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trip description for Decker Lake Multi Species Fishing in Austin

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

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trip description for Kid Trip - Decker Lake in Austin

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

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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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trip description for Carp and Buffalo on the Fly in Austin

If you've ever wanted to nail big Carp on tiny dry flies, this trip is for you! Although when many fly anglers think "fly fishing", they're picturing Trout somewhere in the Rocky Mountains, Riley specializes in finding and hooking lowland species such as Carp and Bass. Catching a carp on the fly is hard at first, which is why your guide loves them, and he would love it even more if he could help you get on one yourself! When you go out with one of the guides to chase these feisty specimens you can expect to spend your day wading around lakes and river systems stalking your quarry stealthy and precisely. These fish are very aware of their surroundings, and you get no second chances. It’s either a perfect cast and presentation or the fish spooks, and often, the latter. When they do eat, however, you’re can bet your bottom dollar they're going to take you out to the backing! Certain times of the year, you can also target smallmouth buffalo on the fly, which grow even larger than carp, and are actually indigenous to Texas waters. Teaching trips are also welcomed for folks that have never held a fly rod. If this trip is more in line with your skill level, you can expect it to be more centered around the fundamentals, rather than finding and catching a fish, but it won't be too long before your out to the backing on a giant carp as well! Read More

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trip description for Lake Austin Bass Fishing in Austin

Head out with your pro guide Aaron for an action-packed day of Bass whacking on Lake Austin! 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 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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Everything to Know About Booking a Fishing Guide in Austin

What are the best fishing trips in Austin?

Why should I book a fishing trip in Austin with Captain Experiences?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 30 trips in Austin, and the most popular trips in the area are Central Texas Hawgs guided by Bryan, Carp On The Fly - Austin, TX guided by Kevin, and Lake Austin Bass Fishing guided by Aaron.

Our guides in Austin are rated a 5 out of 5 based on 3187 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.

Looking for kid friendly guides / fishing lessons in Austin? Check out our beginner and family friendly guides in Austin.

What types of fishing trips are common in Austin?

Lake fishing is the most popular in Austin as well as river fishing.

The most commonly sought after species in Austin are: 1. largemouth bass, 2. white bass, 3. smallmouth buffalo, and 4. carp.

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

How much does an Austin fishing trip cost?

in Austin prices can range anywhere from about $300 to $656, but the average price for a half day trip in Austin is $425. The average price for a full day trip in Austin is $556.

Is booking a fishing guide worth the money?

Hiring a guide provides a number of benefits and many choose to book a fishing guide for a combination of experience, local knowledge, convenience, and cost-effectiveness.

Working with experienced fishing guides who know the best local spots and techniques can dramatically increase your odds of a great day. Having someone who is on the water every day and knows the area like the back of their hand is going to give you the best chances of success.

Booking a guide is also more cost effective, especially if you only get out a handful of times per year. When you consider all of the costs you would incur on your own such as the price of a boat, maintenance, insurance, gas, high-quality gear and tackle, repairs, and more, you’ll find that DIY is sometimes not worth the expense.

Even if you’ve got a great setup already in your home waters, booking a guide also provides a great opportunity to experience new techniques, new locations, or even a chance at a new target species to knock off the bucket list.

What month is best for fishing in Austin?

The most popular season for fishing in Austin is spring, and most anglers book their trips 19 days in advance.

Do I need a Austin fishing license and what are the bag limits in Austin?

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

Fishing In Austin, TX

"Austin, the capital of Texas, is a prime destination for freshwater fishing enthusiasts. The area is home to experienced fishing charter operators who specialize in the Colorado River, its reservoirs, and nearby lakes. These guides have an in-depth knowledge of the waters, fish species, and hotspots, making them the perfect partners for a successful fishing trip.

Austin offers a diverse range of fish species, including Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Striped and Hybrid Bass, Blue, Channel, and Flathead Catfish, and Crappie. Longnose and Spotted Gar are also commonly found in the area, but Largemouth Bass are the most sought-after catch.

Fishing in Austin is a year-round activity, with spring and fall being the most productive seasons. The area enjoys over 300 days of sunshine, making it an ideal location for fishing. However, during the summer months, it's best to fish at dawn or dusk to avoid the heat.

There are numerous fishing locations in Austin, including Lake Austin, Lady Bird Lake, Lake Travis, and Lake Bastrop. Fishing charters are available for trips ranging from 3 hours to 12 hours, depending on your preferences.

Before embarking on a fishing trip, it's essential to obtain a valid fishing license and endorsement. Additionally, it's crucial to be aware of size and bag limits and adhere to the latest rules and regulations. With the help of Austin fishing charters, you can experience the best of what the area has to offer."

Fishing in New Braunfels, Texas

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.

Fishing in San Marcos, Texas

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.

Popular Types of Fishing In Austin

The most common types of fishing charters in Austin, Texas are bass fishing charters, fly fishing charters, and kayak fishing charters.

Bass fishing charters are popular because Austin is home to some of the best bass fishing in the country. You can catch largemouth, smallmouth, and Guadalupe bass in the lakes and rivers around Austin.

