Canyon Lake Fly Fishing Report 12-22-11

Weather: Clear, Temp: 68 F, Winds: light/variable, Water Temp: 59 F

Fished Canyon this afternoon with my buddy Jon Fisher from San Antonio. It was a beautiful day on the water. Skies were clear and the winds were light. Jon and I launched our kayaks at the Jacob’s Creek boat ramp and fished the main channel of Jacobs Creek for most of the afternoon (spots 1 & 2 on map).

This area typically holds stripers from early December until early February. As we had hoped, the fish we there and we each caught numerous stripers. One heavy blue cat was also caught (spot 3 on map).

We were throwing 8wt. tackle, fast sinking lines, and a large shad patterns including a new one based on a Toadfly design tied on a jig hook.

The fish were suspended at 10-25ft. for most of the afternoon and then moved shallower and began to surface feed along the shorelines at sunset (spot 4 on map).