Lago Fishing Guide - John Syer

Who is this guy?

John is a fishing guide who has lived in or around Austin, TX since 1999.  He has over 15 years of experience fishing Lake Travis and been a fishing fanatic since he was 14.  As a guide, he focuses on Lake Travis to pass on a great experience at a great price that is minutes away from Austin.   

About John


Take advantage of my competitive rates due to my focus on Lake Travis. 

Half day (5 hours) = $250

Full day (8 hours) = $350

20' Bass Boat can comfortably fish two adults or adult with two kids

Please check out my Facebook page to see the latest photos and fishing trip info.

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Lake Travis

Travis is a 18,622 acres lake just west of Austin, TX.  Over the last decade, the lake has experienced drought and flood periods.  During the last drought, there was a lot of tree and bush growth in the lake.  Once the lake refilled, the submerged brush has provided great habitat for forage and game fish. In addition, Texas Parks and Wildlife has stocked the lake during the last two years. If you live in Austin, It's a great time to fish Lake Travis.  

Contact Me

Interested in getting out?

Look forward to hitting the lake

Lake Travis Fishing Guide

512 626-3930

Saturday: half or full day

Sunday: half or full day

I do offer some weekday trips, contact me for info.

I have availability the week of Christmas

Half day morning is recommended.


Barry Lee - Oct 5, 2018 *****

Had a great day on Lake Travis with John. I would highly recommend anyone booking a trip with Lago Fishing Guide. He knew what the fish were doing and put us on them right away. I felt like I was just hanging out and fishing with someone I had known all my life. If we ever come this way again will be booking another trip for sure.

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Fanas Vermaak Sep 3, 2018 *****

Went out with John and it was a wonderful experience.
John’s knowledge of the lake is amazing and went out of his way to let us fish for the big ones. Will definitely visit again.

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Juaquin/Ashley Garcia June 30, 2018 ****

My sister and father went out fishing with John this morning. They absolutely had a fantastic time catching fish. John was a great guide and we enjoyed listening to their stories when they got back. They’d definitely lovs to go again! 🎣 

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Nikki Franklin - June 17, 2018 *****

John is an excellent guide. He's knowledgeable about fishing and Lake Travis. Very friendly and professional. We will be returning and I recommend anyone visiting Lake Travis and needs a guide to use him.

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Marc Labay - Feb 17, 2018 *****

We went out with John on Sat. 2/17/18.  He was very knowledgeable about fishing Lake Travis and put us on to the fish in no time.  He was very patient with my 7 year old who had a great time and caught many fish.  His rates are very reasonable and he offered to stay out even longer to catch “the big one”.  I highly recommended John to anyone who wants to fish Lake Travis.

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Gary Cook - Nov 4, 2017 *****

John was my guide today on Lake Travis November 4th 2017.  John is very knowledgeable of Lake Travis, He takes his time and shows you where how and what with to catch fish. I'm from Missouri and have never fished this Lake, but after today, I feel confident in catching fish and navigating  this Lake.  Great day John. Thanks for Your service 

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Recent Fishing Report

Late Nov to early Dec

Fall feed is definitely on after the lake water has had time to settle from the floods in October.  Follow the shad this time of year as that is the primary forage for the fall.  Shad has been observed from 20' to the surface in the last two weeks.  The surface water temperatures are still in the lows 60's and water clarity is still stained at mid-lake to muddy up the rivers.  Fish activity is still good however the number of bites are going down.  This is typical as we head into the winter however there are bigger fish >5 lbs feeding heavily right now.  This is a great time to catch a really big fish on Lake Travis.  Had a customer today lose a 5-6 lbs largemouth at the boat...heartbreaking but there are more out there feeding up.  Crankbaits, Spinnerbaits and trig worms worked really well over the last two weeks.  Again, the fish are feeding heavily on shad so mimicking the shad is key right now.  Good Luck!

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