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Professional Austin Area   
Bass Fishing Guide Service By:   
Bryan Cotter   


Spring 2017 is here! Time to go bass fishing!

Lake Travis is fishing great right now. We have been catching a good amount of numbers on plastics and moving baits. This lake is really coming on strong since the water has come up to over full pool in the last two years. Some big fish are being caught on some trips roaming the shallows and off of beds up to 9 pounds. LBJ has also been a good lake lately with some good catches from 15-30 fish or more and some decent sized ones mixed in from 4-8 pounds. Lake Bastrop and Fayette County are always a good choice this time of year as they are power plant lakes and the water temps are always warmer than the other lakes. Lake Decker has some good days as well but not as good as earlier in the year. A couple other lakes that are fishing pretty good right now are Buchanan, Marble Falls and Inks. There are other lakes to choose from in the area as well so if there's a different one you'd like to go to, just let me know.

It's always a great time to take your kids out. It's a great joy to get your kids into fishing and watch them reel them in. That's one of the greatest gifts my dad has passed on to me and his father to him and I am to my kids. I would love to help you out in doing the same as well with yours so take your kids fishing today.

If it's that bass of a lifetime you are after, Lake Falcon has been fishing really well lately with some big girls being caught and the numbers can be way up there as well right now. Multiple day trips only for Falcon unless otherwise noted.

Texas Hawgs on TV

Texas Hawgs goes to Lake Bastrop. Check it out here. This was aired on some TV stations including News 8 in Austin and ESPN2 in San Antonio. Enjoy. ;-)

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Lake Austin, Lake Travis, Lake LBJ, Lake Bastrop, Fayette County, Lake Buchanan, Stillhouse Hollow, Decker Lake, Choke Canyon, Lake Falcon and O.H.Ivie. Bass fishing is one of the best things to do in Austin, Texas.

Note: I practice catch and release, so largemouth and smallmouth bass are usually not kept, but if it's table fare you are after, we can catch white bass, crappie and guadalupe/spotted bass for your eating enjoyment. Cleaning services are not included.

Latest Big Catches

Brian with PB 10.51lb Hawg from Lake Austin
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8.2 lb Lake Austin hawg!

Jake with a nice
6.17 lb Lake Austin hawg!
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Guadalupe Bass - State Fish of Texas

The Guadalupe bass is the state fish of texas and central Texas is the only place in the world you can catch them. If that's what you are after, then you came to the right place. We catch them almost every trip out on some of the lakes here in the highland lakes chain. That includes mostly Lake Travis and LBJ with some of the others holding some as well including Lake Austin, Inks and Buchanan. They are very good fighters for their size which normally does not exceed more than 1 1/2 pounds but a few bigger ones are caught as well. I hold the current lake record for these on Lake LBJ with a 2.49 lbs that I caught in a tournament in April of 2012 which you can see just to the right. My largest on Lake Travis is 3.57 lbs which is just .12 shy of the lake record on Travis and world record of 3.69 lbs. They are also excellent table fare, better tasting than I think even crappie are. That says a lot being that crappie are pretty good eating.

Sponsorship Opportunities

I have some great opportunities for sponsorships if you are interested. I'm looking for sponsors for the upcoming season and you would benefit greatly as a sponsor of such events by using several advertisement avenues and representation. Please contact me to see how we can start a mutually beneficial relationship. Thanks...

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