Central Texas Fishing Guide, LLC

Take advantage of a unique opportunity to discover the rich waters of central Texas. Explore a number of different Highland Lakes or power plant reservoirs, as you go after some of the nation’s most prized inshore fish. Whether you’re looking for that trophy catch on the fly, or you want to test the water and see how you like it – Captain Randal Frisbie is here for you.

An avid angler of over 10 years, Capt. Randal decided to start sharing his passion with others. He gained his captain’s license in 2012 and has not looked back since, spending every moment he can on the water. He’ll be happy to share his skills, knowledge, and enthusiasm with you and, hopefully, get you hooked on fishing.

Capt. Randal runs half-day and full-day trips on Lake Austin, Lake Travis, Lake LBJ, and Decker Lake, while fishing on Lake Bastrop and Fayette County Reservoir is for full-day trips only.

Each trip aboard the 20’ Nitro Z-20 bass boat is personalized to your desires. Built in 2019, this modern vessel comes fitted with all the latest navigational equipment to get you to the fishing hot spots. Light and agile, she’s a boat adept at getting you through even the trickiest of waters. You’ll fish spots that no others manage to, thanks to the wireless trolling motor.

Head out at dawn to catch the first bite of the day, or work your way around these scenic lakes during the afternoon and watch the sunset as you cast away. Try bottom fishing, jigging, or use popping corks to attract the bite of exciting and delicious Largemouth, Striped, and White Bass. These tough-fighting beasts will make you work hard for your dinner, so get ready for a thrilling day out.

Bring your own fly gear aboard if you fancy a day of fly fishing, and make the most of these incredible waters. At the end of the day, you’ll head home with a boatful of delicious fish to enjoy for dinner and beyond. Grab your Texas fishing license and come fishing with Central Texas Fishing Guide!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $350
    Head out at sunrise and catch the first bite of the day out on the productive waters of central Texas' rich lakes. Discover the beauty of Lake Austin, Lake Travis, LBJ, or Decker and spend 4 hours filling the boat with some delicious fish to take home. Largemouth, Striped, and White Bass will all make you work hard to hook 'em aboard, so get ready for a thrilling battle.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    $350
    You'll be fishing on Lake Austin, Lake Travis, LBJ, or Decker. Get in touch with your captain to let him know when you'd like to leave, and you can head out anytime after 1:00 p.m. to battle it out with some of the nation's favorite freshwater fish. Tough-fighting and delicious, Largemouth, Striped, and White Bass will all give you a run for your money when trying to fill the boat, so get ready for an intense struggle before heading home with enough tasty fish to fill the freezer.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $550
    Get the most out of your central Texas fishing adventure. You'll be fishing Lake Austin, Lake Travis, LBJ, Decker, Lake Bastrop, or Fayette County Reservoir. As well as providing stunning scenery, these lakes are overflowing with exciting and delicious fish. Drift along the calm waters starting at sunrise and battle it out over the course of 8 hours with prized Largemouth, Striped, and White Bass. Try bottom fishing, jigging, popping, or even bring your own fly gear and get ready to fill the boat.
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About the Captain

Randal Frisbie
Austin, Texas, United States
Angler's Choice
13 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
52 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since June 2019
After developing a passion for fishing with his family and friends, Captain Randal decided to share his enthusiasm with others and began teaching people how to fish. A licensed captain since 2012, he loves to get out on the water at least a few times a day, and running charters is the perfect excuse. He's just as happy taking out groups of experienced anglers looking for that prized catch as he is teaching kids to fish. With many first, second, and third place prizes in the Texas Tournament Zone and Media Bass competitions over the years, he's just the guy to get you filling the boat with Bass!

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Targeted species

Bass (Largemouth) Largemouth Bass

Boat specs

Nitro Z-20 (Bass boat) originally built in 2019. Powered by a 250HP Mercury V8 Pro XS engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 70 knots.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of fishing

Lake Fishing
Lake Travis

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Snacks
Drinks
Water

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
No Smoking
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
PayPal
Checks

