AUSTIN – Lake Austin, once considered to be one of the top trophy bass fishing destinations in the nation, has experienced a decline in natural fish habitat in recent years due to efforts to control nuisance aquatic vegetation. Without plentiful habitat it can be a challenge for anglers to target sport fish that seek cover in vegetation, like largemouth bass.
In an effort to restore balance to the reservoir and provide the habitat that sport fish need to thrive, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) fisheries biologists and volunteers from the Texas Tournament Zone Friends of Reservoirs (FOR) chapter conducted a joint project to supplement fish habitat with artificial fish attractors in the lake September 25…Read more from Texas Parks and Wildlife.