Lake Texoma Fishing Reports

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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

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You do nice work.

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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What coating on the deck?

Impressive!

Looking good

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!

It’ll look brand new

Looking great

Car audio pays off

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.

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

Looks really good!

Looks good. What do you paint with?

Lookin good tho!

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

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You’re moving right along!

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!

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

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

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.

Are going to do your own gelcote?

How much fuel will those hold

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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Your my hero!

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

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

I'm not real good or fast at fiberglass work but I'm getting it done. ... See MoreSee Less

It's way to late to turn back now. Just about done with the destruction and ready to start construction. ... See MoreSee Less

Its way to late to turn back now. Just about done with the destruction and ready to start construction.

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Is that a Gen1 AmeraCat hull??

Moving console any?

Here we go.

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Looks kinda bare-assed without those new engines you showed us a while back.:what difference in hours per gallon And horsepower are they?

Paddle power now huh?

Time for a bigtime winter upgrade. ... See MoreSee Less

Time for a bigtime winter upgrade.

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Those new power units going on it , or a trade in?

Cold and windy outside so working inside today. I would greatly appreciate some good reviews on Google click here bit.ly/2qCbmh6
If you dont have a google account click here bit.ly/2qAXCE4 Only one review on Yelp by some guy that obsiously dosent like me. lol

Mostly been catching shad lately but have a few fishing trips around Christmas so stay tuned for some reports.

Thank's Capt. Steve
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Cold and windy outside so working inside today. I would greatly appreciate some good reviews on Google click here https://bit.ly/2qCbmh6
If you dont have a google account click here https://bit.ly/2qAXCE4  Only one review on Yelp by some guy that obsiously dosent like me.  lol

Mostly been catching shad lately but have a few fishing trips around Christmas so stay tuned for some reports.

Thanks Capt. Steve

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Thanks for the good reviews. Still need a few more if anyone can help me out.

Tru Pro, fished with him twice, both times on the fish.....great equipment and experience.

B E S T G U I D E E V E R Used numerous times over the years. Always lots of fish if not limited. Professional boat, gear, and man. Clean cut. Kind. Recommend with absolutely no excuses or reservations.

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Capt Steve Barnes Lake Texoma Striper Fishing Guide

Picked up new motors yesterday at North Texas Marine in Gainesville yesterday. ... See MoreSee Less

Picked up new motors yesterday at North Texas Marine in Gainesville yesterday.Image attachmentImage attachment

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My goodness. Music, the sound of quiet horsepower.

Pretty slow out there this morning. We didn't stay out to long but heard it was tough. Maybe they went off late in the day. Tomorrow morning should be better with it getting colder tonight. ... See MoreSee Less

Pretty slow out there this morning.  We didnt stay out to long but heard it was tough. Maybe they went off late in the day. Tomorrow morning should be better with it getting colder tonight.

Nice limit of striper today. Even released a few overs. Size keeps getting better and better. December is gonna be great. ... See MoreSee Less

Nice limit of striper today. Even released a few overs. Size keeps getting better and better.  December is gonna be great.

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I didn't find anything this morning around lakeside area.

Bigger fish are starting to show up. December is gonna be great lure fishing. Let's go fishing 940-841-0910 ... See MoreSee Less

Bigger fish are starting to show up.  December is gonna be great lure fishing. Lets go fishing  940-841-0910

Always wanted one and now I have one. ... See MoreSee Less

Always wanted one and now I have one.

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And spinning reels with no line twist.

Those things ain’t cheap but they’re worth it. Hope you get many years of use out of it.

Must be nice to have an excess of ca$h, you have worked long and hard so enjoy it

How big a reel can it spool?

What the hell is it

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Tough day on artificial baits. Need the cold weather to come back. ... See MoreSee Less

Tough day on artificial baits. Need the cold weather to come back.

50+ fish this morning. Kept our limit and released some nice overs. Caught about half trolling and half deadsticking with some of my new Shimano gear I got specially for deadsticking. Went a little lighter this year so should be a fun winter. ... See MoreSee Less

50+ fish this morning. Kept our limit and released some nice overs. Caught about half trolling and half deadsticking with some of my new Shimano gear I got specially for deadsticking.  Went a little lighter this year so should be a fun winter.Image attachment

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I sure like your post! You said lighter tackle this year, if I may ask how light?

How do you get customers who don’t fish a lot to keep track of their depth on a spinning rig?

Do you drift when you’re deadsticking?

Pretty good meat haul this morning. Average size is getting better. Artic air moving in tomorrow should get some larger fish moving. No fishing tomorrow, north winds 25 to 40. Later in the week should be good. ... See MoreSee Less

Pretty good meat haul this morning. Average size is getting better. Artic air moving in tomorrow should get some larger fish moving. No fishing tomorrow,  north winds 25 to 40. Later in the week should be good.

Well looks like winter is here early. Gulls working on schooling striper all over the lake. Looks like we are in for some great striper fishing this winter on Lake Texoma. Winter is my favorite time of year for striper fishing. I prefer to fish artificial baits and more often than not artificial will out fish live bait in the winter time for size and numbers. Texoma has cooled into the mid 60's so fish are agressive and can be caught on a variety of lures. Swimbaits, slabs, and trolling A-rigs work very well in working birds right now. As the water cools into the 50's the dead stick bite will start to take over but we will talk more about that in a later report. Bundle up and get out there the fish are on the biggest schooling time of the year.
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Well looks like winter is here early. Gulls working on schooling striper all over the lake. Looks like we are in for some great striper fishing this winter on Lake Texoma.  Winter is my favorite time of year for striper fishing. I prefer to fish artificial baits and more often than not artificial will out fish live bait in the winter time for size and numbers. Texoma has cooled into the mid 60s so fish are agressive and can be caught on a variety of lures. Swimbaits,  slabs, and trolling A-rigs work very well in working birds right now. As the water cools into the 50s the dead stick bite will start to take over but we will talk more about that in a later report. Bundle up and get out there the fish are on the biggest schooling time of the year. 
Capt. Steve 940-841-0910

Looks like great fishing weather Friday and Saturday. I'm open if anyone want to catch a bunch of Lake Texoma stripers. ... See MoreSee Less

Looks like great fishing weather Friday and Saturday.  Im open if anyone want to catch a bunch of Lake Texoma stripers.

