Lake Texoma Catfish| Channel, Blue & Flathead Catfish

Blue catfish is the largest freshwater sportfish in Texas. Where mature populations exist, 50-pounders are not unusual. Typically, the largest fish are caught by trotliners, some of whom have landed specimens in excess of 115 pounds. The Texas rod-and-reel record is 121.5 pounds. Catfish is the second most preferred group of fish among Texas anglers, and blue catfish rank third behind channel and flathead catfish. Like the channel cat.

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Blue Catfishing On Lake Texoma

The blue catfish or Ictalurus is Greek meaning “fish cat”, and furcatus is Latin, meaning “forked”, a reference to the species’ forked tail fin. Blue catfish have a forked tail and are sometimes very similar to channel catfish. However, only the Rio Grande population has dark spots on the back and sides. The number of rays in the anal fin is typically 30-35, and coloration is usually slate blue on the back, shading to white on the belly. Blue cats typically range from 20 to 40 pounds in size.

Catfish Distribution

Blue catfish are native to major rivers of the Ohio, Missouri, and Mississippi river basins. The range also extends south through Texas, Mexico, and into northern Guatemala. In Texas it is absent from the northwestern portions of the state including the Panhandle, but present elsewhere in larger rivers.

Lake Texoma Striper Fishing Reviews

Andrea Ledbetter
Andrea Ledbetter
02:30 26 Nov 19
Booking was quick and easy. Ron was a pleasure to have as our guide. He was so great with our 9 year old son and we caught a lot of fish!! We highly recommend Captain Marty’s Guide Service! -The Ledbetter Family
Jim Kelley
Jim Kelley
13:10 26 Oct 19
This was my first time ever to go on a guide trip. I had heard great things about Captain Marty from friends. I went with 3 other co-workers and all I can say is WOW What a Great Day it turned out to be. Captain Marty put us on the fish and if... they weren't biting he moved to keep the action going. Being on the boat with him was like fishing with your best friend. He was friendly, offered advise, told some great stories and did i mention he put us on the fish? Awesome adventure and highly recommend him and look forward to our next trip in the next month or so.read more
Mike Hagmann
Mike Hagmann
21:11 20 Oct 19
Marty is the best guide on Texoma! He had us on fish quick. Good quality equipment and boat. Have hired him before and will definitely again.
Steve Jackson
Steve Jackson
16:42 14 Oct 19
We went down there this last weekend 10/12/19, our guide Donnie (I highly recommend him) was absolutely an amazing guide, he took good care of us, was knowledgeable about everything. It was an awesome experience and we will be back.
Gary Ford
Gary Ford
18:18 13 Oct 19
My Father and I have been out with CAPT Marty four times now and each trip has been OUTSTANDING! Marty is a true professional, the service is exceptional and we always catch our limit! CAPT Marty’s Lake Texoma Fishing Guides service is highly... recommended and it has become a fun recurring family experience for us!read more
Ian Howarth
Ian Howarth
14:22 01 Oct 19
Three of us went out with Marty on Sunday. We hit our limit within an hour and then fished for fun. Marty was our guide and is extremely knowledgeable, helpful, funny and friendly. I will definitely be coming back.
Patty Cade
Patty Cade
13:25 16 Sep 19
We had an amazing time! My husband is originally from California and owned his own charter boat. It had been several years since he had been fishing so I gave this is a birthday gift. I could not have chosen better. We had Donny as our guide and... he was great. Very personable, Johnny on the spot helpful, and just made our trip! We are definitely planning on returning.read more
John Miller
John Miller
12:12 03 Sep 19
We took 10 out, 5 per boat for Sunday morning Striper fishing and true to his reputation, both boats caught a mess of fish. By the time the morning was over, the fish were cleaned, bagged and we had enough for a 15 member family, 3 generation family... fish fry times four. Said another way, enough left overs for three more fish fry's and a lot of wonderful memories with our grand kids.read more
Jordan Van WIe
Jordan Van WIe
01:56 17 Aug 19
Donnie was the best very nice and got us on some fish 30 in all had a blast will use again
Todd Smith
Todd Smith
12:38 15 Aug 19
Donnie was an awesome guide and me and my son had a blast! We will definitely do it again.
Robert McDaniel
Robert McDaniel
23:37 16 Jul 19
Captain Marty's guide service is the best we had Mike as our guide and he put us on some nice big fish. We will definitely come back. Thank you guys for an amazing trip.
Justin Prince
Justin Prince
11:34 05 Jul 19
Amazing guide, we limited out within 1hr if being in the water. After that we caught for fun until the bait was empty. Thank you so much for making our family vacation a memory of a lifetime!
jedediah miller
jedediah miller
12:48 01 Jul 19
Captain Marty was great to spend the day with! For 2/3 of our group of 6 it was their first time with a guide. He was patient and didn't yell at anyone for missing a fish. Spending the day with him is a fun way to catch a lot of fish.
RICK WILSHIRE
RICK WILSHIRE
12:51 04 Jun 19
We had an outstanding trip. The fish were big and healthy and there was plenty of activity. Captain M J made it a totally enjoyable and great trip. Can’t wait to go again.
Luke Guinn
Luke Guinn
02:16 19 May 19
Very good time. The boys loved it. Will Definitely go back
Som Saysana
Som Saysana
20:12 06 May 19
We fished with Charles and he took care of us. We limited out fairly quickly and had stop fishing after a finding an abundance of them. He cleaned our fish and had alot of filets. Definitely recommend using this tandem.
rejma0415
rejma0415
19:17 29 Apr 19
The weather started out pretty rough, w/ whitecaps and 20+ mph winds, but Captain Marty's partner, Captain Ron, took us out to the Oklahoma side away from the brown / rusty muddy runoff water and once we were anchored, he put us on the fish all day.... Limited out on stripers w/ a 3-4 nice sized ones. My son and I had a ball and it was a very rewarding experience for a 10 year old to know he helped bring food to the table for the first time!read more
amber langlotz
amber langlotz
18:14 23 Apr 19
Had an amazing time and had no problem catching our limit. He did a great job cleaning the fish. Also very knowledgeable about the lake and had top of the line equipment, we will book him again for sure. Thank you once again for an amazing fishing... trip for my father and I !read more
Stephanie Peery
Stephanie Peery
13:29 21 Apr 19
Great experience! Captain Marty was very professional and personable. We enjoyed our trip so much we are planning to book another one soon.
Rita Garcia
Rita Garcia
03:06 10 Apr 19
Our fishing trip with Captain Marty was Exceptional. The Captain took us to a location he said the fish were going to be waiting for us and he was right. We were there for an hour we pretty much had our limit by then. We had a great experience and... plan to be back. Thanks, Tony Garciaread more
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