Canyon Lake Guide Report

Water gin clear; 62 degrees; 909.50′: Largemouth are very good early to 6 lbs in 6′-12′ on transition points & at the mouth of feeder creeks on Rat-L-Traps ( www.rat-l-traps ), green pumpkin Whacky Sticks (www.cremelure.com) and 7/16 oz. white Terminator tungsten spinnerbaits ( www.terminatorlures.com ). Upriver, working flats in 2′-8′ along channel turns with stumps and stickups using Pop R’s, 1/8 oz. Tiny T buzzbaits and wacky rigged plastic stickbaits like a 4″ watermelon-red Whacky Stick rigged on a 3/0 “K” Wacky Hook all produce. Smallmouth are good over rock piles in 5′-14′ on white Photon crankbaits (www.photonlures.com), smoke-red Snap Back tubes on jigheads and 3″ smoke grubs. Stripers are fair to 25″ under birds at daylight on the surface in open water trolling Hyper Striper jigs, vertically jigging silver Pirk Minnows and cranking big Shad Raps and plastic swim baits. For area information, accommodations, or to book a guided trip w/the most experienced, Fulltime, professional guide service fishing Canyon for 40 years contact JR’s Guide Service (www.jrguideservice.com). Call Jim at: (830) 833-5688 or email jimfish@moment.net. Your most convenient bait and tackle dealer to the upper end and Guadalupe River on the south side of the lake is Canyon Bait House, 15695 Cranes Mill Rd., (830) 899-9747.

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