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Recent Fishing Reports

Summer Bass Fishing – Lake Travis
Summer Bass Fishing – Lake Travis
July 23, 2022
To say it’s been a hot summer here is Central Texas would be a huge understatement of the relentless heat we are experiencing. The first 100-degree days starting in May this year and continued through June and July. I been running mostly early morning trips for the past month so we can get to the first marina by 6:15 am when the sun is just starting to come up and the bass are starting their morning feeding frenzy. We are usually off the water by 10 or 10:30 when the temperature is just getting into the mid-90s. Even with the water temperature pushing 90 degrees on Lake Travis and in the mid-90s on Lake LBJ, I’ve been able to have a very consistent bite for my clients and catching 15 bass on average in a four-hour trip. With the low lake levels (33 feet low at the time of this report) the shoreline has exposed new layers of limestone to the wave action. This is given the lake a very nice lime green stain and reduced the visibility from 15 feet down to about 3 feet from the dam to Lago Vista. (25 miles). This is helped the bite tremendously in the past few weeks. A dropshot worm and a shaky head craw continue to put up to five Guadalupe bass in the boat each trip. There are about three 100 yard stretches around the lake where I’m able to rotate through throughout the week and catch several Guadalupe bass and an occasional largemouth bass. These areas are all deep bluff walls on the main lake where the boat is sitting in 50 to 70 feet of water, and we are throwing the bait right at the bank. The strike usually happens in just a few sweeps of the rod as the bait falls down the various ledges on the bluff wall. This bite is supper soft, and even experiences anglers can miss the bite. When I doubt, set the hook!! Fishing the bluff walls is not something I focus on during the trips. It’s more of a spot along the way from marina to marina. The first spot and last spot of each trip have been one of three marinas that hold several hundred bass. Yes. Hundreds. During a few brief periods throughout the day, you can see 40 to 50 bass breaking the surface in a feeding frenzy. This is the time you want to have your bait in the water and not looking at the bass in amazement! This happened a few weeks ago when I was reeling a solid bass on a whopper plopper. My clients were from up north and have never seen such a site. The stood there holding their rods which has the little swimbait dangling just inches away from the tip of the rod. “This would be a great time to make a cast!”, I said. I ended up boat flipping my bass just in time to grab the net to haul in their catches. It’s always nice to triple up!! The whopper plopper is such a simple bait for beginners. I’ve had youths as young as 9 years old catch some pretty good bass the past month on it. That bait tends to call the fish up from the depth where they are suspended around the marinas when they are not feeding. At time, it can even get a lethargic school fired up into a brief feeding frenzy. This is the time of year you always want to have your favorite topwater bait on deck and ready to cast. The marina bite should continue through summer and into early fall. Once we start getting some really cold night and there is fog on the lake in the morning, I’ll start looking for bait transitioning to the major creeks. When this happens, the bass aren’t far behind. There are many factors that can make fishing during the dog days of summer a success. Knowledge of fishing patterns, as well as what’s under the water, are key to catching bass when the water temp is pushing 90 degrees. Let Captain Randal with Central Texas Fishing Guide help guide you to success in fishing!

Customer reviews

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Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 52 reviews
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4.9 / 5
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Half Day Trip with Captain Randal

Half Day Trip (AM) on June 11, 2022
Today was non-stop action until Captain Randal said it was time to go. We were catching fishing on top water, using swim baits...
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Half day morning trip with Captain Randal

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on March 4, 2022
My friend and I had a wonderful time on the lake with Captain Randal. He was very knowledgeable about the prime locations to...
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Great First Fishing Experience!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on November 16, 2021
Mr. Randal Frisbie is fantastic! This was a first fishing experience for our 6 and 8 year old daughters. We booked a half day...
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Ethan L.
Lubbock, TX
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Great Trip & Great Company

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on November 5, 2021
Randal takes creating an excellent client experience seriously. He communicates frequently and clearly leading up to the trip...
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Half Day trip with Captain Frisbie

Half Day Trip (PM) on February 13, 2022
First time taking a fishing trip with Captain Randal Frisbie and it won’t be out last!  We went out the day after a February...
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FAQs about Central Texas Fishing Guide, LLC

Central Texas Fishing Guide, LLC offers the following trips to customers:
  • $350 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $350 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Central Texas Fishing Guide, LLC, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box
  • Life Jackets

Trips booked with Central Texas Fishing Guide, LLC include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Snacks
  • Drinks (Water)

Central Texas Fishing Guide, LLC offers the following type of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing (Lake Travis)

Central Texas Fishing Guide, LLC offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Central Texas Fishing Guide, LLC include:
  • Bass (Largemouth)