Chasing Bassquatch Texas Bass Trip

Starting at $400 total | 5 - 8 Hours | Lake | 1 - 2 People | Trip #1111

About Your Trip

Lake
Prepare for some of the best freshwater fishing in Texas when you hop on board with Ander! Ander knows Austin’s freshwater fishing hotspots like the back of his hand and will take you right to where the fish bite. If you've been looking to set a new personal record, there's no better way than a trip with Ander.

Ander usually targets Texas Black Bass, AKA Largemouth Bass, but will take advantage when conditions offer up ... Read More

About Your Guide

Independent Guide
15 Years of Experience
Instructional
Profile photo of Captain Experiences guide Ander
Captain Ander, AKA "Bassquatch" is a terrific Texas bass guide who will put you on the fish and make sure you have a blast. He was born in San Francisco and grew up fishing in California and Utah. He and his wife moved to Texas over 12 years ago and absolutely love living (and fishing) in the greater Austin area.

With over 24 years of tournament experience and 10 years of guiding experience, Captain Ander has a wealth of knowledge for all skill levels and ... Read More

Rapid Fire Guide Q & A

What’s the biggest fish you’ve caught?
I've caught a couple of sharks around the same size. 6-7 ft and 120-160 lbs.
If you were cooking for all your friends what would you cook?
Don't really have anything I would lean towards. I am pretty comfortable cooking most anything.
Whats your favorite band?
Don't have one. I just like good music.
Whats your favorite movie?
Inception
Whats your favorite sports team?
Gooo sports team!
Whats your drink of choice?
Water
What was your last halloween costume?
MIB
What do you want for Christmas this year?
Just to hang out with the kids.
How did you get started guiding?
Never intended on guiding. I was doing too well in tournaments and started having too many guys offering to pay me to take them fishing and show them how I was catching them. Eventually got tired of turning guys down.
What makes you different from other guides?
The reason I didn't check much of anything on the "vibe" questions is because I am all of those things. The biggest mistake that guides make is that they assume everyone wants the same experience from a guided trip. I cater my trips and cater my "vibe" to meet the needs of my clients. I do this with lots of communication with the clients before the trip in order to make sure that my expectations and your expectations align. The #1 reason clients have a negative experience with a guide is because those expectations didn't match. By making sure expectations match beforehand, I always have fun trips.
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Start Location

4370 Mansfield Dam Road, Austin, TX 78734, United States (this guide can be flexible with their start location) | Bodies of water fished: Lady Bird Lake, Walter E. Long Lake, Lake Travis, Lake Austin, Belton Lake, Lake Buchanan, Lake Georgetown, Inks Lake, Lake Lyndon B. Johnson, Stillhouse Hollow Lake

About Your Boat

Boat Type
Bass Boat
Boat Manufacturer
Nitro
Year Built
2023
Boat Length
19
Engine Manufacturer
Mercury
Total Horsepower
150
Number of Engines
1
Additional Amenities
GPS, Fishfinder, Live Bait Well, Ice Box

Amenities and Information

Water Type

Lake

Skill Levels

Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate

Tackle

All rods, reels, and tackle are included.

Location

This trip has multiple pickup locations.

Weather

You will get a refund if the trip is canceled due to weather.

Fish Cleaning

No cleaning service provided.

Beer

No beer allowed.

Boat Restroom

No, this boat does not have a bathroom on board.

Live Bait

No live bait provided.

Species

Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Spotted Bass

Techniques

Artificial Lure Fishing, Light Tackle Fishing, Topwater Fishing

Packing / Extras

Everything you'll need for your trip
Appropriate clothes for the season. DO NOT underestimate how cold it can be in the mornings on the water. Make sure to check the hourly forecast to see what the temps will be throughout our trip. If you are traveling here to Austin for your trip anytime from October - March, pack some heavy winter clothing just in case. Even in October and March, while it is unlikely, occasionally we see temperatures in the 30s. Rain gear if the weather forecast warrants it, sunglasses (preferably with polarized lenses, if possible), food/snacks, camera, sunscreen, bug repellent. I will provide plenty of cold, bottled waters. All equipment included in rate.
Where to Buy a Fishing License
Find out more about fishing licenses here.

Things to Keep in Mind

Payment & Tipping
We use a cashless autopay system. We'll send you a boarding pass, and on the day of the trip, your guide will scan your boarding pass to automatically transfer the remaining balance. The only cash needed is to tip your guide (we recommend 20%).
Cancellation/Refund Policy
Cancel for free up to 3 days before the trip.

Pricing Matrix

5 Hours 8 Hours
1 Person
$400
$575
2 People
$400
$575

Pricing & Availability

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Reviews

David S.

June 29

Had a great time with Ander on Lake Stillhouse! Would go and plan to book another outing soon!

Joan G.

October 22

My husband had a wonderful time fishing with Ander. We highly recommend him. Very knowledgeable and gave several useful tips.

Brian V.

February 1

Definitely knows how to find the fish .. I didn’t get to snag any big ones but my buddy did. Fast response and made the timing work for us on short notice!

Donald M.

November 8

Had a ball. Ander is great, both as a guide and instructor. Put us on the fish right out of the gate, and kept us going all morning. Will absolutely do again!!

Daniel B.

February 27

My dad and I basically had the fishing trip of our lives. At 84 years old my dad has been fishing all his life. On our two-day guided fishing trip Ander got my dad onto the largest bass he has ever caught, 8 lbs 11 oz. What ...Read More

Steven E.

December 2

perfect conditions early december 2019. we were supplied by Ander with all the right gear to catch fish. Ander showed us exactly where to drop our lines to get the bites, threading the needle between the docks! truly a trip we’ll cherish and look forward to doing again ...Read More

Kayla C.

July 5

We had a GREAT trip out with Ander!!! If you want a fun experience for your family then you need to book here… Our 10yr old had a blast, Ander was great with helping her get some good fish as well as husband & myself!!! We will DEFINITELY book again!!! ...Read More

First Time Booking with Us?

Captain Experiences is the home of over 1500 Damn Good fishing and hunting guides. Our mission is to unlock the outdoors for everyone, and we want to help you get out there through our no-hassle online booking experience and our team of outdoors experts.
We vet our guides to make sure they are the best of the best. We want guides who not only put you on 'em, but show you a great time, keep you safe, and give you a memorable experience with your group.
Once you've paid your deposit at checkout, we'll send you a boarding pass. Just show your guide your boarding pass on the day of the trip, they'll scan it, the remaining balance will transfer automatically, and you'll be all set to get out there. Just make sure you bring a cash tip for the guide!
In the case of inclement weather, our guides will make the call and we'll work with you to reschedule your trip or issue a full refund. Your safety is our top concern.
Each trip’s price is set by the guide and factors in all of their costs. A big determinant of cost is often the type of boat and associated fuel costs, but other guide costs include leases, marina / slip fees, bait costs, and the cost to provide and maintain all of the gear you’ll need on your trip.
Once you book the trip, we will connect you directly with the guide to go over any additional details. In the meantime, our team is always available to answer your questions via email, text, chat, or call!