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I don't usually fish Lake Austin, but had to try it looking at all of the reports. Got there around 4:30 tuesday afternoon and put in at 360. Me and my buddy used t-rigged worms(about 5 diff. types and colors) and crankbaits in multiple diff. colors and only managed 1 fish by 6:30. I think Iam cursed on this lake! I have no problem catching good fish all around austin but every time I go to Lake Austin it just frustrates me. It looks like from the report today we were fishing the wrong part of the lake. I want to try it again, can anyone point use in the right direction? I would really appreciate it. ???
 

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It was a flood year on L Austin so a ton of fish went and migrated to the easy food, up river. I've seen this before on other lakes. Just like Travis this year finally giving up a bunch of 20lb bags. 95% of them came from the river. During drought years it is not as important. But with the flood year and a drwdown a ton of fish are going to be further up the lake. During extremely dynamic years weather wise it is somewhat accaepted that there are fish migrations even with the typically noted homebody largemouth. If there were smallies in L Austin. Most smallies period would be uplake. I hope this helps. Remember 90% of the fish are located in 10% of the water. (Got that from the Lindners) ;D
 

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Hey guys, welcome to the board.

With the lake drawn down the fish (or at least the bigger ones) are not on the banks. If you think about it most of the structure/cover is out of the water and there is nothing but sand from where the water level is to the middle of the lake. These fish are naturally going to be stacked up in deeper water...stay off the banks.
 

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I appreciate all the info guys. It looks like I need to learn how to whacky rig and shaky head. What colors are working out there right now? Watermelon red usually works good for me everywhere else but doesn't seem to do anything at LA for me.
 

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Welcome!

IMO, do not waste to much time with worms..

Get a DD 22 or DD 14 or similar. Cover as much water as you can with those.

Like Fob said, stay away from the bank.

EA
 

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Just being GOOFY. EA and FOB say crankbaits(mid lake). I say rattlesnakes and Senkos ( north lake)
Bass Man says swimbaits( north lake)

As you can see a wide range baits are being used, so just do what your most comfortable with. Good luck out there.

Im looking for to the water coming back up. Ill be close to docks waiting for the fish to return.
 

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Just goofin on ya man, the more you read the board you will come to realize this site is just as full of BS as it is useful info...you think some of us broke the 1000 post count from posting 1000+ threads of insightful fishing tactics? It's just our way of passing the time at work or when we are not on the water.

Austin has not been as clear this year so darker colors like black/red flake and the black and blues seemed to produce more fish for me this year then watermelon red and green pumpkin.

Also, you might not be getting as many responses since many cannot get out during the drawdown. Will be heading out shortly and not bringing a single plastic on board...except for the SWAMP DONKEEE!!!
 

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airfob,

Good luck out there. Dress warm its freakin cold out there. I give you props braving the cold. I miss my carpet, the metal bench is cold on the arse. Let us know how you do out there. Watch out hawgs here he comes.
 
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