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What a week. Fished the last 6 days, 4 were doubles, thats morning group and afternoon group. Caught good numbers of big fish every trip. Have a few open spots this coming week including Saturday morning. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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looking forward to seeing you Friday Capt

Supermoon sunrise on Texoma. ... See MoreSee Less

Overs all day today. Kept our limit and released a bunch of overs today. ... See MoreSee Less

Overs all day today. Kept our limit and released a bunch of overs today.Image attachment

Lake Texoma striper fishing has really come alive this week with the arrival of spring. Big striper are on a feed getting ready to make their annual spring spawning run up the Washita and Red rivers. As the shallow waters warm fish move up out of the river channel to feed on shad. The fish are on the move so anglers need to be persistent and stay on the move looking for active fish. My bait of choice for early spring is a 5" swim bait on a 1oz jig head. Trolling is also effective this time of year and on days when my customers can't cast well we troll. The last few days the big striper have been on a tear and we have been releasing many over 20" fish on recent trips. Remember limit on Lake Texoma striper is 10 fish per person but only 2 of those 10 can be 20 inches or longer. The good box fish will turn on as it warms up a little more but for now we will enjoy catching lots of big Texoma stripers ... See MoreSee Less

Lake Texoma striper fishing has really come alive this week with the arrival of spring. Big striper are on a feed getting ready to make their annual spring spawning run up the Washita and Red rivers.  As the shallow waters warm fish move up out of the river channel to feed on shad. The fish are on the move so anglers need to be persistent and stay on the move looking for active fish. My bait of choice for early spring is a 5 swim bait on a 1oz jig head. Trolling is also effective this time of year and on days when my customers cant cast well we troll. The last few days the big striper have been on a tear and we have been releasing many over 20 fish on recent trips. Remember limit on Lake Texoma striper is 10 fish per person but only 2 of those 10 can be 20 inches or longer. The good box fish will turn on as it warms up a little more but for now we will enjoy catching lots of big Texoma stripersImage attachmentImage attachment

 

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You may need a bigger boat

Caught some good ones today. ... See MoreSee Less

Caught some good ones today.

 

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Choctaw bingo😀

Wind was brutal today. Let the biggest one go and kept the rest. We need some better weather. ... See MoreSee Less

Wind was brutal today.  Let the biggest one go and kept the rest. We need some better weather.Image attachmentImage attachment

 

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I’ve got to get up there soon and fish with you

Forgot to post these a few days ago. We need some more spring weather. I'm tired of winter and I think the fish are too. ... See MoreSee Less

Forgot to post these a few days ago. We need some more spring weather. Im tired of winter and I think the fish are too.Image attachment

Wind got us today but we got a few nice ones. ... See MoreSee Less

Wind got us today but we got a few nice ones.

 

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I’d say so!

First day back out after the artic front. Fish I was on last week moved but we eventually found them stacked up filled the box with a 5 man limit and released a few more. Gonna try to beat the wind tomorrow. ... See MoreSee Less

First day back out after the artic front. Fish I was on last week moved but we eventually found them stacked up filled the box with a 5 man limit and released a few more. Gonna try to beat the wind tomorrow.

 

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Great trip. Thanks for getting us on fish.

This was a awesome morning on the river a few years ago.
youtu.be/8hd4neE3PaQThe In-Fisherman staff go hog-wild for river stripers along the Red River below Texoma Reservoir.
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I would love to come down and catch some of those pigs.

 

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Brittney Ramos we need to plan a fishing trip soon

Tammy Alvarado

Fishing was hard today,but Captain Steve put us on fish. Had a great time.

Limited out and released a bunch of overs today. Its gonna be a great year. Calendar is filling up fast so better get booked soon. ... See MoreSee Less

Limited out and released a bunch of overs today. Its gonna be a great year. Calendar is filling up fast so better get booked soon.Image attachment

 

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Clem Ortiz

Lots of good size ones .

Beautiful fish.

Its that time of year. Big fish are on the move. ... See MoreSee Less

Its that time of year. Big fish are on the move.

 

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Nice!!

Nick Zach.

David De Leon David De Leon Jr. David De Leon Paul De Leon

Sorry I'm missing the Mar. 9 charter. Send pics of what I missed. :-(

Real nice!

