I was privileged at yong age to be introduced to striper fishing on Texoma by people that took time out of their lives to show a young person the excitement and value of this sport. I have been hooked ever since! Now I get to give back on a regular basis the same excitement and value of time spent on the water catching fish with good people. Striper fishing is about soo much more than just catching a fish. Come get on the boat with me and experience the difference.
My guarantee to anyone who gets on my boat is that I will do everything in my power to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable experience on the water. I am passionate about striper fishing and catching fish is a priority every trip, but I am just as passionate about seeing people have a good time in the outdoors. Being a striper guide is about so much more than just catching fish. Come get on the boat with me and experience the difference.
I am a full service striper guide that offers striped bass fishing or seasonal striper/jug line catfish combo fishing trips on beautiful Lake Texoma. Morning trips usually start before sunrise and run to mid day (actual times will vary depending on time of year). Afternoon trips are available at certain times of the year as well. We will provide everything you need for a safe fun filled day of striper fishing. The only thing you will need is your fishing license and whatever snacks or drinks you may want while we fish. A Texoma fishing license is the easiest and least expensive at $12.00. Available on line at Oklahoma Department of Wildlife or in most local sporting goods stores. All gear, equipment, bait, tackle, rods, reels and adult life preserves are provided. I have a small ice chest on the boat for your use as well. I will also clean and bag your catch when we are done and send you home with some of the finest table fair you can get. Children under 13 years of age will need to bring their own life preserves and must be worn at all times while on the boat.
There are many different ways to catch striped bass on Texoma. I provide high quality tackle and equipment to do whatever it takes to put fish in the boat. However some methods may require an angler to be little more skilled accomplish.
The most productive and popular is live bait. This technique is suitable for any fisherman or experience level and works year round. I will have live bait for use most on every trip.
My boat is a 2020 Excel bay pro 230 powered by a Suzuki 250
Be sure to dress for the conditions.
You may bring your own small ice chest on the boat with whatever you would like to make your trip more enjoyable for you. Please keep the size of ice chest small to conserve space on the boat. Alcoholic beverages are allowed but please be responsible when you drink.
Lake Texoma can produce some very rough conditions at time so be prepared if you know you are veronable to motion sickness or have never been on a large body of water. There are several over the counter motion sickness medications available that may make your trip more enjoyable.
There are 2 ways to book a trip.
The best time to book a trip is when you can go! Striper fishing on Texoma is great year round, however some months are better that others. The prime months are late September Through March and May through June. April can be good as well but can be unpredictable because of the spawn. July and August can be difficult months because of the heat and hot water conditions. I will still run some really successful trips during this time but it is not optimal. But if this is the only time you can go we will make it happen. If you want a date in one of the prime months I suggest you book as far in advance as possible because they fill up fast.
I can fish up to 6 people on my boat. However I have a network of other guides on the lake that we often help each other out to accommodate any number of people that you or your company or organization may need to get out on the water. Young or old, bring them all! I love to have kids on the boat. I have children of my own who love to fish and have a lot of experience with kids in the outdoors. I like nothing more that to see folks of any age catch catch the fever of Striper fishing.
I charge a $130.00 deposit to hold a date. This deposit can paid in person with cash, sent by mail in the form of a check Made payable to Southern Wind Guide Service ,or paid by credit or debit card over the phone using square.
Payment for the remainder of the trip minus the deposit will be expected in cash or check made payable to Southern Wind Guide Service on the dock at the time the trip has ended.
You may pay for the trip in full in advance if you wish.
A 20% tip is customary in most outdoor guide service related industries. However a tip is what you personally feel the experience is worth. Any amount is greatly appreciated and certainly no amount is demanded.
If you have received a gift certificate as a gift or won/received a donated trip by Southern Wind Guide Service please book that trip as soon as possible. Dates fill up fast and when their gone their gone. Gift certificates are good for 1 year from date of purchase.
I understand things come up and I will do my best to accommodate any scheduling changes and find an alternate date that works for us both. However some things are out of my and your control. I reserve the right to cancel any trip due to unsafe weather or water conditions. We will discuss any weather related cancellations but in the end I have final say if and when my boat leaves the dock. A refund of your deposit will be issued only if one of the following criteria is met.
1. You have given me at least 48 hours notice of your need to move the date or will not be able to make it on the agreed date and a reschedule date cannot be reached.
2. I have canceled the trip due to unsafe weather or water conditions and a rescheduled date cannot be reached.
3. I have canceled the trip because of a mechanical failure preventing us from getting on the water and a rescheduled date cannot be reached.
Available year round
This is the minimum amount I will take the boat out for. You may fish 1 to 4 in your party but $400.00 is the minimum price for a striper only trip.
I can fish up to 6 people on one boat. If more than 6 an additional boat and guide will be required. Please let me know how many will be in your party at the time of booking or as soon as you know before the trip so I can have enough bait caught to accommodate that number of fisherman. Large parties in excess of 6 need to book well in advance in order to secure additional boats and guides.
We will set out juglines for catfish on the way to our striper fishing spots and retrieve the fish on the way back when we are done. Available October through April only.
This covers 1 to 3 people each additional person is $200.00 You must designate striper/jug combo at the time of booking so I can have the equipment ready. Up to 6 people in one boat. Any number of people over that will require additional boats and guides that we will provide.
This is a jug line catfish only trip. We will set, bait, and run Jugs to retrieve the fish at least twice during a 4 to 5 hour trip. Available October through April only.
This covers 1 to 3 people each additional person is $150.00 You must designate catfish jugline only at the time of booking so I can have the equipment ready. Up to 6 people in one boat. Any number of people over that will require additional boats and guides that we will provide.
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