Impounded in 1942, Lake Travis Texas pool level is 681 ft mls with a fluctuation average of 10 to 20 ft annually. The normal lake water is  clear to slightly stained. Lake Travis has a surface area of 18,622 acres with a maximum depth of 190 ft.

Lake TRAVIS Texas (TX), is located in the Colorado River.
It covers Travis and Burnet counties
Texas, and is just Northwest of Austin TX.
Known for it's good Largemouth and White Bass fishing, largemouth are a little small compared to other Texas lakes. Striped bass are in the lower half of the lake in low numbers. Anglers come from across the state to fish on Lake Travis. It's a great fishing trip for the entire family.

There are 14 RV Parks and Marinas covering the lake. Most offer RV spaces with RV hookups. Many also offer year around rates which is popular. RV Park rates are from $20 to $25 per night with the winter season being somewhat less. Reserve your RV Park space well in advance on Lake Travis as it is very popular.

Cabins are available with a range of prices with $47 to $86 being the average. Some Lake Travis fishing guides live on their home lake and more are offering rustic cabins. This is a good situation because in addition to being away from the crowds, you have the guide’s experience.

Vegetation: Being a highland reservoir, vegetation is almost non existent. You will find mostly Rocky Banks and steep Cliffs. Grass coverage is from 10% to 15% of the lake's area. Dominant types are buttonbush, and water primrose. Fish are more active in the fall, winter and spring months due to the much cooler weather. Of course they are active much longer during daylight hours and are normally found in shallow water early morning and late afternoon. Try rocky banks rock piles and marinas. For active top water fish, try zara spooks, Pop-R's and Jumping Minnows.

White and Striped Bass are good night fishing in the lower part of the lake around lighted boat docks.



 John Tatman is a avid fisherman who reports on popular Lake Travis fishing.