Lake Travis

Caroline Sabolik

Lake Travis Freshwater Fishing

Lake Travis a great place to go to if you are looking for a large variety of bass, catfish, sunfish, crappie, etc. It is a fun, popular place to relax and fish. The lake has a shoreline of 270 miles, 63.75 miles long and 4.5 miles wide.

Fish Species

Lake Travis is known for its Largemouth Bass, but there are so many other species throughout the lake that you can find! Here are some of our most popular fish, their daily bag limit, minimum length, records, and best way to fish for them.

Fishing License

It doesn't take much to get your fishing license. All you have to do is be above 17 years of age, purchase the license over the Internet or Austin Headquarters, and pay an administrative fee of $5. The cost to fish for one day on Lake Travis is $10.

Endangered Species

If you catch any of these fish, please put back in the water.

Invasive Species

ShareLunker Program

The ShareLunker encourages fishers who have caught 13+ pound largemouth bass to donate/lend fish to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for spawning purposes. In 2011, there were 523 fish entered. Please help out!
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Lake Travis is located in Austin, Texas.