Canyon Lake

Current Temperature:

Est Water Temperature:
67° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
29.97 (Normal)

Wind Speed:
North-West at 05 Knots (6 MPH)

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Canyon Lake
National Pro Reports

Old Hickory Lake, TN
Fishing on Old Hickory is on FIRE!!! WE have been running very successful trips over the last week with good number and quality and look for the good days to continue. The fish have made a big push u... [more]

-Ian Huey

Texas Reports

Benbrook Lake, TX
Clear fork level off 377 is better today after Sunday rain. Still no sandies. Carp are spawning. Maybe another week before White bass work up from lake. April 7, 2015. ... [more]

Canyon Lake General Information
Welcome to Canyon Lake fishing report page. Here you will find all the information you need to make the best decisions for today's fishing. Current weather including air temperature, barometric pressure, wind speed and direction are continuously updated throughout the day. Canyon Lake water temperature is one of the vital statistics included on this page. We also include the moon phase as full and new moons are generally better fishing times. Help in choosing what time to hit the water with daily sunrise and sunset times plus moon rise and moon set times. We would love to hear how your fishing trip went, feel free to share your days success on the community report page. Good luck and we hope you catch a full bag today!

Canyon Lake with its steep rocky banks, isolated flooded timber, and clear water typical of a highland reservoir produces some excellent fishing. As you move up the river the water typically becomes more stained, and its typicall to use the slightly stained water to you advantage when fishing largemouth on Canyon Lake. Typcical cover for game fish on Canyon Lake includes lake rock ledges, rock piles, steep drop-offs, flooded timber, and a few marinas. The river portion of the reservoir is dominated by flooded timber, rock ledges, and laydowns. When the water level is high, largemouth bass anglers typically concentrate on the flooded terrestrial vegetation.


Inpoundment Type:

Surface Area (acres):

Lake Management:
State Park



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Normal Elevation (ft):

Boat Access:
Paved Ramps

Boat Limits:
No Restrictions

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Canyon Lake Largemouth Bass Fishing

[ Largemouth Bass Info ]
Canyon Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
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Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
67 degrees in in the largemouth bass prime water temperature range and fishing should be good right now. Baitfish are much more active in this water temperature and the largemouth bass will be feeding aggressively throughout the day. This is a great time of year to be on the water.
Canyon Lake Smallmouth Bass Fishing

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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass are generally their most active at 67. Baitfish are much more active in this water temperature and the smallmouth bass will be feeding aggressively throughout the day.
Canyon Lake Crappie Fishing

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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Crappie will be coming off of the spawn now. Fish will be feeding much more aggressively making up for lost time eating during the spawn. Crappie will start moving back to their typical structure of choice and should be getting into schools again in the old river channels. It?s time to hit the water. Have fun today!
Canyon Lake Catfish Fishing

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- catch carp with mixture of peanut butter and bread. then use carp as cut bait
Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The water temperature is climbing and the catfish will start becoming more active now. The catfish spawn is right around the corner and generally all catfish species will be looking to spawn. Blue catfish, flathead and channel catfish spawn in much the same areas. Mostly spawning in deep tree lay downs that have lots of shade, holes in the bank, sunken barrels and tires. With baitfish becoming active, it?s time to catch some small sunfish, bluegill, shad and frogs and getting the line in the water.
Canyon Lake Spotted Bass Fishing

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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
In the 67 degrees range, spotted bass are generally their most active at this water temperature. Baitfish are much more active in this water temperature and the spotted bass will be feeding aggressively throughout the day.
Canyon Lake White Bass Fishing

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- White bass are beginning the white bass run on Canyon lake. Trolling variations of white and
silver colored shallow crank baits have proven successful. Up river hold the vast majority of the
white bass population during the white bass run. Get on the water between now and the next
few weeks because the white bass run will be over before you know it.
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Canyon Lake Striped Bass Fishing

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- Striped bass at Canyon Lake seem to school near the dam area in late evenings and at night.
Fishing dead or live 3-4\" shad, perch or goldfish 2-3\' off the bottom in 40-60\' have proven
successful. Using this strategy also produces large blue catfish.
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Canyon Lake Solar and Lunar Conditions
Current Lunar Fishing Tip:
New Moon fishing can be at its best. The gravitational pull on the earth is at its peak when the moon and sun are rising and setting at the same time of day. This combination can generate extraordinary fishing opportunities especially if combined with perfect weather variances. The new moon may have the fish extremely aggressive and actively hunting for food. Try fishing a little faster today and with several different baits and techniques. When fish are more aggressive, its always fun to fish a little more aggressive. Watch the peak fishing times and make sure you are on the water during that part of the day to take full advantage of today?s solar/lunar peaks. Have a great day!
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Moon Phase:

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Days to Full

20:01 CST

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