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4 days ago

Capt Steve Barnes Lake Texoma Striper Fishing Guide

Epic afternoon, arms are sore from reeling them in, lots of good box fish and over 20" fish. Caught a few deadsticking but tore them up casting swimbaits. Big fish are on the move. I'm open this weekend if your tough enough. Either way I'm busting out the full winter gear and going fishing with or without customers, yes it's that good. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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How’s the bite today?

One of these days I'd like to go and do some fishing video. Gotta save my pennies up :-)

Big striper weather is moving in this weekend. I have a fully enclosed boathouse and the fish are nearby so no long boat ride in the cold and we can take breaks to get warmed up in the boathouse. Open this weekend. Who wants to do some winter striper fishing on Texoma. ... See MoreSee Less

Big striper weather is moving in this weekend.  I have a fully enclosed boathouse and the fish are nearby so no long boat ride in the cold and we can take breaks to get warmed up in the boathouse. Open this weekend. Who wants to do some winter striper fishing on Texoma.

 

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Would you send me some pricing and how many for a full trip?

Good to see you doing well

Looks like winter is back this week on Lake Texoma. Fishing has been good with the warmer weather but larger fish have been a little scarce. The colder temps with chances of rain and snow later in the week should turn the big fish on. 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 better than baits that are one color so if I have a chartreuse jighead I use a white or light colored fluke. White jighead I use chartreuse fluke. Look for birds working to point you to the active fish. If no birds are working sometimes you can drift a area where fish have been feeding and get them to gather up under you by splashing the water or beating on the side of the boat. Some days the open water fish just will not cooperate and you gotta get out the swimbaits or just cast the flukes on the rocky shorelines till you find some active fish. Good luck and if your interested in a deadsticking lesson give me a call and book a trip. Capt. Steve 940-841-0910 ... See MoreSee Less

Looks like winter is back this week on Lake Texoma.  Fishing has been good with the warmer weather but larger fish have been a little scarce.  The colder temps with chances of rain and snow later in the week should turn the big fish on. 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 better than baits that are one color so if I have a chartreuse jighead I use a white or light colored  fluke. White jighead I use chartreuse fluke. Look for birds working to point you to the active fish. If no birds are working sometimes you can drift a area where fish have been feeding and get them to gather up under you by splashing the water or beating on the side of the boat. Some days the open water fish just will not cooperate and you gotta get out the swimbaits or just cast the flukes on the rocky shorelines till you find some active fish. Good luck and if your interested in a deadsticking lesson give me a call and book a trip. Capt. Steve 940-841-0910Image attachment

 

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Stack em up Capt Steve Barnes Lake Texoma Striper Fishing Guide

Fishing has been good but today was great with lots of overs released. Cold weather has the bigger fish schooled up. Should be on fire thru December so don't be weak just bundle up and lets go fishing. ... See MoreSee Less

Fishing has been good but today was great with lots of overs released. Cold weather has the bigger fish schooled up. Should be on fire thru December so dont be weak just bundle up and lets go fishing.

 

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Nice Fish

Yeye! Big’ns!

FYI I am open this Saturday and Sunday if anyone wants to go catching? ... See MoreSee Less

FYI I am open this Saturday and Sunday if anyone wants to go catching?

 

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We’re in for Sat

What is your daily rate?

Great fishing this weekend. I have open days this week. 940-841-0910 ... See MoreSee Less

Great fishing this weekend.  I have open days this week. 940-841-0910Image attachmentImage attachment

2 months ago

Capt Steve Barnes Lake Texoma Striper Fishing Guide

Fishing was very good again yesterday morning. Off today and back at it again tomorrow. ... See MoreSee Less

Fishing was very good again yesterday morning. Off today and back at it again tomorrow.Image attachment

Afternoon fishing was great this afternoon. Same group again in the morning. Should be great. ... See MoreSee Less

Afternoon fishing was great this afternoon. Same group again in the morning.  Should be great.

