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trip description for Central Texas Bass Fishing in Austin

Head out with your pro guide Aaron for an action-packed day of Bass whacking on Lake Travis, Lake Austin, Lake Walter E. Long aka Decker Lake, and Lake Bastrop. For the most part you'll be targeting Largemouth Bass on these lakes, but Aaron occasionally targets Stripers, Sandbass, Crappie, and Catfish as well. He likes to target these species on light tackle gear using a variety of soft plastic and hard baits. Whichever flavor suits your fancy, Aaron can definitely accommodate. Aaron can take up to 2 guests on these half-day adventures. You will be fishing aboard his 19ft 2021 Skeeter ZX150 bass boat, which is suited to all your need. The vessel is powered by a 150 Yamaha VMAX SHO engine that will power you across the smooth surface of the lake with speed. Aaron masterfully guides the vessel to put you on your prey, taking you to his favorite fishing holes on the lake. Aaron can provide all the fishing gear for you: rods, reels, artificial lures, and light tackle for you, but feel free to bring your own if you'd like as well. Otherwise feel free to bring your favorite snacks, drinks, and don't forget your Texas fishing license. Get ready to whack some bass! Read More

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trip description for Private Bass "Tournament" Trip in Austin

Love catching big Bass but never had the chance to fish in an official tournament? Get some buddies together for this unique, competitive tournament-style Bassfishing trip on the lakes around Austin, Texas! On this trip, your group will split up according to how many people you bring, typically going 2-3 per boat, and competing to see who can catch the better fish! The terms of this tournament will be up to you, and you can compete based on size, number of fish, top five catches, or more! Feel free to bring drinks and snacks, and make sure you've got some good trash-talk ready to go. Aaron can take up to 2 guests on this tournament adventure. You will be fishing aboard his 19ft 2021 Skeeter ZX150 bass boat, which is suited to all your need. The vessel is powered by a 150 Yamaha VMAX SHO engine that will power you across the smooth surface of the lake with speed. Aaron can provide all the fishing gear for you: rods, reels, artificial lures, and light tackle for you, but feel free to bring your own if you'd like as well. Otherwise feel free to bring your favorite snacks, drinks, and don't forget your Texas fishing license. Get ready to whack some bass! Read More

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trip description for Lake Walter E. Long Bass Fishing in Austin

Head out with your pro guide Aaron for an action-packed day of Bass whacking on Lake Walter E. Long! For the most part you'll be targeting Largemouth Bass on these lakes, but Aaron occasionally targets Stripers, Sandbass, Crappie, and Catfish as well. He likes to target these species on light tackle gear using a variety of soft plastic and hard baits. Whichever flavor suits your fancy, Aaron can definitely accommodate. Aaron can take up to 2 guests on these half-day adventures. You will be fishing aboard his 19ft 2021 Skeeter ZX150 bass boat, which is suited to all your need. The vessel is powered by a 150 Yamaha VMAX SHO engine that will power you across the smooth surface of the lake with speed. Aaron masterfully guides the vessel to put you on your prey, taking you to his favorite fishing holes on the lake. Aaron can provide all the fishing gear for you: rods, reels, artificial lures, and light tackle for you, but feel free to bring your own if you'd like as well. Otherwise feel free to bring your favorite snacks, drinks, and don't forget your Texas fishing license. Get ready to whack some bass! Read More

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Lake Walter E. Long Bass Fishing

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Everything to Know About Booking a Fishing Guide in Lake Walter E. Long

What are the best fishing trips in Lake Walter E. Long?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 5 trips in Lake Walter E. Long, and the most popular trips in the area are Decker Lake Fishing guided by Kevin, Lake Walter E. Long Bass Fishing guided by Aaron, and Central Texas Bass Fishing guided by Aaron.

Our guides in Lake Walter E. Long are rated a 5 out of 5 based on 2737 verified reviews on Captain Experiences.

All guides on Captain Experiences are licensed, insured, and vetted by our team. You can access their reviews, click through trip photos, read bios to get to know them, and preview trip details like species, techniques, group sizes, boat specs and more.

The most popular cities to book a charter in are Austin, Bastrop and Lago Vista.