Pretty good fishing this afternoon. Just gonna get better and better as it cools off. ... See MoreSee Less

Pretty good fishing this afternoon.  Just gonna get better and better  as it cools off.

The early bit was great today. ... See MoreSee Less

The early bit was great today.

Great fishing on Lake Texoma today. ... See MoreSee Less

Great fishing on Lake Texoma today.Image attachmentImage attachment

Helped Dale on a 2 boat trip today. ... See MoreSee Less

Helped Dale on a 2 boat trip today.

Forgot to post pics from last weekend. Limits morning and afternoon trips. Should continue to see better and better boxes of fish as the water cools. ... See MoreSee Less

Pretty good this morning. A little topwater, livebait ,and trolling. ... See MoreSee Less

Pretty good this morning.  A little topwater, livebait ,and trolling.

Yesterday was good. Group of 3 in the morning and 4 in the afternoon. Limits. ... See MoreSee Less

Yesterday was good. Group of 3 in the morning and 4 in the afternoon.  Limits.Image attachment

Great fishing this weekend on Lake Texoma. Fishing should continue to get better as the water cools down. ... See MoreSee Less

Nice morning on Lake Texoma. Terry helped me on a 2 boat trip this morning. ... See MoreSee Less

Nice morning on Lake Texoma.  Terry helped me on a 2  boat trip this morning.Image attachment

Striper fishing on Lake Texoma is really good this week. Lots of good fat box fish and a few overs. Should stay good at least till new years. ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank so much Steve. We had a blast. Choose Capt Steve for a great day on the lake and a boat load of fish. Highly recommend.

Afternoon was hot with zero wind. Fishing was great. Come on cold front. ... See MoreSee Less

Afternoon was hot with zero wind. Fishing was great. Come on cold front.

Fishing was great on Texoma this morning. Kept our limit and released a bunch more. Cooler weather on the way and its gonna be great fishing this fall. Call or better yet text me for available dates. Capt. Steve 940-841-0910 ... See MoreSee Less

Fishing was great on Texoma this morning.  Kept our limit and released a bunch more.  Cooler weather on the way and its gonna be great fishing this fall. Call or better yet text me for available dates. Capt. Steve 940-841-0910

We had a great summer on Texoma this year but summer keeps dragging on. I'm ready for some fall weather and if the forecast is correct we should finally see some cooler weather next week . Fishing is still very good despite the heat but the cooler weather will improve the fishing and make it even better. I have been trolling A-rigs but have heard of fish being caught on slabs,swim baits, top waters, and live shad. Fish have been schooling up on the surface in just about every depth of water but primarily on the flats in 20-40 foot. The cold fronts will bring gulls from up north so schooling fish will be easier to locate. Fishing should be excellent and very consistent from now until it gets very cold in January or February. We might hit a little bump in the road when the lake turns over in a few weeks but it will be short lived. Bigger fish will get more active with the cooler weather. Boat traffic has made the weekend fishing tougher this summer but should ease up some with hunting season getting started. Fall is a great time to fish Lake Texoma so call or text me for available dates. Capt. Steve 940-841-0910 ... See MoreSee Less

We had a great summer on Texoma this year but summer keeps dragging on. Im ready for some fall weather and if the forecast is correct we should finally see some cooler weather next week .  Fishing is still very good despite the heat but the cooler weather will improve the fishing and make it even better. I have been trolling A-rigs but have heard of fish being caught on slabs,swim baits, top waters, and live shad. Fish have been schooling up on the surface in just about every depth of water but primarily on the flats in 20-40 foot. The cold fronts will bring gulls from up north so schooling fish will be easier to locate. Fishing should be excellent and very consistent from now until it gets very cold in January or February. We might hit a little bump in the road when the lake turns over in a few weeks but it will be short lived. Bigger fish will get more active with the cooler weather.  Boat traffic has made the weekend fishing tougher this summer but should ease up some with hunting season getting started. Fall is a great time to fish Lake Texoma so call or text me for available dates. Capt. Steve 940-841-0910

Crazy day on Texoma today. Started out with this cool green frog on one of my outboards. Fishing was good and we caught a solid limit of striper. Highlight of the morning was when this 100+ lb gator gar decided he wanted to eat one of our trolling rigs. Roped him and took a few pics then released. Got back to the boathouse and my green frog was still on board. It's gonna be a great fall for fishing on Texoma. ... See MoreSee Less

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as always Capt Steve Barnes Lake Texoma Striper Fishing Guide is putting his folks on the nice fish

Dang that’s a big gator gar. I think he wanted your frog 🐸

Frogs like fish’n too. Rib-it!! 🐸🎣

That’s awesome and a cute little frog

Cleaned up and serviced, ready for fall striper fishing on Lake Texoma. Weekend dates are booking up fast but weekdays are better fishing. Call or preferably text me for available dates. Capt. Steve 940-841-0910 ... See MoreSee Less

Cleaned up and serviced, ready for fall striper fishing on Lake Texoma.  Weekend dates are booking up fast but weekdays are better fishing. Call or preferably text me for available dates. Capt. Steve 940-841-0910

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Is that an Americat?

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