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Leased public access on Llano River above LBJ

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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




White bass are one of Texas’ most sought-after gamefish, especially when they make their annual spring spawning migration into rivers above reservoirs. To improve access for anglers targeting white bass, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) has signed a leased access agreement through June 30, 2017, with property owners at the Kingsland Slab RV Camp on the Llano River above Lake LBJ. The river is known for its excellent white bass runs, and March through early May is the prime time to target this species.


The leases provide anglers with free access from 30 minutes before daylight until 30 minutes after dusk. Anglers will be able to use the properties for bank fishing and launching non-motorized watercraft such as rafts, kayaks and canoes for the purpose of fishing. The leases were made possible with funding provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentive Program. 


For additional information and directions to this leased fishing access area and others throughout the state, including site-specific restrictions, visit http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/fishboat/fish/recreational/rivers/.


Fishing tips and tactics for targeting white bass during the spring spawning run, as well as information on other popular white bass fishing locations in Central Texas, can be found at:https://tpwd.texas.gov/publications/pwdpubs/media/pwd_br_t3200_0022e.pdf.


 




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Lake LBJ Weather Forecast

Monday

Hot

Hi: 107

Monday Night

Slight Chance Thunderstorms

Lo: 78

Tuesday

Slight Chance Thunderstorms

Hi: 99

Tuesday Night

Mostly Cloudy

Lo: 76

Wednesday

Hot

Hi: 99

Wednesday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 76

Thursday

Hot

Hi: 101

Thursday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 75


Lake LBJ Water Level (last 30 days)


Water Level on 7/23: 532.58 (-292.42)



Lake LBJ Fishing Report from TPWD (Jul. 18)

Water stained; 86–90 degrees; 0.76’ low. Black bass are fair on chartreuse jigs, pumpkinseed topwaters, and green pumpkin Whacky Sticks in 6–18 feet early. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on slabs and spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows over brush piles in 12–18 feet. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with live perch.