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#12661325 - 03/06/18 06:10 PM Will be in Austin next week.
serg1001 Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 01/10/13
Posts: 630
Loc: falcon lake, tx
Hello all,

I'm not looking for GPS coordinates or anything like that. I'll be in Austin for a couple days next week and simply want to see if anyone can recommend some general areas I can try. Won't be able to take the boat so I'm limited to bank fishing. It's also March and I'm sure some fish will be bedded up. Never been to Austin before and have no idea what bodies of water I should try. Simply wanting to minimize time planning so I could actually have more time for fishing. I would really appreciate any help.
Thanks,

Serg

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#12661442 - 03/06/18 07:37 PM Re: Will be in Austin next week. [Re: serg1001]
ColoradoAg Offline
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Registered: 12/25/12
Posts: 193
Barton Creek would be your best bet for bank fishing around Austin.

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#12661474 - 03/06/18 07:55 PM Re: Will be in Austin next week. [Re: serg1001]
wtf242 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 10/26/16
Posts: 199
Loc: Austin, TX
for Bank fishing, just fish Lady Bird Lake. It's basically the Colorado River that goes through downtown Austin. It's known for big bass. There's been a few 10+ pounders caught in the past couple weeks. There's LOTS of bank fishing spots.

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#12662024 - 03/07/18 08:38 AM Re: Will be in Austin next week. [Re: serg1001]
Thomas H. Offline
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Registered: 05/22/17
Posts: 60
Loc: San Angelo
Originally Posted By: serg1001
Hello all,

I'm not looking for GPS coordinates or anything like that. I'll be in Austin for a couple days next week and simply want to see if anyone can recommend some general areas I can try. Won't be able to take the boat so I'm limited to bank fishing. It's also March and I'm sure some fish will be bedded up. Never been to Austin before and have no idea what bodies of water I should try. Simply wanting to minimize time planning so I could actually have more time for fishing. I would really appreciate any help.
Thanks,

Serg


Yup Lady Bird on Red Bluff Isle and also where barton creek feeds into Lady Bird are really good bank spots. Commons Ford on Lake Austin is one of my favorites just stay away during the summer.
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#12662171 - 03/07/18 10:02 AM Re: Will be in Austin next week. [Re: serg1001]
bigbass94 Offline
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Registered: 05/27/12
Posts: 4394
Loc: San Antonio, Texas
Lady Bird Lake for sure.
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#12662219 - 03/07/18 10:29 AM Re: Will be in Austin next week. [Re: serg1001]
txstoby Offline
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Registered: 11/16/07
Posts: 233
You might try Onion Creek in S. Austin. It is popular enough that you have a good chance of being checked by the game warden.
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#12662733 - 03/07/18 03:07 PM Re: Will be in Austin next week. [Re: txstoby]
serg1001 Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 01/10/13
Posts: 630
Loc: falcon lake, tx
Thanks to all who have given me suggestions. I've been looking on Google maps like crazy just trying to pick out spots. I like Barton creek and onion creek because they stretch so much and offer many different areas of fishing off the grid. I fish the Rio Grande a lot so I really enjoy just being out in the brush alone. However, these two creeks look to be very shallow almost anywhere on their stretch. That should be fine right?

Lady Bird... I'm not sure I have found it. Is it that large area of open water on the colorado river? I've never been to Austin so I have no clue...

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#12663022 - 03/07/18 06:28 PM Re: Will be in Austin next week. [Re: serg1001]
Len B 1 Offline
Angler

Registered: 11/06/12
Posts: 318
Loc: Celina Tx
Look up info on the bat tour, it's on Lady Bird, they fly out from under the bridge at dusk, millions of them. They give ya a short boat ride of the lake there's a big park there so plenty of spots to check for bank fishing. Have fun and good luck.

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#12663023 - 03/07/18 06:30 PM Re: Will be in Austin next week. [Re: serg1001]
Thomas H. Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 05/22/17
Posts: 60
Loc: San Angelo
Originally Posted By: serg1001
Thanks to all who have given me suggestions. I've been looking on Google maps like crazy just trying to pick out spots. I like Barton creek and onion creek because they stretch so much and offer many different areas of fishing off the grid. I fish the Rio Grande a lot so I really enjoy just being out in the brush alone. However, these two creeks look to be very shallow almost anywhere on their stretch. That should be fine right?

Lady Bird... I'm not sure I have found it. Is it that large area of open water on the colorado river? I've never been to Austin so I have no clue...


I think it's called town lake now. It will come up on maps as Town lake. Barton creek right their where it feeds into Town Lake is going to be really good now considering the spawn. Look up Red Bud Isle that is by the Dam between Austin and Town Lakes.
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#12663333 - 03/07/18 10:31 PM Re: Will be in Austin next week. [Re: serg1001]
wtf242 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 10/26/16
Posts: 199
Loc: Austin, TX
Originally Posted By: serg1001
Thanks to all who have given me suggestions. I've been looking on Google maps like crazy just trying to pick out spots. I like Barton creek and onion creek because they stretch so much and offer many different areas of fishing off the grid. I fish the Rio Grande a lot so I really enjoy just being out in the brush alone. However, these two creeks look to be very shallow almost anywhere on their stretch. That should be fine right?

Lady Bird... I'm not sure I have found it. Is it that large area of open water on the colorado river? I've never been to Austin so I have no clue...


It used to be called Town Lake and is still named Town Lake on Navionics, but it was renamed to Lady Bird Lake like 5+ years ago
https://webapp.navionics.com/?lang=en#boating@12&key=mytwDtdrsQ
https://www.google.com/maps/@30.2613125,-97.7588334,14.64z

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#12663337 - 03/07/18 10:33 PM Re: Will be in Austin next week. [Re: serg1001]
Stroker XS Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 02/05/18
Posts: 42
Loc: Luling, Tx
Lady bird
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#12664117 - 03/08/18 03:14 PM Re: Will be in Austin next week. [Re: serg1001]
ditchpickel21 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 08/17/17
Posts: 44
ladybird lake by the dog park is a good spot i chuck big swim baits there and have caught a few 7s

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#12664187 - 03/08/18 04:13 PM Re: Will be in Austin next week. [Re: serg1001]
Bassdeer Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 08/23/06
Posts: 732
Loc: The Colony TX
Originally Posted By: serg1001
Hello all,

I'm not looking for GPS coordinates or anything like that. I'll be in Austin for a couple days next week and simply want to see if anyone can recommend some general areas I can try. Won't be able to take the boat so I'm limited to bank fishing. It's also March and I'm sure some fish will be bedded up. Never been to Austin before and have no idea what bodies of water I should try. Simply wanting to minimize time planning so I could actually have more time for fishing. I would really appreciate any help.
Thanks,

Serg


make sure you come back with a report and pictures if you get any.

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#12670140 - 03/13/18 07:01 AM Re: Will be in Austin next week. [Re: serg1001]
Skunked Again Fishing Offline
Angler

Registered: 07/23/09
Posts: 422
Loc: Austin
I'd rent a Kayak at town lake and fish anywhere in the Barton springs area.
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