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Lady Bird Lake 8-11-19 and a PB Bluegill #13244553 08/12/19 12:31 PM
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I've been fishing Lady Bird every Sunday morning for awhile now. For the last month the fishing has been slow, nothing to report but catching 10-15 sunfish and small LMB. This weekend the number of fish didn't change (15), but I did catch a PB Bluegill at 10.5 inches.

I put in at Austin HS and headed NW towards Redbud Island, fishing the south bank heading out and the north bank coming back. Fished from 6 am to 11 am. Water temp was 85 degrees, air temp was already 80 when I put in. Caught 14 sunfish/bluegill all in 8-12 of water around brush and tree limbs. All on a 9/32 oz black/silver shiner pattern crankbait. Caught one small (less than 2 pound) LMB on a chrome Rattle Trap in 14 of water on the drop off where one of the creeks enters the lake.

I was fishing with a light spinning rod and 6 lb test with the drag set at around 5 lb. The big blue gill actually started pulling line against the drag while I was backing the kayak out into open water to keep her out of the brush. Sorry for the picture quality...haven't mastered the selfie function yet and I wanted to get the fish back in the water quickly so someone else can have the thrill of catching her next year (hopefully she'll be up to 11" next time I see her.)

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Re: Lady Bird Lake 8-11-19 and a PB Bluegill [Re: JohnF67] #13245071 08/12/19 06:31 PM
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One super nice Bluegill! Congratulations on the PB! thumb



Side Note: PM sent reference possible water body record! cheers




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Re: Lady Bird Lake 8-11-19 and a PB Bluegill [Re: JohnF67] #13245518 08/13/19 01:07 AM
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Wow, that is a nice bluegill. Congratulations.

Re: Lady Bird Lake 8-11-19 and a PB Bluegill [Re: JohnF67] #13245530 08/13/19 01:19 AM
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Super beautiful fish.& real nice pic...

Re: Lady Bird Lake 8-11-19 and a PB Bluegill [Re: JohnF67] #13245586 08/13/19 02:16 AM
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Nice fish!!!! I love LBL it's a great fishery

Re: Lady Bird Lake 8-11-19 and a PB Bluegill [Re: JohnF67] #13245841 08/13/19 11:51 AM
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Solid post and fish JohnF67. Good job. woot


Side Note: I have fished the LBL a lot this year from my kayak and have caught some very nice Bluegill,Redear, and LMB! Also a few nice Rios. Love that lake! hooked

Re: Lady Bird Lake 8-11-19 and a PB Bluegill [Re: JohnF67] #13245892 08/13/19 12:45 PM
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Thanks guys. Never thought I'd have so much fun fishing for panfish. Catching that Bluegill on a light rod was more fun than catching my PB LMB on a baitcaster with braid and a MH rod, she definitely put up a better fight.

Re: Lady Bird Lake 8-11-19 and a PB Bluegill [Re: JohnF67] #13247708 08/14/19 06:20 PM
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That is one solid Bluegill. Good job and congratulations on your PB!

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Re: Lady Bird Lake 8-11-19 and a PB Bluegill [Re: Gitter Done] #13247853 08/14/19 08:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Gitter Done
That is one solid Bluegill. Good job and congratulations on your PB!

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Re: Lady Bird Lake 8-11-19 and a PB Bluegill [Re: JohnF67] #13249175 08/15/19 09:32 PM
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That Red Bud Isle section of the lake is one of my favorite spots in all the world. Beautiful and some super sunfish and bass! Very good report!


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Re: Lady Bird Lake 8-11-19 and a PB Bluegill [Re: JohnF67] #13257615 08/23/19 09:31 PM
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Wow, nice fish! And thanks for the great report.

Re: Lady Bird Lake 8-11-19 and a PB Bluegill [Re: JohnF67] #13257724 08/23/19 11:53 PM
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Nice post and pics! Congrats in PB cheers

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