Captain
Austin Griggs

Member since August 2021 Chillicothe, United States
Background
Captain Austin grew up fishing in Central Illinois when he was old enough to hold a pole. He did some Bass tournament angling on the Ilinois and Mississippi Rivers and lakes around IL placing 1st and 2nd in several of the tournaments. After retiring from the Coast Guard in 2019 and having all the requirements to obtain a Captain’s license, the captain decided to start his company.
Techniques
Captain Austin likes to do a little bit of everything depending on the river conditions and what the customer wants to fish for. He loves to cast for White Bass as he thinks there is no better fight pound for pound than an angry feeding White Bass on light tackle! However, he will do everything from trolling to jigging to casting, and more.

Hey, I'm Captain Austin Griggs

Chillicothe, United States
Background
Captain Austin grew up fishing in Central Illinois when he was old enough to hold a pole. He did some Bass tournament angling on the Ilinois and Mississippi Rivers and lakes around IL placing 1st and 2nd in several of the tournaments. After retiring from the Coast Guard in 2019 and having all the requirements to obtain a Captain’s license, the captain decided to start his company.
Techniques
Captain Austin likes to do a little bit of everything depending on the river conditions and what the customer wants to fish for. He loves to cast for White Bass as he thinks there is no better fight pound for pound than an angry feeding White Bass on light tackle! However, he will do everything from trolling to jigging to casting, and more.
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
(17 reviews)
Chillicothe
trips from $400

Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 17 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (31)
Afternoon (3\/4 day) trip with Captain Austin
Afternoon (3\/4 day) trip with Captain Austin
May fishing trip
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Appropriate for children
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Rawley M.
Chandler, AZ
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Austin

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on October 29, 2022
Started out cold and foggy but turned into a great weather day. Austin is a upstanding guy always ready to help and has his...
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Tracey C.
Chillicothe, Illinois
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Afternoon (3/4 day) trip with Captain Austin

3/4 Day Trip (PM) on May 28, 2022
We went out with Captain Austin on Memorial Day weekend. When we met up, he was completely honest in letting us know fish we’re...
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David V.
Chillicothe, Illinois
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing Fun

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (PM) on June 10, 2022
Austin is both pleasant and professional. His boat and equipment is top shelf. While the weather was uncooperative Austin...
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Anthony T.
Chicago Heights, IL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing Trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on April 15, 2022
Our fishing experience with Captain Austin couldn’t have been any better. He worked hard and made sure we caught fish. He...
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Ioerger I.
United States
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day Illinois river Crappie with Captain Austin

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (AM) on October 17, 2021
Captain Austin was very knowledgeable about fishing the Illinois River. He was able to put us on a lot of quality Crappie....
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