Archives Fishing Reports 2016

Sparky's Guide Service 8-6-2016Sparky’s Guide Service | 8-6-2016

2 boats out today . Slabs were working . One boat caught 20 and the other had these. Good job guys it is tough fishing right now



Mark Banister Report 8-3-2016Mark Banister Adventure Texoma Lake Texoma fishing guide| 8-3-2016

Still catching lots of sandbass in 5-20 ftw using slabs. From 6-9 a.m. you can find them on flats and on ledges. Most mornings you can find them blowing up on the top in big schools. After they slow down we’ve been finding nice striper on ledges anywhere from 20-40 ftw and putting slabs down on them. Have also caught some nice striper trolling captain mack umbrella rigs. Get out on big T and rip some lips!!!

Crosswinds Guide Service 8-5-2016Crosswinds Guide Service


This group had fun bringing in 5 at a time! Trolling with an umbrella rig on Lake Texoma.

Fishing with Crosswinds Guide Service 7-26-2016Crosswinds Guide Service

7-26-2016 ·

Fishing was good today. It’s hard to tell by this pic because I only had 1 guy fishing. We can only keep 2 long fish per person. I saw schools of striper in several different places which hasn’t happened in a while. It is nice to see them up and around like they are supposed to be.

Adventure Texoma Outdoors 7-+-2016Adventure Texoma Outdoors | 7-2016

Here’s a few recent pics from my trips over the last week or so. The top water bite is really getting good. The temps may be getting hotter but so is the fishing. If you haven’t booked your trip yet don’t wait. It’s been a great week on Beautiful Lake Texoma.

Crosswinds Guide Service 6-17-2016Crosswinds Guide Service | June 17, 2016

We started off catching Sand Bass and small stripers. I’ve been trying to start with those each day. If I can get them going. I haven’t been leaving them until we have enough meat in the box to take a chance on bigger stripers. We ran a lot of lake. Even found some more sand bass. Finally we got on some good stripes and caught 9 before they left us. Total on the day was 46 Sand Bass, 21 Stripers, and 2 Catfish.

Little Jon’s Texoma Striper Guide Service | JuneLittle Jon's Texoma Striper Guide Service 6-11-201611, 2016

What a box of fish! Great day on Lake Texoma


Sparky's Guide Service 6-11-2016Sparky’s Guide Service | June 11, 2016

Nice mess of stripers boys! Looks like it was a good day of fishing on Lake Texoma

Advantage Guide Service | June 11, 2016
Some folks from Kansas had a great time fishing on Lake Texoma today!Advantage Guide Service 7-11-2016 Kansas anglers fishing with Advantage Guide Service

Fishing with Crosswinds Guide Service 6-8-2016Striper fishing with Crosswinds Guide Service 6-8-2016Kids fishing with Crosswinds Guide Service 6-8-2016Crosswinds Guide Service | June 8, 2016

Group trip with Brad today. We targeted stripers and came in with a good box of fish. We pulled off of a school of big Stripers that were 30 ft thick once we caught our legal overs. No sense in catching and killing. Back to Amarillo they went. Great guys. Great laughs. Great watermelon and cheese slices. Great Sand Bass sandwiches from yesterday’s catch. Just a great day. Fat boy here would be 350lbs if every group fed me that much! Thanks fellas.

Adventure Texoma Outdoors 6-5-2016Adventure Texoma Outdoors | June 4, 2016
We slept in to let the showers subside and headed out about 8:00. My spots I’ve been fishing were pretty well covered up with boats so we went looking. Took us about 30-45 min to find em but when we did it was as fast as you could get it to the bottom. We had it to ourselves on a Saturday for at least two hours. Boated around 150 fish in just a few hours and had a big one get away. Called some friends over and left it to them to look for big fish but never really happened. It was a great day on Beautiful Lake Texoma.

“I’m only keeping sandbass. I’m catching a few stripers but I’m letting them go. Sandbass are biting very well and we are catching some stripers but I can only clean so many fish per day. Sandbass reproduce quickly and the lake is absolutely full of them.”

Sparky's Guide Service 6-3-2016 Sparky's Guide Service 6-4-2016 Sparky's Guide Service 6-4-2016Sparky’s Guide Service | 6-5-2016

Fish were biting today . Anyone wanting to catch some good eating fish need to give us a call. 3 boats out today lots of fish caught

Adventure Texoma 6-2-2016Adventure Texoma | 6-2-2016

The sandbass fishing continues to be on fire. We’ve been catching them in 5-25ft on live bait and slabs. The big fish are showing back up and can be on fire at times. We’ve been catching them in 30-70ft on live bait. Come on out and get on some of this great fishing while it last!!
Mark Banister, Jr. 903-744-6169


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Stripers Inc Fishing Guide ReportStripers Inc. | 5-21-2016

It’s good to see a big fish back from the spawn!

