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”
Nice fish! And would be a Texas State Record on fly if I am not mistaken.
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.
sWEEET!!! Glad to see some more progress! Gar is the new black!
Indeed it is. Try the circle hook stinger style!
Now I’m mad I didn’t go….you wouldn’t have caught any had I been there anyway…
They don’t have black stripes on them Jon, so you would be out of luck. Ha!
Shoot video of the release? That’s what I did for a LMB record (Boga certified scale)
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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