|Luc gets the skunk off the boat with a topwater take|
It took what seemed like eternity to get any bites. I kept missing fish. Luc was shocked that we were having such a hard time. Each cove, according to him, should have produced at least one bass many times more. I told him my bad luck just rubbed off on him and he shouldn't have invited me. He just laughed it off but I was serious. Its not been my week. We were fishing some deep areas so I borrowed one for his rigs. A 7 weight Sage RPL+ with a Airflow Depthfinder fast sinking line and his favorite fly an unweighted olive woolly bugger. Luc likes fishing unweighted flies and letting the line take the fly down.
|An average Canyon Lake bass 3 pounds.|
|A nice Canyon Lake representative.|
Despite being a private access lake, these bass are heavily pressured. There is a bass tournament every other week. So fishing can be tough like any public lake. But the bass here are special, unlike most of public bass, these bass do not lay up once they are caught. Canyon Lake bass seem to give more runs than headshakes. They have no quit in them. Takes were slight grabs and many times I thought I was hung up rather than on a fish. I managed another equal size bass casting at the opposite side of a dock I caught the last fish this time on the way out of the cove we were fishing.
|My first Catfish on a fly|
Earlier in the day Luc had mentioned if I casted and fished in particular areas I'd likely hook up on a catfish. Sure enough toward the end of the day I hooked up. Initially I thought it was a bass. It felt like a bass with multiple headshakes but when I got him up in the top layer I noticed it was no bass but a catfish. My first on a fly just like Luc told me earlier. This guy was about 3 pounds and quite a good time on my medium flex 5 weight.
|This area is loaded with fish, mostly shad with crappie and bass mixed in.|