Lake Texoma Striper Guides

BILLY BROOKS with 28lb 4oz, 37inch Texoma striped bass

BILLY BROOKS with his 28lb 4oz, 37″ Texoma Striped Bass

As Lake Texoma striper guides, my son Chris Carey and I create striper fishing FUN on Lake Texoma by using Topwater Striper Fishing Lures.

We actively seek our prey, moving frequently to find striped bass feeding at the surface. You’ll See the Strike and Watch the Fight all the way To the Net!

You Will catch stripers, we’ll teach you how! Do we guarantee fish? Lake Texoma has the world’s biggest striper spawn, GOD guarantees fish

We Guarantee EXCITEMENT!

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NOTE: Topwater lure striper fishing is DEFINITELY NOT your dad’s old-style, bottom-bumping, bait-drowning, sit-still-in-a-boat, hoping-for-a-BITE fishing!  – Bill Carey


Experienced anglers report phenomenal catches from our guided Lake Texoma fishing trips. Novices can quickly learn our way of striper fishing. They land bass in numbers they could never attain anywhere else in the U.S.


Our striper guides provide awesome fishing experiences for families with children, for groups of sportsmen, for experts and for neophytes. Bill Carey and son Chris Carey provide friendly and professional guide service all the year around


Our four-boat fleet, captained by long-experienced Lake Texoma fishing guides, provide complete reliability and flexibility for every size group. Corporate events and team-building outings of up to sixty persons can be easily and professionally accommodated. Weigh-ins, awards presentations, catered group meals, lodging and even chartered buses can be included.


Lake Texoma is the striper fishing capitol of the U.S., boasting the best documented spawn and the highest angler success rate for striped bass in freshwater. Add the legendary expertise of Striper Express fishing guides and you’ll easily fill your 10-fish limit.


Top-water lures, hungry striped bass and StriperExpress guides – truly your fishing dream come true! For information about current conditions, best fishing areas and tips on lures that are working now provided by Lake Texoma fishing guides Bill and Chris Carey click on Lake Texoma Fishing Report.

NOTE: Unlike some, we won’t bottom-fish you with live bait for an hour
and then NASCAR your butt back to the dock! – Bill Carey

(903) 786-4477


Lake Texoma Striper Guide FAQs

Lake Texoma Striper Fishing Guide Bill Carey

Lake Texoma Striper Guide Bill Carey

As a Lake Texoma Striper Guide for over thirty years, I’ve been asked every possible question. Here you will find answers to the most common ones:

Tell me about the fishing.
The lake has many species of fish, but most fishermen opt for our specialty – the fantastic striper fishing on Lake Texoma. Known as the striped bass capitol of the U.S., Texoma boasts the most productive natural reproduction of striped bass, and perhaps the highest success rate for anglers in fresh water – you will catch fish!

Where is Lake Texoma?
Lake Texoma forms part of the Oklahoma – Texas border. It is just 90-minutes by car due north of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, and, 2½ hours southeast of Oklahoma City. There is a local regional airport for those with planes, and we can arrange chartered buses for large groups.

How do I plan my guided fishing charter?
You can inquire about your date by submitting a form, or calling us. With our boat fleet we can accommodate most large group fishing charters. If you choose to go fishing on a weekend, we recommend you begin planning well in advance.

Planning a visit during the Topwater Bite? You may already be too late. I’m serious, many of our clients book a year in advance – check availability here.

Weekdays are more flexible for availability at any time of year, especially for large group outings.

Jordan with his striper

Jordan with his striper

Would this be fun for my family?
Absolutely, we are big on kids. The overall outdoor adventure of being on the water and catching hungry fish will be etched in their memory forever. We often hear the kids ask, “When can we come back?”

What should I bring?
We supply all tackle, lures and safety equipment. We clean, filet, and bag your catch – and we improve the taste of your fish by very carefully removing all the redline. You should bring 2 coolers, one for your catch and one for your own drinks and snacks. Do bring suntan lotion if your skin is sensitive. And of course bring your camera!

A $12 Lake Texoma-specific license is required for anyone 17 years and older. Getting caught without one will ruin your entire day!
They are available from Walmart and from sporting goods retailers everywhere in Texas.

Don’t get talked into paying more than $12 for your license by an unknowing store clerk somewhere. You should buy this one: “208 Lake Texoma Fishing”. It covers both Texas and Oklahoma portions of the lake, is good for a full year and expires on December 31st.

PURCHASE ONLINE: To purchase your #208 license online from the State of Texas click here.

LAST CHANCE LICENSE PURCHASE OPTION: If you have arrived at our dock without a license you can still purchase it by phone Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm Central Time.
Call toll free (800) 895-4248 . Have a credit card handy.

Where do I board our boat?
Our boats are berthed on the Texas side of the lake. Here is where you will board yours:

Mill Creek Marina Boathouse #3
512 Mill Creek Resort Road

Pottsboro, TX 75076 (Map)

Will I need Lodging?
Half of our guests drive in for a “daycation”. Others prefer lodging. We can offer you a 4-star resort or a selection of lake homes and some great cabins (check out our Big Fish Special).

Can Striper Express accommodate large groups?
The short answer is Yes! We have created striper fishing excitement for 3 decades. Whether a corporate outing, church group or family reunion, we provide complete reliability and flexibility for every sized group. With proper notice we can accommodate groups of 60 people or so, even providing chartered bus service.

Our boats are each captained by a professional Lake Texoma Striper Guide who understands your needs and will take care of the details. All you have to do is show up.

And remember, We Guarantee Excitement!

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