Lake Texoma

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Lake Texoma Striper Guide Capt. Stephen Andre'





My name is Stephen Andre' and I own and operate Lake Texoma Striper Hunter Guide Service. I specialize in lure fishing for Striped Bass (also known as Stripers) on Lake Texoma and will teach you how to as well. I grew up using artificial lures, so that's the way I catch them!

I do not use live bait. I am a true to heart artificial lure fisherman. I get much more satisfaction tricking those fish with an artificial lure. My guide service is unique in that I only use artificial lures. I do not use live bait and I do not troll. We will hunt our fish down using structure, birds and electronics. We FISH with slab spoons, swimbaits or top water lures. We FEEL that fish bite, SET the hook and FIGHT them into the net! That's the way I grew up and to me that's FISHING! Fishing with artificial lures allows us to fish from very shallow water to very deep water and gives us the opportunity to move around and chase fish and see the lake and the natural surroundings. I have clients that have only used live bait in the past with other guides and they say they will never go on a live bait trip again. It is truly a special event when catching these striper on artificial lures. We're out there to catch fish and I will do what I need to do to make that happen. I will cover the entire lake if I have to in order to get some striper in the cooler for you all to take home. You are there to catch striper and I am there to make it happen!

The first time I fished Lake Texoma was in 1996, with a Lake Texoma fishing guide, and we got into those stripers on top water lures and I've been hooked on this lake ever since! I am fully licensed and properly insured to be a Lake Texoma fishing guide. I am fortunate enough to be able to do what I love to do for a living and support my family. I have been blessed! I am passionate about teaching, helping and watching people catch fish and reel them in, so let's get on the water!!

When you book your fishing trip with me, I'll email you a confirmation itinerary that includes your trip specifics such as the date, boarding time, maps and other information. I'll be ready to go when you arrive. Since you may not be able to get out on the water as much as I do, if you need practice casting a rod and reel or some quick lessons, we'll do some casting when we first go out and get all the bugs worked out. If you have little kids, as I do, I can teach them to cast or cast for them if they get tired or if they just don't want to; no problem! I provide all rods, reels, lures and fish cleaning. Just bring your drink cooler (beer is fine!) and food and get ready to have some fun!

Once our time on the water concludes, typically 5 hours, we'll enjoy a boat ride back to the dock and take a group photo of our catch and any other pictures you want before I clean your catch.

One thing I don't believe in is using live bait. The bait in the lake is their only food source...let them eat and get fat and happy! I am a true to heart artificial lure fisherman and have been most of my life. I get much more satisfaction tricking those fish with an artificial lure than just sitting and staring at the end of my fishing pole waiting for a live bait to catch the fish for you. Fishing with artificial lures allows us to fish all water depths and gives us the opportunity to move around and chase fish and see the lake and the natural surroundings. It's all about being out there with nature!

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Lake Texoma Weather Forecast

Tuesday

Sunny

Hi: 89

Tuesday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 69

Wednesday

Partly Sunny

Hi: 92

Wednesday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 69

Thursday

Partly Sunny

Hi: 96

Thursday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 66

Friday

Mostly Sunny

Hi: 92

Friday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 74


Lake Texoma Water Level (last 30 days)


Water Level on 8/21: 616.99 (-0.01)



Lake Texoma Fishing Report from TPWD (Aug. 15)

Water lightly stained; 83–86 degrees; 0.20’ low. Black bass are slow on Texas rigged craws, spinnerbaits and shallow crankbaits. Crappie are good on minnows. Striped bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Catfish are fair on trotlines.