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Lake Austin

Travis County, TX
Travis County, TX
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On the Colorado River in the City of Austin
1,599 acres
LAKE SIZE
75 feet
MAX DEPTH
482 feet
ELEVATION
FISH TO CATCH
Channel Catfish
Largemouth Bass
Sunfish
NOTE: This list may not be all inclusive of all speices present in Lake Austin.
FISHING COVER/STRUCTURE
Several major creeks enter the lake including Bee Creek near the Tom Miller Dam and Bull Creek near the 360 bridge crossing. Underwater brush piles have been placed in strategic locations to attract and provide cover for fish. Cover is also provided by boulders or rock slides off bluffs and the many boat docks that line the shore of the lake. See online fish attractor map

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ANGLING OPPORTUNITIES
Lake Austin contains an excellent population of largemouth bass bass with the potential for a trophy. Many bass weighing 8-10 pounds are caught each year. The reservoir also has some good quality bluegill, redbreast, and redear fishing, and has low-density populations of flathead and blue catfish. Fishing during the summer months is best done at night due to heavy recreational boating activity in the daytime. Anglers should use caution when fishing at night.
TIPS & TACTICS
Largemouth bass anglers should concentrate their efforts in and along the edges of weed beds that line the shoreline when available. During the summer months (especially on weekends) pleasure boating activity on this reservoir makes fishing from a boat difficult, if not impossible. Anglers should plan trips early in the morning or at night this time of year. Because of the clear water conditions this can be an excellent night fishing lake for bass. Casting white spinnerbaits and topwaters or pitching jigs with heavy bait casting tackle to the weed beds and boat docks often works well. Other popular artificial lures include plastic worms and jerkbaits. For live-bait fishing try minnows suspended under corks along the weedlines. Sight fishing also works well during the spring spawn which occurs February through April, depending on the weather. Because cold water is released from Lake Travis just upstream, bass will spawn later in the year on the upper end of the lake. Look for them in the backs of major creeks, around marinas and in the numerous boat bays that line the lake. Panfishing can also be good along the edge of the weedlines and woody debris using small tube jigs or crickets on light spinning tackle, or small poppers with a fly rod.
FISHING REPORT
GOOD. Water lightly stained; 82 degrees; 0.67 low. Largemouth bass are fair on chatter baits, drop shots, and finesse worms near boat docks, bluffs, and rocky shorelines. There is an early morning bite with topwater and chuggers on points, drop-offs, and rocky ledges. Sunfish are good on earthworms and live crickets along ledges, boat docks, and brush. Catfish are good punch bait in 14-18’.

Source: Texas Parks & Wildlife

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FISHING COVER/STRUCTURE
Several major creeks enter the lake including Bee Creek near the Tom Miller Dam and Bull Creek near the 360 bridge crossing. Underwater brush piles have been placed in strategic locations to attract and provide cover for fish. Cover is also provided by boulders or rock slides off bluffs and the many boat docks that line the shore of the lake. See online fish attractor map

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CONTACT / CONTROLLING AUTHORITY
Lower Colorado River Authority
3700 Lake Austin Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78703
(512) 473-3200 or 1(800) 776-5272
NOTICE: Lake-Link Inc assumes no responsibility or liability for any errors or omissions of the information for Lake Austin. Although we strive to provide the most accurate information as we can the information contained in this page is provided on an "as is" basis with no guarantees of completeness, accuracy, usefulness or timeliness.
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