2 months ago

Capt Steve Barnes Lake Texoma Striper Fishing Guide

Great fishing this weekend at Lake Texoma. I have days open. Capt. Steve 940-841-0910 ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

Capt Steve Barnes Lake Texoma Striper Fishing Guide

Fishing in the rain was great yesterday but its nice this morning, about to see what the fish think about it. ... See MoreSee Less

Fishing in the rain was great yesterday but its nice this morning, about to see what the fish think about it.Image attachment

 

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Good work as always from Capt Steve Barnes Lake Texoma Striper Fishing Guide

2 months ago

Capt Steve Barnes Lake Texoma Striper Fishing Guide

Last week was not fair weather fishing. Striper fishing is great in foul weather so get your rain gear and lets go catching. ... See MoreSee Less

Last week was not fair weather fishing. Striper fishing is great in foul weather so get your rain gear and lets go catching.Image attachmentImage attachment

2 months ago

Capt Steve Barnes Lake Texoma Striper Fishing Guide

Lake Texoma fishing has been very good this year,limits every trip, but believe it or not its 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 more active. With each passing cold front we will get more and more gulls showing up on the lake that will lead us to schooling striper. 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 usually out produce live bait. 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.
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Kyler Nachlinger Anthony Coy y’all wanna go give this a shot?

Stacy Canada

2 months ago

Capt Steve Barnes Lake Texoma Striper Fishing Guide

Another great morning on Lake Texoma. Easy limits and released lots of over 20" fish. I fished a group of 6 and Dale took another group of 4. Call or text me to book a trip. 940-841-0910 ... See MoreSee Less

Another great morning on Lake Texoma. Easy limits and released lots of over 20 fish. I fished a group of 6 and Dale took another group of 4. Call or text me to book a trip. 940-841-0910Image attachment

2 months ago

Capt Steve Barnes Lake Texoma Striper Fishing Guide

Great fishing this weekend. Call or text me to book a trip. 940-841-0910 ... See MoreSee Less

Had to cancel my trips at the coast so I'm open tomorrow (Sunday) and all next week if anyone wants to book a striper trip on Texoma. Topwater bite is as good as it gets. ... See MoreSee Less

Had to cancel my trips at the coast so Im open tomorrow (Sunday) and all next week if anyone wants to book a striper trip on Texoma. Topwater bite is as good as it gets.

Insane topwater bite on Texoma stripers today. 25 years of striper fishing and I think it was about as good as I have ever seen. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Back in the late 70’s I saw this happen with 25-30 pounders. I caught 10 over 30

First of September was the best. Caught one every cast! Such fun!

Doesn’t get much better than that how I wish I was there!

Deric Nguyen let go fishing Buddy

Wow, amazing.

Your comment didn't said like you said " Tip" LOL

Looks like fun!!

Awesome

Loc Nguyen UT..lake texoma ne

Nice

Nice

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Justin Green Justin Collins

Brandon S Beaty

Travis Seaton

Justin Brown

Bruce Carlton Kevin Moss

Jay Lee

Jesse West

Casey Armstrong

Aaron Fite

Jeff Hehn Necia Rhiddlehoover Hehn

Jeff Reed

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Awesome topwater action this afternoon on Lake Texoma. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Where's the other pictures

Capt. Capt Steve Barnes Lake Texoma Striper Fishing Guide about my luck as I'm heading to Port O'Connor

3 months ago

Capt Steve Barnes Lake Texoma Striper Fishing Guide

It's time for fall Jetty redfish and nearshore reef fishing out of Port O'Connor. This is a fun easy trip that does not require a long boat ride and usually provides all the action you want. Redfish action is really good in the fall with a chance to catch snapper,kings,ling,shark,tarpon,black drum,jacks,and trout. I have some openings September 28- October 4. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Anthony Coy Kyler Nachlinger we gotta go

nice work Capt Steve Barnes Lake Texoma Striper Fishing Guide

Go Joe C Dickerson!

Prices?

Could you PM a price quote for 3 to 5 people?

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Well not many of you want to fish the saltwater this year so lets get back to striper fishing. Today was pretty good and should just keep getting better as the weather and water cools off. ... See MoreSee Less

Well not many of you want to fish the saltwater this year so lets get back to striper fishing.  Today was pretty good and should just keep getting better as the weather and water cools off.

 

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October 18th weekend!!! CJ Guerrero

Delphina Dolores Guerrero show Robert

CJ Guerrero

3 months ago

Capt Steve Barnes Lake Texoma Striper Fishing Guide

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. ... See MoreSee Less

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 dont 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.Image attachmentImage attachment

 

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Gary Neeley

Headed back to Port O'Connor later this week for some offshore and tarpon fishing. Summer is almost over. Would like to book a few more summer trips but if not I'm going anyways. I have a few spots left open for fall redfish/state water snapper trips so better get with me if you want to fish the redfish run. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Kyler Nachlinger Anthony Coy

Britton Braudaway

Fishing was good Friday and Saturday but too much wind today. Conditions are suppose to get right this week. Anybody want to go fishing out of Port O'Connor? Big sharks,kings,tarpon,amberjack, and whatever else shows up. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Dan Bennett

Why Sharks? Can't eat them.

