McConnell Outdoor Adventures

McConnell Outdoor Adventures runs angling trips to many of the lakes around Austin, Texas. Take a look at the different options. If you don’t see a trip you’re looking for, message Captain Kevin below to create a custom adventure.

Capt. Kevin aims to tailor every trip to your specific needs, so let him know what you’re after! Depending on the trip and species, you’ll be using techniques like light tackle spinning. You’re looking at 3 to 5-hour trips, where you’ll usually go after the likes of Bass, Crappie, and Sunfish, depending on the weather and time of year.

Your fishing adventure starts on a 22’ Desperado boat that can safely take up to 3 anglers. This boat features a wireless trolling motor. When it comes to rods, reels, and terminal tackle, everything you need is included in the price. Please keep in mind you’ll need to get a fishing license before the start of the trip.

You’ll be able to keep any legal species caught during the trip. This is a children-friendly charter, so you’re welcome to bring your kids on for a fun fishing adventure.

Book your trip now and hit the water with McConnell Outdoor Adventures.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3 Hour – Lake Austin Cruise & Fish
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu)
    $225
    This trip can take 4 passengers. The focus of this trip is to get some good sunset pictures of the Austin 360 Bridge while you are on the boat/lake Austin. I will bring along rods to check out some brush piles to see if the fish are biting. Bring along your favorite adult beverage. Water bottles will be provided. Another option is to visit one of the lake's restaurants before the sun sets.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour – Lake Travis Bass Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $350
    Head out with Captain Kevin for an action-packed morning of Lake Travis bass fishing. Captain Kevin likes to target these species using a variety of soft plastics and hard baits. Will be using Livescope to find brush piles where the big ones like to hide. Up to 3 anglers can fit aboard the 22' Desperado center console, plus the captain. This trip leaves from the Mansfield Dam boat ramp. Details will be shared after the trip is booked.
  • Private trip
    Lake Austin Bass Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $350
    Head out with Captain Kevin for an action-packed morning of Lake Austin bass fishing. Captain Kevin likes to target these species using a variety of soft plastics and hard baits. Will be using Livescope to find brush piles where the big ones like to hide. Up to 3 anglers can fit aboard the 22' Desperado center console, plus the captain.
  • Private trip
    Lake Austin Pan Fish & Bass – Kids
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $350
    Head out with Captain Kevin for an action-packed day of Lake Austin fishing. Go after Perch, Crappie, and Bass on light tackle—Captain Kevin's specialty! Captain Kevin likes to target these species using a variety of jigs, soft plastics, and live worms. Up to 3 anglers can fit aboard the 22' Desperado center console, plus the captain. For Kids, an adult needs to participate to assist/supervise with a valid Texas Fishing license. 3 kids / 3 adults may participate for the 3 passenger price.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Lake Granger Crappie
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $375
    Head out with Captain Kevin for an action-packed morning of Lake Granger Crappie & White Bass fishing. Captain Kevin likes to target these species using a variety of soft plastics, jigs, and live bait when available. Will be using Livescope to find brush piles where the big ones like to hide. Up to 3 anglers can fit aboard the 22' Desperado center console, plus the captain. This trip leaves from Lake Granger. Ramp details will be shared after the trip is booked.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour–Lake LBJ Crappie/White Bass
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $375
    Head out with Captain Kevin for an action-packed morning of Lake LBJ fishing. Captain Kevin likes to target these species using a variety of soft plastics, jigs, and live bait when available. Will be using Livescope to find brush piles where the big ones like to hide. Up to 3 anglers can fit aboard the 22' Desperado center console, plus the captain. This trip leaves from Granite Shoals, Texas. Ramp info will be provided when the trip is booked.
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About the Captain

Kevin McConnell
Austin, Texas, United States
ID & License verified
5 Customer reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since August 2022
After working for 36 years in the IT Industry, Captain Kevin started McConnell Outdoor Adventures, LLC in 2021. The captain is a USCG captain with a lifetime of experience in fishing and boating owning 13 boats and enjoying all types of fishing from fly fishing for Trout and Perch, Bass fishing, wade fishing for Trout and Redfish to catching Halibut and Salmon in Alaska.

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Largemouth) Largemouth Bass
Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Bass (White) White Bass
Crappie Crappie

Boat specs

Desperado (Center console) originally built in 2012. Powered by a 225HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 64 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning

Amenities

GPS
Garmin
Fishfinder
Livescope
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 14 days days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 30% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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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Customer reviews

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Half day fishing and great experience
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David R.
Austin, Texas
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Awesome half day trip with my neice, my buddy Casey and his boy

Lake Austin Pan Fish & Bass – Kids on August 6, 2022
Kevin is easily one of the best outdoors man I’ve met in my life and certainly one of the best humans (gentle souls) I know....
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Penny S.
Austin, Texas
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Sunday morning with Kevin

September 4, 2022
My husband and I went fishing on Lake Austin with Kevin and a friend of ours, Michael, who lives in America.  We had a wonderful...
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David B.
Leander, TX
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Bass on Travis lake

VERIFIED   3 Hour – Lake Austin Cruise & Fish on October 8, 2022
Great boat great captain great fun!
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Ricardo S.
Austin, TX
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Half day fishing and great experience

VERIFIED   Lake Austin Bass Fishing on October 9, 2022
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Michael D.
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Fishing with Kevin

VERIFIED   Lake Austin Pan Fish & Bass – Kids on September 4, 2022
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FAQs about McConnell Outdoor Adventures

McConnell Outdoor Adventures offers the following trips to customers:
  • $225 per group - 3 Hour – Lake Austin Cruise & Fish (3 hours)
  • $350 per group - 5 Hour – Lake Travis Bass Fishing (5 hours)
  • $350 per group - Lake Austin Bass Fishing (5 hours)
  • $350 per group - Lake Austin Pan Fish & Bass – Kids (5 hours)
  • $375 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Lake Granger Crappie (6 hours)
  • $375 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 6 Hour–Lake LBJ Crappie/White Bass (6 hours)

When you book a trip with McConnell Outdoor Adventures, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS Garmin
  • Fishfinder Livescope
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor

Trips booked with McConnell Outdoor Adventures include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures

McConnell Outdoor Adventures offers the following type of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing

McConnell Outdoor Adventures offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning

Top targeted fish species with McConnell Outdoor Adventures include:
  • Bass (Largemouth)
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Bass (White)
  • Crappie
  • Sunfish