Fly Fishing Texas
Southwest Fly Fishing San Marcos River Cover Story

Fly Fishing Texas Hill Country
Tiffany Fluitt Yeates owner of Gruene Outfitters

Look for the San Marcos River cover story in Southwest Fly Fishing Magazine.  
It features Gruene Outfitters owner Tiffany Fluitt Yeates and Expedition Outfitters' guide Kevin Stubbs.

The San Marcos River begins within the city limits of San Marcos gushing from large springs.  The water is crystal clear and near 72 degrees year round.  It is fed directly by the Edwards Aquifer.  This very spot is the most continually inhabited area in North America.  There is paleo evidence dating back over 10,000 years.  The spring flow fluctuates with the level of the aquifer.  There are endangered species of plants and wildlife that exist nowhere else on earth.  It is a prime fishery and a great place to swim and snorkel.

The San Marcos River trends eastward crossing Interstate 35 on its course to join the Guadalupe River near the town of Gonzales.  It meanders through rural farm and ranch country classified as black land prairie.  There are urban sections punctuated with riverside homes and ranchettes.  Most of the float is protected by a tree shaded canopy, of cypress, pecan, oak and willow trees.  Parts of the bank are covered in tropical vegetation, including native palmetto palm trees and Texas wild rice.

San Marcos River Fly Fishing Guides Near Austin Texas
San Marcos River Fly Fishing Guides Near Austin Texas

Float Trips:
We float the upper and lower San Marcos. 
The upper stretch is within the city limits and harbors
good bass fishing.  The lower stretch is more scenic with less fishing pressure.  Longer distances are covered on the lower part of the river, but it has quite a few oxygenated riffles and runs.  There are class I-II rapids at certain flows.  The smallmouth generally hold in the moving water and the largemouth are generally found in the still pools.
Our float trips are aboard a customized 14 foot whitewater raft.  There are casting platforms fore and aft for the fishers to stand on.  The guide sits in the center of the boat and rows.
Our trips include all instruction, equipment, lunch and drinks.
Day trips are 7-9 hours duration.  Total Cost: $500.00 per day...up to 2 people (not per person),
Half day trip: $350.00
Groups up to 10 by special arrangement.
All trips catch and release.
Call: 210-602-9284 or, to reserve your trip.

San Marcos River Fly Fishing Guides
San Marcos River Fly Fishing Guides
Hill Country Fly Fishing Guide Trip
Always practice catch and release!

Fly Fishing Texas Guide Trip
Jim Shulin on lower San Marcos

Hill Country Fishing Guide Trip
Long eared sunfish

Fly Fishing Lessons and Guided Trips
Scuba Diver Inspecting the Opening to the Aquifer