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We had a great time on this trip. The weather wasn't completely cooperative, but we did well despite the wind gusts up to probably 30 mph.
We met up at 6am and headed out. We started the morning fishing topwaters and had some success despite heavy boat traffic.
We then went to live bait (threadfin shad) and anchored above schooling striper. This was fairly successful and the action was pretty quick and then it would die and we'd move.
Later we drifted flats and were very successful despite the wind drifting us really fast. We had to give up due to the high winds beating us down but we easily caught our limit and turned back a number of fish prior to, as well as catching a handful of sandbass and one black bass.
I would highly recommend Mark as your Striper guide on Lake Texoma. He was professional, knowledgable, and friendly. He also was happy to share instruction and was patient with us on our first striper experience.
The equipment we used was fine. We started out casting top waters with spinning gear and then switched to heavier open faced reels and equipment for drifting.
The boat motor had minor issues in reverse, making a clicking noise but it was not an issue. The boat itself was just fine. It wasn't the nicest, newest, fanciest boat on the lake, however that was not a concern of ours. We just wanted to catch fish and we did.
One thing that sets Mark apart is the fact that he won't send you on your way once you have your limit of striper like many guides will do. A lot of services will cut the trip short as soon as you catch your limit but he will fish you until your trip is up. That's a big deal because a lot of times you might limit out in the first hour or two.
We also met two of his partners and they were both enjoyable to be around. His main partner JD has a big time boat that can fish up to TEN PEOPLE.
They also have a no catch no pay guarantee AND kids under 12 fish free with a paying adult.
Give them a shot if you're looking for a Texoma Striper Guide and tell them I sent you! You won't be disappointed.
Mark is a smoker, if you have issue with that. Didn't bother us, other than the fact that it made me want both a beer and a cigarette!
(EDIT: adding something)
We just booked another trip with Mark on the 26th and 27th of this month and are looking forward to another fun trip!
|Listing Details: "Texoma Sport Fishing" by shortbus - posted: - Rating: 10.00|