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Old 07-13-2015, 12:25 AM   #16
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Re: Lake Travis Freedive Club

I've been in Austin for a while but haven't done any freshwater diving while I've been here due to drought. What are the regs on spearing fish? Last I recall it was trash fish only... Is that right?

I'm dying to get out now that Travis has some water in it. JDSapp, Let me know when you go out if you want a divin buddy. I'm FII level 1 certified, but a little rusty due to a torn Achilles that benched me since October. All good now though.

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Old 07-13-2015, 11:23 PM   #17
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Re: Lake Travis Freedive Club

What's going on at Travis yo!! I'm needing to wet the gills!! I live Cedar Park, Austin Tx.
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Old 07-13-2015, 11:51 PM   #18
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Weekend after next I'm all free anyone who would like to join I'm going to check out the ridge of sometimes island (now under water). I'm going to try to get a out board for my 14' john boat running, but we shal see. If you would like to join text me (512)9one3-72one7 or pm either way il respond.
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Old 07-21-2015, 09:25 PM   #19
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David and I will be going again another in another week or so. Will post so you guys can know.
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Old 07-21-2015, 09:53 PM   #20
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I'm "single" from the 26-3 so in that time I'm free after work... I can meet up and do some dives while the sun is out till midnight!
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Old 07-22-2015, 07:29 AM   #21
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JD, that sounds good. I'll call David and see if we can set something up.
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Old 07-24-2015, 08:22 PM   #22
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Let me know what day you guys want to go, I would be IN.... I am going to the coast this monday but would go to travis after that...
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Old 07-30-2015, 12:57 PM   #23
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Anyone want to hop in the lake this week/weekend? Winds have been "light" and water level stable for a while now. We might finally get a little vis back, give me a call or PM if interested.
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Re: Lake Travis Freedive Club

Hey, I've been dive training off windy point and I never see any fish worth shooting. I'd like to target practice on some trash fish... any suggestions on where to jump in?
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Old 10-09-2015, 07:24 PM   #25
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I'm going Sunday to try a spot and get a few dives in if anyone wants to meet me at the lake I welcome the company.
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Anyone here still active? Are the bottom scratchers still out there?


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I’m still around. Diving won’t be good for another month or so.
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Re: Lake Travis Freedive Club

Went out the other weekend. Pretty damn cold but visibility was actually really good. I would say around +15 feet. Didn't think that was possible considering how low it is in the summer time. Didn't see a ton of fish there but we're not the most experienced when it comes to timing. Is it better to go in the morning usually? We also have been trying to setup an underwater fish feeder. Like catfood in a gallon of water with hole poked into it to attract fish. It was tied to a bouy and placed about 10 feet from the bottom. Any tips on attracting more fish with this method? I've seen videos of people doing this in lake travis with more carp than you can believe on it.
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Old 03-06-2018, 11:48 AM   #30
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You could try a mineral block, same concept as the gallon jug. I know catfish love pizza dough, but that is worth a shot as well. If you have the time to do an experiment I would get a few different choices, and place 3 or 4 in a area and wait a hour or two then check to see which worked best. For carp/buffalo (bottom feeders) I would place your bait directly on the bottom rather than suspended above it.
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