Lake Walter E. Long located in Walter E. Long Metropolitan Park at 6614 Blue Bluff Road. Walter E. Long Reservoir contains excellent populations of largemouth bass and hybrid striped bass. Largemouth bass in the 8-10 pound range are commonly caught, but the reservoir is primarily noted for producing good numbers of slot sized (14-21 inch) bass. Hybrid striped bass are stocked annually, and fish larger than 5 pounds are prevalent. Channel and flathead catfish are present in low numbers. This reservoir has a good population of bluegill and redbreast sunfish. Many of these sunfish are more than 8 inches in length.
Additional information about fishing in/at Lake Walter E. Long can be found on the TPWD website.
Lake Walter E. Long Metropolitan Park yields endless amounts of outdoor recreational activities. The 1,200 acre lake features open spaces for boating, jet skis, swimming, sand volleyball courts, picnic sites, tables, grills, walking, running, biking and restrooms available throughout the park. Acclaimed by our fishing community, Lake Long offers abundant varieties of fresh water stock. To enjoy fishing, the fresh water stock boat launching sites and bank fishing areas (located on the south shore of the lake) are readily available. An entrance fee is charged.
Local Boating Laws
In addition to the Texas Water Safety Act, the City of Austin has established several ordinances for Lake Austin, Lady Bird Lake and Lake Walter E. Long. The purposes of these ordinances are to protect the health and safety of the public using the area lakes.
It shall be unlawful for any person to swim, bathe, wade or go into the waters of Lake Walter E. Long, designated as no swimming areas.
Swim at your own risk.
No person on any watercraft on Lake Austin, Lake Walter E. Long, or Lady Bird Lake shall possess, use or operate, or assist in the use or other similar device capable of propelling or launching fluid filled balloons or other projectiles.
No person within 150 yards of the shoreline of Lake Austin, Lake Walter E. Long, or Lady Bird Lake shall use or operate, or assist in the use or other similar device to propel or launch fluid filled balloons or other projectiles towards the waters of said lakes.