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Jul
08
2017

There are so many things to do in Austin that sometimes the simplest of pleasures are overlooked. While many take advantage of several of the outdoor activities in the Texas capital, Austin bass fishing is often underrated and ignored. However, if you want good, quality bass, there are several area lakes that can produce the results you desire. Here are just a few, along with suggestions on how and when to fish each one for best results.

For good, quality Austin bass, fishing at Lake Austin is the order of the day. Because the waters are warm, the lake is good for bass any time of year, though spring and fall are the most comfortable for both fish and fishermen due to the extreme heat in Texas and the outrageous amount of sun. This lake is well known among anglers with the popular description “Big Bass in Grass”. The reeds and boat docks on the shoreline are excellent hiding places for bass and can be fished from the shore with great results. Unfortunately, the vegetation is becoming a problem, with hydrilla overrunning the lake, and there are efforts in place to remove the plants before they begin to affect bass population.

Lake Belton offers excellent Austin bass fishing for hybrid striped bass and largemouth bass alike and can be fished year round. Constructed by the Corps of Engineers to control the Brazos River Basin flooding problems, it consists of 12,000 surface acres and 110 miles of shoreline with an incredible depth of 124 feet. Vegetation and timber are limited, making this a prime spot for bass to spawn. Hybrids can be caught with live bait used for bottom fishing or with crankbaits or jigs. Largemouth are most common from the end of February through the month of April and respond well to almost anything during their active spawning season. The lake also has a lesser population of smallmouth and white bass, especially in the creeks and coves where the water stays warmer.

Lake Travis is another producer of incredible Austin bass fishing. The fifth in the chain of Highland Lakes fed by the Colorado River, it is quite large at over 19,000 acres, with a maximum depth of 190 feet. Some areas of the lake are clear like a highland reservoir, while others are stained, which is more typical of a flatland impoundment. Fishing here is tough during the summer, but spring and fall can be quite productive for catching bass. Because the waters are clearer, you can easily downsize your bait and still get quite a catch, especially around the creeks that enter the lake. Topwater baits will get you going on cloudy days, while suspending jerk baits can be successful in heavy winds.

Dan Eggertsen is a fishing researcher and enthusiast who is commited to providing the best bass fishing information possible. Get more information on Austin bass fishing here: http://www.askbassfishing.com/

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May
09
2017

Fly fishing in the state of Texas does not have the common popularity as a location of choice when it comes to experienced fly fishers. Many people think the rivers and streams of classic mountain country are the better choices. The truth is that you can find some amazing fly fishing in Texas, when you know where to go.

Texas contains approximately 80,000 miles of rivers and streams, comprising forty-one major waterways. These waters range from clear, fast-flowing hill country streams to turbid, slow-moving bayous. Fishing success often slows on Texas reservoirs during the summer, but may remain excellent on Texas rivers.

Rockport, Texas, is a great place to fly fish in salt water. There are seven major bay systems that dot the Texas coastline which makes it a great fly fishing destination. Sea grass carpets much of the shallows in the bay system providing an ideal hiding place for fish as well as acting as an incubator for new fish. It also acts as a filter draining out impurities and making the living environment perfect for fish like speckled trout, red fish, black drum, and flounder.

You will find some amazing trout fishing along the Guadalupe River. This river is located between Austin and San Antonio and is the southernmost fresh water trout fishery in the United States. The river is stocked with many varieties of trout. They have a catch and release regulation on the river to help keep the trout plentiful from year to year.

When fishing the Guadalupe, keep in mind that many of the best spots are accessible only by crossing private lands. You can often find people who are more than willing to allow you access, but be prepared to pay a small fee to do so. There are some public access points you can take advantage of, however, so look for these first.

The Blanco River is a classic hill country river varying from a deep, wide river to merely a trickle in places. The banks are lined with cypress trees which makes the scenery along this river absolutely beautiful. Species you can fish for here include a variety of bass and perch. Access is easy and the fishing is good year-round.

The major drainage flowing through Texas hill country is the Colorado River located about 60 miles north of Austin. During the winter and the spring, the bass are plentiful as they migrate out of Lake Buchanan and up the river. You will have to pay a small daily fee to fish the Colorado, but it is well worth your time and money!

While many people do not think of Texas as prime fly fishing country, it actually is a great place to fish for bass and trout. Once the word gets out about the great fly fishing in Texas, it is only a matter of time before it ranks right up there with Colorado and Washington in popularity.

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Feb
12
2017

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Feb
07
2017

There are some great places in Texas to fish for bass. The Falcon Reservoir has just as much action and bass fishing as the Choke Canyon. The water level in the reservoir is quite low, but the baitfish remain so you are going to find some nice size bass using crankbaits that are deep divers in March in about six feet of water with a plastic worm. The best places to go are by the creek and point channels. Choke Canyon on the other hand has some great fishing and because the
water levels have risen, the spawning bass are more relevant in the area.

Some other lakes that are expected to make for some great bass fishing are Winnsboro, Quitman, Mill Creek, Murval and Holbrook. The Amistad Reservoir is going to be a good place to fish bass this year. The water level is up by about five-feet, but it is still low. That will have no impact on the fishing in that area. The vegetation has flooded and now the bass have some good places to feed and hide. Amistad Reservoir has become a popular bass fishing area according to many anglers. If you try some fishing here, you will find that catching your limit will be easy.

