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Everything to Know About Booking a fishing trip in Austin

What are the best fishing trips in Austin?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 23 trips in Austin, and the most popular trips in the area are Central Texas Bass Fishing guided by Jake, Hill Country Backcountry Bassin' guided by Carson, and Carp On The Fly - Austin, TX guided by Austin.

Our guides in Austin are rated a 5 out of 5 based on 681 verified reviews on Captain Experiences.

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Other popular cities nearby for booking a charter include Rockport, Galveston and Texas City.

What types of fishing trips are common in Austin?

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

The most commonly sought after species in Austin are: 1. largemouth bass, 2. smallmouth bass, 3. carp, 4. white bass, and 5. guadalupe bass.

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

How much does an Austin fishing trip cost?

in Austin prices can range anywhere from $250 to $800, but the average price for a half day in Austin is $405. The average price for a full day in Austin is $523.

When is the best time to go fishing in Austin?

The most popular season for fishing in Austin is winter, and most anglers book their trips 21 days in advance.

Where can I get 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.

Austin, Texas Fishing Overview

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. Book your trip today with the best fishing guides on Lake Travis!

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.

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.

Other Things To Do In Austin

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.

How are fishing conditions in Austin?

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