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Texas lakesEverything is big in Texas and that includes fishing and boating. Texas lakes offer some of the most popular vacation spots in Texas and the United States.  There is boating, swimming, water-skiing, jet-skiing and much more. Texas lakes are also known for their wide variety of fishing, wildflowers, and wildlife.

Canyon Lake has 80 miles of scenic shoreline and covers an 8,230 surface acre area. It is one of the deepest lakes in Texas with an average depth of 43 feet. Canyon Lake is located approximately half way between San Antonio and Austin, approximately 14 miles northeast of New Braunfels on FM 306 west from IH-35.  Another popular lake is Caddo Lake which is located in east Texas on the Texas/Louisiana border. It is different than the Texas lakes to the west because of the large amount of rainfall and the large amount of plant growth at the lake-very similar to a large cypress swamp and has good fishing. Lake Conroe is off of I-45 and only twenty minutes away from the Woodlands.  It offers plenty of good fishing and boating spots. The Highland Lakes consist of 6 lakes: Lake Buchanan, Inks Lake, Lake LBJ, Lake Marble Falls, Lake Travis, and Lake Austin. The lakes start in Austin and wind their way northwest for over 85 miles. Recreation, such as boating, fishing, swimming, waterskiing and jet skiing are very popular on all of the lakes.  The Highland Lakes Area is a very popular tourist, recreation and retirement area convenient to all of Central Texas. Boats can be easily launched from many locations around Texas.  Some of the lakes have marina slips where you can dock your boat by the month. If you do not own a boat, it is easy to rent them locally.

The fishing is phenomenal on Texas lakes.  Whether you are fishing for striped bass, white bass, catfish or any other fish, you will find fishing plentiful in Texas. Texas has some of the best fishing in the United States with over 80,000 miles of rivers and streams, Texas ranks second only to Alaska in the volume of its inland water (more than 5,175 square miles), has over 100 major lakes, plus over 400 miles of coastal shoreline and bays – all of which are full of fish just waiting for you to set the hook. So take the day off and go fishing in a Texas lake, river, or along the Gulf Coast of Texas.

Boating, waterskiing, jet skiing, swimming, fishing or just sitting on the shore watching the boats go by, you will find plenty to do on these Texas lakes. It is a great place to vacation and an even greater place to live! If you are looking for a vacation home or a place to retire on the lakes in Texas, there is none like Texas.

Sources: “Texas Lakes.” Texas Lakes. Web. 18 Mar. 2013. <http://www.texas-lakes.net/>. “Texas Lakes.” Texas Lakes. Web. 18 Mar. 2013. <http://www.touringtexas.com/lakes.htm>. Website

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