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Report for Canyon Lake & Lake LBJ, Texas

Capt. Jim Files
February 20, 2005
Canyon Lake - Freshwater Fishing Report

Canyon Lake: Water clear; 54 degrees; 909.06’ :

**Canyon Lake is producing some of the biggest and heaviest fish of any lake in central Texas. This has been the most successful February pre-spawn of big largemouth and smallmouth that we've had in years. **

Largemouth are good to 9.25 pounds along ledges and offshore structure in 12’-20’using green-pumpkin Snap Back lizards, # 46 Rat-L-Traps (www.rat-l-trap.com)

and pumpkin Devil’s Tongues (www.cremelure.com) on drop shot rigs. Upriver,a (brand new series) 1/4 oz. All Red Terminator stainless spinnerbait is producing bass over 6 lbs.along channel breaklines, as are 5" watermelon-char. Whacky Sticks rigged on a "K" Wacky Hook (www.falconlures.com) and black-blue Texas rigged Snap Back Tubes pitched to stumps and laydowns in 5'-8'.

Smallmouth are very good to 6 plus lbs. over rockpiles in 5’-15’ on Terminator chart. spinnerbaits, pumpkin Sliding Weight Craw Fish (www.slidingweight.com) smoke-red flake Snap Back tubes (www.terminatorlures.com) and suspending jerkbaits.

Stripers are fair along open water ledges and humps in 40’ vertically jigging Pirk Minnows and trolling Hyper Striper jigs (www.kgenterprise.com) .

White Bass are very good in 35’ on Pirk Minnows, 2” pearl Spoiler Shads and Ό oz. Blade Runners (www.lakeviewlures.com).

For area information, accommodations, or to book a guided trip w/the most experienced, Fulltime, professional guide service fishing Canyon for 40 years

contact JR's Guide Service (www.jrguideservice.com). Call: (830) 833-5688 or email jimfish@moment.net. Your most convenient bait and tackle dealer on

the upper end and Guadalupe River on the south side of the lake is Canyon Bait House, 15695 Cranes Mill Rd., (830) 899-9747.

Lake LBJ: Water clear; 52 degrees; 820.24’:

Largemouth are good along stumps on channel turns using a bubblegum Snap Back soft jerkbait (www.terminatorlures.com) rigged on a 1/32 oz. weighted 4/0 Bait Jerker hook (www.falconlures.com) pitching black-blue-purple Ό oz. Terminator jigs w/Uncle Josh trailers (www.unclejosh.com), watermelon-red Craw Tubes (www.cremelure.com).

White Bass are fair to good in the channel off Apple Head on Pirk Minnows and chrome 1/8 oz. Spin Traps (www.rat-l-trap.com).

Crappie are fair under docks on white Curb’s Crappie jigs and minnows.

**NOTE** Indications are that the spring of 2005 will be one of the for both largemouth and crappie. To book a guided fishing trip w/the only fulltime professional guides fishing LBJ for over 40 years contact JR's Guide Service(www.jrguideservice.com).

Call (830) 833-5688 or email: jimfish@moment.net.

Lake Buchanan: Water clear; 51 degrees; 1020’

Largemouth are good to 7 lbs. in 10’-20’ using suspending (hard) jerkbaits, Carolina rigged pumpkin Snap Back (www.terminatorlures.com) lizards w/chart. tails, crawfish Rat-L-Traps (www.rat-l-trap.com) on mainlake points and Texas rigged Chameleon Scoundrel worms (www.cremelure.com) rigged wacky style on a 3/0 “K” Wacky Hook (www.falconlures.com) worked along ledges on secondary points.

Stripers are good around The Willows trolling white/gray Hyper Striper jigs, (www.kgenterprise.com) Bomber A’s and tight-lining live bait.

White Bass are fair in 30’ on Pirk Minnows, Spoiler Shads (www.cremelure.com)& 1/8th oz. Tiny Traps (www.rat-l-trap.com).

Crappie are fair in 15’ under heated/baited docks like Hi-Line Resort.

To book a guided trip for stripers or largemouth bass contact JR's Guide Service (www.jrguideservice.com). Call (830) 833-5688 or email: jimfish@moment.net. Our headquarters on Lake Buchanan is Hi-Line Lake

Resort http://www.hilinelakeresort.com.

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We offer guided trips for largemouth, smallies stripers, whites & crappie on some of the most productive lakes in central and south Texas: Canyon Lake, Lake LBJ, Choke Canyon and the Highland Chain. We offer 1/2 and full day rates on most lakes. Price includes everything necessary for fishing. Trips are prioced for 2 anglers. Additional charge for a third person.

Contact Info:

JR's Guide Service
Phone: 830-868-7042
Alt. Phone: 830-385-9579
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