Fly fishing charters are also popular because of the beautiful scenery and the challenge of catching fish with a fly. The most common fish to catch on a fly fishing charter in Austin are trout and bass.

Kayak fishing charters are a unique way to experience fishing in Austin. You can explore the rivers and lakes around Austin while fishing for bass, catfish, and sunfish.

Some popular landmarks that Austin fishing charters visit include Lake Travis, Lady Bird Lake, and the Colorado River. So, if you're looking for an adventure on the water, book an Austin fishing charter and experience the best fishing in Texas!

Other Things To Do In Austin

While Austin fishing charters are a popular attraction, there are plenty of other things to do in this vibrant city. Take a dip in the Barton Springs Pool, hike the trails at Zilker Park, or catch a live music show on Sixth Street. For a taste of history, visit the Texas State Capitol or the LBJ Presidential Library. Foodies will love exploring the city's diverse culinary scene, from food trucks to fine dining. And don't forget to check out the famous bats that emerge from under the Congress Avenue Bridge at sunset. With so much to see and do, Austin is the perfect destination for a fun-filled vacation.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    110% book this guy if your ever in the Austin area. This guide knows his stuff. Myself and a couple of teenagers were on fish quick and the catching lasted the entire trip. He knows the spots and the baits. Complete professional when it comes to accommodating and encouraging guests. We fished Lady Bird Lake and easily caught 40 fish in a morning trip. Most of the fish were heavy, no dinks. Step out of a downtown high rise, onto a boat deck, at Lady Bird and slay them with this guy or hit a surrounding Austin area lake if that’s your thing.

    Bernie M. with Jake K. of Spicewood, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Had a fantastic morning on Lake Austin with my 7-year old son and Aaron. Aaron was patient, kind and helpful and made sure my son had a very fun and relaxed atmosphere for his first experience fishing. Highly recommend Aaron as a great guide for both kids and adults!

    Wes L. with Aaron L. of Austin, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    It was a fantastic trip. Jake is really an experienced guide and was very helpful and professional. I had a great time

    Simon H. with Jake K. of Spicewood, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    5 stars. Jake was wonderful. I highly recommend him!

    Simon H. with Jake K. of Spicewood, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Aaron and I had a great time on the lake! Caught my first Guadelupe bass!

    Roland P. with Aaron L. of Austin, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Fantastic morning on the lake with Wyatt. We hit them hard.

    Rick W. with Wyatt R. of Lago Vista, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Bryan got us hooked onto over a dozen Bass! He was knowledgeable of all the fishing holes and techniques. We had a great time and good laughs! Highly recommend.

    Kim H. with Bryan C. of Austin, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    We had a spectacular day fishing Lake Bastrop with Captain Aaron. His equipment is state of the art, high-tech and he put us on some nice fish. We had a great time and hope to do it again soon.

    Terry O. with Aaron L. of Bastrop, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Absolutely fantastic. Cory and Kevib wer both great.

    Dale K. with Kevin O. of Austin, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    jake was fantastic. we caught 16 large mouth and guadalupe bass during our 4 hour trip, and we had a great time doing it. we're novice fishermen (my 19 year old son and i), but jake was patient, positive and super instructional. it was lots of fun all the way around!

    Robert J. with Jake K. of Spicewood, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Great guide and great guy. I definitely recommend Aaron!

    Dan with Aaron L. of Austin, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    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

  • ★★★★★
    Awesome trip. Captain Randy put us on fish all night. Super helpful. Anything we needed he was right there to help. Great time. See you again soon.

    Curtis B. with Randy H. of Liberty Hill, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Randy is a great guy, got me and my 9 year old on plenty of fish. Couldn’t recommend him enough!

    Braxton Z. with Randy H. of Liberty Hill, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Grant was a very pleasant and helpful guide for my daughter and me. Fishing was slow, on a very hot day. We both caught some nice bass, despite being on the river with several hundred July 4th weekend kayakers and paddleboaters, as well a bat watchers under the bridges. Grant is very knowledgeable and great fun to fish with. Highly recommend.

    Bill I. with Grant L. of Austin, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    We had an amazing time out on Lake Travis with our guide Captain Aaron. Aaron reached out to us before our trip to check in and answer any questions we had. He provided great directions to the floating dock to meet him. We had a super fun morning out on the lake fishing for Bass. We got to try several different Rod & Reel combos, and various spots on Lake Travis. At the end of our trip he gave us a tour of Lake Travis! We will definitely book with Captain Aaron again.

    Jane I. with Aaron L. of Austin, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Jake brought my brothers and me out onto Lake Travis for Guadalupe Bass. Jake put all of us onto Guads and multiple other species as well. Jake was great with explaining everything he did and how to best use different techniques for catching fish. He was also incredibly friendly and personable and was hands down the best guide I’ve ever been on. This was honestly one of the funnest days of fishing I’ve ever had, and it definitely was for my brothers as well! I will probably make another trip with my brothers in the future with Jake for another great day! I highly recommend Jake to anglers of any experience who want to get on some nice fish and just have a great time! Thanks again for a great time, Jake! Hopefully we’ll get back out there with you again!

    David W. with Jake K. of Spicewood, Texas

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