Texoma Striper Fishing

  1. Fishing License Information
  2. What do I need to bring?
  3. What if I have to cancel?
  4. Can I bring my own rod and reel?

Fishing License Information

Everyone fishing in the boat age 16 and over will need a license. No matter what state you live in.

The following are exempt and Do Not need a license: If you are Under 16 and live in the following states, you do not need a license: AL, AK, AR, CA, CT, DE, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MI, NH, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, TX, or WI (Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas residents under 16 do not need a license.)

If you are a resident of a state not listed above, you don't need a license if you are under 14 yrs old. If you are a resident of a state not listed above and 14 or older, you will need a license.

Residents of Texas who are 64 and older DO NOT need a license.

Oklahoma residents 64 or older can fish in All public Texas water without a fishing license. All they need is their OK drivers license or ID.

A Texas resident born before September 1, 1930 does not need a fishing license in Texas or Oklahoma. A Texas resident who is 65 or older, AND was born on September 1, 1930 or later has to buy a Texas Special Resident license (reduced price) to fish in Texas. No fishing license is needed for this group in Oklahoma.

Non-Residents 17 or older, including over 65 from all other States must buy fishing licenses to fish in Texas. The cheapest option for this group on Texoma is to buy the $12.00 Lake Texoma License.

Both States have a reciprocal agreement. A person from Oklahoma can fish in Texas without a license upon reaching age 65. Vice versa for Texans over 65 fishing in Oklahoma. However, to fish in Oklahoma or the Oklahoma part of Texoma, you need to get an Oklahoma Senior Citizen License.

Residents born on or after January 1, 1923, upon reaching age 64 (or those who turn 64 during the calendar year) may purchase a Senior Citizen License, which is good for the rest of their life. Anyone born before January 1, 1923, is exempt but must carry proof of age such as a drivers license. Senior Citizen License applications are available through Department headquarters, field installations and license vendors. Purchased only through Department headquarters.

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Since Lake Texoma is located in both Texas and Oklahoma territories, a Lake Texoma license is the best way to go. This allows you to fish anywhere on the lake. These cost $12.00 and can be bought at any Wal-Mart and most local stores near the lake. Be sure you ask for a "Lake Texoma" fishing license. These are good Till December 31st. You can also buy them online from the Texas or Oklahoma Wildlife Dept. The Game Wardens do patrol the lake and ask to see them occasionally. We obey all laws and regulations.

What do I need to bring?

I PROVIDE: Boat, gas, rod and reels, artificial and/or live bait, life jackets and all needed equipment. I will clean your catch and put them in quality freezer bags for you to take home. I will bait and unhook fish for you.

YOU BRING: Fishing License, camera, an ice chest for your lunch, drinks and snacks, an ice chest to take your fillets home in,(a limit of 10 fish usually produces 1 gallon bag of fillets) warm clothes in the colder seasons. Early mornings can be cool and it is best to dress in layers. As the day warms you can always peel them off. Wet weather gear like ponchos or rain suits. Even in late spring, the early mornings require a jacket of some kind. In the warmer months you will need a hat, sunglasses and sunblock.

I will fillet all fish caught and bag them up for you in quality freezer bags. Striped Bass have a red blood line that runs through their meat, I will take the extra time to remove this for you. This must be done or the fish will taste "strong". This takes extra time but you will appreciate it once you get home. You need to bring an ice chest to keep them cold on your trip home.

What if I have to cancel?

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If you need to cancel please call as soon as it is available to you so we can get it rebooked...All deposits are Nonrefundable..

I will not fish in dangerous weather conditions, such as lightning or high winds over 20mph.... but I do expect to fish when it is cold, raining, snowing, hot, or winds up to 20 mph. Please keep this in mind when booking a trip.

Can I bring my own rod and reel?

I supply all tackle but some experienced fishermen like using their own equipment. You can bring your own rod and reel, but please let me know before you come so I make sure there is room left in my rod holders for your equipment.