Highland Lakes Report
July 27, 2005 08:20 PM
Lake Buchanan: Water clear; 85 degrees; 1017.70':
Largemouth are fair to good at daylight along stickups and docks
abovebreaklines of flats clost to creeks in 5'-9' using watermelon
we move to shaded bluff ledges or submerged mainlake humps in
14'-20' and use Carolina rigged wtrmelon-red Snap Back creature
Stripers are only fair from Black Rock to the dam down-rigging striper
jigs, vertically jigging Pirk Minnows or drifting live bait.
White Bass are fair to good at night under lights on white 2" Spoiler
For info. or to book a guided trip for largemouth or stripers
Lake LBJ: Water lightly stained; 85 degrees; 824.92':
Largemouth are good at night and first light along the edges of
emergent weeds, stumps and laydowns in 4'-10' using a Bleeding Shad
Stripers are fair to good at night and at first light using Spoiler Shads and
white bucktail jigs with grub trailers
White Bass are good at night on Lit'l Fishies and Tiny Traps.
Crappie are good at night under lights over brushpiles in
10'-15' on minnows and crappie jigs.
To book a guided trip with the only fulltime guide fishing LBJ for
are very successful; 30-50 fish per trip. Please book night trips as far
in advance as possible*.
Canyon Lake: Water gin clear; 85 degrees; 909.23':
Largemouth are fair to good in 6'-10' at daylight along ledges of
mainlake points and in submerged timber 12'-18' deep working a
ledges. Upriver, 2'-5' flats on channel turns produce using white-chart.
Terminator spinnerbaits, Pop R's and 1/4 oz. Rat-L-Traps and later
using a wacky rigged Scoundrel worm and 3" green-pumpkin JDC
Smallmouth are fair to good at first light in 8'-20' feet on rootbeer
3" JDC Craw and 3"-4" smoke-red Snap Back tubes on 3/16 oz. jigheads.
Stripers are slow.
White Bass are fair at daylight over 50'-60' of water on Lit'l Fishies,
Tiny Traps and white grubs.
Crappie are fair upriver in brushpiles on 1/32 oz. crappie jigs and
For area info., accommodation recommendations or to book a guided trip
w/the only licensed, fulltime, professional guides fishing Canyon Lake
and tackle is Canyon Bait House, 15605 Cranes Mill Rd., (830) 899-9747.
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