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Lake Travis Bass Fishing

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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

Lake Fishing Trip in Austin

Lake Walter E. Long Bass Fishing

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trip description for Central Texas Hawgs in Austin

Spring Fishing report: Several lakes are fishing good right now in the central Texas area. We are catching 15-30 or more on a half day trip on Travis, Decker, LBJ and Buchanan. There are other lakes doing good as well. There are fish shallow and deep, but the big fish are shallow right now as they are spawning or close to it. If you are after that fish of a lifetime or just bigger fish, Lake Falcon and Choke Canyon is producing some great quality fish right now. It's always a great time to get that child on some fish. I would be happy to help you do that so book your trip today! Read More

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Central Texas Hawgs

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22 ft 1 - 5 People From $400
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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

Lake Fishing Trip in Austin

Central Texas Bass Fishing

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19 ft 1 - 2 People From $300
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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

Lake Fishing Trip in Austin

Lake Austin Bass Fishing

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trip description for Lake Austin in Austin

Choose between Lake Austin, LBJ or Buchanon and target largemouth, striper hybrid and white bass. Trips includes all new rods, reels, tackle, bottled water and ice. You are welcome to bring your own gear if you prefer. The only thing you need to bring is a Texas fishing license which can be purchased online at this link https://tpwd.texas.gov/business/licenses/online_sales/ (https://tpwd.texas.gov/business/licenses/online_sales/) Read More

Lake, River Fishing Trip in Austin

Lake Austin

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22 ft 1 - 4 People From $245
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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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Everything to Know About Booking a fishing trip in Austin

What are the best light tackle fishing trips in Austin?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 24 light tackle fishing trips in Austin, and the most popular trips in the area are Decker Lake Fishing guided by Kevin, Hill Country Backcountry Bassin' guided by Carson, and Chasing Bassquatch Texas Bass Trip guided by Ander.

Our guides in Austin are rated a 5 out of 5 based on 2705 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.

Other popular cities nearby for booking a Light Tackle Fishing charter include Spicewood, Lago Vista and Bastrop.

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

What types of light tackle fishing trips are common in Austin?

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

The most commonly sought after species for light tackle fishing in Austin are: 1. largemouth bass, 2. white bass, 3. blue catfish, and 4. guadalupe bass.

How much does an Austin light tackle fishing fishing trip cost?

for light tackle fishing in Austin prices can range anywhere from about $300 to $650, but the average price for a half day trip for light tackle fishing in Austin is $400. The average price for a full day trip for light tackle fishing in Austin is $559.

What month is best for on a light tackle fishing trip in Austin?

The most popular season to go on a light tackle fishing trip in Austin is spring, and most anglers book their trips 21 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.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    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

  • ★★★★★
    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

  • ★★★★★
    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

  • ★★★★★
    Grant is awesome and very knowledgeable.

    Ryan F. with Grant L. of Austin, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Had a great time, Grant was very knowledgeable. He had the proper gear, and knew how to use it. He also was great to talk to. I would recommend him highly.

    James F. with Grant L. of Austin, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    My son and I recently went on a guided trip with Derek and we could not be happier! Originally we were scheduled for Lake Austin, but Derek had gotten some news that we should hit Lake Travis instead, and it definitely paid off! His knowledge of the lake and guidance with us novice fishermen (and just a good guy all around) led to some fun results!

    Logan . with Derek R. of Austin, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Jake was patient, positive and extremely accommodating to three beginners, including a teenager. I’m looking forward to booking him again when I get another hankering to go fishing.

    Brad P. with Jake K. of Spicewood, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Jake took us on a lovely trip on Lake Travis. He’s very patient and knowledgeable. He showed us some great fishing spots and we caught lots of bass! Highly recommend a trip with Jake!

    Karolina V. with Jake K. of Spicewood, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Wyatt is a great guide, was willing to work with our busy schedule and get us on the fish fast. In ten mins my friend caught the Texas state bass, what a welcome to Texas that was! Highly recommend him next time we’re back in Texas we’ll definitely be giving him a call.

    Joe H. with Wyatt R. of Lago Vista, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Derek did a great job. Even though the weather was a little cold and the fish weren’t too hungry, we hit multiple different spots and everyone on the trip landed something! We also nearly landed a 25 pound mega catfish that would’ve been a personal best! All in all, awesome day, awesome guide.

    Ian O. with Derek R. of Austin, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Wyatt waws a good captain. While the bite was slow, he was very knowledgeable about the area, the history and the fishing patterns. Had a great day.

    Scott M. with Wyatt R. of Lago Vista, Texas

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