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Prepping for Summer: 3 Tips for Swimming


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If you’re planning on taking a trip to Lake LBJ this springtime or summer, you best come prepared! That includes brushing up on your swimming skills and knowledge! Below you’ll find three great tips to remember when swimming out in the lake. Each tip is equally as important, and we hope you don’t forget them before your trip!

Never Swim Alone

It’s never a good idea to swim alone, especially in a lake! You never know what might happen out there, and you certainly don’t want any trouble! Not to mention, there are all kinds of watercraft perusing the waters. Keep a safe distance away and always watch your surroundings- even with a swimming buddy.

Even Experienced Swimmers Need a Life Vest

Everyone needs the proper life jacket. Yes, we know that some life vests can be terribly uncomfortable, but it’s true: even experienced swimmers need a life vest. Even olympic swimmers need a life vest! Even athletes experience exhaustion treading water; it’s never a good idea to jump in without your vest! So find the one that suits you and dive right in!

Don’t Drink the Water

It’s not safe to drink the lake water, friends. We’re hoping you already know this but feel it’s necessary to remind you! Untreated fresh water can contain some pretty nasty microbes, so it’s best not to risk it. Bring plenty of fresh water with you on the boat, or at your campsite. It’ll taste better, too! It’ll be far more refreshing than nasty, warm lake water!

Last but certainly not least, don’t forget to have fun. Swimming is a great activity for people (and dogs, if your fur companion comes with you!) of all ages, and we sincerely hope that you enjoy your time out on Lake LBJ this season! Remember: safety comes first, but then leisure.

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Lake LBJ Fishing Report from TPWD (Nov. 14)

Water murky; 73–77 degrees; 0.90’ low. Black bass are good on perch colored crankbaits and watermelon Whacky Sticks in 5–10 feet at daylight. Striped bass are slow. White bass are good on minnows and Li’l Fishies at night. Crappie are good on green tube jigs and live minnows over brush piles in 12–15 feet. Channel catfish are very good on shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.