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Mark McGarrah with trophy Devils River Largemouth Bass

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Wednesday August 19, 2015; half day morning trip on the lower Guadalupe River in the warmwater section produced too many fish to count.  Hank Crumpton joined Expedition Outfitters guide Kevin Stubbs for a very productive trip.  We caught and released many largemouth and smallmouth bass, two Rio Grande Cichlids and lots of brightly colored sunfish.  Our go to fly was a yellow popper once again.  Expedition Outfitters offers guided fly fishing trips, fly fishing casting lessons, and Hill Country Fishing Guide trips in central Texas and beyond.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides River Report and Conditions:  Updated Thursday August 20. 2015;  Evening scouting trip at the third crossing below Canyon Lake revealed no people or fishermen whatsoever.  The weather was delightful with cool crisp 75 degree F  north winds.  What a welcome change from the Texas heat.  The bass were active with many top water strikes on the yellow popper.  The Canyon Dam release was 215 cfs.  Expedition Outfitters offers fly fishing guide trips. fly fishing  classes, lessons and instruction in the Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels Texas areas.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Saturday August 22, 2015; private fly fishing lesson with Jeremy Blackman and his lovely lady Jen produced two new fly fishers.  Jeremy had some experience but we honed his skills.  The Canyon Lake release was 215 cubic feet per second with the springs and creeks adding another 30 cfs to the flow.  Expedition Outfitters provides fly fishing lessons, classes and instruction on the spring fed rivers near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels, Texas.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Sunday August 23, 2015; Morning scouting trip on the upper Guadalupe River above Canyon Lake produced many Guadalupe Bass and brightly colored sunfish.  The flow at the Spring Gauge reads 125 cubic feet per-second for the Canyon Lake inflow.  The water was clear and clean with many sight casting opportunities.  Call us or email Expedition Outfitters for fly fishing trips near San Antonio, New Braunfels and Austin Texas.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides:  Guadalupe Fishing Report for Monday August 24th, 2015;  Early morning scouting trip on the upper Guadalupe River above Canyon Lake produced many brightly colored sunfish, Guadalupe Bass and a couple of small largemouth bass.  The go to fly fly was the yellow popper with white rubber legs.  Expedition Outfitters offers fly fishing guide trips, fly fishing lessons and fly fishing instruction in the Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels Texas areas.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Tuesday August 26, 2015; evening scouting trip on the upper Guadalupe River above Canyon Lake revealed lots of clear water, small rapids and riffles in the class I and II range in the boulder gardens.  The flow was about 125 cubic feet per second.  The weather was warm with high temps in the lower 90's F.  We caught and released many small Guadalupe River bass and also quit a few brightly colored sunfish on poppers and little streamers.  Expedition Outfitters offers guided fly fishing trips on Texas Hill Country Rivers.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Thursday August 27th, 2015; morning guide trip in the New Braunfels area downstream of Gruene yielded quite a few nice bass and brightly colored sunfish.  Canyon Dam release 207 cfs with creeks adding another 25-30 cfs. Top water patterns were the go to flies.   Expedition Outfitters has guided fly fishing trips in the Texas Hill Country near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels Texas.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Friday August 28, 2015 morning scouting trip in the warmwater section of the Guadalupe River produced many hard fighting bass and brightly colored sunfish.  Canyon Dam Release about 200 cubic feet per second with creeks and springs adding another 30 cfs.  The go to fly of the day was a yellow popper with white rubber legs.  Expedition Outfitters hosts fly fishing lessons, classes and instruction near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels Texas.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Updated Saturday August 29th, 2015; morning scouting at the third crossing on the Guadalupe River below Canyon Lake revealed no fishermen, no tubers or anyone whatsoever.  We caught and released many brightly colored sunfish and Guadalupe Bass.  Once again the yellow popper was our go to fly.  

