I moved to Lubbock in Feb of 2009 and never wet a line in Lubbock City Limits until 2014. Even then it was almost by accident. In the spring of 2014 my brothers and a good buddy mine made our yearly excursion down the Guadalupe river in Kerrville, Texas USA. Our rental kayaks that year were horrible to say the least. Sitting in a pool of water for an entire day is not enjoyable. Although fishing with family and friends makes it tolerable I sure did’t want to do it again the following year. When we got back home I vowed to never be that uncomfortable for an entire day of fishing again. So the research began on what kayak I had to have before next years trip. During my kayak research is when the proverbial snowball started rolling downhill. Before long I found a few forums where people had mentioned there were largemouth being pulled out of some of the Canyon Lakes around town. There is not a ton of information about kayak fishing in Lubbock or in West Texas for that matter on the internet. Here at West Texas Kayak Fishing we try to help out anybody that is willing to put forth a little time and effort get into the sport of kayak fishing or just catch more fish without driving 2 hours and paying boat ramp fees. I don’t think any of us will ever spill the entire can of beans on our honey holes, but rest assured there are plenty of fish in Lubbock that are very kayak friendly. Lets not kid ourselves though… you probably wont pull a Texas Sharelunker out of these lakes any time soon, but I can almost guarantee you if you spend any amount of time on this website, but more time in the seat of your kayak, you will be able to put yourself in a favorable location to catch some largemouth in Lubbock City Limits.
If your interested in getting into some competitive kayak fishing be sure to check out our tournament trail for 2016 here. You don’t have to enter the tournaments to fish with us either. Just come out and meet some new people and fish with somebody.
Also don’t hesitate to create an account in the forums and introduce yourself or just chat it up. Chances are you will find a fellow West Texas Kayaker on here willing to brave the heat, wind, rain or snow and catch a few fish.