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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 27, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas Outdoors HeraldZdtung June 8A Canyon a fishing bonanza By CHARLES PARSONS Outdoors writer Canyon long known as one of the prime recreational and boating areas in exhibits a fantastic fishing opportunity for the novice or expert Noted as one of the top smallmouth bass fishing areas in Canyon offers many other types of In cluded in this mixed bag are large mouth bass and yellow and channel The illustrations at right show various types of rigs that will enable fishermen and their families to catch something edible and to enjoy a good days outing in the Also in cluded is a map of Canyon Lake with the main boat access points and places where dead and cut bait are One of the main things that people do not realize is that Canyon is also one of the most prolific striped bass lakes in in pursuing the striped bass it is advisable to get a reliable one of which is available at probably any of the boat For the average fisherman with his and crappie are the main ingredients of an en joyable fishing Rigs to fish for these various fish and other in formation is of the three previously mentioned are one of best bets on the Baits are Bank picnic trailer areas and sanitary dumps are available at parks Bank fishing from this point to IGovt Property Potters Creek Park Canyon Lake North Park Canyon City Boats and bait and supplies are available at Canyon and Cranes Mill Park Guadalupe Park froul tlshing access Boat and bait are available at some of the camping areas Bank and wade fishing Camping fee areas XV 4A Bank and wade fishing Camping fee areas Bank fishing Campingfee TROUT RIG 12 Cast up and across stream letting current carry bait Fish into pockets on upstream bait salmon Bass prefer shaded These areas may be in wooded parts of a near weed boat piers or any other cover that provides 3 split shot depending on current PLASTIC WORM bass lure SUNFISH RIG quill float or small bobber bnit crayfish split shot hook 14 When lishinii loi whin nearly uny small plug or lly is IHII u lurn thai resembles the small shad is Since they ire sight yellow or pearl are the best spoons or live minnows are also CRAPPIE RIG swivel set float to fish deep hook line tesl Step 2 Step 1 Push hook through Step 2 Bury point in worm with eye imbedded in Use to slip weight bait minnows hooked through mouth line 10 for spinning 15 for casting hook 1 to long type This lure is generally fished slowly on the lake bottom near some underwater The worm is retrieved by slowly raising and lowering the rod which fishes the worm in a slow jigging The fisherman usually feels a gentle tap when the bass The hook must be set with a quick upward jerk of the Worm fishing requires patience and practice to master Most novice worm fishermen have difficulty in properly setting the available at any of the stores seen on the map and any other icehouses or places that sell fishing tackle and if you want to get down to exotic try the river below the dam where brown and rainbow trout are released by the Texas Parks and Wildlife In the state record was caught by a San Antonio woman last and it was the first trout she ever So Fishing report dont say its beginners because anyone can be a you have to realize that this lake and river are just twenty minutes from New Braunfels and they offer an unlimited amount of fishing both in species and AUSTIN Here is the fishing report compiled by the Parks and Wildlife Department CENTRAL BASTROP Water 84 normal level black bass fair to 5 pounds on skipjacks and Bush whackers hybrid striper slow crappie slow catfish fair to 4V4 pounds on stinkball around freshwater entry points on BUCHANAN Water in 78 four feet low black bass good to six pounds on crawdads and cranks striper good to 1 1 pounds trolling Hellbenders white bass slow to 25 fish on slab or spoon crappie good to 35 fish at Longbranch Marina at night catfish good to 28 pounds on live FAYETTE Water 83 normal level black bass fair to pounds on black worms catfish fairly good to 25 pounds on jugline bream GIBBONS CREEK Watei fairly 85 18 inches low black bass fair to five pounds but mostly under the 21 inch minimum size crappie very good to 50 fish per stringer to three pounds each catfish fairly slow but steady to 1 8 pounds on minnows with rod and LBJ Water 79 normal level black bass good to 4Vi pounds on blue firetail worms striper good to five pounds trolling yellow jigs white bass good to 30 fish on fish generally small crappie good to 40 fish at night from docks catfish good to 1 8 pounds on LIMESTONE Water 74 normal level black bass slow striper slow crappie good in deeper water to 80 fish per string white bass small to 40 fish per string in wooded areas around bridge catfish good to three pounds on SOMERVILLE Water normal level black bass slow crappie slow and small striper slow white bass good but small catfish good on trotline and rod and TRAVIS Water 80 seven feet