Recent Reviews

★★★★★
Great friendly guide. Worked hard to find fish

Logan H. with Carson Conklin of Austin, Texas

★★★★★
Had the best time with Captain Carson. It was our first time bass fishing outside the Midwest and he was an excellent guide and great at teaching us some new techniques. He was very knowledgable about the area, and has experience with all sorts of fishing from river and lake to offshore. Shared some great stories, had an awesome experience, and plan to be going out again! Thanks again Carson!

Shawna S. with Carson Conklin of Austin, Texas

★★★★★
Captain Jake was great!!! We caught some good quality fish for Lake Travis!!! Highly recommended!!! Thank you for the experience!

Derik M. with Jake Kennamer of Austin, Texas

★★★★★
Had a great time and had very good fishing spots. Knew where to find the fish.

Gerardo A. with Jake Kennamer of Austin, Texas

★★★★★
I highly recommend Captain Experiences and Jake. The customer service was great from booking to confirming the trip. We had a wonderful experience with Jake. He is very knowledgeable, friendly and made sure we had a great time. His boat and set provided for a comfortable trip. Jake provided great instruction and encouragement for my 11 year old son. We got to fish in a lot of different spots ensuring that we caught fish. Jake also helped us take great photos.

Jonna B. with Jake Kennamer of Austin, Texas

★★★★★
We really enjoyed our trip with Jake. It was only supposed to be a half day (4 hours) but it ended up being a 5.5 hour trip! Jake really has a passion for fishing and that is obvious and makes the experience so great. It was just what we needed! We will definitely go with Jake again!

Karen H. with Jake Kennamer of Austin, Texas

★★★★★
Ive hired Jake seven times over the last year and a half. Every trip he is amazing. His boat is super nice and his gear is top notch. I always catch fish and have the best time ever. Jake is super friendly and charismatic. His knowledge of largemouth bass fishing and willingness to share is what keeps me hiring him again and again. You won't be sorry hiring Jake.

Dave M. with Jake Kennamer of Austin, Texas

Everything You Need to Know About Austin, Texas Fishing

Austin, Texas Fishing

Fishing the waters around Austin will be an experience as unique as the city itself. The Bulk of fishing trips in this area are on the Colorado River or Lake Travis. The usual species of largemouth bass, white bass, sunfish, catfish, and carp can all be found in abundance.

Some of the more unique opportunities for this area include rio grande perch, freshwater drum, smallmouth buffalo, and guadalupe bass. Targeting any of these species on traditional tackle is a blast but if you want a challenge, try catching them on a fly. No matter what you're looking for, there is a guide with the perfect fishing trip in Austin, Texas.

New Braunfels, Texas Fishing

The Guadalupe River flows out of the bottom of Canyon Lake dam and continues to flow through New Braunfels. Canyon Lake is deep and offers great fishing opportunities for all typical lake species, but something magical happens when you cross over the dam. When the coldest water is pumped downstream it creates a perfect habitat for trout. Rainbow and brown trout are stocked in the river every year and the trout from previous years do spawn. Try your hand at fly fishing on a float down the Guadalupe River. Take on trout when the water temps are below 70 or target explosive largemouth and guadalupe bass when the water gets warm. Accessing the Guadalupe River can be difficult but we have plenty of guides who can get you headed down river and on the fish.

San Marcos, Texas Fishing

The San Marcos River is spring fed which makes it ice cold and gin clear. This pristine river is one of best places to catch smallmouth bass in Texas. Largemouth and guadalupe bass are also present throughout the river system. These three bass species are almost guaranteed to provide non stop action. With cold clean water and a variety of food sources the bite is on year round on the San Marcos River. It seems like fly fishing is taking over all over the country and San Marcos is no different. Head to the San Marcos River and feel a bass rip your fly off the surface - it’s a feeling you’ll never forget.

Things To Do

No matter which of these three cities you are staying in, there are endless things to do. Austin has breweries, outstanding restaurants, and of course the state capital. If you are staying in New Braunfels or San Marcos and you didn’t get enough time on the water, rent a tube and float down the river with your friends. If live music and dancing is your thing, head over to Gruene Hall. You will get to experience a good time the Texas way at the oldest dance hall in the state.

Book an Austin Fishing Trip Today!

The Austin area has fishing opportunities unlike any other destination. If you want to try a new style of fishing or target a species you’ve never seen before, a fishing trip to Austin, Texas is exactly what you’re after!

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