McConnell Outdoor Adventures, LLC in Austin, Texas

Guided by Kevin Mcconnell

Lake

About Your Guide

38 Years of Experience
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After working for 36 years in the IT industry, Captain Kevin decided to dedicate all his time to his true passion: fishing. Throughout his lifetime as an experienced angler he has owned 13 different boats and practiced a variety of fishing methods, from fly fishing in local rivers to casting for halibut up in Alaska. He is also a licensed Coast Guard Captain.

McConnell Outdoor Adventures, LLC Trips

Head out with Captain Kevin for an action-packed day of Lake Austin fishing. Go after Perch, Crappie, and Bass on light tackle—Captain Kevin's specialty! Captain Kevin likes to target these species using a variety of jigs, soft plastics, and live worms and minnows. These classic freshwater fish are fun to catch, and great fish for beginner anglers to get started on. Up to 3 anglers(3 kids with 3 adults) can fit aboard the 22' Desperado center console, plus the captain. The 225hp Yamaha engine will power you smoothly over the calm waters of Lake Austin. Captain Kevin will masterfully guide the vessel to his favorite fishing holes in no time, because he's dedicated to putting you on the fish and making sure you have a blast. For Kids, an adult needs to participate to assist/supervise with a valid Texas Fishing license. Captain Kevin provides all the fishing gear for you, including rods, reels, tackle, and artificial lures. Of course, he encourages you to bring your own equipment if you'd like! Otherwise feel free to bring your favorite snacks, drinks, and don't forget your Texas fishing license. You should also wear appropriate clothing and bring sun protection. Whether it be a hat, sunglasses, sunblock, or a long sleeve shirt, don't be caught lacking with a nasty burn! Read More

Lake Fishing Trip in Austin

Lake Austin Kid Focused Fishing

100% (8)
22 ft 1 - 6 People From $58 / person

Head out with Captain Kevin for an action-packed morning on Decker Lake for Crappie, Hybrid, and Black Bass fishing. Captain Kevin likes to target these species using a variety of soft plastics, jigs, and live bait when available. Will be using Livescope to find brush piles where the big ones like to hide. Up to 4 anglers can fit aboard the 22' Desperado center console, plus the captain. This trip leaves from Deck Lake Ramp. Details will be shared after the trip is booked. Read More

Lake Fishing Trip in Austin

Decker Lake Fishing

100% (10)
22 ft 1 - 4 People From $100 / person

Head out with your kids and Captain Kevin for an action-packed day of Lake Austin fishing. Go after Perch & Crappie on light tackle—Captain Kevin's specialty! Captain Kevin likes to target these species using a variety of jigs, soft plastics, and live worms. Up to 3 anglers (3 kids & 3 Adults) can fit aboard the 22' Desperado center console, plus the captain. For each kids, an adult needs to participate to assist/supervise with a valid Texas Fishing license. Read More

Lake Fishing Trip in Austin

Kid Trip - Decker Lake

100% (7)
22 ft 1 - 6 People From $67 / person

Head out with Captain Kevin for an action-packed morning on Lake Bastrop fishing for Bass. Captain Kevin likes to target these species using a variety of soft plastics, jigs, and topwater baits. . Up to 4 anglers can fit aboard the 22' Desperado center console, plus the captain. This trip leaves from Lake Bastrop North Ramp. Details will be shared after the trip is booked. This is a CPR (Catch Picture Release) Trip. Read More

Lake Fishing Trip in Bastrop

Lake Bastrop

100% (7)
22 ft 1 - 4 People From $119 / person

Head out with Captain Kevin for an action-packed morning on Fayette County Lake fishing for Bass. Captain Kevin likes to target these species using a variety of soft plastics, jigs, and topwater baits. . Up to 4 anglers can fit aboard the 22' Desperado center console, plus the captain. This trip leaves from Oak Thicket Park. Details will be shared after the trip is booked. Read More

Lake Fishing Trip in Fayetteville

Fayette County Reservoir

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22 ft 1 - 4 People From $119 / person

Recent Reviews of McConnell Outdoor Adventures, LLC

Leah

Verified Review Fishing

Kevin was fantastic! We had a cold day but spirits were high and fishing was great!!! Caught 7 fish! Kids had a blast and adults enjoyed seeing the lake real estate!

