Fayette County Lake was constructed by the LCRA and the City of Austin a
2,400-acre cooling pond for the Fayette Power Project. Water that is discharged into the lake creates a warm-water lake that can be fished year-around.
When the gates swung open at Fayette County
Lake on September 5, 1979, some 120 boatloads of anglers were waiting in line to sample what, at the time, was thought to be the hottest ticket on the Texas bass-fishing scene.