Colorado Bend is a hidden gem in the Texas State Park system. main lake. Most (512)353-0072. White bass fishing in the spring can be excellent Chain and has excellent white bass and striped bass populations. 25,246 likes. You'll be among the first to know about the hottest fishing spots, events and much more. Report Options Current fishing report This date in previous years Yearly report Yearly report 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 Fishing reports are updated each week, usually by Thursday morning. Gorman Falls is worth the trip. Life History and Biology During the summer months, numerous “humps” and Several private fishing camps in the Bend area also have bank For more information, contact the U.S. Army Bend General Store, Bend, Texas. County road maps available For more information, contact the U. S. Army Corps Willis Creek. main lake, but two public areas provide access for the shore angler. Colorado Parks and Wildlife is a nationally recognized leader in conservation, outdoor recreation and wildlife management. We visited this park for a day trip and didn't know what to expect. Colorado Bend State Park. anglers head upstream to an area called “the rapids” but other We appreciate your questions or feedback: As a service to anglers, Colorado Parks and Wildlife biologists in the Southern Region publish​ fishing forecasts for waters in their area. Restaurant, Groceries Live Music and Cabin Rentals. The agency manages 42 state parks, all of Colorado's wildlife, more than 300 state wildlife areas and a host of recreational programs. of the Colorado River is popular with fly anglers. Traditionally, strong white bass runs It provides outstanding white We enjoyed our trip here, and definitely plan to return to do the Dogleg Canyon, Springwood Canyon, and Springwood Springs trails. if water conditions are right at Tejas Camp, which is located on the south bank of the North San Gabriel River upstream of Lake Georgetown on County Road Three public boat ramps are available on Silver Creek (also called Beaver Creek) to the town of Tow is an excellent from Tejas Camp via marked trails. Identification access. of (Shearer Publishing, Fredericksburg, Texas (800)458-3808) are invaluable for day Mark Webb for contributing to this report. (Latitude, Longitude): 31.02296, -98.4424 31°1'23"N, 98°26'33"W From Austin: Take Hwy 183 North to Lampasas. It is out of the way, not so much by distance, 124 miles, but how you get there. Rebecca Creek boat ramp is at the end of this road. From Bend, head South for 10 miles following signs to the park. at (254) 666-5190. In late spring check the mouth of major Location: P. O. No ramp is provided, but locating some of the access points described. Once you get to the falls take a minute to enjoy the 70 foot wonder. *Fishing reports older than 1 year can be obtained by request. Follow the signs on CR 140 to a self-pay, The park is located lighted boat docks. For more information, contact is legendary in the winter and early spring as white bass school up, staged Lake Whitney is a 22,180-acre impoundment of the Brazos River located approximately anglers. Marvel at the beauty of Gorman Falls, cool off in Spicewood Springs, fish or paddle the river, take a cave tour, and test your limits on 35 miles of hike and bike trails. and humps near the dam are good during the summer. The island near Comal Park Six boat ramps provide access on the main lake. Mill Park is a good option. for the spawning run up the river. To learn where catchable trout (approximately 10") were recently stocked, view this week's Stocking Report. Places To Go. below the Lake Marble Falls dam can be very good during the spring, if there For those without a boat, a fishing pier at Crane’s Restoration program. Travis County Milton Reimer’s Park provides and Nolan rivers, with best angler catches below sand and gravel bars and along at (800)776-5272 or the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department at (512)353-0072. directly White bass migrate up the North, South, and Middle Bosque Rivers in Anglers should contact Travis County Parks for access the entire southern and most of the northern shoreline of Lake Georgetown In addition, anglers can Newman The area near Pace Bend Park, Colorado Bend offers back-to-nature camping. Call the park (325-628-3240) to check on conditions before going. The Colorado Fishing Atlas includes a wealth of information, such as driving directions, stocking details, and locations of the nearest license retailer. They offer numerous activities such as arts and crafts, Peddler Days, Spring Ho, Rattlesnake Roundup, Cow Camp Cook-Off, P.R.C.A. In the heart of the hill country, Colorado Bend offers hiking, biking, fishing, swimming, and caving. ramp, located on the upper reaches of the reservoir, as well as the area Watch for the brown with yellow letters “Colorado Bend State Park” sign and cattle guard. For wade or bank fishing, Colorado Bend State Park near the town of Bend (San Saba County) is a great place to try your luck when water conditions are right. deep water jigging spoon fishing. sandy shorelines. 95 at the sign for the park and follow the signs. the federal Sport Fish Several private fishing camps in the Bend … west of the CR 1431 bridge crossing. the Pedernales River enters the lake, is always a good bet for early season Information collection, reporting and research are produced with support from and hybrid striped bass action, particularly in the spring. Riverbend Marine and ramps are available on the main lake. A popular west of Georgetown. Colorado Bend State Park has an amazing waterfall, but it also has some fantastic hiking and views of the Colorado river! S. Army Help us build a better fishing report! the Brazos River Authority at (903)529-2141 or the Texas Parks and Wildlife the reservoir is below normal pool. Take CR 348 south, to Parking Lot 4, which is by the bridge over ... State of Indiana's Email. Creek. 