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Love at first bite. Fall in love with this recipe for Striped Bass with Cherry Tomato Salad and Squash Jam from @SaltwaterSportsman. Read the recipe on our Dockline Blog. http://bit.ly/2XlKocS #CookYourCatch #GoBoldly ... See MoreSee Less

You know its about spring when the red birds start singing their song. March is big fish month on Texoma. Big fat prespawn fish will move up out of the deep water to feed before making their annual run up the river. February fishing is ok but I love the springtime so I spend some of my time in February for boat maintenance and preparation for the upcoming season. I can't believe its Valentine's day already. Spring dates are booking up fast and before you know it I will be out on Texoma chasing big striper every day. My bait of choice in the spring time is a 5" swim bait on a 1oz jighead. I will fish with any color as long as it is glow or chartreuse. On days when I have experienced anglers we will cast them but when my crew is lacking casting skills we troll them on spreader rigs. Most days you need to concentrate on shallow structure in 10 - 25 foot of water. I describe structure as any difference in water depth like points and humps or a difference in bottom composition from the normal like gravel,rock,timber, and man made structures. While fishing structure always keep your eye open for working birds as that can happen anywhere at anytime in the spring. It's about to get serious up here on Texoma and I'm ready. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Bishop Mayes. Why not?

Be there Saturday. Can’t wait to meet ya and catch some fish!!

March is coming up quick. Big prespawn striper will go on a little feed before they head upriver to spawn. Time to get booked if you want a shot at the biggest fish of the year. Call or text me to reserve your day. Capt. Steve 940-841-0910 ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Brian Jones Its about to be on

Thats hybrid or striper?

Bo Williamson Lewis Novin Jerry Long

Man back in the 80’s we pulled 25-30 pounders out off the tabletop like they were perch. The good ole days

Brittney Ramos we should do this when it gets warmer out

Jason Leigh Weeks , Kyler Paul Weger

Joe Baird lets go

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I’m in

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Nice day to be on the lake. Got 44 keepers and released a bunch of overs. Not as fast a bite as yesterday but yesterday was just one of those off the chart days. ... See MoreSee Less

Nice day to be on the lake. Got 44 keepers and released a bunch of overs. Not as fast a bite as yesterday but yesterday was just one of those off the chart days.

Fish were on fire this afternoon. Caught all I wanted and then some. Have a group out tomorrow so hopefully they go again tomorrow. ... See MoreSee Less

Fish were on fire this afternoon. Caught all I wanted and then some. Have a group out tomorrow so hopefully they go again tomorrow.Image attachmentImage attachment

 

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Michele' McDonald

Dang!!!!!!!! Nice!! Are you Freezing? Lol

Looking forward to March! David De Leon Jr. Paul De Leon Kyler D Gregory David De Leon

You gonna do river this year?

You look COLD!

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Help us celebrate 80 years of going boldly. #GoBoldly
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Great weather today. We had to work for the fish. Caught a limit of overs and released a few more. Also got one nice largemouth and this monster smallmouth. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Giant smallie

Thursday was pretty tough with the high wind. Ended up with 25 and threw back a few overs. Friday was supposed to be cold but calm. That didn't happen , the wind picked up and the girls froze out about 11, I'm suprised they tuffed it out as long as they did. Off tomorrow and back out Sunday. ... See MoreSee Less

Thursday was pretty tough with the high wind. Ended up with 25 and threw back a few overs. Friday was supposed to be cold but calm. That didnt happen , the wind  picked up and the girls froze out about 11, Im suprised they tuffed it out as long as they did. Off tomorrow and back out Sunday.Image attachmentImage attachment

Fish were on a tear today. Easy limit and threw back a bunch of overs. El Nino should keep them biting all winter. ... See MoreSee Less

Fish were on a tear today. Easy limit and threw back a bunch of overs. El Nino should keep them biting all winter.Image attachment

Awesome fishing today. Lots of over 20" fish released. ... See MoreSee Less

Awesome fishing today.  Lots of over 20 fish released.Image attachmentImage attachment

 

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sure hope the weather is ok after christmas

Lake Texoma was on fire today. Action was fast and furious. Finally have a group of 6 tomorrow so hopefully the bite stays the same. ... See MoreSee Less

Lake Texoma was on fire today. Action was fast and furious.  Finally have a group of 6 tomorrow so hopefully the bite stays the same.Image attachment

Lake Texoma striper fishing is on fire!!! Big numbers and big fish. Weather looks great this weekend and I'm open if anyone wants to book a trip. Call or text 940-841-0910 ... See MoreSee Less

Lake Texoma striper fishing is on fire!!! Big numbers and big fish. Weather looks great this weekend and Im open if anyone wants to book a trip. Call or text 940-841-0910

 

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Capt Steve Barnes Lake Texoma Striper Fishing Guideis doing a wonderful job on the fish

Done

We were fishing close to you by granpappy Thursday.

Nice

Nathan Smith

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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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What is your daily rate?

We’re in for Sat

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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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Go Joe C Dickerson!

Anthony Coy Kyler Nachlinger we gotta go

nice work Capt Steve Barnes Lake Texoma Striper Fishing Guide

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

Prices?

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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

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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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