Fly & Light Tackle Fishing in Austin, Texas 

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White Bass

It’s still winter here in Austin, Texas and that can mean temperatures ranging from below freezing to almost 80 degrees, maybe in the same day!  On warmer, sunnier late winter and spring days, white bass are contemplating their spawning run.  It starts with a few “early birds” being found near creek and river mouths, and

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Tilapia and Barton Creek

As Lady Bird cools down, invasive Tilapia move into the “warmer, spring fed” waters of Barton Creek.  In years past, they numbered well into the hundreds!  They will spend most of the winter there, and will spawn in Barton Creek as well.  When bedding, they guard their nests, attacking any interlopers – just like a bass!

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Bass fishing on Lake Austin

Bass fishing on Lake Austin is great year round, and last Thursday (Jan. 9) was no exception.  Robbie, Rango, and I launched the Towee at Walsh Landing, and headed out for some night fishing.  We started off at the marina at Westwood Country Club.  There were some very small baitfish working around the lights, but

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Winter bass fishing

Published on January 15, 2014, by in lady bird lake.

Winter bass fishing in central TX can be pretty productive.  Our weather is fairly mild, barring the occasional brutal cold front like we had last week.  With day time temps in the 60’s and 70’s, our waters warm rather quickly and the fish remain fairly active.  Lady Bird Lake is in the heart of Austin,

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Fall Bass fishing on Lady Bird Lake

Fall Bass fishing on Lady Bird Lake is in full swing right now, and the fish are getting ready for “winter”.  Winter in Austin can be pretty mild, or not.  We have been blessed with lots of rain.  We set a record as the “wettest October” ever in Austin, with over TWO feet of rain!

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Long Hot Summer on Lady Bird Lake

“Hot town, summer in the city, Back of my neck getting burnt and gritty…”  The Lovin Spoonful With water temperatures just shy of 90 degrees, “the Bird” was a tough fishery.  July and August were brutal, as was early September.  We finally started getting some rain, and temps cooled off some, so time to get out and

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