low black bass fair to good early to four pounds on topwaters plastic grubs and live crawfish good later in deeper water all other fishing slow catfish good on Hotline and rod and NORTHEAST ATHENS Water 76 normal level black bass slow to five pounds on worms hybrid striper and white bass surface best baits are white or chrome lures and spinners and at 35foot depths with strings to 20 fish crappie picking up to 39 fish on jigs after a slow spring bluegill and sunfish good in good numbers on worms and crickets catfish fair with rod and reel with stinkball on BOB SANOLIN Water 80 normal level black bass slow crappie good to 16 fish per string under bridges on minnows catfish good to 28 pounds on live bait with BRIDGEPORT Water four feet low black bass good to six pounds in weeds and weedbeds or buzzbaits early and topwaters later white bass and hybrid striper good surfacing in shallow at Methodist and Boy Scout Camps on Hot Spots and RatLtraps crappie excellent in 12 feet of water to 30 fish per string on minnows catfish CEDAR CREEK Water slightly 79 normal level black bass slow to 3 to pounds to black worms hybrid suiper spotty and fair in open water at deep dropoffs crappy spotty and fair in 1 525 feet of water around deep stump and bridge pilings white bass so surfacing in late afternoon channel catfish good to four yellow catfish CYPRESS SPRINGS Water 78 normal level black bass picking up to six pounds on black worms at night crappie good at night ot 1 0 per string catfish good to five FORK Water 81 normal level black bass good to six 1 2 ounces pn dark worms crappie good to 65 fish per string on and jigs catfish very good to 19 pounds in good numbers on shrimp and nightcrawlers bream excellent to one pound on crickets and LAKE 0 THE PINES Watar normal level black bass fair to pounds on worms and Billy Bass lures hybrid striper crappie fair in 101 5 feet of water catfish fair to six pounds on worms and cutbait bream MARTIN CREEK Water one opt low bsjs air to three pounds on and Local report Canyon Lake Recent rains have slowed fishing but activity is expected to pick up by the stripers and catfish should be biting once the water clears Report courtesy Canyon Lake Lake McQueeney Murky water has hampered fishing on the although fishermen are taking in some catfish on Bass fishing is fairly Report courtesy the McQueeney 92 six iochej above normal jfeck eassUwV to nine ounces on iixinet grape several sixes crappie hot water hard on minnows catfish excellent to 12 pounds in 15 feet of water blue and yellow catfish good to 50 MOSS LAKE Water 75 normal level black bass fair to good to five pounds with stringers to 25 pounds on plastic worms crappie fair to 10 pounds in deep water on minnows white bass fair catfish good to 12 pounds on stinkball with rod and MURVAUL Water 78 normal level black bass good to seven pounds average four on black worms crappie slow on minnows around bridge and tower by dam catfish fair to good drifting with catalpa shad on PALESTINE Water normal level black bass good to five pounds on worms during topwaters early and late striper fair crappie off catfish fair to eight pounds on rod and TAWAKONI Water normal level black bass good to 6 M pounds on spinners striper and white bass good in good numbers on Lil spoons crappia fair in deep water to two pounds catfish good to seven pounds on trotline and drifting around SOUTHEAST CONROE Water 76 six inches low black bass fair during good at in fairly deep to six pounds on plastic worms and DE3 hybrid striper slow crappie good 12 per night fishing slowing early best white bass slow catfish good to 65 pounds grass carp excellent to 25 pounds in good numbers on Papa HOUSTON COUNTY Water 77 normal level black bass good to eight 13 mostly from 24 some late on strawberry or metalflake worms crappie real good to 50 fish per string in creek channels good still on to almost two pounds catfish fairly good to 9V4 pounds on trotline with live bait and LIVINGSTON Water 76 six inches above normal black bass fair to four pounds striper good below some around Pine Island white bass good to 100 fish per string crappie slow channel catfish good to two blue catfish good to 46 pounds yellow catfish good to 54 RAYBURN Water clear in slightly discolored in 76 normal level black bass fair to 6 pounds on worms In shallow water suiper slow white bass airy some schooling crappie good in 1820 feet of water in submerged brush on minnows bream good around shoreline catfish fairly good to six pounds on rod and TOLEDO BEND Water normal level black bass some early and late on topwaters and worms during midday striper good to 18 pounds with limits trolling with EW4 to dam on big Redfin bream excellent in 1825 feet of water crappie improving in 2026 feet of water on plastic jigs and veiling catfish few fishermen out White bass yellow bass SOUTH AMISTAD Water 72 22 feet low black bass fair to 10 nine ounces up Devils River on spinners striper slow to 23 pounds on 6090 feet of water vyhiw bass ex cellent in schools with white