LAKE AUSTIN — Alan Bell nudges his bass boat off the main lake and into the narrow creek, choosing a path that will carry us under a concrete bridge that spans the 60 feet of air between the banks.
The sun has climbed above the limestone cliffs to the south side of the channel, the trail of the now submerged and tamed Colorado River. But trees along the intersecting creek form a tunnel that blocks most of the light from above, and we glide soundlessly into the semi darkness.
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