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Topwater Fishing Guides Near Austin, Tx
Head out with your pro guide Aaron for an action-packed day of Bass whacking on 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 Bastrop Bass Fishing
Head out with your pro guide, Todd, for an action-packed day of Bass fishing in Austin, TX! Lake Austin and Lake Travis are popular lakes for all kinds of water sports, and are also known for their lunker Largemouth Bass! Striped Bass can also be found in these lakes, and are a blast to catch on hard baits and soft plastics. Your guide, Todd, is an expert Bass fisherman and has years of experience on these lakes. He'll provide you with all the gear—including rods, reels, and tackle—and tons of helpful tips to improve your presentation and bag a new personal best! Todd can take up to 2 guests on these half-day adventures. You will be fishing aboard his Ranger 35v bass boat, which is suited to all your needs on Lake Travis or Lake Austin. She runs a 130-HP Evinrude engine, so you'll get off the dock and out to where the fish are in minutes. All you need for this trip is your Texas freshwater fishing license, some snacks and drinks is you want 'em, and a good attitude! Get ready to whack some bass! Read More
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Everything to Know About Booking a fishing trip in Austin
What are the best topwater fishing trips in Austin?
Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 8 topwater fishing trips in Austin, and the most popular trips in the area are Lake Travis Bass Fishing guided by Aaron, Central Texas Bass Fishing guided by Aaron, and Lake LBJ and Lake Austin guided by Taylor.
Our guides in Austin are rated a 5 out of 5 based on 9599 verified reviews on Captain Experiences.
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Looking for kid friendly topwater fishing guides in Austin? Check out our beginner and family friendly topwater fishing guides in Austin.
What types of topwater fishing trips are common in Austin?
Lake fishing is the most popular for topwater fishing in Austin.
The most commonly sought after species for topwater fishing in Austin are: 1. largemouth bass, 2. channel catfish, and 3. white bass.
How much does an Austin topwater fishing fishing trip cost?
for topwater fishing in Austin prices can range anywhere from an affordable $275 to $600, but the average price for a half day trip for topwater fishing in Austin is $304. The average price for a full day trip for topwater fishing in Austin is $521.
What month is best for on a topwater fishing trip in Austin?
The most popular season to go on a topwater fishing trip in Austin is fall, 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
Kevin was fantastic! We had a cold day but spirits were high and fishing was great!!! Caught 7 fish! Kids had a blast and adults enjoyed seeing the lake real estate!
Leah K. 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
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
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
Kevin is a great guide and super passionate about putting you on your biggest fish. Mother nature worked against us on my trip but I was still able to learn a lot about fishing in Texas as I’m new here. Even though the bite was hard and we got snunked I would go out again with Kevin with full confidence.
Grizz J. with Kevin O. of Austin, Texas
Carson is the man 10/10!
Joey B. with Carson C. of Austin, Texas
Great friendly guide. Worked hard to find fish
Logan H. with Carson C. 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 C. of Austin, Texas
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