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LBJ and Inks Boat Ramp Closures


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:

As the Lower Colorado River Authority draws down Lake LBJ and Inks Lake through February 28, public
boat ramp access is limited.

The LCRA began lowering the two lakes January 2 to allow homeowners, businesses, and lakeside
residents to maintain structures and address issues caused by the October 2018 flood.

Lake LBJ was lowered 4 feet, while Inks Lake is being lowered 8 feet.

Currently, the only public boat ramp on Inks Lake at Inks Lake State Park is closed. The park’s boat ramp
has been closed since March 2019 for ramp improvements. People can still launch kayaks, canoes, and small motorized boats that can be carried by hand into the lake from the bank.

On Lake LBJ, the public boat ramp at Wirtz Dam Road adjacent to Lake LBJ Yacht Club and Marina, 200
South Wirtz Dam Road in Horseshoe Bay, is open. You must pay a launch fee.

The city of Granite Shoals has closed the boat ramps at Bluebriar, Briar, Castleshoals, Clear Cover, Hillcrest, Robinhood, Timberhill, and Woodland Hills while Lake LBJ is lowered.

The city reminds residents that boat ramps are not to be used to launch personal or commercial equipment for dredging or removing items from the lake.

The Kingsland Community Park boat ramp, 710 Williams St., is also closed. Across the lake in Sunrise Beach Village, people can use the boat ramp at McNair Park, 211 Park Road. Other ramps are not open at this time.

Photo courtesy City of Sunrise Beach Village



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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: 821.08 (-3.92)

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.