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Lake Austin #13910935 03/04/21 08:12 PM
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Headed down to Austin for the weekend for a little weekend get away. Never have fished the lake before. Any tips? Not looking for spots.

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Re: Lake Austin [Re: SkeeterT] #13910981 03/04/21 08:45 PM
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Docks and rocks. More rocks upriver from 360.

Caution that it will be bird blue skies so that means more pleasure/wakers/skiers.


Re: Lake Austin [Re: SkeeterT] #13911015 03/04/21 09:11 PM
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What is the water clarity like with all those zebra muscles?

Re: Lake Austin [Re: SkeeterT] #13911120 03/04/21 10:37 PM
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If I were you I would skip Lake austin, and fish Lake Carolyn (the old Town Lake) . Launch at fiesta gardens and fish the lower end. Or Launch below I-35 bridge and go up to Barton Springs and have fish all to yourself.. No big motor use in Lake Carolyn, trolling motor only. I have seen the largest Bass in my life just sitting out in the open water in fiesta gardens post spawn back in the Day. Lake Austin has some Big girls, but you will have to work. Caught my big one in Lake austin about a 1/4 mile up from the 360 brige on the south side. There is a small flat out in front of a larger dock (Hoa).. If you side scan you will see it, it comes pretty far out and has a good area for some fish to spawn deep.

If I had to fish Lake Austin, this is where I would sit... Throw the biggest ugliest worm I had. Most people don't realize how far out this goes. (but they do now, not a big secret) Go about 3am and fish until about 9am.

Fish the rocks on the end, and sides. drops off into the channel.

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Re: Lake Austin [Re: SkeeterT] #13911187 03/04/21 11:50 PM
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Town lake has so many kayakers on it you can literally walk across them. Atleast lake austin you can crank up and get in a creek or out if the way. There's also decker which will be packed too. Travis starting to heat up as well

Re: Lake Austin [Re: prosise] #13911188 03/04/21 11:51 PM
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Originally Posted by prosise
If I were you I would skip Lake austin, and fish Lake Carolyn (the old Town Lake) . Launch at fiesta gardens and fish the lower end. Or Launch below I-35 bridge and go up to Barton Springs and have fish all to yourself.. No big motor use in Lake Carolyn, trolling motor only. I have seen the largest Bass in my life just sitting out in the open water in fiesta gardens post spawn back in the Day. Lake Austin has some Big girls, but you will have to work. Caught my big one in Lake austin about a 1/4 mile up from the 360 brige on the south side. There is a small flat out in front of a larger dock (Hoa).. If you side scan you will see it, it comes pretty far out and has a good area for some fish to spawn deep.

If I had to fish Lake Austin, this is where I would sit... Throw the biggest ugliest worm I had. Most people don't realize how far out this goes. (but they do now, not a big secret) Go about 3am and fish until about 9am.

Fish the rocks on the end, and sides. drops off into the channel.

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Yup community hole but it has fish on it occasionally.

Re: Lake Austin [Re: SkeeterT] #13912066 03/05/21 04:55 PM
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There are a couple of spots up river from 360 that we sunk cinderblocks in 15-20ft a couple of years ago. They produce every now and then,

About zebs and clarity......still cloudy because of zero veggies.


Re: Lake Austin [Re: Hookem] #13912082 03/05/21 05:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Hookem
There are a couple of spots up river from 360 that we sunk cinderblocks in 15-20ft a couple of years ago. They produce every now and then,

About zebs and clarity......still cloudy because of zero veggies.


Interesting. I thought the zebra muscles would help out with the water clarity even without the lack of vegetation. The water that flows into Lake Austin from Travis has at least 10 feet visibility so it must be just excessive nutrients from run off into the lake I guess. Along with the constant wave pounding of all the boats. Sure wish those freaking grass carp would totally die off and make this lake a great fishery again.

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Re: Lake Austin [Re: SkeeterT] #13912332 03/05/21 08:43 PM
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Haven't seen much zebs. Not saying the ain't there, just haven't really noticed.

Lake Georgetown on the other hand.....has plenty.


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