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  Lake Travis

Lake Travis is the fifth lake in the chain of Highland Lakes in the Colorado River. One of the largest lakes in the area, Travis encompasses almost 19,000 acres. The maximum depth is 190 feet. The shoreline is varied and contains chunk rock, steep cliffs, docks, marinas and flooded brush. Depending on where you are in the lake you may find the water clear (typical of a highland reservoir) or stained (like a flatland type impoundment). Many different creeks enter the lake and these are prime spots for bass.

Fishing is best on Lake Travis in the spring and fall, while the summer months tend to be very tough. The water can be very clear, so don't be afraid to downsize your bait. Suspending jerk baits against windblown points are generally successful on Travis during the pre-spawn and post-spawn months. In the mornings and on cloudy days, topwater baits can be very good also. During the spring months, try soft plastics on beds in the backs of coves. Sight fishing is also popular on Travis in the Spring.