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Sunday August 30, 2015; morning scouting trip on the upper Guadalupe River near Bergheim revealed a beautiful stretch of the river without any crowds.  We managed to catch and release many Guadalupe Bass on topwater patterns.  The flow was about 125 cfs with clear cool water.  Expedition Outfitters offers fly fishing guide trips, fly fishing  classes, lessons and instruction in the Texas Hill Country near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels Texas.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Tuesday September 1, 2015; morning scouting trip on the upper Guadalupe River above Canyon Lake revealed lots of hungry bass and sunfish.  The water was clear with the flow around 100 cubic feet per second.  The "go to fly" of the day was a lime green Clouser minnow.  The weather was very pleasant with early morning temps in the high 60's F. and afternoon highs around 89 degrees F.  Expedition Outfitters conducts fly fishing classes, lessons and instruction on the Hill Country Rivers near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels Texas.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Wednesday September 2, 2015; morning scouting trip at the third crossing below Canyon Lake revealed many Guadalupe Bass and feisty sunfish.  The most popular fly was the grasshopper pattern.  Many fish slammed it with wreckless abandon.  The weather was great with temps in the 70's F. and partly cloudy skies.  Expedition Outfitters teaches fly fishing classes, lessons and instruction in the Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels Texas areas.  The Canyon Dam release was 210 cubic feet per second with the local creeks adding another 30 cfs.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Friday August 4, 2015; morning scouting trip at the third crossing below Canyon Lake revealed no fisher persons, no tubers or rafters.  We had the river to ourselves.  The flow was about 220 cubic feet per second with an ice tea colored stain but still clear.  The bite was constant on topwater chartreuse poppers and nymphs dropped under them.  The weather was very pleasant with morning temps around 70 degrees F. and high temps of 92 degrees F.  Expedition Outfitters hosts guide fly fishing trips in the Texas Hill Country near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels Texas.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Sunday September 6, 2015; morning scouting trip at the third crossing below Canyon Lake revealed nobody.  No fishermen, tubers, or rafters.  This will surely change later today with the holiday crowd.  The Canyon Dam release from Canyon Lake is 205 cubic feet per second.  The water below Canyon Lake is clear and cool with an ice tea colored stain at 70.5 degrees F.  The sunfish and Guadalupe Bass were active taking our chartreuse popper off the surface.  The weather was beautiful with clear blue skies and comfortable temps.  Expedition Outfitters offers guided fly fishing trips, fly fishing lessons, fly classes and instruction in the Texas Hill Country near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels Texas.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Monday September 7, 2015 (Labor Day); evening scouting trip at the third crossing showed empty rivers and roadways.  Everybody went home to resume school and work.  Since there was nobody around we managed to catch and release quite a few Guadalupe Bass..."The State Fish of Texas."  Our go to pattern was the chartreuse hard body popper with white rubber legs.  We also caught and released quite a few brightly colored sunfish too.  Expedition Outfitters offer fly fishing classes, lessons and instruction near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels Texas.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Tuesday September 8, 2015; morning scouting trip at the third crossing below Canyon Lake revealed nobody.  The morning was beautiful with temps in the low 70's F. and high temps in the low 90's F.  Canyon Dam release 215 cubic feet per second.  We caught and released many Guadalupe Bass and Largemouth too.  The hot fly was the chartreuse popper.  We also had good strikes with green cone head streamers.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Wednesday September 9, 2015; evening scouting trip at the third crossing on the Guadalupe River below Canyon Lake produced many nice Guadalupe Bass and several brightly colored sunfish.  The chartreuse popper was the go to fly.  The Canyon Dam release and Guadalupe River flow was 207 cubic feet per second.  The weather was nice with temps in the high 70's F to 89 degrees F.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Monday September 21, 2015; morning scouting trip at the third crossing on the Guadalupe River below Canyon Lake revealed a massive Trico and BWO hatch.  There were small Guadalupe Bass and sunfish rising for the tasty treats.  There wasn't any fishermen in the area and the tubers are long gone.  It's a good time to be on the river.  Expedition Outfitters offers guided fly fishing trips on the Hill Country rivers near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels Texas.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Thursday September 24, 2015; morning scouting trip at the third crossing on the Guadalupe River below Canyon Lake showed a massive Trico and Blue Winged Olive hatch.  There were clouds of the bugs with swallows, dragonflies, small bass and sunfish feeding on them.  The release rate from Canyon Lake was 200 cubic feet per second.  The water was pretty clear with an ice tea colored stain.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Friday September 25th, 2015; Canyon Dam release is 200 cfs.  The water is relatively clear with an ice tea colored stain.  There were no fishermen at the third crossing this morning.  There was a nice Trico and BWO hatch with rising sunfish and small bass.  Expedition Outfitters offers fly fishing guide trips on the spring fed Hill Country Rivers in Texas.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Saturday September 26, 2015; half day morning trip on the warmwater section of the Guadalupe River yielded quite a few bass, sunfish and a Rio Grande Cichlid.  