Torwick's Guiding Service

Tyler is the top guide on Lake Travis in Austin, Texas. Logging over 250 days a year on the water he has the skills and knowledge to put you on fish! A former president of the Baylor University collegiate fishing team and veteran tournament angler, Tyler is an experienced guide. He owns and operates Torwick’s Guide Service and offers his clients exciting fishing trips for Largemouth Bass on Lake Travis and Lake Decker.

With numerous tournament podium finishes with the FLW college tour, Texas Tournament Zone, Media Bass, and several other trails, Tyler has the skills to teach you to fish like the pros. He also offers “coaching trips” customized to more veteran anglers looking to focus on education more so than just catching a bunch of fish.

Tyler’s specialty is teaching anglers how to understand patterns rather than fishing “spots”, how to utilize your electronics to their full potential, and how to get better at offshore fishing. 

You will be fishing with artificial lures, all of which are included in the trip. Your vessel for the day will be a 2019 21’ Skeeter Bass boat. The boat can cruise at a top speed of 70+ mph thanks to her 250 HP Yamaha SHO engine. There is plenty of space for up to 3 anglers.

The boat is rigged with an Ultrex 112 trolling motor, as well as with other navigational and fishfinding electronics to build up a clear picture of where the fish are hiding.

All trips come with the use of gear and tackle by Shimano and Dobyns, as well as lures. The only things you need to bring are a valid Texas fishing license and snack/drinks if you like, bottled water is provided.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $475
    price breakdown
    $475
    Full day trips consist of 8 hours on the water. Depart Mansfield Dam launch ramp at 7:00 am (time may change due to first light time) This trip offers the greatest chance to catch that fish of a lifetime. We will be covering more water, seeing more parts of the lake, and using a variety of techniques. Trip includes all rods, reels, tackle, fuel etc. Just bring some drinks and snacks!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 17 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $350
    price breakdown
    $350
    Half-day trips consist of 4 hours on the water, departing from Mansfield Dam launch ramp at 7 am (time may change due to first light time). Trip includes all rods, reels, tackle, fuel, etc. Just bring some drinks and snacks!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $350
    price breakdown
    $350
    This afternoon Largemouth Bass trip will depart from Mansfield Dam launch ramp at 4:30 PM. Evening trips are only offered on Lake Travis. Trip includes all rods, reels, tackle, fuel etc. Just bring some drinks and snacks!
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About the Captain

Tyler Torwick
Austin, Texas, United States
24 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
32 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since April 2018
My name is Tyler Torwick, I have been fishing all my life and it is a true passion of mine. I grew up begging my parents for rides to the local lake back home in San Diego, CA, and it's been an addiction ever since. I moved to Texas to attend Baylor University where I really got into competitive Bass fishing. I was the president of the Baylor University Bass fishing team and competed in numerous collegiate tournament including qualifying for the FLW college series national championship. After graduating, I moved to Austin and have spent my time learning the local lakes and gaining the skill needed to guide on them. In addition to guiding I also fish several large tournament trails throughout central Texas. I have numerous wins and podium finishes on the lakes that I guide on! If you are looking to refine your skills as an angler, or just flat out catch fish, I can help!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Largemouth) Bass (Largemouth)
Bass (Striped) Bass (Striped)

Boat Specs

Skeeter (Bass boat) originally built in 2019. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha SHO engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 65 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Drinks

