The weather in Texas is so mild this time of year that an RV fishing vacation is in order! There is nothing quite as enjoyable as getting away from it all for a little fishing, and the Austin area is perfect for such an adventure. La Hacienda RV Park can be your home base while you explore all the fishing opportunities around Austin. Get your fishing license from a retailer or online and then get started on a great vacation.
First stop is Lake Austin. Huge bass are the attraction at this body of water, with its weed beds along the shore where they quietly hide. You might catch one that weighs around eight or ten pounds! Now that would be an exciting “first catch” of your trip! Besides bass, you may hook some flathead or blue catfish, some bluegill or redbreast.
Now when you arrive at Walter E. Long Reservoir, you can have a picnic outdoors as long as the weather cooperates. You will enjoy pulling in largemouth or striped bass, sunfish or a beautiful catfish. For the channel catfish, use stinkbait and for sunfish you can use meal worms or crickets.
Another spot fishermen love is Lake Kyle, offering a wonderful place to catch perch, catfish, and bass. There is a play area for kids too. So if your little ones are with you and get tired of fishing, they can play while you carry on fishing for that trophy catch.
Although it gets a bit cooler at night, the night fishing at Lady Bird Lake provides an opportunity to hook largemouth bass, catfish, carp, and sunfish. Access is particularly great along the banks, especially at Festival Beach.
Driving up to Round Rock will give you and your fishing partners even more options for fishing within the park system. At Meadow Lake the bass and catfish are good sized, and the shoreline is relatively undeveloped, providing a relaxing atmosphere for fishing all day. Then head over and fish from the bank or the pier at Bright Lake. There are a number of hiking trails that will please the outdoors enthusiast.
Another place to get in some fishing time is south of Austin in Bastrop State Park. There are all sorts of outdoor recreation here which the whole family will enjoy. This is one popular place for bass, channel, and blue catfish, as well as flatheads. Lake Bastrop is perfect for shore fishing or renting a canoe and getting out on the water. You may not catch a trophy bass but can usually count on one weighing around two to five pounds. Advice has it that plastic worms are the best when using colors like watermelon, tequila sunrise, and june bug. Doesn’t hurt to try, that is for sure!
Experiencing the fishing around Austin is really a wonderful way to spend a winter RV vacation. The mild weather, the friendly folks you meet, and the great locations – you can’t beat Texas and fishing!
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