Robert

Verified Review Fishing

We had a great experience with Captain Kevin. He has a great rig, great personality and put us on enough Large Mouth to please me. I took my 10 year old son because he said he wanted to catch a large mouth. Kevin came through with an extra life jacket too (I forgot one for my son). One hiccup was we were going to meet at different lake but they closed it due to the horrible drought we are in. Kevin audibled and we meet at Lake Bastrop which was more convenient for me anyway. I would definitely recommend this easy to use app and would definitely hire Captain Kevin again. He had everything we needed and got us catching fish quickly. He is really good with kids too!

George

Verified Review Fishing

Kevin was awesome and so was his boat

Chad

Verified Review Fishing

My experience was wonderful with Captain Kevin! He texted a couple days before the trip to ask if we could head out earlier than our scheduled time due to the heat and go try to beat the weekend rush of recreational boaters. So I met him at the boat ramp, which was very easy to find, at 6:15 and we headed out. The first place we fished was where we caught the biggest fish, pictured below, in the first 20 minutes of fishing. Things were a little slow the rest of the day, but we caught probably around a dozen fish, targeting and catching a variety of different species. . Captain Kevin was extremely friendly, and knows more about fishing than just about anybody I’ve met. He knew I’m a beginner, and was very kind and patient in teaching me and explaining everything to me. We swapped stories, got to know each other, and had the most wonderful time. I would highly recommend fishing with Captain Kevin.

Kent

Fishing

Went with Kevin on April 21 ,2023 . The boat landed 40 Bass and once again we covered the areas that held fish . I will go again with Kevin McConnell

Tim S.

Fishing

My son and I had a blast. Captain Kevin was friendly and knowledgeable and was great with my 10yr old. He shared information readily and was very attentive. My son caught 30 fish in 4hrs!!!!!

Michael C.

Fishing

I have fished with Captain Kevin for many years (even before he was a guide), and several of the best fishing trips of my life were fishing with Kevin. I look forward to the next trip!

Lane

Fishing

Some things you should know before going fishing with Kevin: (1) he's one of the nicest guys I've ever met, (2) he loves to fish more than anyone I've ever met, and (3) you will have fun and catch fish! I have been fishing with Kevin several times over the years, freshwater and saltwater. Most recently we were chasing largemouth bass on Lake Fayette with my two boys (ages 8 and 11). We caught fish all day. Two 4.5 lbers, one 3.5, one 2.5, and a ton of little ones. Highlight of the trip was that both boys caught their first fish unassisted (cast, hooked up, and landed all on their own). If you want to have a blast and make some lifetime memories, call Kevin!

Amber

Fishing

What a great experience! Our family ranged from 6 years old to 32 years old and we all had a great time. Captain Kevin is great with the little ones. His passion and enthusiasm for fishing was great to be around. One of our kids was scared to fish and this experience helped her outgrow that with ease. Definitely recommend!

Tim

Fishing

Capt Kevin is the most dedicated guide. He'll work hard to ensure that you and your family and friends have the best experience on his boat. He knows where the fish are, and how to bring them into the boat. I've been fishing for over 45 years, run my own boat, and still learn something new everytime I step onto his boat. He's dedicated to passing on his knowledge with a laugh that can't be matched! You won't regret booking with hiim.

Jami

Verified Review Fishing

Captain Kevin was great and very knowledgeable about the lake and different ways to fish. I took my boyfriend for a fun weekend away and his favorite part was the fishing trip!

Dan

Verified Review Fishing

Exceptional fisherman. Great personality & love his excitement & laugh. My wife and I are in our mid 70's but in good health. However, he saw to all our needs and especially finding Crappie. Will be all fishing guide for every fishing trip we book in the future. Had a wonderful time.

Trent

Verified Review Fishing

Kevin was a great guide. Very cold day for Austin but my son and I had fun.

David A.

Fishing

I have fished and hunted with Kevin for 30 ish years. My most epic memories all include Kevin’s being there…. Go adventuring with Kevin, you will be glad you did.

Species

Blue Catfish, Crappie, Hybrid Striped Bass, Largemouth Bass, Perch, Sunfish

Techniques

Artificial Lure Fishing, Jigging, Light Tackle Fishing, Live Bait Fishing, Sight Casting, Topwater Fishing

Types of Fishing

Lake

Start Location

Loop 360 Boat Ramp, Texas 360 Loop, Austin, TX, USA | Bodies of water fished: Lake Austin, Lake Walter E. Long, Decker Lake, Lake Bastrop, Fayette County Reservoir

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