We had our best luck when we switched from heavy sub surface patterns to topwater patterns.  The weather was perfect with cool morning temps and clear skies.  The Canyon Lake release was 200 cubic feet per second.  Expedition Outfitters hosts fly fishing guide trips in the Texas Hill Country near San Antonio, Austin and New Braunfels Texas.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Monday September 28. 2015; evening observations at the third crossing on the Guadalupe River below Canyon Lake revealed no tourists whatsoever.  The water was cool and clear with an ice tea colored stain.  It's a great time to be on Texas Rivers and enjoy your solitude.  The Canyon Dam release was 207 cubic feet per second.  Expedition Outfitters offers guided fly fishing trips on the Texas Hill Country Rivers near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels Texas.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Tuesday September 29th, 2015; half day guide trip with private jet pilots Kipp and Jim from Los Angeles California yielded lots of explosive strikes from bass and sunfish.  Unlike their poetic skills flying the Gulfstream Jet they arrived in...several fish proved hard to land.  Even with several wily hook ups, Kipp caught and released some beautiful fish.  Expedition Outfitters offers fly fishing guide trips in the Texas Hill Country near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels, Texas.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Sunday October 4, 2015; Jeremy Compton and his son joined us for a half day instructional/fly fishing trip.  The morning started off cool with temps in the mid 50's F.  After a couple of hours the temps climbed and there was a prolific Mayfly hatch.  There were Trico's and PMD's and Hexagenias too.  The small bass and sunfish were feeding on this feast.  We managed to catch and release quite a few fish during this period.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Monday October 5th, 2015; morning observations at the third crossing on the Guadalupe River revealed no fishermen or anyone whatsoever.  The weather was great with morning temps in the low 60's F. with partly cloudy skies.  We caught and released many nice Guadalupe Bass and several sunfish.  Expedition Outfitters offers fly fishing guide trips on the Texas Hill Country Rivers near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels Texas.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  October 8th, 2015.  Evening observations at the third crossing on the Guadalupe River below Canyon Lake revealed no one.  No tubers, no kayakers, and no fishermen.  The conditions were great with clear blue skies and comfortable temps in the 70's F.  There was a prolific Mayfly hatch earlier today.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Friday October 9, 2015; instructional fly fishing trip with Caleb and Frank produced quite a few fish.  The weather was perfect with partly cloudy skies and pleasant temps in the 70's F.  Our new fly fishers were successful at landing sunfish and bass.  Caleb even caught two bass with one cast (he was using two flies).  The water was relatively clear with an ice tea stain.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Sunday October 11, 2015; morning scouting trip on the upper Guadalupe River above Canyon Lake revealed clear water conditions with beautiful weather and clear blue skies.  The temps were perfect in the low 60's F and low humidity.  Our short trip from Bergheim to Edge Falls Road didn't take very long and yielded lots of Guadalupe Bass and brightly colored sunfish.  The yellow popper with white rubber legs was our go to fly.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Tuesday October 13, 2015; morning scouting trip on the warmwater section near New Braunfels produced quite a few eager sunfish and smallmouth bass.  We also caught and released a nice largemouth bass in the 4lb class.  It fought hard and doubled a six weight rod to its limits.  This wily LMB fell for a brown Clouser minnow.  Expedition Outfitters offers fly fly fishing classes, lessons, instruction and guided rafting trips on the spring fed Hill Country rivers near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels Texas.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions: Wednesday October 14, 2015; evening scouting trip at the third crossing on the Guadalupe River below Canyon Lake showed no body whatsoever.  No fishermen, tubers, kayakers or tourists.  There was a prolific mayfly hatch around 10:00 am with little bass, minnows and sunfish rising to the hatch.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Thursday October 15, 2015; morning scouting trip on the upper Guadalupe River above Canyon Lake showed crystal clear water and low flows in the 60 cfs range.  The Guadalupe Bass were the first to reach the fly with small "male" largemouth challenging the Guads for dominance.  The weather was perfect with morning temps in the high 50's F. and evening temps in the low 90's F.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Friday October 16, 2015; evening scouting trip at the third crossing below Canyon Lake revealed no fishermen, tubers, or kayakers.  The weather was beautiful with temps in the high 80's F.  We caught and released quite a few Guadalupe Bass and brightly colored sunfish.  The lucky fly of the day was a yellow popper with white rubber legs.  Expedition Outfitters offers guided fly fishing trips in the Texas Hill Country near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels Texas.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Saturday October 17, 2015; morning scouting trip on the upper Guadalupe River above Canyon Lake showed crystal clear waters and small rapids and riffles.  The flow is back down from the spring and summer with good fishing conditions.  The Guadalupe Bass were active with quite a few fish smashing topwater patterns.  We also caught and released a couple of White Bass on Clouser Minnows.  Expedition Outfitters offers fly fishing classes, lessons and instruction in the Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels areas.

