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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 Weather Forecast



Hi: 107

Monday Night

Slight Chance Thunderstorms

Lo: 78


Slight Chance Thunderstorms

Hi: 99

Tuesday Night

Mostly Cloudy

Lo: 76



Hi: 99

Wednesday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 76



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.