Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs About Lake Texoma Fishing with
Dan Barnett & Jacob Orr

Texoma Striper fishing for the first-timer may generate lots of questions for the novice angler. Below Dan Barnett answers some of the most frequently asked questions about his Lake Texoma striper fishing guide service:

ONE child (12 or under) is FREE per boat.

I really try to cater to the kids. I am of the opinion that there is a little kid in all of us and my kid clients always go away with a big smile on their faces. I’ll let the pictures do the talking. Kid Pictures

  • Refunds: Cancel 14 days prior to the trip for a full refund.
  • Reschedule: Cancel 5 days prior to reschedule to another date.

You bet they do! Especially the first timers. I have numerous lady clients and as a testimonial to their satisfaction, let’s look at some of their pictures.Ladies Pictures

I am set up to handle large groups. You name the size of your party and we’ll have a ball.
I am located on the Preston Peninsula north of Pottsboro Texas. For detailed instructions on how to find my facilities go to Directions.

A 24′ Custom Striper Boat or 20′ Bass Boat. Quality Rods and reels, along with live and artificial bait are furnished. Fish are cleaned and bagged. As a professional guide, friendly service and instruction assures you a Quality, Safe and Memorable Fishing Adventure. If desired, Shore Lunches can be arranged with advanced notice. If you desire, I have a fishing and golfing package available also. Call for availability!

A Texoma Fishing License for the Lake, available at the local Pottsboro Stores. Ice chest, your own ice, snacks, drinks, wet weather clothing.

For lunch or snacks, you should plan on bringing your own food and drinks. Shore lunches are available for large groups upon request. Note: I am a serious fisherman with my main objective being your fishing experience and satisfaction. I try not to let lunch handicap that objective.

I fish 7 hours or until a limit is caught and kept. Catch and release is allowed while fishing with artificial lures. Morning and Afternoon trips are available upon request.

Texas and Oklahoma bag limits for Lake Texoma are the same:

Black bass: For largemouth and smallmouth bass, minimum length limit = 14 inches. No minimum length for Guadalupe or spotted bass. Daily bag limit is 5 fish for all four species in any combination.

White, Striped and Yellow Bass: 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.

Carp: There is no minimum length limit or daily bag limit for common carp.

Catfish: For blue and channel catfish, minimum length = 12 and combined daily bag limit = 15 fish. Only one blue catfish 30 inches or greater may be retained each day. For flathead catfish, minimum length = 20 inches and daily bag = 5.

Crappie: For black and white crappie, minimum length limit = 10 inches and daily bag limit = 37 in any combination. Possession limit = 50 crappie.

Gar: During May, taking alligator gar is prohibited in the portion of Lake Texoma within the boundaries of Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge and from the U.S. 377 bridge (Willis Bridge) upstream to the IH 35 bridge. Otherwise, daily bag limit is 1 alligator gar of any size. No bag limits on other species of gar.

Sunfish: There is no minimum length or daily bag limit on bluegill, redear, warmouth or other species of sunfish.

Trout: For rainbow and brown trout, their hybrids and subspecies, there is no minimum length and daily bag limit = 5 trout in any combination.

Lodging can be arranged at one of the nearby hotels upon request. Subject to availability, a wide array of accommodations can be found. Anything from the luxurious tower suites at Tanglewood Resort, to nice multi bed cabins on the water, to double bed hotel rooms can be found in the local area. Note: More detailed information on accommodations can be found on my Links Page.
  • Dan Barnett’s Guaranteed Guide Service is a licensed and insured professional guide service.
  • Fishing charters are not without inherent risk.
  • I will spare no effort to assure you a safe trip.
  • I cannot assume responsibility for injury to guest.