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Lady Bird Lake 2/28/21 #13907981 03/02/21 04:34 PM
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Between work and weather, Sunday was the first opportunity I had to fish this year. Given events of two weeks ago and the fact that LBL is pretty shallow I wasn't expecting to catch much, but I was looking forward to just getting back on the water. It was 68 Degrees, with light rain, a 10mph wind, and muggy as heck when I put in at 6 am from Stephen F. Austin HS. I went up Barton creek all the way to the pool, then hit the main lake, headed into the now 15 mph wind all the way down to I35, fishing the north bank. Water temp (and I'm not 100% sure I trust the temps I got from my Lowrance) was 66 F in the Creek, 58 on the main lake. By the time I finished at 11 am the temp was up to 74 but the wind was too much to make fishing fun.

Overall not a terrible day for late winter after a hard freeze. I caught a monster LBL bass on about my fourth cast, and a total of 18 sunfish of assorted species. Caught the bigger ones on a Bitsy Minnow in about 6 1/2' of water in the creek, near branches and logs in the water. Caught the rest on the main lake in about 12' not far from brush piles on Emerald Green 1" Gulp Minnows on a 1/32 oz Trout Magnet Jig Head. Even if I didn't catch anything, would have been happy to just be on the water.

First Fish of the year:
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A couple decent Long Ear Sunfish from the Creek:
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Re: Lady Bird Lake 2/28/21 [Re: JohnF67] #13908187 03/02/21 07:31 PM
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Solid post and some solid fish especially the Redbreast. Looks like we are instore for one heck of a year. hooked Good job. thumb



Side Note: Will be fishing the LBL this year for sure. cheers


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Re: Lady Bird Lake 2/28/21 [Re: JohnF67] #13908914 03/03/21 10:52 AM
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Great post. Will be fishing the LBL very soon. Nice fish. woot



Side Note: I fished the LBL 8 times last year. Hope to do about the same this year. coolio

When is the first sunfish spawn on the LBL? noidea

Re: Lady Bird Lake 2/28/21 [Re: JohnF67] #13909135 03/03/21 02:08 PM
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Awesome post and some nice long ear! thumb

Re: Lady Bird Lake 2/28/21 [Re: JohnF67] #13910333 03/04/21 11:15 AM
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Nice report & some real good sunfish...

Re: Lady Bird Lake 2/28/21 [Re: JohnF67] #13914992 03/08/21 03:44 PM
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Love those Austin post. Good job Sir.

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