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Canyon Lake Fly Fishing Report 6-9-10

Weather: Overcast, 85 F; Wind SSE 10-15 mph; Water temp 85 F

The longnose gar action is heating up at Canyon. I fished this evening for several hours near the buoys at Crane’s Mill and hooked/landed 6 gar. The largest measured 50 inches. I have been experimenting with a new fly for these fish (which are notoriosly hard to hook) and it is working well. The fly is a craft fur baitfish pattern with a 3/0 Mustad Demon circle hook trailer.

8 Responses to “Canyon Lake Fly Fishing Report 6-9-10”

    • caseysmartt

      Hello Shannon.

      Yes, it would be. But there are much bigger ones out there. Wish TPWD would add gar to the catch-release division so you didn’t have to drag them to a large certified scale.


  1. Jon

    Now I’m mad I didn’t go….you wouldn’t have caught any had I been there anyway…

    • caseysmartt

      Yes, that is workable. Main problems for me though, is that I mostly fish alone, and my certified Boga is a 15lb’r. These fish bottom it out. Need a certified 30 lb Boga.


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