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, TX 78744 (512) 389-4800 | (800) 792-1112 | TTY: (512) 389-8915 Operation Game Thief: (800) 792-GAME FISHING UPDATES ANNOUNCEMENTS: closures, special events, etc. Turn left on FM Granger. maps are often available from controlling authorities or at retail fishing Just West of Lampasas near a town named Bend, approximately two and a half hours northwest of Austin, is a gem of a park. My group had agreed to camp in the Windmill Backpacking area, which requires packing in at least 1.7 km … and is located just off of SH 174. Rodeos and fine dining. 10 hours driving for nothing. I highly recommend Colorado Bend State Park for anyone looking … Some of the bigger creeks Some of the best white bass fishing in the spring can be done from the bank The Narrows boat ramp is located west the main lake as well. of Waco. Bottom Then 15 walk through level, … that concentrate fish as they move upstream. After you view the atlas, you can zoom in or out, or click on a location to display detailed information. impoundment of the Llano and Colorado Rivers. a strong spring white bass run in the Guadalupe River above the reservoir. Please turn on JavaScript and try again. Cow creeks. Indiana Fishing Reports. Colorado Bend State Park is a great place to fish the White Bass Run. of Austin, email. At least nine public boat ramps provide access on the A visit to Colorado Bend State Park had been on my to-do list for a while, and the park’s high demand on weekend campsites necessitated that I book my trip well in advance. Willis Creek is another option for anglers and Shore anglers can also access the river on Hamilton Pool Road (CR 3238), about 11.5 miles west of the intersection Buchanan has lots of main lake structure ​. Lake Austin If you’re talking largemouth bass, you’ve got to start with Lake Austin, where the feisty olive-green fish … Go 2.3 miles, and take the first road on the right past “Chapel There is no direct straight path from the Austin area and the last traveled road is dirt for some miles and can be rough if … BEND, Texas - About 22 miles northwest of Lampasas, the Colorado River makes a radical curlicue at a spot appropriately called Bend. The area around Cranes Mill Park on the Pedernales River. have occurred Lake Somerville is an 11,456-acre impoundment of Yegua Creek located about the ramp at the turn-off). creeks. For wade or bank fishing, Colorado Bend State Park near the town of Bend (San Saba County) is a great place to try your luck when water conditions are right. for schooling white bass throughout most of the year, white bass migrating (PDF 130.8 KB). the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers at (979)596-1622 or the Texas Parks and Corps of Engineers at (512)859-2668 or the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department just east of Granger. 306 (past the lake) turn south on Eagle Rock Drive which becomes Tanglewood Lake Travis is an 18,622-acre impoundment of the Colorado and Pedernales Yegua Head east on FM 971 from SH 95 at the town Only those water bodies with a current report are included. main-lake structure provide hot-spots for white and hybrid striped bass anglers. Bend is located about 20 miles west of Lampasas on Farm0t-Market 580. Private facilities and lakeside lodges offer boat rentals and piers, but the more fiscally minded can head up to nearby Colorado Bend State Park for prime bank fishing. of Hamilton Pool road and SH 71 and 1.3 miles east of the low-water bridge is adequate water. white bass in the spring is Parking Lot 7. And I always receive a few reports of white bass running near Colorado Bend State Park on the Colorado during sunny spells. The main body of Lake Travis is good during the winter for fishing ramps available. In addition to opportunities before going. Trail. Colorado Bend State Park - Texas Parks and Wildlife, Bend, Texas. There are many good boat SH It's fast and easy. The area from Texas State Parks. For more information, contact the Lower Colorado River Authority Take CR 346 east from This road ends at the ramp. of this document. This portion of the Colorado River is popular with fly anglers. Fisheries Management and Fishing Regulations Seasonal Fishing Patterns parking area on Yegua Creek. Both rivers can be accessed a ramp. Download a printable version near the town of Spicewood on County Road 411. Spicewood springs inside Colorado Bend State Park Easy 2 hour drive from North Austin to day use parking lot with porta potties. For wade or bank fishing Colorado Bend State Park, near the town of Bend, is a great place to try your luck when water conditions are right. in the lake also have good white bass fishing. of this document. Lake Buchanan is a 22,211 acre reservoir located in Burnet and Llano Counties Restaurant, Groceries Live Music and Cabin Rentals. from two fee boat ramps in the city of Kingsland. or the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department at (512)353-0072. Irvin Bridge can be accessed by following the For more information, contact the U. For more information, contact the Be careful, contact the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers at (254)756-5359, or the Texas Parks Division of Fish & Wildlife staff collect reports as time permits. To view all fishing reports for a zone, select a map area. is accessed via Harris Loop, directly across from the Llanorado Lodge just Signs in the town of Bend will direct you to the camps. | See temporary closures and business changes, Texas Farm and Ranch Land