Thank you for stopping by! My name is Stephen Andre’ and I own and operate Striper Hunter Guide Service. I specialize in lure fishing for Striped Bass (also known as Stripers) on Lake Texoma and will teach you how to as well….I grew up using artificial lures, so that’s the way I catch them! I caught my first fish at the age of 3 years and have been fishing ever since. I spent the first 8 years of my life in Louisiana fishing in the bays, backwaters, and Gulf of Mexico. My parents moved to Dallas in 1978 and I caught my first Sand Bass, Hybrid Striped Bass and Striper on Lake Ray Hubbard.
One thing I try to avoid is using live bait. I am a true to heart artificial lure fisherman and have been most of my life. I get much more satisfaction tricking those fish with an artificial lure. Fishing with artificial lures allows us to fish from very shallow water to very deep water and gives us the opportunity to move around and chase fish and see the lake and the natural surroundings. However, if the fish will not cooperate with fishing lures, I will, as a last resort, see if they might take a live shad. We're out there to catch fish and I will do what I need to do to make that happen.
The first time I fished Lake Texoma was in 1996, with a Lake Texoma fishing guide, and we got into those stripers on top water lures and I’ve been hooked on this lake ever since! I am fully licensed and properly insured to be a Lake Texoma fishing guide. I am fortunate enough to be able to do what I love to do for a living and support my family...I have been blessed! I am passionate about teaching, helping and watching people catch fish and reel them in, so let’s get on the water!!
When you book your fishing trip with me, I'll email you a confirmation itinerary that includes your trip specifics such as the date, boarding time, maps and other information. I'll be ready to go when you arrive. Since you may not be able to get out on the water as much as I do, if you need practice casting a rod and reel or some quick lessons, we'll do some casting when we first go out and get all the bugs worked out. I have different types of reels and will match you to the best suiting reel. If you have little kids, as I do, I can teach them to cast or cast for them if they get tired or if they just don’t want to; no problem! I provide all rods, reels, lures and fish cleaning…just bring your drink cooler (beer is fine!) and food and get ready to have some fun!
Safety is priority one. If there is lightning, below freezing temperatures, or excessively high winds, we will not go out. I will always make that decision while we are in the marina before boarding the boat. Most of the time severe weather passes and we are able to get on with our trip.
Once our time on the water concludes, typically 5 hours, we'll enjoy a boat ride back to the dock. We'll take a group photo of our catch and any other pictures you want before I clean your catch.