Kayak Fishing Austin
Rowing Dock - Lady Bird Lake

Rentals   /   Fishing Kayak

We can’t think of a more relaxing way to spend the day than being out on Lady Bird Lake in a kayak fishing. Our new fishing kayak rentals are perfectly outfitted to help you haul in a big catch!

1/2 Day (4hrs)

Full Day (8hrs)

We provide the fishing kayak on Lady Bird Lake. All you’ll need to bring is your fishing pole and bait. Reservations are required.

Fishing Kayak FAQ

Fishing kayaks are specialty rentals that have a few additional features you won’t find in a standard kayak. From top to bottom they’re made with fishermen in mind. Fishing kayaks feature built-in rod holders, track systems for accessories, recessed tackle box storage and more. Fishing kayaks are also designed to be extremely balanced and stable while you’re reeling in fish on Town Lake Austin.

There are a number of high quality brands, including the Perception Pescador Pro 12 model and the Riptide Waterhawg which we offer here Rowing Dock. They each have an anchor, stadium style seating with upright and recline positions, rod holders, recessed tackle box storage and a center console for rigging fish finder electronics.

We provide the fishing kayak with an adjustable stadium-style seat, paddle, and lifejacket, but you’ll need to bring along your valid Texas Fishing License, your own fishing pole, bait, lures and a cooler. All of our fishing kayaks are designed to work with a variety of rigging systems. We also highly recommend that you bring sunscreen, water and snacks to make your Lady Bird Lake fishing trip more comfortable.

There are a variety of fish in Lady Bird Lake including Largemouth Bass, Catfish, Sunfish, and Common Carp. For more information visit:  twpd.texas.gov

Reservations are required for specialty rentals, including Fishing Kayaks.  You can reserve them online yourself with the click of a mouse or a few taps on your smart phone. If a reservation is available, you can book it while you are standing in line to check in. 

For more answers and information on renting a fishing kayak in Austin visit the FAQ section.

Reserve a Fishing Kayak in Austin

3 Easy Steps to Renting a Fishing Kayak From Rowing Dock

Fishing on Town Lake is affordable when you launch from Rowing Dock. We are the only provider for rental fishing kayaks on Lady Bird Lake. For the ultimate Austin Kayak Fishing experience click the link above to start our simple reservation process.

  1. Call ahead to reserve a fishing kayak. Rowing Dock has a first come, first served policy in most cases, but our fishing kayak must be reserved in advance. You can still come by our dock in Zilker Park whenever you like, however, there may be a wait during busy hours if you don’t have a reservation.
  2. Bring a valid photo ID and a valid Texas Fishing License, a credit card, and complete our rental waiver.
  3. Pick your fishing kayak, grab a lifejacket and hit the water.