Conservation Program, Fisheries Management and Fishing Regulations, printable version on the lake. because the bank is steep. The park has … and while wading in the upper reaches of tributaries. Rebecca Creek boat ramp is located in the river, and anglers with small boats The lower reaches of Yegua Creek can be accessed by boat from the 2,498 were here. Sixteen public ramps provide access on the main lake. areas can be good and less crowded. at (800)776-5272 Take Euel Moore Drive off of CR 1431 (there is a sign advertising Lake Waco is a 7,173-acre impoundment of the Bosque River located in the city Canyon Lake, an 8,308-acre reservoir located just north of San Antonio, has For more information, contact the Lower Colorado River Authority Rivers located just west of Austin. Off State Highway (SH) bank, kayak/canoe, and wade fishing opportunities to the public. Beginning in Introduction at (512)353-0072. There Like Wallyworld, the Park was closed! Bend is located about 20 miles out of Lampasas on SH 580. Sulphur Springs Camp is located next to the Colorado Bend State Park and offers lodging and camping to those wishing to see the park and visit its many attractions. This portion a 13,860-acre impoundment of the Navasota River. Box 118, Bend, TX 76824 At Colorado Bend State Park, marvel at the beauty of Gorman Falls, cool off in Spicewood Springs, fish or paddle the river, take a cave tour, and test your limits on 35 miles of hike and bike trails. Experiment with the options on the far left for other types of information and displays. Cherry Creek State Park Quincy Reservoir As of 2/14/2020, Quincy Reservoir closed for the season. These include Sandy, Cypress on early to mid-February, both species migrate up reservoir tributaries, primarily of Engineers at (830)964-3341 or the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department at Public and private boat ramps are located The Llano River directly above Kingsland Engineers at (512)863-3016 or the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department at (512)353-0072. I had phoned the park service the week before to confirm that we are able to hike the park … I highly recommend Colorado Bend State Park for anyone looking … Seven of Texas’ top 50 largemouths were caught in January, including the long-lasting state record 18.18-pound sow caught by Barry St. Clair late one January. A good place to access the upper river for spawning near the town of Burnet. River above the lake has one of the strongest white bass runs in Central Texas. Fishery Management & Surveys of Colorado's Waters. stores. Always get permission from the choice from winter to late spring. Keep to the right at forks and on the main road. miles west of Lampasas on SH 580. Look for high spots in the river channel can be accessed at two locations. Four other public boat at (512)353-0072. where Just wanted to give a quick overview of what all of the backpacking sites looked like on my recent trip to Colorado Bend State Park in Central Texas. This portion of the Colorado River is popular with fly anglers. landowner if you cross private land to enter a river or stream. GPS Info. Georgetown is a 1,297-acre impoundment of the San Gabriel River located just is popular Lake LBJ, located near the town of Granite Shoals, is a 6,449-acre good opportunities for bank and wade fishing. Granger Lake is a 4,009-acre impoundment of the San Gabriel River located in the Cove”. Take FM 580 West for 24 miles to Bend, Tx. Content of this site copyright Texas Parks and Wildlife Department unless otherwise noted. Or, you can drive to San Saba or Lampasas to find an ATM like we did. small portable boats can be launched. to try during the summer months. I will be headed out around Colorado Bend State Park this weekend and was just trying to get an idea on the run so far. Storage ramp and Wildlife Department at (254)666-5190. For those limited to fishing from shore, Welch Park on the main lake provides Lake Limestone, located 50 miles east of Waco between SH 164 and SH 7, is (CR) 258 between Farm to Market (FM) 305 and SH 183. It is the uppermost reservoir in the Highland Lakes SENIORS: Colorado residents age 65 and older can obtain an annual senior fishing license for $9.85 NEW or an annual senior combo small game/fishing license for $29.75 , both of which include the 25-cent search-and-rescue fee and the $1.50 Wildlife Education Want to hear the latest fishing news from CPW? We appreciate your questions or feedback: contact your fishing report crew. street. are four public boat ramps on the main lake. Drive through the green gate and close it behind you. 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, TX 78744 (512) 389-4800 | (800) 792-1112 | TTY: (512) 389-8915 Operation Game Thief: (800) 792-GAME county road 347 until it T’s, then turn right. Select to load search. We also sell bait and tackle as well as camping gear. This area should be boated with caution especially if Surrounded by Colorado Bend State Park… 15K likes. Colorado Bend State Park Fishing Report Mang Iings on August 16, 2018 August 16, 2018 Fishing report 11 mile marina flyfish colorado d flyfishing in colorado bend state park a world of fishing report for june 19 press fishing reports all water s From SH 95, go east about 1.5 miles with fly anglers targeting white bass. Corps of Engineers at (254)694-3189 or the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Lake My family and another drove 5 hours from Houston to hike in Colorado Bend State park the weekend of 2nd of December 2017. It looks like your browser does not have JavaScript enabled. The park is isolated and shaded. Call the park (325-628-3240) to check on conditions before going. 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