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Went out to Canyon with my girlfriend for a few hours on Sat. Man, you could tell everyone had a bad case of cabin fever, because if they had anything that floated//they had it out on Canyon Lake.

Actually took the first wave (boat wake) ever over the front of my ZX-250. Some guy drove in to the little pocket I was fishing, made a U-turn at full speed, and drove right across the bow of my rig at approx. 25 feet away. I sure wish I could give these people that drive like this an IQ test. I would imagine that the score would reflect their driving styles.

Sorry for the rant, onto the results. The fishing was actually pretty good for a blue-sky day and 190,000 boats on the lake. As expected for this time of year on Canyon, they were smooth crushing the ol' football jig. Caught 13 fish, all but five were keepers all on the 3/4 oz Nichols Football jig.

The fish are still spawning, but due to the gin-clear water (10-12 ft visibility) they are spawning out on the first breaklines. Caught all of my fish in 12-18 feet, missed more fish than I caught. Most fish were just blowing it off the beds (at least that is my theory). You would feel the hard thump, set the hook--and nada. Pretty good day in all, and I know the weekday bite will be much better.
 

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Glens,PM me//or let me know if you are wanting to head out on a weekday. I will show you a few spots that you could get to easily in a yak.

Canyon is a tough lake, but the spring and fall are always the best times to fish it. This time of year (when the winds allows), a football jig is hard to beat on secondary points and drains.
 

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Went out again last night for a few. Looked like the weds. night tournament is going on out there again. Can anyone confirm? I would like to fish a few of these, but I know they fish Dunlap for a while, then switch to Canyon until summer.

Anyways, it was windy!! Caught 13 between me and my buddy. Caught two keeper smallmouth (which I haven't done in a while), and I would say that 3 of the blacks we caught were 14-16 inches//the rest were dinks. Again , getting after the football jig. Switched to a 1/2 ounce when we were fishing protected pockets out of the wind.

Had a few hits on topwater right at dark, but all short strikes. Water temp down by the dam was 64-66, but I bet it dropped with last nights cool front.

Did see a couple beds up shallow (5-7 ft) no fish on them. Had to put the hot-sauce on the jig last night, they weren't in the mood to hold on to it without (Thanks to the AustinBassman for that product intro)

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