Canyon Lake Fly Fishing Report 9-22-11

Weather: Clear, Temp: 95 F, Winds: light/variable, Water Temp: 81 F

My buddy Jon Fisher and I kayaked the lower end of Canyon Lake today from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm. Generally the striper action begins to pick up around the 3rd week of Sept. and we were hoping to see some schooling activity.

We launched at the boat ramp off Skyline (in the corner SW of the dam) and worked our way up to Comal Park, over to Jacob’s Creek Pt., and back down to the dam. For most of the day the water was glassy smooth and there was almost no boat traffic. There was light and sporatic topwater activity from largemouth bass but we did not see any stripers surfacing. We caught largemouth bass at locations 1, 2, 3, & 5 on the map. One 22-inch striper was caught in front of the sailboat marina (location 4 on map). It was good to be on the water but the fishing was slow.