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 - 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.


Scott Herman - Mar 21, 2019 *****

John is a great guide and works hard to put you on the fish and is a lot of fun! Don’t hesitate to book guide on Travis!

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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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Recent Fishing Report


March 2019

Springtime is here and spawning has commenced for largemouth bass.  We had a few cold fronts in March but enough warm weather for the bass to head to the shallows.  Surface water temperatures are already in the mid 60's in the coves and low 60's on the main channels.  The river chains are slightly warmer by 1 or 2 degrees.  The bite number has varied from +15 to over +30 and fish up to 5 lbs caught.   With the warmer weather, the higher bite numbers are the norm and typical for springtime fishing. With the warmer temps  this month, the majority of the fish were caught between 5 to 15 feet of water.  Mid and Main lake are clear with 5 to 10 feet visibility and the river chains stained and with visibility at 1-3 feet.  With the increase visibility natural colored plastics such as green pumpkin and watermelon worms rigged Texas and wacky style worked the best.   Crankbaits, spinnerbaits, and topwaters worked well with wind and in low light situations.  It won't be long that the shad spawn will be starting and the topwater bite will be awesome.  Have fun out of there as this is a great time to go fishing.

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