Looking for kid friendly guides / fishing lessons in Lake Walter E. Long? Check out our beginner and family friendly guides in Lake Walter E. Long.

What types of fishing trips are common in Lake Walter E. Long?

Lake fishing is the most popular in Lake Walter E. Long.

The most commonly sought after species in Lake Walter E. Long are: 1. largemouth bass, 2. crappie, 3. hybrid striped bass, and 4. sunfish.

The most common fishing techniques in Lake Walter E. Long are artificial lure fishing, light tackle fishing, and live bait fishing but sight casting and topwater fishing are popular as well.

How much does a Lake Walter E. Long fishing trip cost?

in Lake Walter E. Long prices can range anywhere from about $300 to $600, but the average price for a half day trip in Lake Walter E. Long is $328. The average price for a full day trip in Lake Walter E. Long is $497.

What month is best for fishing in Lake Walter E. Long?

The most popular season for fishing in Lake Walter E. Long is fall, and most anglers book their trips 39 days in advance.

Do I need a Lake Walter E. Long fishing license and what are the bag limits in Lake Walter E. Long?

See here for more information on fishing licenses in Lake Walter E. Long, bag limits for target species, and fishing season regulations in Lake Walter E. Long. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations in Lake Walter E. Long.

What is fishing in Lake Walter E. Long all about?

Fishing in Lake Walter E. Long, located in Austin, Texas, provides anglers with a diverse and rewarding freshwater fishing experience. The lake, also known as Decker Lake, is stocked with a variety of fish species, making it a popular destination for anglers of all skill levels. One of the main attractions of fishing in Lake Walter E. Long is the opportunity to catch largemouth bass. The lake is renowned for its healthy bass population, with many anglers successfully landing trophy-sized fish. Bass fishing enthusiasts can employ a variety of techniques, including casting soft plastics, crankbaits, or topwater lures around the lake's abundant cover, such as submerged vegetation, boat docks, and rocky structures.

In addition to bass fishing, Lake Walter E. Long offers opportunities to target other freshwater species, including catfish, crappie, and sunfish. Catfish, such as channel catfish and blue catfish, can be caught using a variety of baits, including live bait such as worms, cut bait, or prepared stink baits. Anglers targeting catfish often fish near the lake's bottom in deeper channels or along drop-offs. Crappie fishing is also popular on Lake Walter E. Long, especially during the spring spawning season when crappie move into shallow waters near submerged brush piles and docks. Anglers can use small jigs, minnows, or artificial lures to entice strikes from these tasty panfish.

Furthermore, Lake Walter E. Long provides opportunities for anglers to enjoy a day of sunfish fishing. Sunfish, including bluegill and redear sunfish, are abundant in the lake and readily bite on small lures, flies, or live bait such as worms or crickets. Anglers can target sunfish along the lake's shoreline, particularly near shallow, weedy areas or around submerged vegetation. With its diverse fishery and accessible fishing spots, Lake Walter E. Long offers anglers of all ages and experience levels the chance to enjoy a memorable day of freshwater fishing in the heart of Texas.

What are the most popular months to fish in Lake Walter E. Long?

Fishing in Lake Walter E. Long, situated in Austin, Texas, presents anglers with distinct seasons, each offering unique opportunities for catching various species of fish. Spring marks the beginning of the prime fishing season on Lake Walter E. Long, as the water temperature begins to warm up and fish become more active. Largemouth bass, in particular, are abundant during this time as they move into shallower waters to spawn. Anglers can often find bass hiding around submerged vegetation, boat docks, and underwater structures, making spring an ideal time to target this prized gamefish.

Summer on Lake Walter E. Long brings warmer temperatures and longer days, leading to changes in fish behavior and preferred fishing tactics. Largemouth bass, while still active, may retreat to deeper waters during the heat of the day, seeking cooler temperatures. Anglers often target bass in the early morning and late evening hours when the water is cooler and bass are more active. Additionally, summer is a great time to fish for catfish, crappie, and sunfish, which can be found in abundance throughout the lake.

