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Fishing Near Me? - Some Helpful Information on Booking A Fishing Guide in Austin, TX


View from above of the cliffs of Lake Travis

If you're an avid fisherman or just enjoy a day on the water, booking a trip with a professional fishing guide in Austin, TX is a must. Not only will you have access to some of the best fishing spots on Lake Travis or Walter E. Long Lake (aka Lake Decker), but you'll also benefit from the expertise and experience of a seasoned guide.


One of the biggest advantages of fishing with a professional guide is that they have the knowledge and experience to take you to the best fishing spots on the lake. They understand the local waters and are familiar with the seasonal patterns of the fish, so they know where to go to increase your chances of a successful fishing trip. In addition to just catching fish a good guide will teach you along the way, ensuring you leave with more fishing knowledge than when you started.

Client with a big bass caught in Austin, Texas

In addition to providing access to the best fishing spots, professional fishing guides are equipped with top-of-the-line gear and tackle, ensuring that you have the best possible chance of catching the fish you're after. At Torwick’s Guiding Service we will provide you with all of the necessary top of the line gear and tackle, so you don't have to worry about bringing your own equipment or buying anything if you’re just visiting. From boat to tackle I guarantee you will not find a local guide with better quality equipment!

Father and son doubled up on big bass from Lake Decker

Another benefit of fishing with a professional guide is that they can provide you with valuable tips and techniques to help you improve your fishing skills. They have a wealth of knowledge about largemouth bass and their behavior, as well as the best ways to catch them. Whether you're an experienced fisherman or a beginner, you're sure to learn something new and improve your fishing skills. In addition to my normal guided trips, I also offer what I call “Coaching Trips”. These trips are focused around education and teaching you to be more consistently successful when you are out fishing on your own. I customize these trips to each client based on their skill level and things they want to learn. Visit the “Coaching Trips” tab at the top of the website for more information on these trips.


Fishing with a licensed and insured professional fishing guide can also provide a level of safety and comfort that you might not have when fishing on your own. Believe it or not, I see “guides” for hire on sites like Craigslist, Facebook and Instagram fairly often, who are not licensed and are offering trips from… let’s just say “less than maintained” boats. Not to say they’re not good fishermen, but you don’t necessarily know what you’re booking. At Torwick’s Guiding Service we are licensed with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, fully insured for commercial charters, and adhere to all Coast Guard safety regulations. The boat you’ll be fishing from is new, maintained, and includes all safety equipment such as proper fitting life jackets for every person in the boat. Guides are familiar with the local waters, and they know the potential hazards, such as sandbars, rock piles, and ledges. Especially with the water level in Lake Travis being so low, there are numerous high spots and rocks that pose a navigational hazard. Each summer I see dozens of groundings from boats not familiar with the lake. Your guide will take the necessary precautions to keep you and your fishing party safe and ensure you have fun!

Happy fishing clients on Lake Travis

In conclusion, fishing with a professional fishing guide in Austin, Texas offers an unbeatable combination of access to the best fishing spots, top-notch gear, expert tips and techniques, safety, and camaraderie. You'll have the opportunity to catch more fish, improve your skills, and make new friends, all while having an enjoyable and memorable day on the water. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity and book your fishing trip with Torwick’s Guiding Service today!



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