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.   


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.

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, just call for availability.


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.

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! 🎣 

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.

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.

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 

Phillip Schaefer - Oct 17, 2017 *****

One heck of a great guide!
The boys and I had a blast fishing.
John really put us on some great bass and is knowledgeable and very helpful!
Definitely recommend giving him a call!

Recent Fishing Report

Early to Mid-Sept 2018

Let it rain, Let it rain!  We've received some much needed rain and lake is almost two feet higher.  The cooler temperatures have brought down the surface water temps to low to mid-80's.  Fishing has been good with the rising water and a change from the dog day heat.  At times, the fishing can be fast-paced with some crushing strikes but also can slow down after a big feed.  When they are not that active, I had to slow down the presentation to get the bites.  The last couple of weeks, the topwater bite was very good with crankbaits, flukes and a trig or drop-shot worms from 25' to <2' foot of water.  With the change of weather and impending fall weather (next weekend fall equinox), pay attention to the wind as this will position the bait and the bass.  In the summer, the predominant wind is from the south however that changed over the last two weeks.  Because of wind changes, some of those great summer fishing spots may go away.   Always be cognizant of the weather conditions i.e. wind, temp, barometric pressure.  These are keys to the fishing chess game.  Be a bird watcher as well.  This is my favorite time of year with the pleasure boat traffic subsiding and the cooler temps coming.  Time to take some Fridays off!

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