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Great Lake Texoma Fishing Guides are hard to find, but your search brought you to the correct page. Making a call to Jerry Smith’s Lake Texoma Fishing Guide Service puts you in contact with me! We do not have a fleet of guides that contract out to anglers. You will chat with me about your trip and your group’s desires and expectations. Once we set a date for your guided fishing Lake Texoma Striper Trip, I will be your guide. I’m on the water daily to have the best and up to date Lake Texoma Fishing Report when you call.

Striper Fish Lake Texoma with Guide Jerry Smith

Enjoy a day Striper Fishing with one of the top-rated Lake Texoma Fishing Guides out of Alberta Creek Marina; Jerry Smith Guide Service. Jerry Smith is one of the premier live-bait Lake Texoma Striper Fishing Guides since 2014. Jerry Smith’s Lake Texoma Striper Guide Charter Service runs year-round, and we put clients on big fish with big numbers. We specialize in custom-designed Striper Fishing Charter Trips on Lake Texoma that meet our clients’ desires and needs. Do you like relaxing on a big safe boat dropping live-bait into vast schools of Texoma Striper, or are you an artificial lure angler that needs to cast and reel? We listen to our clients and will design a Lake Texoma Striper Fishing Trip to keep you coming back for more. Our guided fishing Lake Texoma Striper Trips are safe, Coast Guard Licenced, and over-insured. Clients safety is number one with catching big Striper a very close second. 

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In 1944 the Red River was dammed up to control floods, and Lake Texoma was born. This famous Striper fishery is 90 minutes north of DFW Airport on the border of Oklahoma. Almost 80% of the lake belongs to Oklahoma (89,000 acres). 1970 Lake Texoma got its first Striper, and the rest is history! Lake Texoma doubles down on Striped Bass. The impoundment gets stocked by the State of Texas-Oklahoma, and Striper reproduce each April naturally in the Washita and Red River arms. A massive population of gizzard and threadfin shad keeps this fishery world famous. The maximum depth is 110 feet near the Dennison Dam, and the lake has some beautiful sandy islands near Highport Marina. 

 Liberal Lake Texoma Striper Limit

Each year April Lake Texoma Striper make a 70-mile journey up the Red River and Washita River to spawn. With millions of baby Striper each year added through the spawn, anglers have the USA’s largest take-home limit. Anglers are allowed 2 Striper over 20 inches and 8 Striper under 20 inches. Ten total Striper per angler is the largest take-home limit in the USA. We need to protect the over twenty-inch Striper. A twenty-inch fish is mature and ready to spawn, so we don’t want to kill all the big mature broodstock. We try to catch and release big spawning fish in April and May. The under twenty-inch or boxfish are better to eat with less red meat. Follow Lake Texoma Fishing Regulations for more information.

The 411

Lake Texoma is one of the largest reservoirs in the United States, the 12th largest US Army Corps of Engineers’ lake, and the largest in USACE Tulsa District.

Area: 139.1 mi²
Catchment area: 39,719 mi²
Location: Oklahoma–Texas border
Fish Species: Striped bass, White bass, Largemouth bass, Carp, Spotted bass, Crappie
Cities: Madill OK, Kinston OK, Pottsboro TX, Dennison TX, Sherman OK
Islands: North Island
Source: Wikipedia

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Our Striper Fishing Boat

The most important equipment to all Lake Texoma Fishing Guides is the boat. If you want a safe, dry, and pleasant guided fishing Lake Texoma trip, pay close attention to a guide’s boat. We fish out of a 27-foot Charger Boat powered by a Suzuki 300. This boat is big and can handle anything the 12th largest lake in the USA can dish out. This boat fishes 6 anglers with comfort and ease. Each angler gets a comfortable seat with dry storage below. The seats are mobile to meet your group’s needs and still have room for ice-chests and a bait-tank.

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Experience counts

We provide the latest and greatest user-friendly Striper fishing gear and enjoy not just catching big fish, but teaching clients how, when, and where on Lake Texoma each trip. Live-bait fishing is not as easy as the Lake Texoma Lure Guides tell you. There is an art to live-bait fishing Lake Texoma for Striper successfully. If it were easy, there would not be more than 250 Lake Texoma Fishing Guides! I am a fully insured and licensed charter guide service on Lake Texoma, and I provide memories of a lifetime each trip. I provide guided fishing tours on Lake Texoma for one to six anglers on my boat. If you have a group larger than six anglers, I can hire the other top Lake Texoma Fishing Guides out of Alberta Creek and beyond. We can outfit your Lake Texoma Striper fishing corporate event.

