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Lake Travis Tips? #13232061 08/01/19 08:30 AM
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We are planning a little 5-day getaway to the Austin area to do some swimming, hiking, and of course, carp and catfishing. Our first stop will be Lady Bird Lake, and we値l stay in a nearby hotel room that night. I知 familiar with LBL and have fished there previously, so no issue there. However, from there we plan to travel to Pace Bend Park, and plan to camp there for the remainder of our trip. Pace Bend is on Lake Travis, so I知 just looking for any and all tips anyone has to offer for Lake Travis. Thanks!

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Re: Lake Travis Tips? [Re: TexasRoughFishing] #13235572 08/04/19 10:48 PM
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I just got back from Lake Travis and did not get very lucky. I was there last month and stayed in a cabin for two days. Lake Travis is a busy lake. People swam around my lines, plenty of jetskis, and expensive boats zipping around. Bright blue clear water. My best advice is get out early, beat the crowd by fishing during the week as opposed to the weekend! I recommend trying the tributary rivers around the main lake as well. They are less busy, very deep, and hold some big fish! Good luck and tight lines!

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Try the tailrace of some of the Highland Lakes. Had a lot of luck in those areas years past. Buchanan lake close to the dam was a good spot and Inxs Lake state park at the pier was a good spot also.

Re: Lake Travis Tips? [Re: TexasRoughFishing] #13236590 08/05/19 08:08 PM
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Chum a lot. I mean, A L O T !!!


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Re: Lake Travis Tips? [Re: TexasRoughFishing] #13236708 08/05/19 09:47 PM
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Use to fish the coves on the east side of the park, near the primitive boat launch area pretty regularly with good luck. Never fished the main lake, always the coves never casting more than 20-30 yards. I don't remember crowds being an issue but I was mostly fishing when I was home from college for the summer or Christmas break so it's very possible I was there during the week most times. Never caught any large carp from Lake Travis but there are plenty of 20+ pound buffalo in there; caught more than one that would've been a lake record if I would have had the motivation to pursue it. Reminds me a lot of Grapevine if you've ever fished that lake.



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plenty of carp dont over due it KISS and youll be ok theyll bite on anything really. good luck i ued to fish it regulary twice a week many fish to be caught. like aggie angler said coves is your best bet


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Re: Lake Travis Tips? [Re: TexasRoughFishing] #13248433 08/15/19 06:24 AM
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Thank you everyone for the responses! We ended up having a great trip, and I beat my PB common twice during the trip, despite the 100ツー+ weather. I posted a thread covering the whole trip + pictures if anyone is interested in the results.

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Re: Lake Travis Tips? [Re: AggieAngler'14] #13249306 08/15/19 11:46 PM
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May I ask you, what is "primitive boat launch area"?
I'm not far from the lake (east coast) but not really familiar with it.
Tnx!


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Carp total 2019/2018: 123/363
Cats total 2019/2018: 7/18
Turtles 2019/2018: 31/35
PB grassy 42lb (date: 8/23/2019)
PB common 27lb
PB mirror 27.5lb
PB ghost 14lb
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