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Fishing At Lake Austin

AKA: Lake McDonald, Austin Reservoir

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Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, black crappie, white crappie, bluegill, green sunfish, hybrid sunfish, redbreast sunfish, redear sunfish and longnose gar at Lake Austin in Central Texas.

Known locally for trophy bass and quality sunfish, Lake Austin is a 1,600-acre lake (a section of the Colorado River) that flows through the city of Austin, Texas. The lake is home to catfish, crappie, numerous species of sunfish and longnose gar. Created by the Tom Miller Dam, Lake Austin was formerly known as Lake McDonald. There are hiking trails at various places around the lake providing access for fishing from the bank. Boat ramps provide access for power boats of all kinds, for fishing, water sports and pleasure boating. Canoes and kayaks are an option here for short-distance travel to fishing spots and sightseeing.

Primary fish species residing in Lake Austin

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Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Black crappie White crappie Bluegill Sunfish Hybrid Sunfish Redbreast Sunfish Redear Sunfish Longnose gar

Lake Austin Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: NEARBY
Restaurant: YES

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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Midtown RV Park - 512 385-2885

Emma Long Metropolitan Park Campground - 512 974-1831

Covenant Canyon RV Park Campground - 512 331-0900

Pecan Grove RV Park - 512 472-1067

Lake Austin TX Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Lake Austin
Lower Colorado River Authority
3700 Lake Austin Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78703
512 473-3200

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