Adventure Texoma Outdoors Fishing Report 5-23-2016Adventure Texoma Outdoors | 5/23/2016

The bite on Texoma is back on and it’s action packed fishing. Boated over 150 fish today and kept a limit of sandbass. Catching quite a few stripers but letting them go to get bigger. It was another great day on Lake Texoma.

Adventure Texoma Outdoors 5-17 -2016

250 fish day with some mondo sand bass. Kept a limit of sand bass and released the stripers to fight another day. Caught about 30 stripers up to 15 inches. My guys were between the ages of 67-87 and the 87 year old was a two time Purple Heart recipient. I am honored to have had him in my boat and super happy to see Texoma is rebounding and fish are biting again. I’ll be doing trips on both lakes for a while but there’s no place like home. It was a great day on beautiful Lake Texoma

Crosswinds Guide Service 5-22-20016Crosswinds Guide Service | 5-23-2016

Still waiting for the skylights to quit. This stormy weather has fired the fish up lately. Today shouldn’t be an exception. And then…….

166 Sand Bass, 21 Striper later. I got finished up. The storms kept us pinned up until after 9. After that. It was game on. Live bait 15ft of water. We even had a Hybrid Striper come to the dock today.

Crosswinds Guide Service | 5-22-2016

Another 100+ fish day. I’ve been fishing hard lately and pulling no punches. No sitting in 1 spot and waiting for the bell to ring. Today we pulled off of 3 different schools of fish that were coming in as fast as we could go. We drifted structure, drifted deep water, and anchored on edges. Fish were caught doing it all. We ended up with some nice 21 inch stripers and SO many Sand Bass to go with it. Phil and I filleted 204 fish today. About an 80/20 mix of Sand Bass to Stripers. I’m starting to see a few bigger fish show back up from the rivers. Hopefully it will continue.

Editors note: May 10, 2016 – In case you are wondering why there haven’t been many reports in the past few weeks, the guides are telling me that the “catching” part of fishing on Lake Texoma is a littly ify right now. As the lake continues to drop it will get better. Check with your favorite guide before you book your trip, the fishing part is still fun just want to make sure your trip to Lake Texoma will meet your expectations. Corps of Engineers boat ramps are mostly closed but Marina boat ramps are still open.

Near record sandbassZach Langford, Flowing Wells Resort | April 9, 2016

Our very own, Zach Langford, caught a near record-setting sand bass right here at Flowing Wells. The current lake record set in 1994 was 3.41 pounds. Zach’s weighed in at 3.35


Little Jon's Texoma Striper Guide Service 4-5-2016Little Jon’s Texoma Striper Guide Service | April 5, 2016

Fishing with Crosswinds Guide Service 4-8-2016Crosswinds Guide Service | April 8, 2016

Crosswinds Guide Service 3-12-2016Crosswinds Guide Service

Some of my faves today. We set out to jug some blues and that’s exactly what we did. We tried for stripers for a while but no luck. Great March day. Great folks. 5 gallons of blue cat fillets.

Great trip as always Shawn, we had a blast on the trip!!! Thanks once again for all of your hard work to make it a fun and great trip!! Hope you have a fantastic 2016 fishing season. Vanessa is finaly warm.Facebook Review

60 Pound blue catfish caught on Lake TexomaOklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation | March 6, 2016

Josh Metcalf recently caught this 60 pound blue catfish on Lake Texoma.


Crosswinds Guide Service 3-5-2016Crosswinds Guide Service | March 5, 2016

We fished hard today. Real hard. Burned 30 gallons of fuel and pulled no punches. All for 2 sand bass. Luckily we had some success on blue kitties on the juglines. Biggest of the day went 31 pounds. They were a fun crew and the weather was phenomenal.

Fishing with Glen Shirley 2-27-2016Fishing trip with Glen Shirley StriperCat Guide Service 2-2016Glen Shirley’s StriperCat Guide Services 2-27-2016

Striper bite is a little ify but the catfishing is strong!

Crosswinds Guide Service 2-21-2016Crosswinds Guide Service 2-21-2016

Foggy morning on Lake Texoma but we are starting out good!


Crosswinds Guide Service 1-30-2016Crosswinds Guide Service CatfishCrosswinds Guide Service Jan 2016Crosswinds Guide Service 1-30-2016

Striper bite is slow but catfish are HOT!

Lake Texoma Sportfishing 1-31-2016A good day with great customers!! — Lake Texoma Sportfishing.

Lake Texoma 1-31-2016

Little Jon's Texoma Striper Guide Service 1-15-2016Little Jon’s Texoma Striper Guide Service 1-15-2016

Fishing is good in the river flood gates should be open for a few more weeks call or text if you would like to book a trip

Fish glen Shirley 1-2-2016 2 Fish Glen Shirley 1-2-2016Glen Shirley’s Stripercat Guide Service 1-2-2016

40+ fish caught today great day on Lake Texoma! Let’s go fishing