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Blanked at Lady Bird 07.27.19 #13230301 07/30/19 07:13 PM
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New to TX (and TFF), first time fishing LB last weekend. I must admit, after reading all the hype on the carp fishery, I had set myself high expectations. Fished from 7-11am and then from 4-8pm without a run. Fished corn on a hair-rig with strawberry pack-bait on 3 rods the whole time and threw out a lot of it during both sessions. Fished shallow to deep and put on fresh bait every 30-45 mins. After blanking on Saturday I decided to walk a mile of shoreline on Sunday between LBL and Barton Springs just to see if I saw any of the legendary giants swimming around. Although I saw plenty of bluegill and a handful of bass, I never saw one carp (grass, common or otherwise) the entire weekend. We had a great time in Austin (live in Houston) and will definitely be back.

Anyone got any insight on the carp fishing on LBL they are willing to share?

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wish i could help , but thats fishing .im sure the weather did not help anything,also the amount of hours your willing to hang in there .


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The carp are there SOME WHERE! hide2 It has been awhile since I have seen any post or catches from the LBL! hmmm
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Lady Bird can be tough! I and many others blanked there two days in a row during the Austin Team Championship this year. Only fished it once so I can't speak too much on where and how to fish it. What I can say is that if you stick with it it'll definitely pay off! There are some giants there fish


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Thanks for the replies - I'll definitely try it again next time I visit Austin. The good/bad news with Austin is there are alot of other things to do their besides fishing. Once I finish up all the touristy stuff, I'll be more apt to sweat it out for an entire weekend. That said.... 5hrs of driving to fish 8 hours without a bite will put a hurt on ya.

TXMulti-Species, Glad it's been tough for the folks who know what they're doing too. I had myself believing LBL was going to have the fish keeping me busy all day.

Instead I got served another meal of Humble Pie! grin

Sidenote - If you're in Austin and want a good burger. I highly recommend Casino El Camino. The place is a bit "unique" for aesthetics, but a great burger!

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lady bird will definetly treat you that way now and days the fish move alot more so i would think next time you come down fish a spot if no action move to a different spot gettign out there a hour earlier will get you to see some of them in action splashing around and stuff


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Fishing has been weird this summer. I have fished some of my normal spots several days in a row without a nibble. Very unusual. The fish are there but with all the flooding food may be more available then normal resulting in fat happy fish not interested in looking for bait lol.

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Thanks again - Looks like I'll be back in Austin 2nd week of October to take another crack at it.

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Originally Posted by Brine
Thanks again - Looks like I'll be back in Austin 2nd week of October to take another crack at it.


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Originally Posted by Brine


crying 7 more hours logged on LBL without a bite.

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Aw man! That blows. If you're finding it tough to catch at LBL pack it up and head to a different lake. Those trophy Carp waters are BRUTAL! Just got back from a 3 day trip with my dad at one, I was the only one that caught one Carp and a horde of Channel and Bullhead Catfish. He caught nothing but a turtle... shocked

Maybe try Lake Travis or Lake Austin?


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If you're trying to stick around the Highland Lakes, Buchanan and Inxs have a healthy population of large carp.

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Thanks for the replies. I think I'm done with the carp at LBL. Next time I fish it will be from a yak for green fish. 👍

I did a search on nearby lakes before leaving Austin and decided to try Walter E. Long reservoir on our last day. We fished it for 6 hours without a bite, nor did we see any of the other 4-5 bank fisherman catch a fish. There was a bass tournament going on, so maybe that had something to do with it.

I need a good day soon. I'm traveling to Dallas this week. I'll see if I can keep my streak alive 🤦‍♂️

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