Guided by Travis Franke
Captain Travis was born and bred in San Antonio Texas. Travis is a Veteran with a beautiful family of 5 that has been fishing for 20+ years.
Captain Travis has actively fished Braunig and Calaveras Lakes for freshwater redfish since 2004 when he became employed as Park patrolman at Braunig and Calaveras lake for a few years.
Seeing the amazing efforts that Texas Parks & Wildlife has put in to our state waters has inspired him to become more involved with our local fisheries. He now shares his passion by offering guided trips for famous freshwater Redfish- get in on the action with your family and friends for an unforgettable day on the water with Captain Travis and Captain Experiences!
Hop on board with Captain Travis and prepare for an action-packed day of Texas freshwater fishing with an added twist! Calaveras Lake is one of the only places in the world where you can catch coastal Redfish in a freshwater environment. Texas Parks and Wildlife stocks this lake with Redfish seedlings to provide this unique, truly exciting experience. On this 4 to 8-hour trip, Captain Travis will take you out into Lake Calaveras where you can expect to target Carp, Flathead Catfish, Garfish, Hybrid Striped Bass, Largemouth Bass, Redfish, and Tilapia. With his 20+ years of experience, Captain Travis is sure to put you where the fish are biting. To attract these picture-worthy fish you'll be using light tackle and artificial lures. Captain Travis is happy to demonstrate proper fundamentals for these techniques, and will even include the bait! Captain Travis fishes aboard a 25’ El Pescador center console with a capacity for 4 people. Powered by a 150 HP Yamaha engine, this vessel is maneuverable and will get you where you need to be. It also includes a GPS, Fishfinder, Live Bait Well, and Ice Box to store your catches. Captain Travis will provide all rods, reels, and tackle. All you need is a valid Texas fishing license as well as some food and drinks. These family-friendly trips can host up to 4 people, so make sure you bring some good company! Read More
I had a great time caught lots of had a wonderful day. The Captain was fantastic
Couldn’t have asked for a better trip with a nicer guide. Everybody in our boat caught fish including my 5 year old. Will book again
Great time! despite the high winds we still hooked them Reds! thank you!!! Semper Fi
Travis, Katie and their son Kolt exceeped our expectations for a fishing guide. couldn't have asked for a better experience. will definitely be booking again.
First chartered fishing trio. We all had a blast with our captain. Captain Travis knew his spots and was extremely knowledgeable. Definitely booking our 2nd trip with him again!!
Booked with Travis for a surprise birthday gift for my husband! We loved it, caught lots of fish even though they were not keepers it was a lot of fun. Travis is kind and hospital he wants you to feel welcome and at home the moment you get on the boat. He knew what he was doing and the spots for the fish! Will be booking again and a good gift idea! …
Carp, Flathead Catfish, Garfish, Hybrid Striped Bass, Largemouth Bass, Redfish, Tilapia
Artificial Lure Fishing, Light Tackle Fishing
12991 Bernhardt Rd, San Antonio, TX 78263, USA | Bodies of water fished: Calaveras Lake