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Lake Texoma Striper Guide – FAQs

Lake Texoma Striper Fishing Guide Bill Carey

Lake Texoma Striper Guide Bill Carey

As a Lake Texoma Striper Guide for over thirty years, I’ve been asked every possible question. Here you will find answers to the most common questions:

Tell me about the fishing.
The lake has many species of fish, but most fishermen opt for our specialty – the fantastic striper fishing on Lake Texoma. Known as the striped bass capitol of the U.S., Texoma boasts the most productive natural reproduction of striped bass, and perhaps the highest success rate for anglers in fresh water – you will catch fish!

Where is Lake Texoma?
Lake Texoma forms part of the Oklahoma – Texas border. It is just 90-minutes by car due north of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, and, 2½ hours southeast of Oklahoma City. There is a local regional airport for those with planes, and we can arrange chartered buses for large groups.

How do I plan my guided fishing charter?
You can inquire about your date by submitting a form, or calling us. With our boat fleet we can accommodate most large group fishing charters. If you choose to go fishing on a weekend, we recommend you begin planning well in advance.

Planning a visit during the Topwater Bite? You may already be too late.  I’m serious, many of our clients book a year in advance – check availability here.

Weekdays are more flexible for availability at any time of year, especially for large group outings.

What should I bring?
We supply all tackle, lures and safety equipment. We clean, filet, and bag your catch – and we improve the taste of your fish by very carefully removing all the redline. You should bring 2 coolers, one for your catch and one for your own drinks and snacks. Do bring suntan lotion if your skin is sensitive. A $12 Lake Texoma license is required for anyone 17 years and older. And of course bring your camera!


Where is Striper Express Guide Service located?
Our boats are berthed on the Texas side of the lake. Here is where you will board our boats:

Boathouse #3
512 Mill Creek Resort Rd

Pottsboro, TX 75076 (Map)

Will I need Lodging?
Half of our guests drive in for a “daycation”. Others prefer lodging. We can offer you a 4-star resort or a selection of lake homes and some great cabins  (check out our Big Fish Special).

Would this be fun for my family?
Absolutely, we are big on kids. The overall outdoor adventure of being on the water and catching hungry fish will be etched in their memory forever. We often hear the kids ask, “When can we come back?”

Can Striper Express accommodate large groups?
The short answer is Yes! We have created striper fishing excitement for 3 decades. Whether a corporate outing, church group or family reunion, we provide complete reliability and flexibility for every sized group. With proper notice we can accommodate groups of 60 people or so, even providing chartered bus service.

Our boats are each captained by a professional Lake Texoma Striper Guide who understands your needs and will take care of the details. All you have to do is show up.

And remember, We Guarantee Excitement!


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Written by Bill Carey
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Lake Texoma Fishing Report – AWESOME Top Water Striper Fishing!

Lake Texoma Fishing Report – “AWESOME Top Water Striper Fishing”

Texoma Top Water Striper Fishing season is officially OPEN. The arrival of consistently warm weather has stimulated striper appetites to a frenzy. Anglers and Guides agree, “Texoma is experiencing  Awesome Top Water Striper Fishing.”

Texoma was so clear yesterday that anglers could see shad schooling deep in the water. Then the stripers started “attacking” top water lures right off the edge of the boat.  Fish were hitting so hard that they were launching themselves up out of the water!

The shallows are the place to be now. There you will find fish just boiling the surface of the water. The Cordell Pencil Popper will be be your plug of choice – just cast your plug then reel with a jerk of the rod and get ready. The motion of the ‘Popper simulates a crippled bait fish – irresistible action to stripers. Read the rest of this entry »

Texoma Striper Guide – Stripers Rampage At Lake Texoma

Texoma striper guide Chris Carey likes cool and windy weather for striper fishing. When many anglers are struggling with live bait under windy conditions in rough open waters, Carey heads for the banks with his arsenal of artificial lures.

Jim Hough, Mead OK caught his 16.5lb Striper on Chug Bug Top-water lure

Jim Hough, Mead OK – 16.5lb Striper on Chug Bug Top-water lure.

“This wind is going to be rough on those live bait guys, but I have some places we will be able to fish where the top-water action really has been hot lately.” Within minutes, Carey stopped his boat near a small island. He already had several rods rigged with two of his favorite top-water lures – Pencil Poppers and Chug Bugs.

We began casting the lures as close as possible to the banks of the island and retrieving them with sharp jerks from our rods. The idea is to create as much commotion with them as possible atop the rolling waves. Within minutes a striped bass weighing about seven pounds struck one of our Chug Bugs in the shallow water. That fish set the stage for the great action that followed.

When the action slowed, we moved to a similar island that also provided protection from the high winds. We caught several striped bass on the Pencil Poppers, it was the more noisy Chug Bugs that seemed to attract most of the strikes. The two largest bass weighed about nine pounds, and just as Carey mentioned Read the rest of this entry »

Lake Texoma Fishing Report – November 2011

lake texoma striper guide bill careyTexoma Striper Fishing Hotspot: Five Creeks

Hotspot GPS: GPS:  33.913933  ,  -96.706683

Species: Striped bass

Best Striper Baits: Sassy Shad jigs and live shad

Lake Texoma Striper Guide Bill Carey provides your personal, up-to-the-minute Lake Texoma Fishing Report. Click to Contact Striper Bill Now!

Striper Fishing Tips: The stripers are running in large schools.

Pay close attention to the seagulls, they will locate the stripers ambushing large bait balls.

The favorite artificials are 4-inch Sassy Shad soft plastics on a 1-ounce jig heads. The best colors are white-glow and chartreuse fleck.

Live shad fishing is also a great way to catch stripers. You can anchor or drift with live bait.

Bank Access: Sand Creek

Lake Texoma Fishing Report – October 2011

lake texoma striper guide bill careyStriper Fishing Hotspot:   North Island and Tabletop

Hotspot GPS:   N 33.867867 , W -96.694533

Species:  Striped bass

Best Striper Baits:   Topwater plugs and Sassy Shad jigs

Texoma Striper Guide Bill Carey provides your personal, up-to-the-minute Lake Texoma Fishing Report at no cost. To hear what Bigfish says Contact Bill Now!

Striper Fishing Tips: The big fish are on the banks early in the mornings in October.

Cast Pencil Poppers and big Chug Bugs for vicious strikes in shallow water.

Mid-morning change your lures to four inch sassy shad on a one ounce jighead. Favorite colors are white-glow and chartreuse fleck.

Always keep your eyes on the seagulls. They can locate schools of stripers roaming in open water.

Live shad fishing is also is also an excellent way to catch stripers. Locate the fish on the ledges, anchor up and place your bait three turns off the bottom. The best depth will average thirty feet deep.

Bank Access:  Washita Point and Platter Flats