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash

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Recent Fishing Reports

November Lake Travis Fishing Report
November Lake Travis Fishing Report
November 14, 2020
The bass fishing continues to be consistently good on Lake Travis right now! Clients ask me all the time my favorite time to fish, and my answer is always the same... spring and fall. Both of these seasons trigger bass into feeding for a variety of reasons. Water temperature is a huge factor in bass behavior, and these cooler temps in the mid to high 60's is optimal for them to feed. Essentially what they are doing is preparing for winter when their metabolisms will slow down and they will become less active. While the fish are behaving this way is a great time to get out on the water. If you are a new angler or are introducing someone to the sport of fishing now is the perfect time to fish! We have been averaging 20-30 fish each trip consistently. You can't catch fish just anywhere right now, but let me give you a few tips to help you find them. Once you understand seasonal patterns and the feeding behavior of largemouth bass, they can become more predictable and easier to find. With these cool water temps as I mentioned earlier, a lot of the bass in Lake Travis have made a push up to the shoreline. You can catch fish at a variety of depths, anywhere from a foot of water to 35 feet of water. To start with, let's discuss two predictable places I recommend you target these fish right now. 1. Bluff Walls Bluff walls on Lake Travis are good almost year around. There are times when they won't be here in large concentrations, but in general they just move up and down the water column to a depth they like. As of this past week we have had quite a few days with very little wind and not a ton of cloud cover. When you get bluebird days like this it creates high barometric pressure. This affect the fish's swim bladder. When fishing these conditions I find that the fish tend to move deeper. Target bluff walls near the entrance to large coves. If the weather is like I described earlier, focus your casts anywhere from 15-30 feet away from the shoreline. You will be working the 20-35 foot range by doing this. I recommend keeping your bow graph on and familiarize yourself with how far away from the shoreline 35 feet is. Some bluff walls are near vertical, others are more sloped into the lake. Keep this in mind when working your bait away from the bank. On cloudy overcast days I tend to make long casts and start up shallow. This is not to say all your bites will come shallow, but it is a good idea to start there since this time of year the bass will move shallow to feed if the conditions allow. A drop shot is an excellent bait to use when fishing bluff walls. A 1/4 or 3/8th ounce cylinder weight with a 1/0 drop shot hook is all you need. I favor the lighter weight when there is little wind, and on more gusty days I go with the heavier weight to help me feel the bottom better. A Zoom trick worm in green pumpkin or watermelon red has been a consistent producer. 2. Points Inside Coves Points in general are always good places to fish. A point is a natural ambush spot for a bass to sit and wait for prey to come to them. Largemouth bass are very opportunistic, so they prefer places where they can sit and wait for dinner to be served to them, not where they have to go out and chase it down. When you enter a large cove, try fishing the first or second point inside of it. Below I have annotated a screen shot of a cove on Lake Travis as an example. This is the cove just up river from Crosswater Yacht Club. Here you can see how there are several points as you go further back into the cove. As fall progresses and the water cools, you will start to find more and more fish further back into the coves. My last fishing report discusses this in detail and explains why the do that, so if you missed that report go read that one before continuing. What to Expect with this Cold Weather- Lake Travis Fall Fishing Report 10/27/2020 Since my last report we have had some very nice warm weather. This has warmed the water temps back up since that last cold front. Due to this I have not been finding fish all the way in the backs of coves, but there are plenty of fish closer to the main lake. These points as illustrated by the red arrows are close to creek channel bends, when fish move back in these creek channels, these points are the first places they will pull up on. Think of them as staging areas for the bass to hang out before deciding where they want to go next and feed. Points closer to the mouth of the cove will be better early in the fall. The points in the back of the cove will be better later in the fall. There are a variety of baits you can throw around these areas but a drop shot, a ned rig, or a football jig have been my baits of choice lately. As the weather cools the locations bass hangout will change, but you can expect this pattern to last several more weeks until the weather gets a lot colder. Fall is a great time to fish so book now!

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Rochelle M.
Round Rock, TX
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Highly Recommend Tyler!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on June 8, 2020
I booked a half day trip from my husband for his birthday and he was beyond impressed. My husband has some experience fishing...
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Full day with Tyler on Lake Travis

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on September 3, 2020
I booked a full day bass fishing trip. Tyler had me on the bass from the start early on a topwater then as the morning progressed...
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Great enjoyable trip highly recommend

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 24, 2020
Captain was on time prepared and clearly experienced, and worked hard to put me on fish all day. We caught plenty of large...
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on June 21, 2020
I got this trip for my husband for Father’s Day! Highly recommend Torwick’s Guiding Service! They had such a great time!...
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Best experience ever

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 19, 2020
My husband booked the fishing trip for himself and our son. It was our 9 years old first fishing experience and he Love It!...
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