About the Lake

Lake Austin was once in the Top Ten list for catching trophy sized largemouth bass!  Over the years, Texas Parks and Wildlife introduced Triploid carp to combat the hydrilla.  The practically eliminated 100% of the grass in the lake, and the negatively impacted the fishing for many years.

Today, there are signs that grass is returning and the fishing is slowly starting to rebound.

Lake Austin one of the smallest in the chain of the Highland Lakes and covers only 1,599 acres and is very narrow and shallow.

There are hundreds of docks that line the shores of Lake Austin.  Until the grass returns to the lake, anglers mostly fish around the docks and rock outcroppings. When water is being released from Mansfield Dam largemouth bass tend to push up against the banks of the channel swings making for a predictable pattern.

Guide Services

Central Texas Fishing Guide provides half-day and full-day guided fishing trips on Lake Travis primarily targeting largemouth bass.