Fishing At Lake Austin
AKA: Lake McDonald, Austin Reservoir
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 as well as sightseeing.
Primary fish species residing in Lake Austin
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Lake Austin Amenities
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: NEARBY
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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
Lower Colorado River Authority
3700 Lake Austin Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78703
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Lake Austin in Central Texas.
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