Bassquatch Fishing in Austin, Texas

Guided by Ander Meine

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About Your Guide

15 Years of Experience
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Captain Ander, AKA "Bassquatch" is a terrific Texas bass guide who will put you on the fish and make sure you have a blast. He was born in San Francisco and grew up fishing in California and Utah. He and his wife moved to Texas over 12 years ago and absolutely love living (and fishing) in the greater Austin area.

With over 24 years of tournament experience and 10 years of guiding experience, Captain Ander has a wealth of knowledge for all skill levels and readily offers tips and techniques to anglers looking to improve. Get out there and see what Texas bass fishing is all about!

Bassquatch Fishing Trips

Prepare for some of the best freshwater fishing in Texas when you hop on board with Ander! Ander knows Austin’s freshwater fishing hotspots like the back of his hand and will take you right to where the fish bite. If you've been looking to set a new personal record, there's no better way than a trip with Ander. Ander usually targets Texas Black Bass, AKA Largemouth Bass, but will take advantage when conditions offer up Catfish, Panfish, Striped Bass, White Bass, or Hybrids (White Bass x Striped Bass). These trips are typically catch-and-release but you can keep your catch within state regulations if you so desire. Ander conducts these 5-hour (half-day) and 8-hour (full-day) trips on his 19’ Nitro—a state-of-the-art bass fishing boat. She's equipped with a wireless trolling motor, a 150-HP Yamaha engine, and top-quality electronics—including a Hydrowave sound emitter—to really enhance your trip! She can accommodate you and your best angling buddy, so choose wisely! While you're more than welcome to bring your own fishing equipment, Ander provides Ardent rods and reels and P-Line fishing line for anglers to enjoy on his bass trips. Make sure to bring a valid Texas Freshwater Fishing License, food and drinks of your choice, a hat, and sunscreen. Come explore this fishing paradise with Ander! Read More

Lake Fishing Trip in Austin

Chasing Bassquatch Texas Bass Trip

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19 ft 1 - 2 People From $200 / person

This trip consists of two consecutive 8 hour fishing days on O.H. Ivie Lake. This trip is limited to 1-2 passenger trips. All tackle is included in the trip cost, but I do not provide food and lodging accommodations. Located on the Colorado and Concho Rivers in Concho, Coleman, and Runnels counties, and 55 miles east of San Angelo, O.H. Ivie has a surface area of 19,149 acres and reaches depths of 119 feet. The water level at O.H. Ivie is known to fluctuate about 6-10 ft annually, however. It is one of Texas’s newer reservoirs only having been impounded in 1990. It is considered a classic looking Texas lake full of lots of flooded brush and timber along with various types of aquatic vegetation growing in it. The water clarity is typically clear on the main lake and Concho arm, while it can be a bit more turbid in the Colorado arm. The primary cover is the standing timber found through much of O.H. Ivie. When the lake was impounded, they did not clear the trees and brush from the river basin, so there are thousands of acres of brush and trees found throughout the lake. Various species of native aquatic vegetation and hydrilla are found in various areas of the lake. The primary structure found on the main body of O.H. Ivie is rock, and then simply mud flats when you get up into the river arms. In recent years, this lake has become known as one of the best places to potentially bag a 13 plus pound bass in the world. It’s no secret that the majority of the bass this size are getting caught during the winter months, which is when I offer trips here. As such, I can’t really comment on the fishing here during other times of the year. Having said all of that, don’t expect to come here in the winter and catch a bunch of bass. The anglers who are catching the majority of the 13 plus pound bass are highly skilled anglers that are dedicated to spending several days on the water in search of that one bite. Now, if you want to come here and just have fun catching bass using traditional bass fishing methods, you can do that as well, but your odds of catching the monster 13 plus pound bass are much slimmer. Traditional bass fishing methods out here do have a decent chance of catching a very large 8-11 lb bass, however, and you can have a good day catching decent numbers of bass. Read More

Lake Fishing Trip in Leaday

2 Days On OH Ivie Chasing The Bassquatch

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19 ft 1 - 2 People From $765 / person