Devils River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Monday October 19, 2015; first day of a two day trip on the Devils River near the confluence of Lake Amistad produced too many smallmouth bass to count.  Luckily, we had two highly skilled fishermen making the guide look good.  The weather was perfect with overcast skies in the morning and partly cloudy skies in the afternoon.  Our best smallie is pictued below.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Friday October 23, 2015:  We cancelled our guide trip today because of the threat of heavy rain-showers and thunderstorms. 

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Wednesday October 28, 2015; evening scouting trip at the third crossing on the Guadalupe River downstream of Canyon Lake revealed a prolific caddis hatch.  There quite a few small bass and sunfish grabbing them off the surface.  The day was beautiful with temps in the low 80's and clear blue skies.  Expedition Outfitters offers fly fishing classes, lessons and instruction in the Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels areas.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:   Thursday October 29; Evening scouting trip on the lower Guadalupe below Canyon Lake revealed beautiful weather with temps in the 70's and clear blue skies.  We caught and released several Guadalupe Bass on topwater patterns.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Sunday November 1st, 2015; evening scouting trip at the third crossing showed diminished flows from the flash flood with clear blue skies and temps in the 70's F.  The water was still chocolate with muddy color.  it should be fishable in a couple of days.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Monday November 2, 2015; evening observations at the third crossing on the Guadalupe River below Canyon Lake showed clearing water and better fishing conditions.  There were numerous smallmouth and largemouth bass attacking our flies.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:Wednesday November 4, 2015; Evening observations at the third crossing below Canyon Lake showed flood release levels from Canyon Lake.  Even though the Guadalupe is too high to fish, the Llano is at the perfect level of 125 cfs near Mason Texas.  

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Thursday November 5th, 2015; evening observations at the third crossing on the Guadalupe River below Canyon Lake showed more flood releases from canyon Dam in the 6,000 cfs range.  This level is too high to fish but we expect fishable flows and levels in a couple of more days.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Friday November 6, 2015;  morning rainshowers gave way to partly cloudy skies in the afternoon.  Canyon Dam flow was reduced to 800 cubic feet per second giving us an opportunity to resume fishing guide trips.  We'll let you know tomorrow how the "catching" is.  Expedition Outfitters has fly fishing classes, lessons, instruction and guide trips in the Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels areas.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Saturday November 7, 2015; evening observations on the Guadalupe River Below Canyon Lake revealed better fishing conditions with the river clearing and the rains subsiding.  Tomorrow we'll be out there making it happen.  Expedition Outfitters offers fly fishing classes, lessons and instruction near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels Texas.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Sunday November 8, 2015; Observations at the third crossing on the Guadalupe River below Canyon Lake revealed clearing skies with lower river flows and clearing water conditions.  We managed to catch and release a few nice Guadalupe Bass today.  The ticket was a really small olive Clouser Minnow.  If you stripped it fast it worked.  If you didn't...well hell, it didn't work.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing trips, fly fishing lessons, instruction and classes in the Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels areas.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  November 10, 2015; Canyon Dam release 1,000 cubic feet per second.  The day was overcast with a little bit of light rain.  The water was stained a a little bit muddy.  Chris Jackson and Alvin Dedeaux fished from Rio Guadalupe Resort to Rocky Beach and picked up some nice fish including a fat smallmouth and beautiful silver striped bass.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Wednesday November 11, 2015;  Canyon Dam release 1,000 cubic feet per second. Float trip with Chris Jackson from Action Angler showed some good whitewater and class III rapids in places.  We brought several fish to the boat but the most memorable fight was a chunky largemouth bass that jumped several times and ran like crazy.  

