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Archives Fishing Reports 2016

Little Jon's Texoma Striper Guide Serive 12-22-2016

Little Jon’s Texoma Striper Guide Service | 12-22-2016

Just LOOK at those big, fat stripers! Winter fishing on Lake Texoma is the experience of a lifetime.

Looks like Striper fishing on Lake Texoma is pretty darn good right now.

Cabin Fever Adventures 12-5-2016Cabin Fever Adventures 12-3-2016Cabin Fever Adventures | 12-5-2016

Oh the weather outside is frightful, but the fishing is so delightful!

Crosswinds Guide Service 11-19-2016Crosswinds Guide Service | 11-19-2016

Glen Shirley's Stripercat Guide ServiceGlen Shirleys Stripercat Guide Service | 11-19-2016

StripersStripers Inc 11-19-2016 Inc. | 111 – 19-2016

Today’s catch – fishing is good right now

Lake Texoma Fishing Report 11-12-2016 CrosswindsCrosswinds Guide Service | 11-12-2016

Group trip today. All 3 boats pulled limits of box fish Stripers mixed with some jumbo Sand Bass to top off the box.

Glen Shirley's StriperCat Guide Service 11-12-2016Glen Shirley Stripercat Guide Service | 11-12-2016

Had a great time fishing with Aaron, Javonie, and Anthony

Sparky's Guide Service 11-12-2016Sparky’s Guide Service | 11-12-2016

fish-crosswinds-11-10-16-oCrosswinds Guide Service | November 10, 2016

Guess who’s back? My favorite Cubs fan.87 year old, Bud. What a fisherman that guy is.

We had a great time and caught fish everywhere we went. We even put 18 of those big jumbo Sand Bass in with our limit of Stripers. We caught right at 90 fish on the day. I filleted and removed the rest meat out of 58 total.

Looks like the fishing was pretty good on Lake Texoma this weekend! 11-6-2016

Adventure Texoma Guide Service 10-19-2016Adventure Texoma Guide Service | 10-19-2016

Helped out another guide today with a big trip and we had a great day of fishing on Lake Texoma!

Bill Carey Fishing Report 10-14-2016Bill Carey | October 14, 2016

Fall Fishing is Here!

October is the beginning of the legendary fall fishing at Lake Texoma. The water temperature dipped a few degrees this week.

That Means Top Water Striper Fishing Time!

Captain Chris and Jimmy both had some top water action this week. They reported several stripers up to 5lbs and numerous blow ups. A blow up is when the fish strike and misses your plug. There is nothing more exciting than having a hungry striper attack your top water plug. Ask any fisherman top water is the most exciting method of fishing. We go out early in the mornings and start casting big top water plugs at first light on the shallow banks.

This trip was the best one I have ever been on!

Sarge Kellam had to say this about his recent trip; “Just wanted to Thank You again for a wonderful experience. Mike at 92 years young was as excited as a new, young fisherman with each fish he caught. Chris was an excellent guide. He not only put us on the fish, he made us feel very comfortable with his warm personality. I have fished with a number of guides over the years but this trip was the best one I have ever been on. When we got on those fish at first light, that top water action was the best thrill we have had in a long time. Your ladies in the office made us feel like family. We look forward to our next trip with you all in November.”

Crosswinds Guide Service 10-1-2016Crosswinds Guide Service | 10-1-2016

Girls trip today. They left the husbands at home and came down from Kansas to do a combo trip. We had a blast to say the least. We had a little topwater action early. But it didn’t last long. The rest were caught on anchor in 28ft of water using live bait. What a day! It’s always a blast when they come down. Thanks a million, girls.

Stripers Inc 10-1-2016 fish-stripers-inc-10-1-2016-2-oStripers Inc. | 10-1-2016

Fishing was good today, we’re getting some bigger fish on topwater now, a pattern which should continue through the end of October. Come see me!

Crosswinds Guide Service | 9-30-2016

A couple of 8 pounders to finish the day. Great guys from Midland TX. Things are shaping up as water temps cool. Those bigger Stripers are starting to show up. I’m starting to see a big time shift between artificials and live bait. It seems as if all of a sudden they want live bait. Where a week or two ago. They almost wouldn’t touch it.

Fishing with Adventure Texoma Outdoors 9/2016 fish-ato-9-24-2016-0Adventure Texoma Outdoors | 9-2016

The fishing has been really good for me lately. I’ve been catching around 80-100 fish a day and keeping an average of around 50. Lots of small fish but I keep moving around until I find what I want. Had some storms come in early and messed up my early bite a couple days last week but other than that it’s been very good. My weekends are pretty busy but I have some weekdays available and this cold front coming in tonight should make the fish bite better and everybody loves the cooler temps. I’ll be off tomorrow for my birthday so good luck everybody. It’s been a great couple weeks here on Beautiful Lake Texoma.

Crosswinds Guide Service 9-24-2016Crosswinds Guide Service | 9-24-2016
Today’s catch. Caught 60. Kept 42. The overcast was SO nice. Lots of fun with some awesome dudes from Wichita. Mostly on artificials but a few actually came on bait.

17 inch Sandies!
17 inch Sandies!

Great Weekend on Lake Texoma | Captain Stephen Andre’

September 12, 2016

Thunder, lightning, wind..ugh…Saturday as I was driving to the lake to get the boat ready for my trip, I almost called them and said go back to bed because of 40 mph winds, rain, and lightning…I’m glad I didn’t! We pulled out of the slip at 6:40 with light drizzle. By 7:15am it was game on! Read more….

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Barbara Pope breaks record!
Barbara Pope breaks record!

A new lake record fish has been caught!

Barbara Pope caught this 24.7 pound striped bass from Lake Texoma last Thursday. Barbara was fishing with striper guide Chris Carey. While heavier striped bass have been caught in previous years at Texoma, this fish represents the largest striped bass submitted to the Oklahoma Lake Records Program since its inception in 2008. Check out the full details at

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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

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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!!
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Barbara Pope breaks record!
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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.

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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.

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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

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