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McLean Bowman with 10 lb Devils River Largemouth Bass

Guadalupe Trout Guide Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Sunday January 13, 2019; Canyon Lake Dam outflow was 745 cfs with clear water conditions.  Greg Beeber and his son James joined us for a 3 mile float in the Trophy Trout section of the Guadalupe River.  The weather started out brisk with morning temps in the low 40's F. but it quickly warmed to the low 60's with clear blue skies.  Our beat was pretty busy with quite a few guide boats on the water.  We were hoping for a Trico or BWO hatch but it didn't happen so we decided to drift worm and egg patterns.  The guys were challenged because this was their first time to actually fly fish.  We had some action but our hook sets and fighting skills were in the development stage and let some good fish get away.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing trips on the Guadalupe, San Marcos, Llano, Devils River and others.

Guadalupe Trout Guide Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Updated Monday January 14, 2019; two hour private fly fishing lesson with Brenda and Ronan from Austin Texas produced two new fly fishers.  The release from Canyon Lake Dam was 745 cfs with clear water conditions.  The weather was cool with temps in the high 40's but rose to the 50's as the day progressed.  The new fly fishers listened carefully and they caught on quickly.  We didn't see a hatch but it was one of those days to use meat flies like worm and egg imitations.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing trips, lessons and instruction near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels, Texas.

Guadalupe Trout Guide Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions: Wednesday January !5, 2019; we rescheduled our trips today because the US Army Corps of Engineers was supposed to increase flows from 745 cfs to 1,200 cfs.  Instead they reversed their decision to increase flow and continued to release 745 cfs.   The weather was overcast with light rain and overcast skies.  The temps topped out at 61 degrees F.  There was a light hatch with BWO's and a few Tricos coming off.  Expedition Outfitters offers guided fly fishing trips, lessons and instruction near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels Texas.

Guadalupe Trout Guide Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Updated Wednesday January !6, 2019;  The report from Comal County WORD declared the US Army Corps of Engineers plan to change the release from 745 cfs to 1,200 cfs was rescinded and is planned for next Tuesday.  The current level of Canyon Lake is holding steady.  We had a great two hour fly fishing lesson with Cameron and Lisa and they caught on quickly.  There was a nice Trico and BWO hatch and a few Caddis in the evening.  Even with all of that activity there were no rising fish.  Expedition Outfitters offers guided fly fishing trips near Austin,San Antonio and New Braunfels Texas.

Guadalupe Trout Fly Fishing Guide Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Friday January 18, 2019; Half day morning trip with Don Walden and Lars from Austin produced some action on a stonefly nymph.  We hooked and fought a huge brown trout in the 4lb range.  We also landed a nice rainbow on a San Juan Worm.  The release from Canyon Lake was 745 cfs with clear water conditions.  The weather was overcast with light rain at times with temps in the mid 50's F.  We didn't see a hatch but we dead drifted nymphs and tried streamers too.  The streamers were not effective yesterday.  Expedition Outfitters offers guided fly fishing trips on the Texas Hill Country Rivers near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels.

Guadalupe Trout Guide Fly Fishing report and River Conditions: Updated Sunday January 20, 2019; half day morning float with Teagan and Kurt produced two new fly fishers.  The release from Canyon Lake Dam was reduced to 330 cfs with clear water conditions.  The day started out cool with temps in the low 30's F.  The sun was shining with clear blue skies and temps warming into the high 60's.  We worked with the GRTU Youth Trout camp and we had a great time!  There was a nice mayfly hatch in the evening but the fish were not rising to the tasty bugs.

Guadalupe Trout Guide Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Thursday January 10, 2019; half day trip with Larry Vaughn and his son Andrew from Katy was greeted with nice weather despite the forecasts.  The skies were partly cloudy with temps in the low 60's F.  The release from Canyon Lake Dam was 743 cfs with clear water conditions.  There weren't too many fishermen on our section which was pleasant.  We got some action on the golden stone fly nymph but the San Juan Worm out performed the other flies we tried.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing excursions, lessons and instruction on the Texas Hill Country Rivers near Austin, New Braunfels and San Antonio.

