Lake Texoma Fishing Reports

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

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

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.

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Where at on lake texoma

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....

1 month 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!

1 month 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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Cant wait to fish off that boat

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

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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Nice.

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

MacGyver!

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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Lookin good

Your doing an awesome job on that Steve.

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

It’ll look brand new

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.

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

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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!

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

Storm Trooper

What time I need to be there

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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

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.

4 months ago

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.

What the hell is it

How big a reel can it spool?

Must be nice to have an excess of ca$h, you have worked long and hard so enjoy 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.
Capt. Steve 940-841-0910
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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
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