Lake LBJ

Because Life is Better at the Lake

Clean, wash and dry

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Tom Behrens has over 50 years experience in fishing and hunting across the United States. Much of this time was spent in Oklahoma and Texas where he became very familiar with the outdoor opportunities in these states. You may contact him by email at: tomdoglover29@aol.com




What with all the news regarding the flooding in Texas lakes, don’t forget the fight we all continue  against invasive species in our waterways.


Zebra mussels and giant salvinia could be hiding in your boat or fishing gear. If you don’t take action, you risk spreading these destructive invaders to lakes and rivers across Texas, and these are just two of invasive species. If you want to know all of the different invasive Texas species, check out the following website.


(See http://tpwd.texas.gov/huntwild/wild/species/exotic/prohibited_aquatic.phtml)


It’s also illegal to transport invasive species, and a statewide law requires draining water from boats and on-board receptacles before leaving or approaching fresh water bodies.


Clean off any vegetation, mud or foreign objects on your boat, trailers and gear before you leave the lake.


Drain all water, including the bilge, livewells, motor and bait buckets


Dry your boat and trailer for a week or more before entering another water body. If unable to dry the boat completely, wash it with high-pressure, hot, soapy water.


Invasive species can hide in any gear that holds water, including bait buckets. Clean, drain, dry all you’re gear whether fishing from a boat, shore, or pier.


Don’t get caught with transporting the culprits. Transporting Zebra mussels and/or giant salvinia are Class C misdemeanors. For the first offense, the violation is punishable by a fine of up to $500.


 




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Lake LBJ Weather Forecast

Tuesday

Cloudy

Hi: 27

Tuesday Night

Partly Cloudy

Lo: 17

Wednesday

Sunny

Hi: 38

Wednesday Night

Partly Cloudy

Lo: 23

Thursday

Mostly Cloudy

Hi: 47

Thursday Night

Mostly Cloudy

Lo: 36

Friday

Mostly Cloudy

Hi: 60

Friday Night

Partly Cloudy

Lo: 46


Lake LBJ Water Level (last 30 days)


Water Level on 1/16: 824.72 (-0.28)



Lake LBJ Fishing Report from TPWD (Jan. 10)

Water stained; 59–63 degrees; 0.70’ low. Black bass are good on Bleeding Shad Rat–L–Traps, watermelon crankbaits, and wacky rigged green pumpkin Whacky Sticks. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair vertically jigging Pirk Minnows. Crappie are good on Curb’s crappie jigs and live minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are fair on minnows and shrimp. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.