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CURRENTLY 81°
A FEW CLOUDS
WINDS SOUTH @ 6MPH
HUMIDITY 67%
VISIBILITY 10MI
DEW POINT 69°

Lady Bird Lake

Travis County, TX
Travis County, TX
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On the Colorado River in downtown Austin
468 acres
LAKE SIZE
18 feet
MAX DEPTH
FISH TO CATCH
Channel Catfish
Largemouth Bass
Sunfish
Carp
NOTE: This list may not be all inclusive of all speices present in Lady Bird Lake.
FISHING COVER/STRUCTURE
Most of the cover on this reservoir is located along the bank and consists of laydown logs and trees, overhanging brush, cypress tree roots, bulrush, and cattails. Some submerged aquatic vegetation can be found in the lower end of the lake near the Longhorn Dam. This vegetation grows on humps located offshore. There are also some weedbeds in the upper end of the lake. Barton Creek enters on the south side at approximately mid-lake. The water in this spring-fed creek remains warm during the winter.
ANGLING OPPORTUNITIES
Lady Bird Lake contains an excellent population of largemouth bass. It is not uncommon for anglers to catch and release 20-30 bass per day in the 2-3 pound size range. Quality panfishing is also available. This reservoir contains some very large redear and redbreast sunfish. It is also a popular fishery for large carp (over 30 pounds).
TIPS & TACTICS
Because of the clear water conditions, this can be an excellent night fishing lake for largemouth bass. Casting white spinnerbaits and topwaters or pitching jigs with medium to medium-heavy bait casting tackle to the shoreline cover often works well. For live-bait fishing try minnows suspended under corks along the shoreline cover. Sight fishing for bass during the spring spawn is also popular. Sunfish are fun to catch on a fly rod or with light spinning tackle. Large common carp have been caught using prepared baits.
FISHING COVER/STRUCTURE
Most of the cover on this reservoir is located along the bank and consists of laydown logs and trees, overhanging brush, cypress tree roots, bulrush, and cattails. Some submerged aquatic vegetation can be found in the lower end of the lake near the Longhorn Dam. This vegetation grows on humps located offshore. There are also some weedbeds in the upper end of the lake. Barton Creek enters on the south side at approximately mid-lake. The water in this spring-fed creek remains warm during the winter.
CONTACT / CONTROLLING AUTHORITY
City of Austin
124 W. 8th
Austin, Texas 78701
(512) 974-6700
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