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Thursday November 12, 2015; evening scouting trip showed Canyon Dam release of 1,000 cubic feet per second.  This made for a nice flow with class III rapids in places.  The striper and black bass bite is on with topwater action.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Friday November 13, 2015; scouting trip on the upper Guadalupe River near Bergheim showed beautiful water with flows around 150 cfs,  The bass and sunfish were on with many fish caught and released on topwater patterns.  The weather was beautiful with temps in the high 50's F and 60's.  Expedition Outfitters conducts guided fly fishing trips on the Guadalupe River and other Texas Hill Country streams.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Saturday November 14th, 2015;  Canyon Dam release is 600 cubic feet per second; the creeks and springs are adding another 100 cubic feet per second.  The water is clearing with an olive green tint.  The weather was perfect with morning temps in the high 50's F and afternoon temps in the high 60's F.  Today, we got a combination of largemouth and smallmouth bass on topwater patterns. Yellow poppers were the ticket.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Sunday November 15, 2015; Canyon Dam release app. 600 cubic feet per second with creeks and springs adding another 100 cfs with clear water conditions with green tint.  Sam Wood from the U.K. (he's a Boeing 777 pilot for British Airways) joined Expedition Outfitters guide Kevin Stubbs for a five mile float.  We caught and released too may fish to count.  The weather was mostly overcast with a little sunshine in the afternoon.  Luckily Sam had good experience going into this and things went smoothly.  The best fly of the day:  believe it or not...Bitch Creek Nymph.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions:  November 17. 2015;  Canyon dam release 600 cfs; the creeks and springs are adding another 100 cfs.  We cancelled our trip today because of rainy conditions; we'll be out there tomorrow!

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  November 18, 2015; Canyon dam release 600 cubic feet per second; the creeks and springs are adding additional clear water.  We caught and released several nice smallmouth and largemouth bass in the warmwater section of the Guadalupe River.  The chartreuse Clouser was the ticket.  The skies were clear blue with temps in the low 50's F - 70's F.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Updated Friday November 20, 2015;  Canyon Dam release 600 cubic feet per second...evening scouting trip near the third crossing produced several nice Guadalupe Bass and some colorful sunfish.  The battles were hard fought on a three weight rod using dry flies to entice the quarry.  The weather was perfect with clear blue skies and temps in the 70's F.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Gudes Report and River Conditions: Saturday November 21, 2015.  Evening scouting trip on the lower Guadalupe below Canyon Lake revealed high winds and adverse conditions.  A strong cold front hit us with a blast of cold air and high winds.  It was a good idea to postpone fishing until tomorrow when the conditions should be better.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Tuesday November 24, 2015;  Guadalupe River Chapter of Trout Unlimited stocked several thousand full sized rainbow trout in the Guadalupe River today.  The weather was overcast with temps in the 50's and 60's F.  Please see the video below.

Guadalupe River trout Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Wednesday November 25, 2015; evening observations at the third crossing below Canyon Lake revealed a few fishermen targeting Guadalupe Rainbow trout.  The weather was overcast with rain showers.   

Guadalupe Trout Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Friday November 27, 2015;  Canyon Dam release 150 cfs, water is clear with green tint.  Quite a few fishermen and fisherwomen at the the third crossing and good catching success.  Most of the fish crashed hopper patterns.  Guess they were hungry.  We also caught and released some nice rainbows on nymphs and streamers.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Tuesday December 1, 2015; morning scouting trip at the fourth crossing produced several nice Guadalupe Trout on nymphs.  The flow was over 600 cfs but we used enough split shot to get our flies to the proper depth. 

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Wednesday December 2, 2015; Guadalupe trout fishing trip with Laura Drake from Midland Texas and her buddy Greg produced several hook ups with Guadalupe trout.  The weather was perfect with afternoon temps in the high 60's F and clear blue skies.  The successful flies were the lowly wooly bugger and stone fly nymphs with double brass beads.  

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Friday December 4, 2015; half day trip with Doug Donahue and his buddy Ron produced some nice Guadalupe Trout.  The weather was perfect with clear blue skies and afternoon temps in the high 60's F.  The release from Canyon Dam was 600 cfs making for some nice rapids in places.  The hot fly of the day was the San Juan worm.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Saturday December 6. 2015; six mile float with Josh and Jeff from Dallas produced some nice Guadalupe Trout on nymphs.  The day was beautiful with clear blue skies and comfortable temps reaching 65 degrees F. today.  The Canyon Dam release was about 600 cubic feet per second with the creeks and springs adding another 50 cfs.  Our best fly of the trip was the Prince Nymph with a Drowned Trico Spinner as the dropper.  There was a prolific Trico and PMD hatch, but no rising fish in the higher flows.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Tuesday December 8, 2015; evening scouting trip at the third crossing on the Guadalupe River below Canyon Lake revealed several fly fishers.  There was a a prolific BWO, Trico and a few Caddis near dark.  Canyon Dam release is 565 cubic feet per second with creeks and springs adding another 50 cfs.  Several nice Guadalupe trout were caught on nymphs under an indicator.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Updated Wednesday December 9, 2015  Afternoon scouting trip from Rio to L and L produced several nice Guadalupe trout on Nymphs.  The ticket was the Prince Nymph dropped under a chartreuse yarn egg pattern.  The day was beautiful with clear blue skies in the high 70's F.  Canyon Dam release was 575 cubic feet per second with creeks and springs adding another 50 cfs of flow.  Expedition Outfitters offers fly fishing guide trips, lessons and instruction on the spring fed Texas Hill Country streams and rivers near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels Texas.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Friday December 11, 2015; Canyon Dam release about 575 cubic feet per second.  Evening scouting trip at the third crossing revealed a couple of happy fishers with clear blue skies and temps in the lower 80's F.  The two ladies we saw were hooked up with Guadalupe Trout.  They were nymphing with indicators and double flies with split shot to get down.  We asked what they were using, and they replied "flies".

