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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. 
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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?

Day one fishing with Dale, Chris, and Waldo. ... See MoreSee Less

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What kinda speed were you able to make in the 3’ seas today in that twin vee?

Day 2 fishing with, Dale ,Chris, and Waldo. ... See MoreSee Less

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Good work Capt Steve Barnes

Finally got out after the storms. Strange day, lots of sharks in bait balls but they were hard to catch, seems like they only wanted the tiny minnows in the bait balls, only caught one big blacktip . Bite got good for a little bit and we caught snapper,kings , one Dorado, and a giant stingrays. ... See MoreSee Less

Finally got out after the storms. Strange day, lots of sharks in bait balls but they were hard to catch, seems like they only wanted the tiny minnows in the bait balls, only caught one big blacktip . Bite got good for a little bit and we caught snapper,kings , one Dorado, and a giant stingrays.Image attachmentImage attachment

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Any of the snapper have tags?

Captain, that looks like a mighty fine day of fishing.

Snapper is good eatin!

And were waiting.

Still no tarpon today but lots of nearshore action. Kings, ling,bonita, barracuda,and lots of sharks. Big sharks !!! Tough to get pics fishing alone but I have a crew tomorrow so should have some pics tomorrow. ... See MoreSee Less

Didn't find any Tarpon today. Caught this bull red and could have caught a bunch of big blacktip sharks by some shrimp boats but I didn't want any part of that. Boat ran good. ... See MoreSee Less

Didnt find any Tarpon today.  Caught this bull red and could have caught a bunch of big blacktip sharks by some shrimp boats but I didnt want any part of that. Boat ran good.

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Did you ever upgrade your boat? You use to talk about it.

Headed to the boat ramp!!! ... See MoreSee Less

Headed to the boat ramp!!!

Made it to Port O'Connor today. Trolling motor on bow and transom of my 31 foot work great but needed a little more run time. Added 3 more batteries this afternoon. It was so hot in my boat storage I'm pretty sure I could have cooked a pizza so it's not my prettiest work. Gonna test it out tomorrow ... See MoreSee Less

Made it to Port OConnor today. Trolling motor on bow and transom of my 31 foot work great but needed a little more run time. Added 3 more batteries this afternoon. It was so hot in my boat storage  Im pretty sure I could have cooked a pizza so its not my prettiest work. Gonna test it out tomorrowImage attachmentImage attachment

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Ive fished down there. Good spot..

Looks good.

When are you going to be booking tarpon trips?

Fishing was great again today. Time to switch gears and hit the saltwater next week. ... See MoreSee Less

Fishing was great again today. Time to switch gears and hit the saltwater next week.

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There's my guys! Thanks so much Capt. Steve, they had a great time! And are ready to go again.

Another great trip on Texoma this morning despite heavy boat traffic. Kept a limit of good eating fish and released a few bigger fish and a lot more small ones. ... See MoreSee Less

Another great trip on Texoma this morning despite heavy boat traffic.  Kept a limit of good eating fish and released a few bigger fish and a lot more small ones.Image attachment

Packing up getting ready to roll south !!! ... See MoreSee Less

Packing up getting ready to roll south !!!Image attachment

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What Tim Hartley said. Let us know when you get back and we will come fish with you

good luck and safe travels God bless

Be safe!

Fair seas and winds at your back Cap'n.

Absolute slaughter this morning. Kept our limit and released about 20 more by 9 AM. Stupid fish, don't they know it's a hundred degrees every day and they should be slowing down. ... See MoreSee Less

Absolute slaughter this morning.  Kept our limit and released about 20 more by 9 AM. Stupid fish, dont they know its a hundred degrees every day and they should be slowing down.

Pretty good trip this morning. ... See MoreSee Less

Pretty good trip this morning.