Guadalupe Trout Guide Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Wednesday January 23, 2019; Tommie and Michelle joined Kevin Stubbs for a 8  mile float from Rio to Bezdek's.  We got numerous hook ups and we also jumped a six to seven pound rainbow while floating past Action Angler.  The release from Canyon Lake Dam was 1,300 cubic feet per second with clear water conditions.  We saw a few Mayflies hatching but nothing rising to the little bugs.  We also encountered clear blue skies with temps that topped out into the upper 50's F.  There were some nice rapids approaching class III in some places.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing trips on the Guadalupe and other rivers in the Texas Hill Country.

Guadalupe River Trout Fishing Guide Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions: Updated  Thursday January 24, 2019; Canyon Lake Dam release was 1,300 cfs with clear water conditions.  Larry from Manhatten NY joined us for a 3 mile float.  The weather was clear blue skies and temps in the mid 60's F. by afternoon.  We didn't see any bugs hatching but we had a rainbow trout attempt to eat our indicator.  Overall the action was slow with the fish being spread out with the high flows but we did manage to get through with some success.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing trips on the Texas Hill Country Rivers near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels.

Guadalupe Trout Fishing Guide Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions: Friday January 25, 2019; Two hour private fly fishing lesson with Ken from Montgomery Texas produced a new fly fisher.  The release from Canyon Lake Dam was 1,300 cubic feet per second with clear water conditions.  The weather was cool with temps in the mid 50's F with partly cloudy skies and relatively calm winds.  We learned the pick up set down cast, roll cast and Ken did a great job with distance casting too.  We also studied insect stages and fly selection.  Expedition Outfitters provides trout fishing guides on the Guadalupe and other Texas Hill Country Rivers near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels.

Guadalupe Trout Fishing Guide Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Updated Saturday January 26, 2019; private fly fishing lesson with Geraldo and Tina from Austin produced two new fly fishers.  The weather was a little rainy early in the morning but cleared by our meeting time with blue skies and temps in the mid 50's F.  The release from Canyon Lake Dam was 1,300 cfs with clear water conditions.  We didn't witness a hatch on our part of the river but conditions might have favored one elsewhere.  Geraldo and Tina were sharp and listened to the instructor carefully making things easier for everyone.  In the matter of a couple of hours they were both distance casting and learned to double haul too!  Expedition Outfitters offers guided fly fishing trips, lessons and instruction on the Texas Hill Country Rivers near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels.

Guadalupe Trout Guide Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Updated Sunday January 27, 2019; private fly fishing lesson with Rhonda and Katy produced two new fly fishers.  The release from Canyon Lake Dam was 1,300 cfs with clear water conditions.  We saw a nice Mayfly hatch in the afternoon but no fish rising for the tasty bugs.  The weather was nice with morning temps in the high 50's and afternoon temps in the high 60's F.  There were lots of guide boats on the water today but there wasn't any crowding.  Expedition Outfitters provides fly fishing guide trips, lessons and instruction on the Texas Hill Country Rivers near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels.

Guadalupe Trout Fly Fishing Guide Fishing Report and River Conditions: Updated Monday January 28, 2019; The river flow was 1,300 cfs with clear water conditions.  The weather was beautiful with high temps in the low 70's F with clear blue skies.  We saw some Trico's hatching and some Caddis too.  There were no fish rising to the bugs.  There were very few guide boats on the river today and that was good.  We dead drifted nymphs while hosting Larry and Max from Houston.  The highlight was a brief battle with a Guadalupe Rainbow Trout in the 7 pound range.  The fish kicked our ass and got away.  Expedition Outfitters offers guided fly fishing trips on the Texas Hill Country Rivers near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Updated Tuesday January 29, 2019; Two hour private fly fishing lesson with Emma and Rocky from Austin produced two new fly fishers.  The weather was cool in the morning with temps in the high 30's F. but it rapidly warmed with clear blue skies to the 60 degree mark.  The release from Canyon Lake Dam was 1,300 cfs with clear water conditions.  We saw a few BWO's coming off but no fish rising to the little bugs.  There were also some caddis but no risers either.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing trips on the Texas Hill Country Rivers near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels.

