My name is Brian Barber and I originally grew up in the piney woods of east Texas around Gladewater, where I started fishing with my father and grandfather at the age of three.
Hunting and fishing of course was not just a hobby, but part of our family tradition and culture. I spent almost every weekend and summer day chasing bass, crappie, catfish in every local pond, lake and river around East Texas.
Fishing still remains my biggest passion as I have fished all over the world my entire life. As the saying goes, it’s not just a passion, it’s an obsession!
I started guiding over ten years ago from the help of the Weekend Duty and the biggest joy is helping those enjoy our great fisheries and creating memories.
So whether you are looking for a trip to take the kids, learn the local lakes or how to use your electronics better, I look forward to having you on the water.
I had a new custom built Aluminum Jet Boat by Miracle Marine in Potosi Missouri. The boat is 23 Ft. long and about 8 Ft. wide. It is made for fishing the shallow water rivers in Oklahoma. We’ll be fishing the tailwaters below Tenkiller Dam and the Arkansas River above Keystone Lake.
This boat can go in 4 inches of water and can easily navigate your party to spots where there will be no fishing pressure.
These pictures were taken last summer while we were exploring the Lower Illinois River for Striped Bass. We caught all these fish on live Shad.