Captain John's Texoma Striper Fishing in Pottsboro, Texas

Managed by John Brett


About Your Guide

35 Years of Experience
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Captain John is an experienced Lake Texoma fishing guide offering Lake Texoma striper fishing charters. Originally born in Boston, MA, John started fishing for Striped Bass ("Stripers") with his dad when he was six years old, surf casting for cruising stripers from the beaches of Cape Cod.

Occasionally, he would go with a friend to fish Martha's Vineyand and the Atlantic waters surrounding Nantucket Island. Stripers consumed his attention thanks to their strong fight and natural beauty.

In Captain John's teens the family moved to Connecticut where they continued to fish for Stripers in Long Island Sound, Block Island Sound and around Montauk, New York. Captain John purchased a 23' Mako center console and began running Striped Bass fishing charters along the Rhode Island, Connecticut and New York shorelines.

Over the years, Captain John is proud to say his biggest Striper to-date is a 67 pounder caught on live mackerel in Plum Gut in New York waters. Then, 30 years ago a job brought Captain John to the greatest country on Earth, Texas. He already knew about Lake Texoma because he served as the Director of Marketing for Abu Garcia while living in New Jersey.

He spent many weeks on Lake Texoma with the Abu Garcia film team and recalls how he had already regarded Lake Texoma as one of the best Striped Bass fisheries in the world. Lake Texoma Stripers spawn naturally unlike other lakes. After fishing recreationally on Lake Texoma for 16 years, Captain John made the leap into professional guiding year-round.

Captain John loves teaching and watching people catch fish more than he likes catching them himself. His personal best Lake Texoma Striper is 27 pounds and he's always searching for a bigger one!

Captain John is a Coast Guard licensed captain and a licensed guide in Oklahoma and Texas. He is fully insured and has all safety equipment and electronics.

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Captain John's Texoma Striper Fishing Trips

Head out with John for an exciting day of Striper fishing on Lake Texoma! Lake Texoma is a striper fishing hot spot that many enthusiastic anglers flock to every year to experience an exciting fishing charter. Like many others before them, they know this region of Texas offers great striper fishing which can be a challenging and exciting day of fishing, especially when you hook up to a big one! On this 4-hour trip, John will motor you out on Lake Texoma to go after some monster Striped Bass using light tackle. You don't have to be a professional angler to enjoy striper fishing in this wonderful lake. Even if you don't have an ounce of fishing experience, you can rest assured your striper guide, John, will be there to lend a helping hand and provide you with all the coaching help you may need! You'll be fishing aboard a 26' SportCraft Center Console with room for 6 people. Its 300 HP Yamaha is mounted on an exterior platform that provides the boat with more room while giving you a smooth ride. She has a small cabin under the center console for privacy. Other features include an anchoring system, VHF Radio, two Lowrance GPS/Fishfinder Electronics, an underwater sounding system and a porta-potty when requested. John will provide quality rods, reels and tackle, and he'll also filet and bag the fish for your trip home! We recommend a small cooler for your food and drinks or carrying your fish filets home, sunglasses, sunscreen and a hat. John requests that you do not wear hard soled shoes on the boat. Get ready for a freshwater fishing adventure! Read More

Lake Fishing Trip in Pottsboro

Half Day Striper Trip

100% (6)
26 ft 1 - 6 People From $167 / person

Recent Reviews of Captain John's Texoma Striper Fishing

Frank H.


Amazing fishing trip, we enjoyed every minute! Captain John is a very experienced guide. He knows exactly how to find those Stripers! Thanks for helping us make those memories. Hope to plan another trip with Captain John soon.

Stewart M.


Weather wasn’t ideal. Front moved through the night before. Capitan John did a great job trying to get us on fish. We had a great time. We are already discussing our next trip.

Clinton P.


We definitely will be booking another trip. Captain was awesome and put us on fish and made sure we got our limit.

Rhett W.


We had a great time on the boat and caught a lot of fish, the Capt. was very knowledgable and excellent at putting us on fish. The boat and equipment were professional quality. We would definitely use their service again.

Jason S.


We were on spring break and the weather was not ideal, chilly and rainy. We were told that fishing had been slow for a few weeks but Captain John was ready to give it a try. He definitely got us on the fish - sonar was off the charts. Fish were finicky but we stuck with it. We ended with 6 nice fish over about 4 hours. We didn’t set the world on fire but had a great time and I feel like we beat the odds. Captain John was great with a fun and laid back demeanor, perfect for a gray day on the lake with an 11 and 14 year old. We had a lot of fun. We plan to come back in May with Captain John when the fishing really heats up!

Steve E.


My 15 y/o son and I wanted to do a quick fishing trip before school started the next week in August. Captain John was quick to respond and provide good advice on whether to take an AM or PM trip (we took the AM after his counsel). We caught 10-12 fish, all of which were over 20”. We started catch and release after the first 4 but was amazed that all our fish were so big. We watched several other fishing tours casting and pulling in 4”-5” fish. None... More


Striped Bass


Light Tackle Fishing

Types of Fishing


Start Location

300 Lighthouse Dr, Pottsboro, TX 75076, USA | Bodies of water fished: Lake Texoma

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