Fishing at Mary Moore Searight Park


Mary Searight Moore Park, located in South Austin near I-35, is a pretty fun park in Austin with something to do for everyone!  



It has a nice playground, 
a fun disc golf course, 
basketball courts, 
a one and a half mile loop for running or walking, 
and many more great trails for walking your dog (or horse!)



However, the hidden gem of this park is located in the far South corner, where Slaughter Creek runs along its edge.  This creek is supposedly known for good bass and perch fishing.


The boys and I pulled our gear out for the first time this summer, and decided to give it a try.   

We parked in the main parking lot, and then hiked the distance to get to the creek.  

While it was a nice hike, it turns out that there are some closer areas to park, if fishing is all you are interested in. 

From Decker Prairie road, the creek is less than a half mile!

We followed the paths (generally just heading south) and finally came upon the creek. 

There is a small fishing pier perfect for fishing from. 

The trail then hikes west following the creek.  

We stopped at many points along the path to try our luck!  At one point, two geese started honking at us.  

We, of course, honked back :o)

Whether you are interested in fishing or hiking, it is a really an enjoyable trail!

Heading back east along the trail, the stream has a sort of dam, and then trickles along until it runs into another spring.  



At that point, the creek widens again into another pretty pond.

While we were completely unsuccessful in catching any fish, we had a really nice hike and a good time!

Tips and Thoughts
* I did see a lot of dogs along the path.  The front half of the park was pretty populated and most dogs were on leash.  Towards the back, with fewer people, we did see a few dogs run wild

* Bring lots of water, the path is sunny and hot!

* Note the parking tip above - if you want a quick trip to the creek, you might not want to park at the main entrance, but instead try the Decker Prairie Road unofficial side entrance!




33 comments:

  1. Note this is Onion Creek, not Slaughter Creek.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Hey Annemarie,
    This is very fine post you shared here about Fishing at Mary Moore Searight Park. Your detail explanation of the article is really excellent. I thank you for your awesome sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Having a fly bar with a solid spine is fundamental for finding the greatest wipers Colorado brings to the table.
    trout fishing lures

    ReplyDelete
  4. So it is with the fly fishing of hot water. Although the sport goes away in time, it has nowhere near the following peers, making it difficult to find insightful information to help you get on your way.drone fishing setup

    ReplyDelete
  5. For an experienced fly fisherman, Montana can be effectively fished without the help of a guide. Best Fishing blog

    ReplyDelete
  6. fish respire through gills present on either side of the pharynx. The gills are made up of thread-like structure known as filaments.lươn đồng

    ReplyDelete
  7. Wiper will still be feeding mid-day, just deeper. If you're like most people and like to see fish in the upper column or in close to shorelines, fish the low-light times.

    https://reeligion.net/products/black-pattern-womens-fishing-leggings

    ReplyDelete
  8. Wow! Such an amazing and helpful post this is. I really really love it. It's so good and so awesome. I am just amazed. I hope that you continue to do your work like this in the future also bass Lures

    ReplyDelete
  9. Wow! Such an amazing and helpful post this is. I really really love it. It's so good and so awesome. I am just amazed. I hope that you continue to do your work like this in the future also Headbanger Lures

    ReplyDelete
  10. Wow! Such an amazing and helpful post this is. I really really love it. It's so good and so awesome. I am just amazed. I hope that you continue to do your work like this in the future also sabalo fishing

    ReplyDelete
  11. Learn more about fly fishing reels. Learn about single action vs. multiplier reels, large vs. small reels, heavier vs. lighter, disc drag systems vs. spring and pawl systems, and more! fishing reels

    ReplyDelete
  12. Visiting a rainforest is a unique nature experience. During the day, these unique biomes burst with a busy buzz and bright flashes of colour. Fishing Reels Guide

    ReplyDelete
  13. Through this post, I know that your good knowledge in playing with all the pieces was very helpful. I notify that this is the first place where I find issues I've been searching for. You have a clever yet attractive way of writing. this site

    ReplyDelete
  14. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  15. On the off chance that a client sets aside the effort to distinguish and pick those exceptional segments that praise their calculating style, procedure, and details...side tracker spreader bars

    ReplyDelete
  16. Took me time to read all the comments, but I really enjoyed the article. It proved to be Very helpful to me and I am sure to all the commenters here! It’s always nice when you can not only be informed, but also entertained! super desk pads buying guide

    ReplyDelete
  17. Ruler George Whitings can likewise be trapped in the district from January to March every year. Genuine angler may likewise think about creation the trip from Melbourne to the humble community of Portland.portable utility bag

    ReplyDelete
  18. Took me time to read all the comments, but I really enjoyed the article. It proved to be Very helpful to me and I am sure to all the commenters here! It’s always nice when you can not only be informed, but also entertained! fishing charters myrtle beach

    ReplyDelete
  19. This is such a great resource that you are providing and you give it away for free. I love seeing blog that understand the value of providing a quality resource for free. amara.org

    ReplyDelete
  20. You there, this is really good post here. Thanks for taking the time to post such valuable information. Quality content is what always gets the visitors coming. fishing drones

    ReplyDelete
  21. nice http://www.austintop50.com/2013/07/fishing-at-mary-moore-searight-park.html

    ReplyDelete
  22. Choose your fishing Style. Do you prefer to fish from a boat? Honest fishers Are you a fly fisherman, or do you wish to learn to master the art? Do you want a combination of spin fishing and fly fishing opportunities?

    ReplyDelete
  23. I would like to thank you for the efforts you have made in writing this article. I am hoping the same best work from you in the future as well. In fact your creative writing abilities has inspired me to start my own Blog Engine blog now. Really the blogging is spreading its wings rapidly. Your write up is a fine example of it. 交友平台

    ReplyDelete
  24. I recently came across your article and have been reading along. I want to express my admiration of your writing skill and ability to make readers read from the beginning to the end. I would like to read newer posts and to share my thoughts with you. 約會

    ReplyDelete
  25. You’re so interesting! I don’t believe I’ve truly read something like this before. So great to find someone with genuine thoughts on this issue. Really.. many thanks for starting this up. This website is something that’s needed on the internet, someone with some originality!

    CBSE Schools In Golconda
    CBSE Schools In Hasbiguda
    CBSE Schools In Hayathnagar
    CBSE Schools In Himayathnagar
    CBSE Schools In Jeedimetla
    CBSE Schools In Jubilee Hills
    CBSE Schools In Kanchanbagh
    CBSE Schools In Kapra
    CBSE Schools In Karimnagar
    CBSE Schools In Khammam

    ReplyDelete
  26. Very useful information,thank you for sharing...keep making more informative about Camping Lantern

    ReplyDelete
  27. Las Abogados tarjetas revolving Valencia suponen una modalidad distinta a las tarjetas de crédito de toda la vida. Estas, además de por otros aspectos, se distinguen por el método de pago, que se realiza mediante un sistema aplazado en el que se ha de liquidar, como mínimo, del 3 % al 5 % de la deuda o una cuota fija mensual.

    ReplyDelete
  28. obesity surgery turkey
    Gastric sleeve surgery is a safe and effective surgical weight loss method that allows people with obesity problems to lose weight which is done under general anesthesia. Laparoscopic surgery is the most commonly used surgery today and is performed through a laparoscope, which means that the surgery will be performed on a small incision in the upper abdomen. The procedure involves removing about 80 percent of the stomach so that the rest remains in the form of a tube, no changes are made to the intestines..

    ReplyDelete

Blogging tips