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  • Is the price per group or per person?
    My rates are per group NOT per person. My rates are for up to two anglers, please add $50 for a third angler. (My max is 3 anglers per trip) See Rates & Availability page for pricing.
  • Where will we meet? Can you pick me up from my dock?
    After booking a trip, you will receive a personalized confirmation email containing the address and directions to the the boat launch we will meet at. It will also include an embedded link to click that will guide you directly to the boat launch to avoid any confusion. For trips on Lake Travis we will meet at Cody Park, in Lago Vista. For an additional $50 I also offer pick ups from private docks between Mile Markers 10-37. I also have an agreement with Rough Hollow Yacht Club and can pick you up from their fuel dock for an additional $25. (This charge covers my additional time and fuel.) For legal reasons I am unable to pick you up from any of the waterfront restaurants or marinas (unless you are a member). For trips on Walter E. Long Lake aka Lake Decker we will meet at Walter E. Long Memorial Park.
  • What is a customary tip amount?
    20% of the booked trip.
  • How many guests can you fit?
    Three anglers is the maximum I can fit. (no exceptions) Giving you the best possible experience is my priority, I recommend two anglers due to room to fish and overall experience. I charge an additional $50 for a third angler. Larger groups will require the use of multiple boats. Please contact me if you would be interested in setting up a group trip. I would be happy to arrange it for you. I can arrange group trips up to 36 people.
  • What is your cancellation policy?
    A deposit of $200 is required to reserve your trip. I offer free cancellations if notified 7 days or more, prior to the date of your trip. Cancellations with 7 days or less notice will forfeit their gift certificate. ​ Cancellations due to inclement weather are dealt with on an individual basis. Lightning, extremely heavy rain, sustained winds over 20 mph, or ice/ snow may be cause for cancellation. Please note, I will not cancel trips for light scattered rain. Fishing is an outdoor sport, some weather from time to time is expected. I constantly monitor the weather and will contact you if you have a trip booked and weather is a concern. Safety is my top priority.
  • Can you accommodate large groups?
    I get requests all the time for large groups! Whether you are planning a corporate trip, team building exercise, or a big family outing, I can arrange that for you. The maximum I can fit in my boat is three anglers (no exceptions) for larger groups the use of multiple guides is necessary. I have several other local guides I work with and can coordinate multiple boats to accommodate your party. Please message me via the home page contact form with the number of people you would like to take fishing and I will send you additional details and a quote.
  • Do I need to bring my own tackle?
    If you have a favorite rod or something new to try out you are welcome to bring your own gear. However, your captain will have everything you need for the day. All rods and reels are high end Dobyns and Shimano and are specialized for each technique you will be fishing.
  • Can I keep what I catch?
    I highly encourage catch and release for all Largemouth Bass, however if you desire to bring some home you are welcome too, the legal limit on Lake Travis and Lake LBJ is 14 inches long for bass. I do have a personal policy that any bass over 4 pounds must be released. Striper however are great table fare and keeping enough fish to feed your family is a great idea! They must be 18 inches long to legally keep with a limit of 5 per person. If you wish to keep fish please come prepared with a cooler and ice. Please note: I do NOT offer fish filleting services.
  • What should I bring with?
    My goal is to make this as easy as possible so that all you have to do is show up and fish! The only item you must bring, that I can not legally provide, is your fishing license. All fishing gear and tackle is provided, however there are a few things you may consider bringing. Bottled water on ice is provided, but drinks, snacks, sunscreen, a hat, polarized sunglasses, and a camera are all great items to bring. The boat has a built in cooler you are welcome to use. Full size coolers such as a Yeti 35 or bigger do not fit in the boat and are discouraged. All clients over the age of 16 are required by law to have a valid Texas fishing license. Licenses can be purchased at any Academy Sports and Outdoors, Walmart or online at the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's website. Licenses can be purchase online via the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's website.
  • Are you child friendly?
    Absolutely! Children over the age of 5 are welcome aboard. At least a third of my clients bring their children with to introduce them to the sport of bass fishing. When booking a trip please include in your message that you will be bringing a child. I also ask that you include their approximate weight so that I can bring an appropriate sized life jacket. Children 13 and under are required to wear a life jacket at all times when in the boat.
  • What dates are you available?
    Please see the book online page. My calendar is updated daily with my current availbility.
  • What forms of payment do you accept?
    Cash is prefered, however I also accept personal checks, Venmo, or Zelle. I also acccept credit cards but with an additional 4% processing fee. Payment can be made at the conclusion of the trip.
  • What restrictions does my gift certificate have?
    Gift certificates have no blackout dates and are valid for one year from the date of purchase. Trips are subject to available dates, please see my calendar on the "Book Online" tab for open dates, to avoid paying a deposit please feel free to give me a call to reserve your trip once you have check my available dates. Certificates are non-refundable. Certificates are only valid for a trip with Capt. Tyler Torwick. To purchase a gift certificate click here.
  • Is lunch provided?
    Lunch is not provided. However, bottled water is included. For trips on Lake Travis, there are several restaurants on the water with courtesy docks if you would like to stop for lunch.
  • What lakes do you guide on?
    Lake Travis and Walter E. Long Lake (aka Lake Decker)
  • What species do you guide for?
    Largemouth Bass (If you are looking to target other species please message me as I work with another guide who offers multi-species trips.)
  • What type of fishing rods do you provide?
    I have both baitcasting and spinning rods. My spinning reels are ambidextrous and are easy to cast. My baitcasting reels are right handed. No matter your skill level I can teach you to cast proficiently in no time! You will be using all high end Dobyns rods and Shimano reels.
  • Are you pet friendly?
    I'm an animal lover too, but please leave your furry friends at home.
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