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#11755172 - 08/02/16 01:40 PM Lake Austin ... Grass Carp catching on Topwater ... Go Figure!!!
rlcajunbass Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 01/29/09
Posts: 17
Past couple outings on Lake Austin caught grass carp on artificial top water. Go figure ... with no grass to eat they have to go after something else!!!



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#11755199 - 08/02/16 02:05 PM Re: Lake Austin ... Grass Carp catching on Topwater ... Go Figure!!! [Re: rlcajunbass]
TexasTechliprip Offline
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Registered: 03/28/11
Posts: 807
please kill them all
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#11755229 - 08/02/16 02:30 PM Re: Lake Austin ... Grass Carp catching on Topwater ... Go Figure!!! [Re: rlcajunbass]
the skipper Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/04/11
Posts: 1743
Loc: nederland, TX
Oh no, they only eat invasive grass. Just ask TPWD

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#11755250 - 08/02/16 02:49 PM Re: Lake Austin ... Grass Carp catching on Topwater ... Go Figure!!! [Re: TexasTechliprip]
rlcajunbass Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 01/29/09
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It is against to law to kill them. Both were released alive. It is my understanding sometime soon they will be available for harvest.


Edited by rlcajunbass (08/02/16 02:49 PM)

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#11755258 - 08/02/16 02:55 PM Re: Lake Austin ... Grass Carp catching on Topwater ... Go Figure!!! [Re: rlcajunbass]
Hookem Offline
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Registered: 03/31/03
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Loc: Central Texas
St. Augustine runner, wacky rigged.
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#11755314 - 08/02/16 03:41 PM Re: Lake Austin ... Grass Carp catching on Topwater ... Go Figure!!! [Re: rlcajunbass]
SkeeterDon Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 05/18/05
Posts: 4055
Loc: Pflugerville, TX
Originally Posted By: rlcajunbass
It is against to law to kill them. Both were released alive. It is my understanding sometime soon they will be available for harvest.


Actually it may be against the law today, but the permit will be lifted soon. See below of email I sent and the response I received.


"Thank you for your support. We will make an announcement once the permit is lifted."

Marcos J. De Jesús
Texas Parks & Wildlife Department
Inland Fisheries Management
District Supervisor
505 Staples Rd., San Marcos, TX 78666
Office: (512) 353-0072
FAX: (512) 353-7304
marcos.dejesus@tpwd.texas.gov



Sent: Thursday, July 14, 2016 3:35 PM
To: Marcos DeJesus <Marcos.Dejesus@tpwd.texas.gov>
Subject: Lake Austin and Carp Permit

Dear TPWD Fisheries Team,

We all appreciate the decision to pull the carp permit in order to help restore vegetative growth back in Lake Austin. We all want to restore natural balance and improve the ecosystem and water quality of our lakes and rivers. As an avid angler who used to fish Lake Austin 3-5 times per week and having caught four double digit fish from that lake, including my personal best all within one year 2013-2014, I look forward to fishing Lake Austin again and I also look forward to getting back the natural habitat and restoring this once great fishery again.

All the Best,
Donnie C. O’Neal
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#11755658 - 08/02/16 07:16 PM Re: Lake Austin ... Grass Carp catching on Topwater ... Go Figure!!! [Re: rlcajunbass]
Jaret Latta Offline
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Registered: 01/06/07
Posts: 5788
Loc: Austin, Tx/Nacogdoches, Tx
Too bad there are no bass to eat your topwater anymore...

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