Lake LBJ

Because Life is Better at the Lake

Tomasists and Laudadio take top place with 28.26 lbs.


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:

Twenty teams brought weighed in limits in excess of 20 pounds at the Bass Champs Tournament.

Winners Ray Tomasists and Cary Laudadio targeted pre-spawn bass in five different staging areas. Within 30 minutes they had their limit weighing about 12 pounds. They positioned their boat in 8’ depths, casting to deeper water, around 10’.

When asked what lures they used, their cryptic reply was - moving baits. They spent the rest of the day culling thier limit, looking for bigger bass.

Father and son team of Rick and Adam Clark ended up in second place. They began thier day fishing shallow water, catching a limit anchored by a seven pound fish. Then they went into the culing mode catching bigger fish using jigs in water 6-12 feet deep. Their final weight was 27.12 pounds.

Third place  winners, Don Dobson and Mike Marshall also chose to fish a pre spawn area, 5-8' deep using chatter baits and spinner baits that Dobson builds. They had 20 pounds in the boat by 9 a.m.. Marshall caught the biggest bass, 7.75 ponds They finished with a total weight of 24.69.

Big bass of the tournament was 9.80 pounds caught by Clayton French and his partner Kelly Hudson from under a dock.

It took 19.08 lbs to earn a check. Daniel and Adrian Barnes caught the last $600 paycheck.






Tell us what you think!

Lake LBJ Email Updates


Lake LBJ Current Weather Alerts

There are no active watches, warnings or advisories.


Lake LBJ Weather Forecast



Hi: 59

Wednesday Night

Partly Cloudy

Lo: 38


Chance Rain

Hi: 50

Thursday Night

Slight Chance Rain Showers

Lo: 38


Mostly Cloudy

Hi: 58

Friday Night

Partly Cloudy

Lo: 36



Hi: 67

Saturday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 39

Lake LBJ Water Level (last 30 days)

Water Level on 1/29: 820.51 (-4.49)

Lake LBJ Fishing Report from TPWD (Jan. 22)

GOOD. Water stained; 55-56 degrees; 5.12’ low. Black bass remain fair as a strong north wind hurt the fishing for a few days this past week. Fish black bass in shallow water with surrounding vegetation and beneath deeper docks on jigs, worms, spinners, and crankbait. Crappie are good on jigs under docks. White bass will be slow till February. Catfish are good on stinkbait and cut bait.