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Lake LBJ drawdown changes Horseshoe Bay scenery

Lake LBJ drawdown changes Horseshoe Bay scenery

HORSESHOE BAY — Images from Lake LBJ show the effects of the Lower Colorado River Authority’s drawdown in recent weeks. Lake LBJ has been lowered about 4 feet to allow customers and lakeside property owners the chance to perform maintenance work. The LCRA does not anticipate needing to operate floodgates, but it has continued to […]

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Sunrise Beach resident Tim Webb recently released his catch — a 71-pound blue catfish — back into Lake LBJ following an official weigh-in with Texas Parks and Wildlife noting the record-breaking fish. Courtesy Photo

Sunrise Beach man catches record blue catfish with rod and reel on Lake LBJ

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER Fisherman’s Prayer: “Lord help me catch a fish so large that even I in the tell of it never need to lie.” SUNRISE BEACH — Tim Webb says on Dec. 22, he got “lucky” when he crossed paths on Lake LBJ with a “lazy” blue catfish. Around 5:30 p.m. that […]

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The Lower Colorado River Authority will begin the drawdown of Lake LBJ (shown) and Lake Austin on Jan. 2 for dock repairs and maintenance. Photo by Keith Bedard of Down to Earth Aerial Photography

LCRA lakes drawdown begins Jan. 2 for dock repairs, maintenance

SPECIAL TO DAILYTRIB.COM AUSTIN – The Lower Colorado River Authority will lower lakes Austin and LBJ for six weeks beginning Jan. 2. The drawdowns will give lakeside property owners an opportunity to repair and maintain docks, retaining walls, and other shoreline property. The lake lowerings also aid in curbing the growth of nuisance aquatic vegetation […]

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Lake LBJ from Lookout Mountain on RR 1431 in Kingsland. Staff photo by Jared Fields

LCRA to lower Lake LBJ by 4 feet for maintenance

SPECIAL TO DAILYTRIB.COM AUSTIN — The Lower Colorado River Authority will lower Lake LBJ as well as Lake Austin for about six weeks in early 2017 to give lakeside property owners an opportunity to repair and maintain docks, retaining walls, and other shoreline property. The drawdown also will aid in curbing the growth of nuisance aquatic […]

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Game wardens investigating wakeboarder’s death on Lake LBJ

FROM STAFF REPORTS KINGSLAND — A 19-year-old man died while wakeboarding on Lake LBJ on Sept. 3, according to Texas Parks and Wildlife Department officials. (more…)

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Search crews recover man’s body from Lake LBJ; victim had been swimming from boat

FROM STAFF REPORTS SUNRISE BEACH — Search and rescue crews located the body of a man on Aug. 10 in Lake LBJ after he had gone missing the day before while swimming from a boat. (more…)

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Game wardens looking for hit-and-run boating suspect

LAKE LBJ — Investigators are seeking the public’s help in finding a boating suspect who collided with a swimmer making her way from a boat to a nearby dock.

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San Antonio man drowns in Lake LBJ after jumping off dock

KINGSLAND — A 20-year-old San Antonio man apparently drowned March 19 after jumping off a dock on Lake LBJ in the Kingsland area. Officials reported that Edward Griffin was with friends when he jumped off the dock and didn’t resurface at about 2 p.m. Llano County sheriff’s deputies, Lower Colorado River Authority rangers, Buchanan Dam […]

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Invasive weeds in Lake Marble Falls threaten water intake, swimmers

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Invasive water weeds, including hydrilla and milfoil, have clogged municipal water-intake systems this summer and caused concerns about swimming and recreational activities on the Highland Lakes, officials say. (more…)

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Teen girl stable after Lake LBJ boat-propeller accident

FROM STAFF REPORTS KINGSLAND — A teenager is recovering after being injured by a boat propeller while swimming in Lake LBJ, officials say. The incident happened about 7 p.m. June 30 in 3-5 feet of water just off Kingsland Community Park. (more…)

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State fishing tourney on Lake LBJ nets national weight record

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF HORSESHOE BAY — If it hadn’t already committed to conducting the 2015 High School Fishing State Championship on Lake LBJ, the Student Angler Federation of the Texas Bass Federation would do so after this past weekend. (more…)

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Marble Falls fishing club has home-lake advantage for state tourney

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF HORSESHOE BAY — Several hundred high school anglers will descend upon the area beginning March 14 for the Texas Bass Federation state tournament. The event will be conducted at first light March 15 on Lake LBJ starting at the Granite Beach Grill, 200 Wirtz Dam Road. (more…)

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State high school fishing championship returns to Lake LBJ on March 14-16

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR HORSESHOE BAY — Lake LBJ becomes the hot spot of high school fishing March 14-16 when the 2014 Student Angler Federation Texas High School Fishing State Championship hits the water. This is the second year in a row the Marble Falls High School Bass Fishing Team and Marble Falls/Lake LBJ […]

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Marble Falls fishing team members win second, Big Bass at Fall Open on Lake LBJ

FROM STAFF REPORTS GRANITE SHOALS — The fishing club at Marble Falls High School held its 2013 Fall Open on Lake LBJ on Nov. 9. Team members Jack Degolier and Jake Meadows placed second, while Austin Pegues won the Big Bass category with a 4 pound-14 ounce catch. (more…)

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Several student-anglers in Marble Falls fishing club place at Lake LBJ tourney

FROM STAFF REPORTS HORSESHOE BAY — The high school fishing club in Marble Falls began its season with six teams finishing in the top 15 of the FAN High School Tournament on Lake LBJ on Aug. 24. The club entered eight of the 20 boats. (more…)

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Marble Falls student-angler nets big bass for Lake LBJ tourney win

Marble Falls High School senior Jordan Wright shows the fish he caught that helped him capture the Big Bass category of the Faith Anglers Network tournament Aug. 24 on Lake LBJ. The fish weighed 8.48 pounds. Wright, a member of the Marble Falls high school fishing club, teamed with classmate Ben Stripling and boat captain […]

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55-year-old San Antonio man drowns in Lake LBJ

FROM STAFF REPORTS HORSESHOE BAY – A San Antonio man, who witnesses believe could not swim, drowned Aug. 25 in a popular sand bar area just off Lighthouse Drive on Lake LBJ, authorities said. Horseshoe Bay police officers responded to the scene just before 5 p.m. in an area 200 yards from the northwest end […]

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Sharpen you putting skills at the Heart of Texas Lake Resort miniature-golf course. Photo:Stock

101 FUN THINGS: Putt putt your stuff in a game of miniature golf

For golf enthusiasts who have more putt than drive, visit the miniature-golf course at the Heart of Texas Lake Resort on Lake LBJ in the Hoover’s Valley area. The course is 18 holes of fun with colorful statues and creative, challenging holes. (more…)

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Lake LBJ reels in Texas high school fishing state championship March 16

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Officials are making final preparations for the 2013 Student Angler Federation Texas High School Fishing State Championship on March 16. This is the first year the state tournament will be conducted on Lake LBJ; the state tournament returns next year, which was part of the agreement between the […]

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Mini-golf in the Highland Lakes

For golf enthusiasts who have more putt than drive, visit the miniature-golf course at the Heart of Texas Lake Resort on Lake LBJ in the Hoover’s Valley area. (more…)

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Bring your home to the hills in an RV

Recreational vehicles allow people to experience the Highland Lakes at their own pace and with their own place. Whether you plan to stay a few days or several months, RVs offer lots of flexibility and many of the comforts of home. (more…)

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