John Gilbert Holds the Crappie Record for Lake Travis
Highland Lakes, Texas
John’s had a hook in the water since he could walk. During John’s school years his dad worked a 4 day work week and took John fishing with him every Friday. He’s been fishing the Highland Lakes in Central Texas for over 30 years and has held several Lake Travis fishing records including one for white bass and one for crappie.
He lives on the northern end of Lake Travis and specializes in catching crappie, white bass and catfish on Lake Travis and Lake LBJ. Because John catches fish about 90% of the time, some folks say he can “smell ‘em!” He makes his own jigs and rigs and provides all the fishing equipment you will need for the trip.
John uses an 18.9 ft Blue Wave with a Honda 90 motor. It will comfortably accommodate 4 guests. (Children are welcome with their parents. Actually, John just loves to see the little ones catch their first fish!)
He’ll pick you up at the bank and drop you off when you’re ready to go. And, of course, the catch of the day is yours to keep. John will gladly fillet your catch for you to take home so be sure to bring your own ice chest and any drinks (other than water) that you’ll want for the trip.  He watches the weather closely to make sure that every fishing trip is safe and productive.
OK, contrary to popular belief, John does not spend all his time fishing....
John Gilbert founded Austin Appliance Service (512-263-1227) in 1982 and Marble Falls Appliance Repair (830-693-5900) in 1994. He is the owner and operator of both businesses. He does in- home repair of major household appliances including refrigerators, dishwashers, washers, dryers, ranges, disposals, ice makers, freezers, trash compactors, etc. The Austin area service days are usually Monday and Wednesdays. The Highland Lakes service days are usually Tuesdays and Thursdays.  "Gone Fishing" days are Friday-Sunday (and sometimes during the week, too!) Please call anytime (512-913-2757) to leave a message and John will return your call to schedule a service appointment.
           John’s an easy going kind of guy. So, have some fun! Let’s go fishing!
John Catches Fish 90% of the Time....
People Say "He Can Smell 'Em"
John caught 25 whites in Jan 2009 and this 12 lb yellow catfish
John with his record crappie caught 12/7/08
1.7 pounds, 14.5"