Texas offers some of the best bass fishing in the USA, and the Hill Country area around Austin provides a beautiful backdrop to any potential angling action. Join Captain Ray Tomasits, also known as the “Hill Country Bass Coach,” for a fun-filled day on the water! 

Capt. Ray is a professional fishing guide who has been guiding full time since 2015. You will be fishing on his tournament-ready 21’ Skeeter bass boat, which can accommodate up to  4 guests in total. Anglers of all ages and skill levels are welcome aboard and all rods, reels, and tackle are provided for your day on the water. You are welcome to bring your own rods and tackle if you prefer.

Whether you want to catch a lot of fish or go on the hunt for trophy Bass, these local lakes provide it all. Travis, Austin, Ladybird, Walter E. Long, Bastrop, and LBJ are just a few of the lakes that Capt. Ray guides on. Get in touch with Capt. Ray before booking and discuss which lake is fishing best around the time that you’d like to book your trip!

Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass are the primary targets for Hill Country Bass Coach Charters. Guadalupe Bass are also abundant and often caught during charters. This is the state fish of Texas and exists only in Central Texas, so it’s the perfect catch if you’re looking for something a little bit unique!

Capt. Ray’s primary goal is to put you on fish, but he also wants you to help you become a better angler. If you’re a newer fisherman and want to take your skills to the next level, sign up for Ray’s water-based “Bass School.” Ray’s Bass School is custom-tailored to your learning objectives and developmental needs.  Casting, skipping, knot tying, rigging, and reading electronics are just some of the topics covered.

Book your trip with the Hill Country Bass Coach today and get ready to catch some fish with Ray!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $375
    If you're looking to get acquainted with the local fishery, this trip is the perfect way to get started. You'll be fishing these bountiful waters for the likes of Largemouth, Smallmouth, and Guadalupe Bass. All the necessary fishing gear is provided, just make sure to bring your fishing license for the trip.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    $375
    If you're not very keen on fishing in the early morning, this trip should be more to your taste. Expect a fun-filled 4 hours worth of fishing for a variety of local Bass species. Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price, just make sure to buy a freshwater fishing license before the trip.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $425
    When 4 hours just doesn't cut it, this is the next best option for any prospective angler. Capt. Ray will take you to these productive fresh waters in search of Largemouth, Smallmouth, and Guadalupe Bass. The price includes rods, reels, and terminal tackle, but you'll need to buy a freshwater fishing license before the trip.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $525
    If you're looking for the ultimate Hill Country fishing experience, look no further. With 8 hours on the clock, you'll have plenty of time to check out all the best spots and fish until you drop. Your main targets will be Largemouth, Smallmouth, and Guadalupe Bass. Please make sure to buy a freshwater fishing license before the trip.
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About the Captain

Ray Tomasits
Leander, Texas, United States
Angler's Choice
ID & License verified
60 Customer reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since May 2019
I was born and raised in Arizona and credit my father with my passion for Bass fishing. My father took me fishing every chance we got. The passion I have for fishing today is as strong as it was when my father took me for the very first time. I bought my first bass boat when I was 25 and have fished all over the country. I've learned how to catch fish in just about every type of water body that exists in the US. From Highland Lakes to Lowland Reservoirs to Backwater Sloughs, I've fished it all!

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Largemouth) Largemouth Bass
Bass (Smallmouth) Smallmouth Bass
Bass (Spotted) Spotted Bass

Boat specs

Skeeter (Bass boat) originally built in 2015. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha SHO engine.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Jigging
Popping

Amenities

Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Ice Box
Life Jackets

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Drinks

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 30 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
Ages 4 and older, need to be able to fish.
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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
Visa
Mastercard
PayPal
Checks
Bank Transfer

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Christopher G.
Pflugerville, TX
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Half day trip with Hill Country Bass Coach

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on July 31, 2022
Had a great trip with my son.  Ray taught us several new techniques to help us with casting and retrieving different types...
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Tina G.
Saint Paul, MN
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Great half day of fishing with Captain Ray

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on May 22, 2022
Ray is a great guide and a very personable host.  He made sure we were all comfortable.  Moved us around the lake to find...
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Willie B.
Carrollton, TX
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on March 18, 2022
We had a wonderful time. My kids have not fished for bass before. It was challenging but Ray took his time to teach them how...
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Stacey S.
Kilgore, TX
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April fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on April 23, 2022
Ray was awesome. Such a cool guy   We had such a great time. It was a first time fishing trip for myself and with Ray’s...
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Jim P.
Shawnee, KS
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Great guide for bass

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on March 15, 2022
Ray was prepared and took us to several good locations. His boat and equipment were ready when we arrived.  I’ve been fishing...
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FAQs about Hill Country Bass Coach

Hill Country Bass Coach offers the following trips to customers:
  • $325 per group, additional $50 per person after 1 guest - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $325 per group, additional $50 per person after 1 guest - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $375 per group, additional $50 per person after 1 guest - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $475 per group, additional $50 per person after 1 guest - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Hill Country Bass Coach, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Ice Box
  • Life Jackets

Trips booked with Hill Country Bass Coach include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Drinks

Hill Country Bass Coach offers the following type of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing

Hill Country Bass Coach offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping

Top targeted fish species with Hill Country Bass Coach include:
  • Bass (Largemouth)
  • Bass (Smallmouth)
  • Bass (Spotted)