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Zebra Mussels Threat

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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




The Texas Department of Parks & Wildlife on Monday announced invasive zebra mussels have been discovered at Lake Lyndon B. Johnson in the Colorado River basin and Lake Pflugerville. Officials say Lake Pflugerville is a water supply reservoir.


Zebra mussels can clog pipes, damage boat motors and affect other aquatic life. Texas law bars the transport of prohibited invasive species, including zebra mussels. Violators face fines of up to $500 for failing to clean, drain and dry their watercraft and gear in such cases.


Zebra mussels were first confirmed in Texas 2009 at Lake Texoma.


TPWD and partners closely monitor "positive" and "suspect" lakes, as well as other lakes we consider high risk for zebra mussel introductions.


Infested Lakes


Seventeen Texas lakes in five river basins can be classified as fully infested with zebra mussels, meaning the water body has an established, reproducing population: Austin, Belton, Bridgeport, Canyon, Dean Gilbert (a 45-acre Community Fishing Lake in Sherman), Eagle Mountain, Georgetown, Lady Bird, Lewisville, Livingston, Lyndon B. Johnson, Pflugerville, Randell (local Denison access only), Ray Roberts, Stillhouse Hollow, Texoma, and Travis.




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Lake LBJ Current Weather Alerts

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Lake LBJ Weather Forecast

Sunday

Mostly Cloudy

Hi: 95

Sunday Night

Partly Cloudy

Lo: 73

Monday

Partly Sunny

Hi: 96

Monday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 73

Tuesday

Partly Sunny

Hi: 95

Tuesday Night

Partly Cloudy

Lo: 70

Wednesday

Slight Chance Thunderstorms

Hi: 95

Wednesday Night

Slight Chance Thunderstorms

Lo: 71


Lake LBJ Water Level (last 30 days)


Water Level on 9/22: 824.62 (-0.38)



Lake LBJ Fishing Report from TPWD (Sep. 20)

GOOD. Water lightly stained; 83–88 degrees; 0.74’ low. Largemouth bass are fair around cover and structure with most crank and spinner baits for bass. Crappie are fair on small minnows. Striped bass are good on shad. White bass are fair on Alabama rigs and minnows. Catfish are very good on liver, and stinkbait.