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Lake level should start dropping Jan. 2


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:

The Lower Colorado River Authority plans to lower the water levels on Lake Austin and Lake LBJ for six weeks starting on January 2.

This is to allow property owners the opportunity to repair and maintain docks, walls, and other shoreline property. According to lakeside property owners, this sort of maintenance wasn't able to be done during the drought.

Lake LBJ will be lowered four feet starting on Monday, and the drawdown will take 3 to 4 days. Lake Austin will be lowered 10 feet.

Property owners wishing to make repairs to docks at Lake LBJ will not require a permit, but property owners on Lake Austin must secure authorization to perform work on lakeside structures.

LCRA says the refilling of Lake LBJ will begin February 10, and will be completed by the 13th. Lake Austin's refill will begin on February 9, to also be completed by February 13th.

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Lake LBJ Water Level (last 30 days)

Water Level on 3/22: 824.61 (-0.39)

Lake LBJ Fishing Report from TPWD (Mar. 21)

Water stained; 72–76 degrees; 0.77’ low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse Rat–L–Traps and plastic swimbaits. Striped bass are good on Spoiler Shads and Li’l Fishies at night. White bass are good on Li’l Fishies at night. Crappie are good on chartreuse/white tube jigs and live minnows over brush piles. Channel catfish are good on minnows and nightcrawlers. Yellow and blue catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live bait.