Austin Lake


Austin Lake is located in Texas County off Highway 60 to Route MM and then 0.50 mile east on Greenwood Road. This 22 acre lake includes a paved and designated disabled parking and unloading area which is connected by paved paths to a privy, a spacious pavilion equipped with grill and tables and a large covered fishing pier. All of the facilities are disabled accessible.

Annual Prospects Report

Driving Directions:

Located west of Cabool and south of Mountain Grove. Take 60 highway to MM, go north on MM go approximatley 2 miles and take a right on Lake Road. 

Fishing in Austin Lake should be good according to our 2015 spring sample. The sample indicated largemouth bass population looked good with plenty of fish below and above the slot limit to accommodate those anglers who want to harvest. Big largemouth can be found around the dense vegetation on the west end of the lake. If pan fish are your delight, fishing for bluegill or redear sunfish should provide a lot of enjoyment. Our sampled indicated high numbers of bluegill up to 8 inches and there were several Master Angler redear sunfish to be caught. Use natural baits, especially nightcrawlers when fishing for pan fish. Each year 8-12 inch channel catfish are stocked in the lake. Channel catfish eat just about anything, and can be caught on a variety of natural baits using a small #6 hook, bait and bobber. Some cedar bundles were placed around the covered floating dock which will provide habitat for small fish to hide and bigger fish to feed; casting about 20 feet in front of the dock will reach those bundles. Submerged brush piles and water willow patches throughout the lake provide habitat for fish yet still offer anglers plenty of places to cast. Vegetation in the lake is managed to accommodate shoreline anglers and there is a covered floating dock. Benches are located around the lake so anglers may sit, relax, and fish. This is an ideal location for a family fishing day.


Austin Lake




Handicap Accessible Handicap Accessible

Best Bets

From annual prospecting surveys

The weekly fishing report is updated every Thursday from the start of April to the end of September.