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3 Days Of O.h. Ivie Magic

NEW 1 - 2 People 36 Hours From $2,400

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36 Hours
2 People
$2,400.00
1 Person
$2,400.00
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About Your Trip

Water Type

Lake

Skill Levels

Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate

Weather

You won’t lose your deposit if the trip is canceled due to weather

This trip consists of three consecutive 8 hour fishing days on O.H. Ivie Lake. This trip is limited to 1-2 passenger trips. All tackle is included in the trip cost, but I do not provide food and lodging accommodations. Located on the Colorado and Concho Rivers in Concho, Coleman, and Runnels counties, and 55 miles east of San Angelo, O.H. Ivie has a surface area of 19,149 acres and reaches depths of 119 feet. The...

About Your Trip

This trip consists of three consecutive 8 hour fishing days on O.H. Ivie Lake. This trip is limited to 1-2 passenger trips. All tackle is included in the trip cost, but I do not provide food and lodging accommodations.

Located on the Colorado and Concho Rivers in Concho, Coleman, and Runnels counties, and 55 miles east of San Angelo, O.H. Ivie has a surface area of 19,149 acres and reaches depths of 119 feet. The
water level at O.H. Ivie is known to fluctuate about 6-10 ft annually, however. It is one of Texas’s newer reservoirs only having been impounded in 1990. It is considered a classic looking Texas lake full of lots of flooded brush and timber along with various types of aquatic vegetation growing in it. The water clarity is typically clear on the main lake and Concho arm, while it can be a bit more turbid in the Colorado arm. The primary cover is the standing timber found through much of O.H. Ivie. When the lake was impounded, they did not clear the trees and brush from the river basin, so there are thousands of acres of brush and trees found throughout the lake. Various species of native aquatic vegetation and hydrilla are found in various areas of the lake. The primary structure found on the main body of O.H. Ivie is rock, and then simply mud flats when you get up into the river arms.

In recent years, this lake has become known as one of the best places to potentially bag a 13 plus pound bass in the world. It’s no secret that the majority of the bass this size are getting caught during the winter months, which is when I offer trips here. As such, I can’t really comment on the fishing here during other times of the year. Having said all of that, don’t expect to come here in the winter and catch a bunch of bass. The anglers who are catching the majority of the 13 plus pound bass are highly skilled anglers that are dedicated to spending several days on the water in search of that one bite.

Now, if you want to come here and just have fun catching bass using traditional bass fishing methods, you can do that as well, but your odds of catching the monster 13 plus pound bass are much slimmer. Traditional bass fishing methods out here do have a decent chance of catching a very large 8-11 lb bass, however, and you can have a good day catching decent numbers of bass.
Amenities

Water Type

Lake

Skill Levels

Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate

Tackle

All rods, reels, and tackle are included.

Location

This guide can be flexible with the departure location.

Weather

You won’t lose your deposit if the trip is canceled due to weather

Flexible Cancelation

This trip can be canceled for a refund up to 3 days before the trip.

Fish Cleaning

No cleaning service provided.

Beer

No beer allowed.

Boat Restroom

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

Live Bait

Live bait is not used on this trip.

Kid Friendly

This trip is best for adults.

Disability Friendly

This trip is not suited for those with disabilities.

Lunch

Please provide your own food / snacks.

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About Your Guide

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Captain Ander

Independent Guide 15 yrs of exp.
Instructional
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...

About Your Guide

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Captain Ander

Independent Guide 15 yrs of exp.
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 readily offers tips and techniques to anglers looking to improve. Get out there and see what Texas bass fishing is all about!
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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.

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

Your guide can be flexible with your start location.
You can work with your guide after booking to set a more specific start location in the area.
O.H. Ivie Lake, Texas, USA
Areas Fished
  • O.H. Ivie Lake

About Your Boat

Boat Type
Bass Boat
Boat Manufacturer
Nitro
Year Built
2023
Boat Length
19'

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
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Trip Details & Amenities

Water Type

Lake

Skill Levels

Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate

Tackle

All rods, reels, and tackle are included.

Location

This guide can be flexible with the departure location.

Weather

You won’t lose your deposit if the trip is canceled due to weather.

Flexible Cancelation

This trip can be canceled for a refund up to 3 days before the trip.

Fish Cleaning

No cleaning service provided.

Beer

No beer allowed.

Boat Restroom

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

Live Bait

Live bait is not used on this trip.

Kid Friendly

This trip is best for adults.

Disability Friendly

This trip is not suited for those with disabilities.

Lunch

Please provide your own food / snacks.

Potential Target Species

  • Largemouth Bass
  • Smallmouth Bass
  • Spotted Bass

Techniques

  • Artificial Lure Fishing
  • Light Tackle Fishing
  • Topwater Fishing

Everything Else to Know

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.
You'll need to buy a fishing license before getting out there. Find out more about licenses here.
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%).
Cancel for free up to 3 days before the trip and receive credit back to your account.
If the weather doesn’t cooperate you’ll be covered by our 100% weather guarantee and you won’t lose your deposit.

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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 credit for the full deposit of the trip to be used on any of our trips across the country. 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!