This trip consists of three consecutive 8 hour fishing days on O.H. Ivie Lake. This trip is limited to 1-2 passenger trips. All tackle is included in the trip cost, but I do not provide food and lodging accommodations. Located on the Colorado and Concho Rivers in Concho, Coleman, and Runnels counties, and 55 miles east of San Angelo, O.H. Ivie has a surface area of 19,149 acres and reaches depths of 119 feet. The water level at O.H. Ivie is known to fluctuate about 6-10 ft annually, however. It is one of Texas’s newer reservoirs only having been impounded in 1990. It is considered a classic looking Texas lake full of lots of flooded brush and timber along with various types of aquatic vegetation growing in it. The water clarity is typically clear on the main lake and Concho arm, while it can be a bit more turbid in the Colorado arm. The primary cover is the standing timber found through much of O.H. Ivie. When the lake was impounded, they did not clear the trees and brush from the river basin, so there are thousands of acres of brush and trees found throughout the lake. Various species of native aquatic vegetation and hydrilla are found in various areas of the lake. The primary structure found on the main body of O.H. Ivie is rock, and then simply mud flats when you get up into the river arms. In recent years, this lake has become known as one of the best places to potentially bag a 13 plus pound bass in the world. It’s no secret that the majority of the bass this size are getting caught during the winter months, which is when I offer trips here. As such, I can’t really comment on the fishing here during other times of the year. Having said all of that, don’t expect to come here in the winter and catch a bunch of bass. The anglers who are catching the majority of the 13 plus pound bass are highly skilled anglers that are dedicated to spending several days on the water in search of that one bite. Now, if you want to come here and just have fun catching bass using traditional bass fishing methods, you can do that as well, but your odds of catching the monster 13 plus pound bass are much slimmer. Traditional bass fishing methods out here do have a decent chance of catching a very large 8-11 lb bass, however, and you can have a good day catching decent numbers of bass. Read More

Lake Fishing Trip in Leaday

3 Days Of O.H. Ivie Magic

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19 ft 1 - 2 People From $1,085 / person

Recent Reviews of Bassquatch Fishing

David S.

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Had a great time with Ander on Lake Stillhouse! Would go and plan to book another outing soon!

Joan G.

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My husband had a wonderful time fishing with Ander. We highly recommend him. Very knowledgeable and gave several useful tips.

Brian V.

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Definitely knows how to find the fish .. I didn’t get to snag any big ones but my buddy did. Fast response and made the timing work for us on short notice!

Donald M.

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Had a ball. Ander is great, both as a guide and instructor. Put us on the fish right out of the gate, and kept us going all morning. Will absolutely do again!!

Daniel B.

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My dad and I basically had the fishing trip of our lives. At 84 years old my dad has been fishing all his life. On our two-day guided fishing trip Ander got my dad onto the largest bass he has ever caught, 8 lbs 11 oz. What more can you ask for? I learned a lot more on this trip than I expected. Ander drives a brand-new bass boat with all the latest electronics. He walked us through all the new gizmos, showed us how they worked and told us which ones he thought were worth the money. Ander didn’t stop there. I learned about the latest rods, reels, Teflon covered braided filament, hooks, soft baits and fishing techniques. A fishing trip we will talk about for the rest of our lives. Thanks Ander.

Steven E.

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perfect conditions early december 2019. we were supplied by Ander with all the right gear to catch fish. Ander showed us exactly where to drop our lines to get the bites, threading the needle between the docks! truly a trip we’ll cherish and look forward to doing again . the thrill of the boat ride was worth the price of admission! skimming across the lake at 55+ mph.

Kayla C.

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We had a GREAT trip out with Ander!!! If you want a fun experience for your family then you need to book here… Our 10yr old had a blast, Ander was great with helping her get some good fish as well as husband & myself!!! We will DEFINITELY book again!!! A+ Fishing Guide!!!

Species

Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Spotted Bass

Techniques

Artificial Lure Fishing, Light Tackle Fishing, Topwater Fishing

Types of Fishing

Lake

Start Location

4370 Mansfield Dam Road, Austin, TX 78734, United States | Bodies of water fished: Lady Bird Lake, Walter E. Long Lake, Lake Travis, Lake Austin, Belton Lake, Lake Buchanan, Lake Georgetown, Inks Lake, Lake Lyndon B. Johnson, Stillhouse Hollow Lake, O.H. Ivie Lake

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