As fall arrives, cooler temperatures signal changes in fish behavior and feeding patterns on Lake Walter E. Long. Largemouth bass become more aggressive as they feed heavily in preparation for the winter months. Anglers can find bass in a variety of habitats, including deep-water drop-offs, submerged brush piles, and rocky structures. Additionally, fall is an excellent time to fish for crappie and catfish, which become more active as they prepare for the cooler temperatures ahead. With its diverse fishing opportunities and scenic surroundings, fall fishing on Lake Walter E. Long offers anglers a rewarding experience on the water.

What types of fishing are popular in Lake Walter E. Long?

Fishing in Lake Walter E. Long, situated in Austin, Texas, presents anglers with a myriad of fishing techniques to pursue the diverse array of freshwater species inhabiting its waters. Largemouth bass fishing stands out as a prominent draw for anglers visiting the lake. Renowned for its healthy bass population, Lake Walter E. Long offers ample opportunities for anglers to target trophy-sized bass. Anglers often employ various tactics such as casting soft plastics, crankbaits, or topwater lures around the lake's abundant cover, including submerged vegetation, boat docks, and rocky structures, to entice strikes from these prized game fish.

In addition to bass fishing, Lake Walter E. Long provides anglers with the chance to pursue other freshwater species, such as catfish and crappie. Catfish, including channel catfish and blue catfish, can be successfully targeted using a variety of baits such as live worms, cut bait, or prepared stink baits. Anglers often target catfish near the lake's bottom in deeper channels or along drop-offs, where these bottom-dwelling fish are known to congregate. Crappie fishing is also popular on Lake Walter E. Long, particularly during the spring spawning season when crappie move into shallower waters near submerged brush piles and docks. Anglers typically use small jigs, minnows, or artificial lures to entice bites from these sought-after panfish.

Furthermore, Lake Walter E. Long offers anglers the opportunity to enjoy sunfish fishing. Sunfish, including bluegill and redear sunfish, are abundant in the lake and readily bite on small lures, flies, or live bait such as worms or crickets. Anglers can target sunfish along the lake's shoreline, particularly near shallow, weedy areas or around submerged vegetation. With its diverse fishery and accessible fishing spots, Lake Walter E. Long provides anglers of all skill levels with the chance to experience a fulfilling day of freshwater fishing in the heart of Texas.

What species are popular in Lake Walter E. Long?

Lake Walter E. Long, nestled in Austin, Texas, offers anglers a diverse array of fish species to target throughout the year. One of the most prized catches in Lake Walter E. Long is the largemouth bass. Known for their aggressive strikes and powerful fights, largemouth bass are abundant in these waters. Anglers can find bass hiding around submerged vegetation, boat docks, and underwater structures, particularly during the spring spawning season. Using a variety of techniques such as topwater lures, plastic worms, and crankbaits, anglers can successfully target these prized gamefish.

Catfish are another popular species to catch in Lake Walter E. Long, offering anglers a thrilling fishing experience. Channel catfish, blue catfish, and flathead catfish can all be found in these waters, particularly in deeper channels and around submerged structure. Anglers often use a variety of baits such as stink bait, liver, and cut bait to entice these bottom-dwelling fish. Whether fishing from the shore or a boat, targeting catfish in Lake Walter E. Long can provide anglers with plenty of action and the chance to reel in some impressive catches.

Crappie are also abundant in Lake Walter E. Long and offer anglers a fun and rewarding fishing experience. These panfish are known for their delicious taste and can be found in schools near submerged brush piles, fallen trees, and boat docks. Anglers often use live minnows or small jigs to catch crappie, presenting their baits at varying depths to find where the fish are biting. With its healthy crappie population and ample fishing opportunities, Lake Walter E. Long provides anglers with the chance to enjoy a relaxing day on the water while reeling in some tasty catches.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    Aaron knows the lakes around Austin and has plenty of material onboard. We catched several fishes while weather conditions where difficult. Additionaly he was flexible and changed the trip date to get a better weather window. Aaron fits your expectations and is very friendly. I definetly recommend.

    Pierre-Alain S. with Aaron L. of Austin, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    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!

    Robert B. with Kevin M. of Austin, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Kevin was awesome and so was his boat

    George P. with Kevin M. of Austin, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    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.

    Chad G. with Kevin M. of Austin, Texas

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