4 months ago

Capt Steve Barnes Lake Texoma Striper Fishing Guide

Port O'Connor has been pretty good for sharks,tarpon,and kings. We have not made it out for amberjack yet. I'm back home for a few days but headed back later this week. I have days open. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Josh Boswell

Way to go Capt Steve Barnes Lake Texoma Striper Fishing Guide

We need to do this...Justin Boone, Austin Fields

Stacy Canada we needs this

Tarpon fishing has been good. Who wants a trip? ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Do you have availability Oct 5th and 6th out of Port O?

Clifton Vannoy

Looks like fun.

Kemp Wilkerson

How much steve? Where are we fishing out of?

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What do you do when it's too rough to go offshore? Burn down the bull reds! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Steven Guerrero

Awesome job today Capt. Even though the waters were pretty rough he put my boys on some really good fish. Thank you Steve for a lifetime of memories with my boys. Look forward to next time.

Jp Smith

Heck yeah

Ryan Dummer

Brent Eubank

Big fish

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Can't say much about what we are doing in the saltwater right now but I will tell you that you are missing out. Contact me if you want to book a trip out of Port O'Connor. ... See MoreSee Less

Cant say much about what we are doing in the saltwater right now but I will tell you that you are missing out. Contact me if you want to book a trip out of Port OConnor.

 

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Yea I know. Anyone interested in a trip can contact me for details.

Cant say much? How do you expect to sale a trip??

Capt. Steve will put you on some big ones! Thar be monsters out there... book a trip

See you soon!

I want a trapon!

Bo Williamson

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4 months ago

Capt Steve Barnes Lake Texoma Striper Fishing Guide

Striper fishing is still good. I'm at the coast but can set you up with another great guide. ... See MoreSee Less

Striper fishing is still good. Im at the coast but can set you up with another great guide.Image attachmentImage attachment

Getting ready to head to the coast. The crazy thing is this is not even all my saltwater rods. Gonna have to streamline this operation a little. ... See MoreSee Less

Getting ready to head to the coast. The crazy thing is this is not even all my saltwater rods. Gonna have to streamline this operation a little.

 

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I'd be happy to help you streamline! feel free to drop off whatever you need to with me on your way south. 😆

Is that a beast master tucked away in there?

7/26/18 A little slower today but still good. I need a few trips next week so give me a call 940-841-0910 ... See MoreSee Less

7/26/18 A little slower today but still good. I need a few trips next week so give me a call 940-841-0910

7/25/18 Great morning on Lake Texoma. 70 striper limit and released lots of overs. Time is running out for striper trip with me. Headed to the coast August 7. ... See MoreSee Less

7/25/18 Great morning on Lake Texoma. 70 striper limit and released lots of overs. Time is running out for striper trip with me. Headed to the coast August 7.

5 months ago

Capt Steve Barnes Lake Texoma Striper Fishing Guide

Lake Texoma was excellent this morning. 60 fish limit and released some overs. I have a few dates open before I start my saltwater fishing in August. ... See MoreSee Less

Lake Texoma was excellent this morning. 60 fish limit and released some overs. I have a few dates open before I start my saltwater fishing in August.Image attachment

 

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Donald Springer

Love this crew!!! Awesome job!

Dale helped me on a two boat trip this morning. Fishing was great. Released a bunch of over 20" fish. ... See MoreSee Less

Dale helped me on a two boat trip this morning.  Fishing was great. Released a bunch of over 20 fish.

 

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Oh yea

Brad Brandon

Great guide always on the fish

Beast Master spooled up ready for deep drop. Who want to go offshore this summer? ... See MoreSee Less

Beast Master  spooled up ready for deep drop. Who want to go offshore this summer?

 

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I do Steve. Ran my last Snapper charter of the season today ready to do something different. How long you gonna be on Texoma before you head south? I’m ready to catch some big striper

Me! 🙋🏼‍♀️

I’m in and ready to catch a monster!!!

I’m in! Trying to get a group together the other day

I do i do!

