Where to Go Fishing Near Austin

Fishing requires a quiet day on a smooth lake with lots of possibility waiting below the surface. If you’re on the hunt for that perfect fishing spot near Austin, let us help you find one.

Lady Bird Lake

Multiple Access Points

There are so many access points on Lady Bird Lake, you probably have one near you. Catch largemouth bass, catfish, sunfish, and common carp from a boat in the middle of the lake. Boating early in the morning or toward dusk will help you avoid daytime traffic.

Lake Austin

Multiple Access Points

If you’re looking for largemouth bass, you’ll find 10-pounders in Lake Austin. With fishing access points all over Lake Austin, you can also find bluegill, grass carp, blue catfish, and white crappies, among others.

Mills Pond

3000 Shoreline Drive, Austin, TX 78728

Mills Pond is a quiet oasis in the middle of a neighborhood park, the perfect place to go fishing near Austin. Complete with a fishing pier and floating boat dock, Mills Pond invites all non-motorized boats to fish here.

Lake Pflugerville

18216 Weiss Lane, Pflugerville, TX 78660

Cast a line for largemouth bass, channel catfish, or bluegill in Lake Pflugerville, where a 3-mile walking/jogging trail, playground, boat launch, pavilion, and beach area converge.

Buchanan Lake

 Burnet / Llano counties  |  Multiple Access Points

An hour west of Austin, Buchanan Lake stands out among the Highland lakes for fishing near Austin. Bring home a haul of largemouth bass, white bass, striped bass, and catfish from Buchanan Lake.

Canyon Lake

Canyon Lake  |  Multiple Access Points

An hour out of Austin, you’ll find your peace at Canyon Lake. With multiple access points around the lake, you will likely catch largemouth and smallmouth bass, Guadalupe bass, white and striped bass, catfish, sunfish, and crappies. Plus, the possibility of the 250,000 rainbow fish annually introduced since 1966.

 

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