Travis Fish holds a BFA from Chicago’s School of the Art Institute. Recent solo and group exhibitions include Photocopy Breakfast at Gana Art in Seoul in 2021 and 2021 2021: 25 Years Later!
Largemouth bass will likely gather in marinas in the early mornings as they feed on threadfin shad migrating from deep water into coves, providing excellent opportunities to use small swimbaits and spoons that imitate this baitfish to induce strikes from bass.
Lake Travis in Texas is renowned for producing some of the largest Largemouth Bass in the country and provides exceptional fishing opportunities from spring through fall. Furthermore, its diverse ecosystem provides habitat to numerous fish species.
Utilizing different fishing techniques to maximize your time on this stunning lake would be best. An excellent place to begin is targeting areas with hydrilla. This grassy vegetation provides oxygen through photosynthesis for bass fishermen; additionally, it attracts baitfish while giving shelter to larger ones – not to mention that its color makes it easy for boaters to spot.
After finding the hydrilla, search out rocky shorelines and drop-offs. These areas provide ideal casting spots for spinnerbaits and other shallow-running lures; largemouth bass have an affinity for hanging out over these structures and being drawn in with double willow-leaf spinnerbaits with metal flake blades will do just fine to lure them in; you could also try an Alabama-style jig with plastic trailer for even greater success in getting these fish biting!
Deep-water bass fishing requires targeting areas 15-25 feet deep. These are perfect for Largemouth Bass as they contain plenty of oxygen while being close enough to shore that fish can find food without fearing predators; for this reason, Lake Travis bass tends to stay deep during summer.
When fishing deeper water for bass, they’re likely feeding on Crawfish. To catch more bass quickly and increase your chance of landing a big catch, use green pumpkin or brown football jigs that closely resemble their colors as prey to lures that will attract their attention and hopefully result in big yields!
Fishing for Largemouth Bass requires having all of the appropriate equipment. To do so, you’ll need a fishing license with freshwater fishing endorsement (if eligible, instead of an annual one) and a map of your lake that helps identify prime locations to fish in.
Lake Travis is the second-largest reservoir of the Colorado River’s Highland Chain of lakes, serving multiple functions such as flood control, hydroelectric power generation, and most of Austin’s drinking water needs. Furthermore, it hosts healthy populations of Largemouth Bass (Largemouth Guadalupe Bass and Striped Bass).
Lake Travis offers rocky banks, ledges, and submerged structures that attract bass anglers looking to ambush bait fish for predation. Key areas to look out for include cliffs, points, and deep ledges adjacent to creek channels; these places often contain wood debris or rock at their bases that provide hiding areas that allow predatory bass an opportunity to ambush prey and ambush them quickly.
Look out for schools of bass chasing shad both near the surface and shallow water, offering the opportunity for shallow swim baiting with shallow crankbaits in the morning hours or Texas-rigged worm or shaky heads with green or watermelon colors for deeper fish.
Once temperatures decrease, bass move from coves out onto leading lakes in search of threadfin shad and crawfish for sustenance. Jig and craw trailers made out of threadfin or craw colors can make great choices when attached to shaky heads or football jigs for feeding on these species.
Cypress Creek Park and other parks with thick vegetation on their banks offer great opportunities for shore fishing enthusiasts who prefer shore-fishing techniques. The brush conceals bass as they ambush their prey while protecting them from predators such as otters or ducks.
Researching and planning your trip before fishing Lake Travis is of utmost importance. Utilize local shops, forums, and the Texas Parks & Wildlife reports for guidance in making informed decisions that will maximize your fishing time on the water and catch more fish – with just a bit of extra work; you could have an unforgettable trip on one of Texas’ premier bass lakes!
Lures to Use
Lake Travis’ Largemouth Bass bite has been consistently strong this month and will continue to improve into April. Water temperatures ranged from 67-69 degrees with 8-12 foot visibility near its lower end, providing ideal conditions for Threadfin Shad to start their spawn. These tiny silver bait fish serve as one of the primary food sources for largemouth Bass on Lake Travis; once nestled near shore to lay eggs, they become vulnerable prey for eager anglers like myself who guide on Lake Travis during April.
Lake Travis fishing requires careful observation of subtle changes in substrate and drop-offs. A medium diving crankbait cast near these features often yields hookups; choosing vivid hues helps bass see your lure better against its backdrop of clear lake water.
Spinnerbaits are an effective tool when fishing the rocky banks of Lake Travis. A spinner bait can be felt just off the bottom and quickly retrieved, triggering strikes from aggressive Bass. Lipless crankbaits may also help entice bass to bite by their rattle and vibrations; alternatively, using craw imitation is another excellent way to catch Largemouth Bass on Lake Travis; green pumpkin Zoom Speed Craws or Senko-style baits may do just the trick.
Texas lakes contain an abundance of crawfish that attract largemouth bass fishermen. Lake Travis boasts many rocky banks covered with these baitfish; imitating these baits often results in significant strikes from Largemouth Bass fishers.
An effective way to target Lake Travis crawfish in the water column is with a small jig rigged with an imitation craw imitation, such as Texas Rig, Carolina Rig or finesse rig baits with straight or wacky hooks. When fish strike your bait it should be retrieved shakily to simulate its movement through the water column like an actual crawfish.
Techniques to Avoid
Travis has always struggled in school due to dyslexia and is frustrated with his inability to read, finding words moving around on the page when trying. It makes him angry and withdrawn; Ally sees this and offers to bring Travis to her tutoring sessions with Mr. Daniels.
On weekends, he works at a local auto shop where he fixes and sells cars that have come in for repair, possessing an intuitive understanding of how machines function. He dreams of owning his shop someday.
Bass fishing on Lake Travis in September can be delightful. To find success, look for areas with deep water, creek channels, and points or ledges extending out from the lake – these provide cover and ambush spots where bass congregate. In addition, use finesse techniques like flipping or jig fishing to target smaller bluegill-like bass that may be present during this period.