Guadalupe Trout Guide Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Updated Wednesday January 30, 2019; Five and a half mile float with Jamie and his buddies from all over the states produced too many Guadalupe Trout to count.   Literally in the double digits for a two boat trip of 4 clients and two guides.  We caught and released more rainbows than browns but the browns were beautiful too with bright colors signalling the spawn.  Our best flies were girdle bugs and Prince nymphs.  The weather was beautiful with partly cloudy skies and cool temps in the high 40's and 50's F.  The release from Canyon Lake Dam was 832 cfs with clear water conditions.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing trips, lessons and instruction near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels.

Guadalupe Trout Fishing Guide Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Friday February 1, 2019; two boat Guadalupe River guide trip with Eugene Wilson and his group of four from Katy produced too many Guadalupe trout to count.  The best flies were the Prince Nymph and Caddis emergers.  The weather was nice with temps in the mid 60's F and partly cloudy skies.  The release rate from Canyon Lake Dam was 645 cfs with clear water conditions.  We did a 8.5 mile float on a day trip with class I and II rapids in some places.  The river was not crowded and that was nice.  Expedition Outfitters offers guided fly fishing trips, classes and lessons on the Texas Hill Country Rivers near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels.

Guadalupe Trout Guide Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Updated Tuesday February 5, 2019; Half day morning fly fishing lesson/ trip with Steve Polk and his buddy Jim produced a couple of skilled fly fishers.  There was no visible insect hatch and the action was slow although Jim fought and landed a nice rainbow trout that jumped and fought like heck.  The weather was ok with cloudy skies but temps in the 70's F.  The flow from Canyon Lake Dam was 450 cfs with clear water conditions.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing trips, lessons and instruction on the Texas Hill Country rivers near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels.

Guadalupe Trout Guide Fly Fishing report and River Conditions:  Wednesday February 6, 2019; private fly fishing lesson with Bill and Rose from Austin produced two fly fishers with more skills.  We went over the three basic casts: pick up...set down, roll cast and we worked on distance casting too.  We even went over "double hauling" with Bill and he caught on well.  The release from Canyon Lake Dam was 503 cfs with clear water conditions  The weather was pleasant with temps in the high 60's with partly cloudy skies.  We didn't see a prolific hatch on our part of the river but we saw a few Caddis and Tricos coming off.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing trips, fly fishing lessons, and fly fishing instruction near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels Texas.

Guadalupe Trout Guide Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Updated Thursday February 7, 2019; We rescheduled our trip today because of weather conditions.  The release from Canyon Lake Dam was 500 cfs with clear water conditions.  There was a severe thunderstorm that passed through with the cold front.  There wasn't a lot of rain but the high north winds kicked in and blew like hell.  We'll resume our regular schedule tomorrow though.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing trips, classes, lessons and instruction near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels Texas.

Guadalupe Trout Guide Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions: Updated Friday February 8, 2019; Canyon Lake Dam release was 500 cfs with clear water conditions.  The weather was cold with temps in the mid 30's F. and overcast skies.  There was a little sleet with a few snowflakes too.  We had the pleasure of hosting Valentino from the San Antonio area for a private fly fishing lesson.  We learned the pick up...set down cast, the roll cast and distance casting too.  We also went over fly selection and presentation too.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing trips, lessons and instruction on the Texas Hill Country Rivers near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels.

