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Local fishing guide Bobby Whited shows off an eight-pound bass he caught on Lady Bird Lake in Austin during a recent fishing excursion.

A treat to catch bass on Lady Bird Lake with Whited

Outdoors Columnist

Where is the best lake to catch a lunker bass within one hour of San Marcos?  Well, three lakes top the list: Lake Austin, Lady Bird Lake (formerly Town Lake) and Lake Dunlap.

You probably won’t catch a bass to top the 22-pound, four-ounce world record caught by George Perry in 1932 — but you will have a good shot at a double-digit fish.

While bass fishing on Lady Bird Lake in Austin last week I asked my guide, Charles Whited, what lake near San Marcos was the best for big bass.

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