I was blessed at young age to be introduced to fishing on Texoma by people that took time out of their lives to show a young person the excitement and value of this sport. With over 30 years of experience as both a competitive angler and a recreational fisherman. I have developed the skills and knowledge of what it takes to put you on the fish.
My guarantee to anyone who gets on my boat is that I will do everything in my power to ensure you have a safe, enjoyable and successful experience on the water. However, I do not guarantee a limit of fish. We will be fishing a public body of water for wild fish under unpredictable weather conditions. I am passionate about 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.
I am a full service striper and smallmouth bass fishing guide that offers year round fishing for multipliable species. Striper, Smallmouth, Largemouth and jugline catfish. I will also do combination trips seasonally. 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 of striper and catfish when we are done and send you home with some of the finest table fair you can get. All smallmouth and largemouth are catch and release only. 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.
Many different methods exist and each can be effective to catch Striped bass and other species of fish on Texoma. I however primarily use live shad that I catch fresh each morning before the trip. Live Threadfin and gizzard shad are the primary forage in Lake Texoma and hands down the most productive day in and day out. On occasion we will use lures but it is rare. I provide high quality and well maintained gear and tackle for you to use. I will bait your hook, land the fish and get you rebaited and back to catching as quick as possible.
Striper fishing is my year round attraction. With fast paced action and good numbers of fish that are catch and keep with a 10 fish per person limit. These trips are great for small or large groups, and can accommodated any skill level of fisherman.
This is some of the most exciting freshwater fishing you can experience. With drag screaming runs and explosive breaches these trips are a blast! 3 person maximum. Basic casting skills preferred.
If you like catfish we have your hookup! I run seasonal jugline catfish trips from November through March. Lake Texoma is renowned for its population of giant blue cat. These trips can be a stand alone or as a combination with other species.
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 times so be prepared. If you know you are prone 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 and bass fishing on Texoma is great year round, however some months are better that others. Prime months are April through July and September through December. 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 for striper and catfish. Smallmouth and Largemouth trips are a 3 person Max due to having to cast. 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 and smallmouth fishing.
Payment will be expected on the day of the trip in cash or approved check made payable to Southern Wind Guide Service.
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 dock. Safety is the first priority.
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 $500.00 is the minimum price for a striper only trip. up to 2 Additional people can be added for $125.00 each. Max for 1 boat is 6 fisherman.
If you have a large group, family, company or corporate group you would like to get on the water we can accommodate. I have a network of other guides that work in conjunction with me on large trips. Payment for large groups will be expected in advance at the time of booking. Payment for large groups are non refundable due to no shows.
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 November through March 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.
My smallmouth bass trips are catch and release only. These are 1/2 day or 4 to 5 hours.
This is a live bait catch and release bass fishing trip where we target trophy size smallmouth and largemouth. I provide all tackle, bait and equipment. 3 people max on the Smallmouth trips.
This is a combination striper / bass trip. we will striper fish first and switch gears around mid day to target trophy size smallmouth and largemouth. I provide all tackle, bait and equipment. 3 people max on the Striper/ Smallmouth trips. All smallmouth and largemouth will be released.
A 20 % tip is customary in any service industry. A tip in any amount is never demanded but is always apricated. Your guide, if it's myself or someone working with me is there to provide you with an enjoyable experience and will work hard to ensure that. Let them know you appreciate it.