to 8fl fish par jibing out of schools How atflsb fair in 2Q few of eMMNIG Water pertly 88 eight inches low black best very few to 20 average 10 on shrimp striper fair to five pounds on spoons catfish good to five pounds on CALAVERAS Water 82 six inches low black bass good to five pounds on cranks hybrid striper good to four pounds on spoons and silver grubs yellow catfish good to 21 pounds on worms blue catfish good to five pounds on shrimp channelcatfish good to 2V4 pounds on perch and shad one corvina to two pounds on silver COLETO CREEK Lake creeks 86 normal level black bass fair to pounds crappie fairly good to 16 fish per string around Coletoville Bridge catfish good to six pounds in fairly good numbers on rod and reel with Bobs Catfish FALCON Water 27 feet low black bass fairly a few to seven pounds on lizards and spinners striper fair from 68 pounds white bass excellent around state park in big numbers catfish excellent but catch all you TEXANA Lower lake upper 80 normal level black bass fair to good from Jungle area north of Highway 59 on grape worms striper slow crappie fair to good above 59 with strings to 30 fish to two pounds white bass slow catfish good on lower end with blue catfish to 13 pounds on WEST FORT PHANTOM HILL Water winds fishing generally GREENBELT RESERVOIR Water 76 19 feet low black bass slow to seven pounds on trotline along with a good number of yearling bass white bass fair to 15 fishpor string walleye fairly good to three some to on jigs and nightcrawlers channel catfish fairly good to 10 average about two on HUBBARD CREEK Watei 73 four feet low black bass fair to throe pounds on chartreuse and white spinners striper good to 11 some trolling large spin crappie fair in deep water white bass spotty on topwaters channel catfish fairly slow to four MEREDITH Water 71 normal level black bass slow crappie fair to 25 fish white bass spotty catfish very good to 36 pounds on trotline good to 15 pounds on rod and reel with live bait walleye some to three pounds on worms in 4050 feet of FISHER Water 82 26 feet low black bass slow to five pounds on jig white bass and crappie no report catfish good on trotline boat launching POSSUM KINGDOM Water high 78 lake full black bass picking up loGA many twos on buzz baits and chuggers striper fairly slow crappie picking up but still fairly slow white bass spotty catfish fairly good to five pounds on trotline with live stinkball and REDBLUFF Water 77 16 feet low black bass slow hybrid striper and all fishing slow walleye fair to 1 A pounds on speck rigs and SPENCE Water 80 25 feet low striper fair to 21 pounds trolling in front of spillway in 2642 feet of water on Hellbenders and jigs black bass slow in creeks on worms crappie fair in Paint Creek on minnows catfish good on WHITE RIVER LAKE Water 75 normal level black bass fairly slow crappie fair walleye good to four pounds white bass slow catfish real good to 11 pounds on rod and COASTAL PALACIOS Trout mostly few keepers to three pounds in Palacious Matagorda Penninsula redfish mostly few keepers flounder plentiful to three pounds on shrimp along piers and turning basin black drum to 35 pounds at night from piers sheepshead to four croaker in creasing live bait Resources gained during Legislature Texas natural resources were another big winner during the 69th session of the Texas Ed Cox chairman of the Texas Parks and Wildlife noted that the State Water Plan was not the only major environmental legislation enacted this With the enactment of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Sunset including the General Appropriations the 69th Legislature continued its com mitment to the wise management and conservation of the states natural Cox The Wildlife Conservation Act of 1983 and the departments Sunset Legislation are two of the most significant pieces of legislation ever enacted regarding outdoor recreational he Important measures in the Sunset Legislation include A lifetime license endowment Designation of the agency with the primary responsibility for protecting the states fish and wildlife Important responsibilities regarding water Establishment of authority to increase Establishment of a penalty schedule for Parks and Wildlife Code Enhance positive identification measures for law enforcement Establishment of a civil liability for the recovery of value for certain species of Clarification and enhancement of the departments nongame Cox also cited the reauthorization of funding for the Local Park Fund following a twoyear absence as a very significant Other important pieces of legislation enacted include Senate Bill 609 Delegates responsibility for the regulation of shrimp and oysters to the Com Senate Bill 791 Saltwater fishing stamp and freshwater trout House Bill 1656 The Sport smans Rights Senate Bill 980 Regulation of transportation and commerce of fish Senate BUI 279 Freshwater fishing Let Us Tune Your Car AUTOMOTIVE AUDIO 368 LANDA SUITF P OOR OWNER GENE SAEGERT Auto KENWOOD Scan 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