Last week on Texoma and headed to Port O'Connor next week for some saltwater action. Fishing has improved on Texoma this week so maybe go out with a bang. I have a few trips booked in Port O'Connor but I need a few more if any of you want a shot at catching tarpon,sharks,jacks,bull reds.... ... See MoreSee Less

Last week on Texoma and headed to Port OConnor next week for some saltwater action. Fishing has improved on Texoma this week so maybe go out with a bang. I have a few trips booked in Port OConnor but I need a few more if any of you want a shot at catching tarpon,sharks,jacks,bull reds....Image attachmentImage attachment

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Geno Malone

one of the best and still going strong. Capt Steve Barnes Lake Texoma Striper Fishing Guide

Last two days has been pretty good. Big fish are getting a little skinny and box fish are small but I will take it for dog days of summer fishing. ... See MoreSee Less

Last two days has been pretty good.  Big fish are getting a little skinny and box fish are small but I will take it for dog days of summer fishing.Image attachment

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I’ll match our catch! Capt Steve gets the job done!!

Book a trip now and hand feed my pets at the dock. ... See MoreSee Less

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Striper or cats?

Do it! It is great! My family just did & we had a riot! Caught our limit!!

Dillon Ulmer

We will see you 7/27!! Hopefully there are still some biggin’s with our name on them! Cody Thornburg Paul Moran

Shane Elliff Ryan Fort

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We are still catching them. Have a few weekdays open. This morning was big fish on bait and little fish schooling on lures. ... See MoreSee Less

Tarpon fishing out of Port O'Connor, Tx is coming soon. I will be striper fishing on Texoma till mid August then headed to Port O'Connor for mid August thru September. My primary focus will be tarpon fishing but we might catch a few toothy critters if someone just needs to pull on something big. Tarpon are one of my favorites to catch because of their size , acrobatics, and difficulty hooking and landing these prehistoric beasts. Probably finish up with a week of redfish at the jetty late September early October. Let me know if your interested in a Saltwater adventure. Capt. Steve 940-841-0910 ... See MoreSee Less

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What do you charge for a tarpon trip?

Waters a lil more calm in these pics than when we went.

Jessica Hernandez September =tarpon

Steve what’s your prices

Kemp Wilkerson

Jason Coy

George Malik,did you see this?

Jordan Johnson Justin Batchelor This is Captain Steve

Not sure what is more fun. Tagging a tarpon or boosting double blacks in arkansas?

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Fishing is still going strong on Lake Texoma. ... See MoreSee Less

Fishing is still going strong on Lake Texoma.Image attachmentImage attachment

Business and fishing have been great. Have a few open dates coming up so figured I better take some time and post a few pics. Cant believe it's already mid June. Text me if you want in on the action. Capt. Steve 940-841-0910. ... See MoreSee Less

Hand feeding striper at Lake Texoma. Striper bite is on at Lake Texoma. ... See MoreSee Less

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Dock trained

That’s crazy

Kris Humpert Jeff Alexander

I need to book a trip with you Steve. It’s been too long. Anthony Corneau Donavon Bailey Nathaniel Corneau

Chance Frederick

Bryce Abbe

Kris Choate

Carson McColl

Kelly Schilling

John Anderson

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This week was a blur. Busy ,busy, busy. Hands are sore from catching and releasing stupid numbers of big fish. ... See MoreSee Less

Cold and windy this morning. Big fish bite was all you wanted. We hammered the big ones releasing more overs then I could keep count of and went in early. ... See MoreSee Less

Cold and windy this morning.  Big fish bite was all you wanted. We hammered the big ones releasing more overs then I could keep count of and went in early.Image attachment

Round 2 was as good as it gets. Released a rediculous number of big fish. Fishing like this does not last forever. Better get here soon. ... See MoreSee Less

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Get down

Ron LaRue

Round 1 was awesome with limit plus released a bunch of overs. Getting ready for round 2. ... See MoreSee Less

Round 1 was awesome with limit plus released a bunch of overs.  Getting ready for round 2.

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We had a great time! Thanks! Brenda Reeves Bills John Bills Jeff Moore

Fishing just keeps getting better. Big fish are showing up coming back from spawn. Open tomorrow and Wednesday morning if you want to go catching . ... See MoreSee Less

Fishing just keeps getting better.  Big fish are showing up coming back from spawn. Open tomorrow and Wednesday morning if you want to go catching .Image attachment

Another easy limit this morning. ... See MoreSee Less

Another easy limit this morning.

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Some nice ones in there. Good eating.

Afternoon trip was even better. Come get you some. ... See MoreSee Less

Afternoon trip was even better.  Come get you some.
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