With experienced guides by your side, you can only have a successful day on the water! Captain Mark and his daughter Ingrid welcome you to Lake Texoma. Their charter, 289 Striper Guide, offers fishing trips year round, so any time of the year is great for some rod-bending action.

Capt. Mark enjoys teaching novices to fish, so you can join regardless of your skill level. The trips are also suitable for elders or people with physical disabilities. While they can’t accommodate a wheelchair, there is plenty of seating on the boat, so someone with a walker or someone who cannot stand for 4 hours will get the opportunity to rest and fish at their own pace.

For this comfort, the captain decided to use a pontoon boat for these trips. You’ll be fishing on a 28’ Crest model, that’s been restored in 2020. There’s enough room for 6 guests to join, whether you’re fishing at the same time or resting. She’s powered by a 175 HP Evinrude engine, navigational electronics, and a live bait tank.

You’ll mainly target for Stripers but during the offseason (winter time), you will fish for other species inhabiting the lake, most notably Catfish. There are two trips every day, so you can choose between the morning and the afternoon one.

The captain will cover everything you need for fishing – rods, reels, lures, and bait. You’ll need to purchase your fishing license and bring some snacks, drinks, and hats.

289 Striper Guide ensures a fun and relaxing time with your friends and family on board. Enjoy a few hours in nature and leave your day-to-day worries on the shore.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $325
    You will be fishing Lake Texoma for Striped Bass and Catfish during winter. The trip usually lasts for 4 hours or less if you reach your catch limit sooner. The limit is 10 fish per person with two over 20”. Your fishing equipment is fully covered.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $325
    Target Striped Bass and other lake species in this beautiful lake. The captain accommodates both children and elders, so there's enough room for everyone. You only need to purchase your fishing license and bring some snacks and drinks. The trip usually lasts for 4 hours or less if you reach your catch limit sooner. The limit is 10 fish per person with two over 20”. Your fishing equipment is fully covered.

About the Charter Operator

289 Striper Guide
Pottsboro, Texas, United States
Angler's Choice
5 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
55 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2020
Captain Mark and his daughter Ingrid are both locals and have over 60 years of fishing experience between them (Mark has been fishing for 40+ and Ingrid has been fishing for over 20 years). They are all about providing customers with a comfortable trip, where they’ll have a good time, relax, and bring some catch home. Mark will be on board most of the time but both he and Ingrid are licensed guides.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Catfish Catfish

Boat Specs

Crest (Pontoon) originally built in 1998, and restored in 2020. Powered by a 175HP Evinrude engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
28 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:

Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
Checks
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 5% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Fishing on Texoma

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 24, 2021
Fantastic fishing trip on lake Texoma, our main goal was to have our 5 year old granddaughter experience a day of fishing,...
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San Antonio, TX
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Half day trip with Captain Mark

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on April 10, 2021
I am an AK amputee on crutches and Captain Mark’s boat was perfect for me. There was plenty of room for everyone (5+cptn)...
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Fishing with Mark

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on September 18, 2021
Very comfortable trip !  Super relaxing Low stress A perfect way to start the weekend . Lots of...
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Merkel, TX
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Half day trip with Captain Mike

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 6, 2021
Mike was amazing. We had a great time! Captain Mike was very knowledgeable, shared some great information, stories, and was...
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Bradford M.
McKinney, TX
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Marvelous Monday with Captain Mark

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on April 12, 2021
Day started out lil hesitant due to previous day on Lake By Captain..But we assured him we would take our chances.. Extremely...
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FAQs about 289 Striper Guide

289 Striper Guide offers the following trips to customers:
  • $325 per group, additional $125 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $325 per group, additional $125 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)

When you book a trip with 289 Striper Guide, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well

Trips booked with 289 Striper Guide include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Abu Garcia)
  • Live Bait (Provided if used.)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

289 Striper Guide offers the following type of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing

289 Striper Guide offers the following fishing technique:
  • Light Tackle

Top targeted fish species with 289 Striper Guide include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Catfish