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Saturday December 12, 2015; Barry and Ethan from Houston joined us for a six mile float on the lower Guadalupe River below Canyon Lake.  The Canyon Dam release was about 600 cubic feet per second making for some nice whitewater rapids in places.  Our guys were pretty sharp in their presentation but we had a tough day with high winds and lots of leaves in the water snagging our hooks.  Nobody (other guide boats) did that well because of adverse conditions.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Monday December 14, 2015; half day morning guide trip with Staci Trang from Los Angeles California produced a new fly fisher.  The weather was beautiful with clear blue skies and high temps in the 70's F.  Staci hooked and fought a nice rainbow trout in the three pound range that pulled like a bulldozer against the six weight fly rod.  It was nice having a pretty lady on the boat!

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  December 15, 2015; evening scouting trip at the third crossing on the Guadalupe River below Canyon Lake showed beautiful weather with afternoon temps in the mid 70's F.  Canyon Dam release was 575 cfs with creeks adding another 50-60 cfs.  Guadalupe trout were hitting on nymphs with long leaders.  The strike indicator provided the moment to strike and set the hook.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Wednesday December 16, 2015; Evening scouting trip with friends near the second crossing produced a couple of nice rainbows.  They nailed our purple buggers.  The sky was clear blue with calm winds and temps in the mid 60's F.  There was no one else on our part of the river.  The Canyon Dam release was around 600 cfs and the creeks and springs are adding another 50 cfs.  The water was green with a chalky stain and temps in the low 60's F.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Thursday December 17th, 2015; evening scouting trip with friends produced some nice fish.  Canyon Dam release was 575 cfs,  The water was stained green with 2 feet of visibility.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Saturday December 19, 2015; Canyon Dam release was 575 cubic feet per second with creeks and springs adding another 50 cfs.  The water was relatively clear with chalky green tint.   The weather was fantastic with clear blue skies and temps in the high 60's F.  The hot fly of the day, during a trip with friends was the San Juan Worm.  Expedition Outfitters offers guided fly fishing trips and fly fishing classes, lessons an instruction in the Texas Hill Country near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels Texas.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Sunday December 20, 2015; Carey Wood and his buddy Ben joined us from Houston.  The river flow was about 700 cfs including creek and spring flow.   The weather was overcast and light rain at times, with relatively high winds.  Even with adverse conditions we managed to land and release unharmed, several Guadalupe Trout.  The best fly of the day was the Prince Nymph.  The guys are pictured below with a couple of our fish.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Tuesday December 22, 2015; evening scouting trip at the third crossing produced a good representation of the Guadalupe River condition.  The Canyon Dam release was 575 cfs.  The fly of the day was the "Prince Nymph" again with the majority of the guides reporting.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Updated Wednesday December 23, 2015; evening scouting trip with friends at the fourth crossing produced several nice Guadalupe trout on streamers and nymphs.  The hot fly of the day was the Clouser Minnow.  The weather was beautiful with high temps in the low 80's F.  The Canyon Dam release was 575 cfs with creeks and springs adding another 50 cfs.  Expedition Outfitters offers fly fishing guide trips on the Texas Hill Country rivers.

Guadalupe River Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Updated Thursday  December 24, 2015...Christmas Eve!  The weather in the lower Guadalupe River Valley didn't look like winter.  The morning started out with clear blue skies but the fog rolled in about 8:30 am and overcast skies followed for a couple of hours.  The afternoon was beautiful with clear blue skies and temps in the mid 70's F.  The release from Canyon Dam was 575 cubic feet per second.  A quick scouting trip with friends produced several nice Guadalupe trout on nymphs.  The Nymph formerly known as Prince was the best producer on a tandem rig.









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