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  1. Striped/Hybrid/White Bass Reports
    Planning on taking my buddy's jon boat to Lake Buchanan on Monday. Hoping to hook up on some stripers. Anyone got some pointers? We plan to launch at Llano County park public boat ramp.
  2. Bank Fishing Reports
    Hello everyone! I have been actively trying to catch Flathead Catfish in Central Texas with no luck. I will be fishing at night on saturday night as well. Is there any good spots near Austin/Round Rock that is good for Flatheads?
  3. Fishing Tackle and Related Gear
    I am going to purchase a catfish rod for larger catfish and carp 6-20lb+ I will have a casting reel put on it. I have no clue what rod to get besides that it needs to be med/heavy. Price range would be <100$(50$ more preferable). Thanks for advice in advance. Nate
  4. Bank Fishing Reports
    Went out to Meadow Lake for the first time today around 1:30pm. Was a pretty little lake, and it looks like it has potential. unfortunately, all i had as actual bait was bread....which did nothing for me. Also, threw out couple zoom watermelon worms, but nothing. i don't know if you guys...
  5. Bank Fishing Reports
    Hey all! Trying to go catfishing early Saturday morning on LT. What's the best bank access (where there's actually water) for the best catfishing? I haven't been out to any of the parks, but I've read that Pace Bend and Bob Wentz are okay. Any suggestions would be great! Thanks!
  6. Bank Fishing Reports
    Born and raised in Texas. Lived out of the state for the last 11 years in the Navy. Recently moved to Austin ans started fishing the banks. I carry a rod n reel and some tackle in my car almost always. I have been fishing OSP quite a bit. Traveling around the Austin area this week I decided to...
  7. Tips and Techniques
    Hey folks- Has anyone had any luck near Longhorn dam on LBL? Area seemed promising, but went last night with shad cut bait and chicken hearts and had no luck with the catfish.
  8. Tips and Techniques
    Help! 360 Turtles attack Hey fellas- Anyone got any advice for keeping the turtles off your cutbait? Snagged a turtle by the foot the other day after he messed with my bait for 20 minutes...had the same problem last night near the 360 bridge. He was majorly ticked when I reeled him in. I...
  9. Tips and Techniques
    Hey guys- Recently had a local bait shop guy tell me that the catfish were good in Bull Creek- anybody know how far upstream the cats will go to feed in the evenings? Do they make it all the way up near the fire station? I'm stuck without a yak for now, so I am limited on where I can get to...
  10. Bank Fishing Reports
    Here I am again, asking for last minute advice, the night before I plan on going fishing. I've lurked a little and saw that there was some luck with stripes and whites, but all trolling from boats. Has anyone had any recent luck in the hydrilla and reeds near the launch ramp? Is the fishing...
  11. Tips and Techniques
    I plan to go catfishing tomorrow night on lake travis. If anyone knows where sandy creek is thats where I will be. Right off the bank it is a steady drop off for about 30 feet then it hits drops off a ledge I believe. My plan was to fish here with a 3/4 oz weight on the bottom and a size 1...
  12. Tips and Techniques
    A friend of mine went under water for half a block when the edge of a sand bar unexpectedly broke off under his weight. It threw him into current and he was lucky to touch bottom so he knew which way was up. He thought he was done for. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeoGEPy3WOE
  13. Bank Fishing Reports
    I'm looking to go with a couple friends tomorrow to haul in some catfish or bass. I have kayaks so that is an option if you know a place that doesn't have public access. I'm hoping to go somewhere on lake travis in the Cedar Park/Jonestown/Lakeway areas so if you have any places let me know...
  14. Bank Fishing Reports
    We headed out to Lake Buescher this morning to fish and found bass feeding agressively on bait fish along the spillway bank. We caught one Largemouth bass on a neon green and orange spinner bait and a channel catfish on a crankbait. Rangers said that fishing has been great the last few weeks...
  15. Bank Fishing Reports
    Caught a nice sized bass at OSP. Drove all the way up to round rock just to test the place out. Who ever was warning about the mud was not kidding. I fell knee deep into the dirt. I first threw a yellow 3/8 oz spinner bait with 2 silver willows and caught a 14 inch bass. Sent it back into the...
  16. Bank Fishing Reports
    If anyone wants to join me just give me a shout. 512 294-9087 Kevin aka Txbigcats
  17. Tips and Techniques
    Much like "avg-joe", I've been fishing Austin and the surrounding area for years and I can easily say that within the past 3 years I may have caught 5 or 6 fish (not including perch). I'm 20 years old and I love to fish but I guess I have no idea what I'm doing when it comes to fishing. I...
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