Fishing Reports by Captain Steve Barnes

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Company: Capt. Steve Barnes Lake Texoma Striper F

Area Reporting: Lake Texoma

Bio: Capt. Steve Lake Texoma Striper Guide 24+ Years Experience guiding in Texas Will work hard to put you on fish every time out Licensed Professional Fishing Guide Service Lake Texoma is famous for the quantity of striper so we are able to catch a good amount of fish in the 10-20lb range. We can handle and size group and always work hard to put you on fish. Lake Texoma Striper Guide fishing Lake Texoma with a fleet of big, safe and comfortable 27+ foot boats. We provide all quality fishing gear, tackle and bait. We also fillet and bag your catch. We can handle any size group. Women and children are always welcome. Capt. Steve provides high quality fishing trips at competitive rates. We run one of the nicest best equipped striper fishing boats on Lake Texoma.

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Gulls Working Striper All Over Lake Texoma (11/11/2019)
[Lake Texoma,TX] Well looks like winter is here early. Gulls working on schooling striper all over the lake.
Fall is Here and Striper Fishing is Heating Up on Lake Texoma (10/03/2019)
[Lake Texoma,TX] Capt. Steve 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.
Still Catching Big Striper in Early Summer (6/20/2019)
[Lake Texoma,TX] Striper fishing on Lake Texoma has been an absolute slaughter this spring and early summer for big fish. Daily limits for striper on Texoma is 10 but only two can be 20 inches or longer and most of the fish we are catching this year are over 20 inches. It’s a good problem to have but in reality we should be harvesting more of the larger fish this year.
Lake Texoma striper fishing is really going strong (4/23/2019)
[Lake Texoma,TX] It's spring so using live bait -- shad. Live Shad is hard to find this year but most guides can find some. Catching a few big fish but limited out on fish.
Lake Texoma Striper Fishing has come Alive (3/22/2019)
[Lake Texoma,TX] Lake Texoma striper fishing has really come alive this week with the arrival of spring. Big striper are on a feed frenzy 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.
March Means (2/18/2019)
[Lake Texoma,TX] 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.
Winter Means BIG Fish on Lake Texoma (12/10/2018)
[Lake Texoma,TX] Winter is here on Lake Texoma. Fishing has been good with the recent warm spell but larger fish have been a little scarce. The colder winter temperatures with chances of rain (or even snow) turn the big fish on so fish the Winter season on Texoma.
Fall fishing is in full swing at Lake Texoma and the fishing is great! (11/01/2018)
[Lake Texoma,TX] The main lake is pretty stained but the creek arms are clear. The striper don’t seem to mind a little stain but it’s best to look for them in the cleaner water. Watch for the birds. The last few weeks the fish under the working birds have been pretty small but as it gets colder bigger fish will show up in the schools under the birds.
Lake Texoma fishing has been very good this year, limits on every trip! (10/11/2018)
[Lake Texoma,TX] Capt Steve Lake Texoma fishing has been very good this year, limits on every trip! But believe it or not it’s 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 getting more active.
Lake Texoma striper fishing is still going strong. (9/06/2018)
[Lake Texoma,TX] 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.
Lake Texoma Striper Fishing is Still VERY Good (8/09/2018)
[Lake Texoma,TX] Capt. Steve Barnes Striper fishing remains very good on Lake Texoma. We have been fishing live bait in 40 to 60 foot of water and catching limits every trip.
Lake Texoma is in full summer fishing pattern and for me that means trolling. (7/18/2018)
[Lake Texoma,TX] Lake Texoma is in full summer fishing pattern and for me that means trolling. You can catch some striper early in the morning before sunrise running close to the bank throwing top water or swim baits but once the sun starts to come up look for them schooling in open water — they won’t stay up long so better get them while it’s hot because once they go down they get a little tougher to track and catch.
Crazy Fishing on Texoma (6/28/2018)
[Lake Texoma,TX] Striper are roaming deep water. Sometimes fishing is Great... Sometimes not.
Still Catching Limits on Striper (6/11/2018)
[Lake Texoma,TX] Fishing on Lake Texoma has been outstanding the past few weeks and continues to be very good. The most consistent action has been on live shad in 40-80 foot water sometimes dropping baits to 70 foot but there is also plenty of fish that can be caught on topwater, swimbaits and slabs.
Lake Texoma - Catching Limits & Some Big Fish (5/22/2018)
[Lake Texoma,TX] This is the time of year for less experienced anglers to get in on the action. May and June are prime time for fishing live bait and limits of fish can be expected on almost every trip.
It Catching Time - Bagging Striper Limits Daily (5/04/2018)
[Lake Texoma,TX] Capt Steve Looks like we have finally moved into the catching season where limits of striper can be expected on almost every trip! Fish have moved up on ledges , humps, and points from 3-40 foot water depths. I’m leaning towards live bait as the preferred method now but you can still catch them in shallow water on swim baits and topwater lures,
Lake Texoma April 20th (4/20/2018)
[Lake Texoma,TX] Fishing has been pretty tough with the wind and below average temps but it can’t stay windy and cold forever so we have some great fishing to look forward to. I believe a good number of our larger fish have moved from the lake up into the Red and Washita rivers to spawn, they usually show up back in the lake about the second week of May.
Lake Texoma Striper Report Apr 3, 2018 - Capt Steve (4/03/2018)
[Lake Texoma,TX] by Capt Steve Lake Texoma Fishing Report Tuesday April 3,2018. Lake elevation is 616.51 and water temp at the dam is 58 degrees. Fishing this time of year is up and down much like the weather but it's like anything else in life you have to take a risk for the big rewards.
Lake Texoma Srriper Fishing Report March 20, 2018 (3/22/2018)
[Lake Texoma,TX] Larger fish are in a pre-spawn pattern and staged up on shallow structure in 10-25 foot. Lots of big striper caught last week and the pattern should hold thru early April. Trolling and casting swimbaits and A-rigs in the usual colors,chartruse and glow.
Lake Texoma Striper Fishing Report Feb 28 (3/05/2018)
[Lake Texoma,TX] Fishing on Texoma has slowed down this past week but looks like Spring is just about here and fishing will drastically improve in the coming days with the warmer temps. Water temp is 44 but with warmer weather and longer days we should heat up into the 50’s pretty soon. When this happens bait and fish will move up into shallower water on points, humps and flats.