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Decker Lake (Walter Long) ? #13167643 05/27/19 04:13 AM
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My son lives in Austin and we got to talking about Decker lake. Neither of us know anything about it but were are interested
in fishing for sunfish there. How is Decker for sunfish ? Are there many fish of good size there ?

thanks ! Chris


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Re: Decker Lake (Walter Long) ? [Re: doctorxring] #13167649 05/27/19 04:33 AM
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I have fished Decker several times over the years. Great sunfish lake. The last time I fished there was this past October and there was a ton of Hydrilla in that lake. It made it difficult to fish in a lot of spots. Have not been back since. Several friends of mine have fished from Kayaks on Decker several times this spring and have done pretty good on the sunnies. thumb


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Re: Decker Lake (Walter Long) ? [Re: doctorxring] #13167756 05/27/19 12:36 PM
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I love fishing Decker! Great kayak lake. Like Chuck stated above plenty of heavy Hydrilla beds. Lake holds some very nice sunfish. I fish Decker about 10 times a year,all from kayak. woot

Re: Decker Lake (Walter Long) ? [Re: doctorxring] #13167880 05/27/19 02:55 PM
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Chuck, LO Thanks guys ! This is incentive enough for us to go to Decker soon. Ill report !

thanks ! Chris


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Re: Decker Lake (Walter Long) ? [Re: doctorxring] #13167899 05/27/19 03:19 PM
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At one point it was a power plant lake. Plant has not been in operation for several years now. At one point the City Of Austin was going to shut down the lake but has since changed it's mind. For what I have been reading in the news I think a park is going to be made and the lake will stay!

Re: Decker Lake (Walter Long) ? [Re: doctorxring] #13168023 05/27/19 06:49 PM
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I fished it for the first time on Sunday, 5/19/19. I really enjoyed it. Lots of good sized sunfish. I caught them on edges of the reed beds.

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Gitter, J-Moe -- thanks for these replies. From looking at the Google Map of this lake I think the park is in. Picnic tables, nice grounds, and a double boat ramp. Well J-Moe you cinched the knot for sure with those pics and recent results. We will be going soon. Beautiful perch. Can't wait !


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Re: Decker Lake (Walter Long) ? [Re: doctorxring] #13168632 05/28/19 01:15 PM
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Nice fish J-Moe. woot

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Originally Posted by Gitter Done
At one point it was a power plant lake. Plant has not been in operation for several years now. At one point the City Of Austin was going to shut down the lake but has since changed it's mind. For what I have been reading in the news I think a park is going to be made and the lake will stay!


Austin Energy does have plans to use the plant as a reliable resource for the energy grid. Not sure what capacity it's being used now but it will be used to produce energy in the near future.


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Nice fish brother!!

Re: Decker Lake (Walter Long) ? [Re: doctorxring] #13169507 05/29/19 09:53 AM
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I went to Decker last year a couple of times. We caught some good sunnies but it was hot and windy so the grandson didn't last to long. Plan on going back there soon just to see what I can find.

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Good sunfish at Decker. This one caught near spillway in 2017.
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