooper

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So what do you do when your hung up waiting on epoxy to set up? Bust out the skill saw and start hacking out a console. ... See MoreSee Less

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Thought you were back to installing and putting in some square 10 subs bro

Your my hero!

Talent besides fishing

Mans gotta do what a mans gotta do!

Really went off the deep end now installing fuel tanks below deck. ... See MoreSee Less

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Make sure you put insulators in. Aluminum welds dont like stress lol

Did the same thing. Easy access now

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