Lake Texoma Striper Migration Patterns

Once we meet at Alberta Creek Marina, board the boat, and push off for open water, the Lake Texoma Striper Hunting begins. I’m an experienced charter guide on Lake Texoma and understand how the Striper migrates from the Dennison Dam to the upper Washita and Red River to spawn. Once this spawn is complete huge schools of Striper will run out of the Washita and Red River to feed on threadfin and gizzard shad all summer long. Finding where these schools like to set up and feed will lead us to the best Lake Texoma Fishing Spots.  For more information please follow The Best Texoma Striper Fishing Season.

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Lake Texoma Fishing Hot Spots

Depending on the time of year, I have these Striper Fishing Hot Spots marked, and we will drift live-bait over these spots until we catch active fish. We could move around more than we Striper fish until we locate active fish. Once we find a pod of active Striper, we can anchor up, turn on the splasher, and drop live-bait until we reach our legal limit. As we cover my top-secret Lake Texoma Striper Fishing Spots, you will have an opportunity to see sandy beaches, rocky bluffs, and wildlife. You can see deer, hogs, osprey, geese, ducks, seagulls, and our favorite, the American Bald Eagle. Lake Texoma gets some eagles in the fall and winter seasons.

On The Water with Texoma Striper Guide Jerry Smith

A Day on the Water with Guide Jerry Smith

All guided fishing tours Lake Texoma with Jerry Smith start and end at Alberta Creek Marina.  Most of the year our clients will meet very early in the morning at our boat slip and we will review safety instructions and make sure everyone has a Lake Texoma Fishing License.  If you forgot a license, you can buy one online with your smartphone at our boat slip. 

Test Run 

After we load up it is off for a test run to make sure anglers understand how we will fish for the day.  We like to stop and have a practice run without fish to make sure clients can drop live-bait or cast lures.  Once we get into a hungry school of Striper it gets a little crazy.  We will stop at our first top-secret Lake Texoma Striper Fishing Spot as the sun rises and the wind kisses your face and anglers wait for those magic words; Fish On!  

Hunting Striper on Lake Texoma

Lake Texoma Striper will move great distances in a day chasing massive schools of threadfin and gizzard shad.  I will use my state of the art depth finders to locate these fish.  Some call fishing Lake Texoma more like hunting Striper.  We could move a dozen times in one trip or stop once and catch a legal limit of Striper!  Either way, we fish our clients until they have had enough or we have reached our limit.  If we are lucky and limit out in 30 minutes, we will continue to Striper fish catch and release until clients are happy.  We try not to injure Striper with catch and release.  

Back To Alberta Creek

We will return to Alberta Creek and I will clean, remove red-meat, and fillet your catch.  We supply heavy freezer bags so clients can enjoy a nice fish fry.  Please bring your smartphone and take pictures.  We will put your photos up on our social media sites.

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FAQ-Where to meet? Texoma Striper Guide Jerry Smith

Where Do We Meet?

All guided fishing tours Lake Texoma with Jerry Smith begin and end at Alberta Creek Marina and Resort.  You will find great cabins for a multiday Lake Texoma Striper Fishing Trip, a store, and one of the best restaurants on this famous impoundment.  

The cafe dishes up giant portions and low prices! Open 7 days a week for breakfast and lunch.  Phone 580-564-2552

Cafe Hours:

  • Sunday through Friday 5:30AM – 2:00PM
  • Saturdays 5:30AM – 4:00PM

Alberta Creek Marina offers a full service Conoco fuel dock, a convenience store, and gift shop for all of your boating, fishing and summer fun needs:

Store Hours:

  • Monday through Thursday 5:30AM – 2:00PM
  • Friday through Sunday 5:30AM – 5:00PM
  • Premium Gas
  • Ice Cold Beer
  • Cigarettes & Cigars
  • Logo Hats, Shirts & Gifts
  • Rainsuits
  • Swimming Suits
  • Complimentary Fishing Cleaning Station located on Dock B

 

FAQ-Who needs a Lake Texoma Fishing License?

Who Needs a Lake Texoma Fishing License?

This is our number one asked questions and we have an entire blog post dedicated to Lake Texoma Fishing Regulations.  Here is the short version.  You can buy a Lake Texoma Fishing License online.

Texas Residents
Under 17
A person born before January 1, 1931
Intellectual Disability
NO LAKE TEXOMA LICENSE REQUIRED

Non-Texas Residents
Under 17

Louisiana resident 65 years of age or older who possesses a valid Louisiana Recreational Fishing License (includes Senior Fish/Hunt License)
Oklahoma resident 65 years of age or older
NO LAKE TEXOMA LICENSE REQUIRED

FAQ-What is the Striper limit on Lake Texoma?

What is the Striper Limit on Lake Texoma?

 

For striped bass and hybrid striped bass, there is no minimum length limit. Daily bag limit = 10; possession limit = 20, and only two striped or hybrid striped bass 20 inches or greater may be retained each day. Culling of striped bass and hybrid striped bass is prohibited.

For white bass, there is no minimum length; daily bag = 25 fish. There are no bag or size limits for yellow bass.

 

 

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