Captain Craig Reed
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Captain Craig is a retired Firefighter/Paramedic/Police Officer out of the DFW Metroplex. He currently holds a USCG 100 ton Masters Captains License, Oklahoma Guide License and a Texas Guide License. He lived in St. Thomas USVI from 1990 - 1997 where he was a Dive Instructor/Charter Captain/Fishing Guide throughout the US and British Virgin Islands. Captain Reed has been fishing Lake Texoma off and on since 1966 and has been guiding on the lake since 2018. He also continues to serve his community as a Captain for the local volunteer Fire Department as he started as a volunteer in the fire service at the age of 15.
I moved to Lake Texoma in early 2018, purchased my boat and started learning how to fish Lake Texoma. I talked to as many people as I could to learn as much as possible. My options were to live bait or trolling. I chose trolling because there are hundreds of live baiters on this lake and only a handful of trollers. Trolling is a great way to see the lake and to keep moving when it is hot and isn't much wind. It is more akin to deep sea fishing as we can have lines as far out as 275 feet. I am able to do some top water fishing and some slabbing if the conditions are favorable. I experiment all the time with different methods and different techniques to learn new things as the fishing changes throughout the year.