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5 months ago

Capt Steve Barnes Lake Texoma Striper Fishing Guide

Lake Texoma is still going strong. Lots of big fish. Lake Texoma limit is 10 striper per person with no minimum length and only 2 per person 20" or longer. We are not getting limits on most days because to many big fish. I guess that's a good problem to have. ... See MoreSee Less

Lake Texoma is still going strong. Lots of big fish. Lake Texoma limit is 10 striper per person with no minimum length and only 2 per person 20 or longer. We are not getting limits on most days because to many big fish. I guess thats a good problem to have.Image attachmentImage attachment

 

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Danny Jones. U ready to go ?!s

Kevin Tubbs let’s book a trip big dawg. It’s right up the road.

Fishing was on fire today. Limit of big box fish and released a ton of over 20" fish up to10 lbs. Better come get them while its good. ... See MoreSee Less

Fishing was on fire today. Limit of big box fish and released a ton of over 20 fish up to10 lbs. Better come get them while its good.

Another great day on Lake Texoma today. ... See MoreSee Less

Another great day on Lake Texoma today.

 

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Nice catch

Good googlie mugglie at the fish

Fish went on a feed today. Released lots of over 20" fish. Kept limits of over 20" fish and a fair number of box fish. Great morning with nonstop action. ... See MoreSee Less

Fish went on a feed today. Released lots of over 20 fish. Kept limits of over 20 fish and a fair number of box fish.  Great morning with nonstop action.

5 months ago

Capt Steve Barnes Lake Texoma Striper Fishing Guide

Lots of big fish and not many box fish before I got sick. I have been down with bronchitis for a little over 2 weeks now. I'm not a 100% yet but going to get back to fishing tomorrow . ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Hope you’re well soon Capt

Man I have to fish with you soon, gotta go back to Nebraska first!! Bit one of these days !!!!

Probably AIDS. You hoser

Get well. We need you in Port O’Connor!

I not much fish for what it cost

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6 months ago

Capt Steve Barnes Lake Texoma Striper Fishing Guide

Been super busy and the fishing has been as good as it gets. Lost some good pics when I upgraded my phone but here is a few recent pics. Better come fishing while it's good. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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How's the topwater bite been?

You know anyone who’s on the coast and wants to go offshore fishing Steve Barnes? We’re a little short on offshore trips right now. Ling, kings, Snapper and shark.

7 months ago

Capt Steve Barnes Lake Texoma Striper Fishing Guide

Fishing is about as good as it gets right now. Schedule is getting full but still have some openings. ... See MoreSee Less

7 months ago

Capt Steve Barnes Lake Texoma Striper Fishing Guide

Great fishing morning and afternoon. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Great catch 👌

Jd Aishman

Very nice fish

Limit of box and over 20" fish. Released a ton of overs today. Had a cancellation for this Friday if anyone wants to catch some fish. ... See MoreSee Less

Limit of box and over 20 fish. Released a ton of overs today. Had a cancellation for this Friday if anyone wants to catch some fish.

 

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what size is over up there?

Danny Jones- this is who I was talkin bout

Good times thanks Travis Seaton

7 months ago

Capt Steve Barnes Lake Texoma Striper Fishing Guide

Fishing this weekend was awesome. I have the next 4 days open before my schedule really gets tight. I have a afternoon big fish bite going that will blow your mind. Contact me for details. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Thank you! We had an awesome time.

Jason

Fishing was about as good as it gets this morning. Kept s solid limit and released a few overs. ... See MoreSee Less

Dale and I fished a group of 12 this morning and it sucked for the fish. Get your group together and let's go catching. ... See MoreSee Less

Dale and I fished a group of 12 this morning and it sucked for the fish. Get your group together and lets go catching.

7 months ago

Capt Steve Barnes Lake Texoma Striper Fishing Guide

Saturday fishing is usually tougher than fishing during the week due to all the added boat traffic. Today was especially tough with no wind and bright sunny skies but we ground it out and got it done. ... See MoreSee Less

Saturday fishing is usually tougher than fishing during the week due to all the added boat traffic. Today was especially tough with no wind and bright sunny skies but we ground it out and got it done.Image attachment

7 months ago

Capt Steve Barnes Lake Texoma Striper Fishing Guide

Afternoon was good,even caught a few smallmouth. ... See MoreSee Less

Afternoon was good,even caught a few smallmouth.Image attachment

We got them good this morning throwing sassy shad. Headed out again this afternoon. ... See MoreSee Less

We got them good this morning throwing sassy shad. Headed out again this afternoon.

 

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