If you are going into the hill country of Texas, you will find that bass fishing is exceptional at Canyon, Buchanan, Toledo Bend, Rayburn and Fork lakes. Many anglers forget about Buchanan Lake. The thing about this lake is that it has so many bass and no one to catch them. By the Colorado River, you can fish for spawning bass. After March, you can use buzzbaits or even stick baits to catch the bass. Top water lures work the best at this time of year. Fish around the shallow vegetation and you will have yourself a good catch.

If you are in the Fort Worth are or even the Dallas area, you can fish the Lake Ray Roberts. The lake has a huge bass population as well as baitfish. You can fish around the Wolf Island area by the hydrilla beds and have some good fishing. You can use rigged worms and spinnerbaits along the edges where the vegetation is located. The tree lines seem to attract the spawning bass and there are many tank dams and log piles underneath the water in the upper and middle parts of the lake.

Another good are to fish is the Red River. This is a place that produces some good catches all year long. The winter months find the bass in deeper water, but they do not move around, so you will have to find the exact area and fish there. You will see movement around March when the bass start moving to the boat dock areas and the creeks. They are always found by the marinas and by the rocky points. Texas does have many good areas for bass fishing all year.

Dan Eggertsen is a fishing researcher and enthusiast who is committed to providing the best bass fishing information possible. Get more information on Texas bass fishing here: http://www.askbassfishing.com/

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Nov
24
2016

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Aug
19
2016

Final day of fishing in Texas! Caught some bass first thing in the morning on topwaters, but once the sun came up a spinnerbait was the only lure these fish would eat. LunkersTV was dialed in on the pattern, slow rolling his bait just above the weeds, then ripping it out anytime it would catch in the grass.

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-Spro Bronzeye Shad 65 (wicked perch)
-War Eagle Spinnerbait (3/8 ounce, white/chart)
-War Eagle Spinnerbait (1/2 ounce, bluegill)

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-13 Fishing Concept A (6:6:1 – 30 lb suffix braid) with a 13 Fishing Omen Black II travel rod 7’1″ MH/fast)
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Location: Texas
Date: June 10th, 2016
Primary Pattern: Ripping spinnerbaits through grass
Time Fished: 7:30 am – 3:00 pm
Air Temp: High of 89 degrees, low of 76 degrees
Water Temp: 78 degrees
Water Clarity: 20 inches
Conditions: Sunny with winds from the SW up to 10 mph

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As many of you know, most of my fishing has been done from the bank. In today’s video, I attempt to improve my offshore bass fishing skills at a local reservoir. With a plan in mind and an arsenal of baits rigged up, I managed to find a solid school of bass using an unexpected technique!

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Location: Loch Raven Reservoir – Phoenix, Maryland
Date: August 12th, 2016
Primary Pattern: Walking a spook (twitch-twitch-pause retrieve)
Time Fished: 7:00 am – 12:00 pm
Air Temp: High of 91 degrees, low of 79 degrees
Water Temp: 84 degrees
Water Clarity: 15+ feet
Conditions: Cloudy with winds from the SW up to 7 mph

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Oct
22
2013

Lake Amistad

The water is clear and 70– 74 levels F. and 0.29′ high. Largemouth Bass are excellent on crank-baits, top water, spinner-baits, and soft plastics. The Striped bass excel on huge leading water and Red Fins. White bass are fair on shallow running crank-baits. The Crappie are slow-moving. Catfish excel on cheese-bait, shrimp, and night-crawlers in 2– 10 feet. Yellow catfish excel on trotlines and droplines baited with live perch. Everybody in a watercraft have to have a Mexico fishing license (if angling the Mexico side) whether angling or otherwise.

Lake Conroe

The water is rather clear and 68– 71 degrees F. and 2.01′ reduced. Largemouth Bass are reasonable on chartreuse/blue spinner-baits, crank-baits, and Rat L Traps in 5– 15 feet. The Striped bass are slow. The Crappie excel on live minnows and Visual’s The Crappie jigs. Catfish are fair on stink-bait and shrimp.

Lake Falcon

The water is stained and 78– 82 degrees F. Largemouth Bass are superb on spinner-baits and crank-baits. The Striped bass are slow-moving. The Crappie are great on jigs with eats. Channel and blue catfish are really good on frozen shrimp and cut lure. Yellow catfish are sluggish. Everyone in a watercraft need to have a Mexico fishing certificate (if fishing the Mexico side) whether fishing or not.

Lake Fork

The water is rather clear and 66– 73 levels F. and 3.37′ low. Largemouth Bass excel on square bill crank-baits, Texas gears with Lake Fork Tackle Flippers, and BoHonk Echo Magic swimjigs. Females perform beds and/or travelling with additional fish in a blog post spawn pattern. The Crappie are fair to good on live minnows and jigs. Catfish excel on cut shad over shallow mud flats.

Lake Sam Rayburn

The water is lightly tarnished and 68– 71 degrees F.

and 8.36′ reduced. Largemouth Bass are good on soft plastic worms and lizards around coastline grass in 1– 4 feet, and on Carolina rigged reptiles and French fries on main lake flats. The Crappie are fair on shiners and shad jigs around willows in 4– 8 feet. Catfish are good on juglines baited with ready bait.

Toledo Bend Lake

The water is stained and 67– 70 degrees F. and 7.75′ low. Largemouth Bass are fair on water melon Rat L Traps, crank-baits, and spinner-baits. The Striped bass are sluggish. White bass excel on Li’l Fishies and spoons in the waterway. The Crappie are reasonable on chartreuse jigs. Channel and blue catfish excel on trotlines baited with live lure. Yellow catfish are slow-moving.

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