Guadalupe Trout Guide Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Updated Sunday February 10, 2019; half day fly fishing lesson/ trip with Ashley and Jose produced two new fly fishers.  The weather was pretty cool with temps in the high 30's F with overcast skies.  The release from Canyon Lake Dan was 500 cfs with clear water conditions.  We floated about three river miles and saw Ospreys, wood ducks, white tail deer, hawks, squirrels, well...you get the idea...lots of wildlife.  We didn't see an insect hatch so we drifted eggs and worms.  The action was slow and we had several takes and Jose landed a nice rainbow trout.  Expedition Outfitters provides guide fly fishing trips, classes, lessons and instruction on the Texas Hill Country Rivers near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Updated Tuesday February 11, 2019; Canyon Lake Dam release was 500 cfs with clear water conditions.  The weather was overcast with light rain and fog most of the day with temps in the low 60's F.  We had a private fly fishing lesson with Tamara and Mike from Austin and they learned very quickly.  There was a nice Mayfly hatch in the afternoon with Tricos comong off and some Caddis too.  Expedition Outfitters provides guide fly fishing trips, lessons and instruction on the Texas Hill Country Rivers near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels.

Guadalupe Trout Fishing Guide Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Updated Tuesday February 12, 2019; Jim Nordmeyer and his son Alex joined us for a 8.5 mile float.  The release from Canyon Lake Dam was 500 cfs with clear water conditions.  The guys luckily had fly fishing experience and did a great job with their presentations.  Their skill paid off with several nice Guadalupe Trout landed and released.  There was a prolific Trico hatch and they were sipping them sub surface.  The weather was beautiful with clear blue skies and high temps in the mid 60's F.  There were a few Caddis coming off too.  Expedition Outfitters offers guided fly fishing trips, lessons and instruction near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels Texas.

Guadalupe Trout Fishing Guide Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Updated Thursday February 14, 2019; Canyon Lake Dam release was 500 cfs with clear water conditions.  Kerry Howell and Bill Cason joined us for a 6 mile float from Lazy L and L to points downstream.  The action was steady with quite a few fish hitting the Prince Nymphs and others hitting the Golden Stonefly.  The weather was nice with high temps near 85 degrees F.  The skies were clear blue this morning and there was a massive Mayfly hatch.  Tricos are the smallest member of the Mayfly family with a one day life cycle above the surface.  There were literally millions of them hatching today.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing trips. lessons, and instruction on the Texas Hill Country Rivers near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels.

Guadalupe Trout Guide Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Friday February 15, 2019, half day morning trip with Bob Long from New Mexico produced too many Guadalupe trout hook ups to count.  Several of our early hook ups fled when we found the hook that represented our Trico Spinner was straight with no barb.  We are not required to have barbless hooks and it only allows for a short battle and a jump or two before they become un-buttoned.  The sucker spawn egg performed well too.  The release from Canyon Lake Dam was 400 cfs with clear water conditions.  The weather was superb with partly cloudy skies and temps in the 80's F.  Expedition Outfitters provides fly fishing trips, lessons and instruction on the Texas Hill Country Rivers near San Antonio, Austin and New Braunfels.

Guadalupe River Trout Fishing Guide Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Updated Saturday February 16, 2019; Full day trip with talented fly designer Robbin Murphy from Dallas produced too many hook ups and Guadalupe Trout fights to be counted.  We braved cold temps and light rain but it was worth it.  The outflow from Canyon Lake Dam was 500 cfs with clear water conditions.  Our best flies were the Girdle Bug with a Prince Nymph dropper.  There were lots of guide boats on the river but there was plenty of action to go around.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing trips. lessons and instruction on the Texas Hill Country Rivers near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels.

Guadalupe River Trout Guide Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions: Updated Thursday February 21, 2019.  Private fly fishing lesson with Florence and Tim from Austin produced two new fly fishers.  The weather was overcast but pleasant with temps in the low 50's F.  The release from Canyon Lake Dam was 400 cfs with clear water conditions.  The winds were light making for easy instruction.  We didn't see any big hatches but we did notice a few Micro Caddis and a few BWO's and tricos.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing trips, lessons and instruction on the Texas Hill Country Rivers near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels.

Guadalupe River Trout Fishing Guide Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions: Friday February 22, 2019; Nine mile float with Marcos Enriquez and Kyler Gartner from Gordy and Son's produced too many hook ups to count.  The boys caught and released Guadalupe Rainbow Trout and a Brown Trout too.  These guys were experts and I was just driving the boat.  The release from Canyon Lake Dam was 280 cfs with clear water conditions.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing trips on the Texas Hill Country Rivers near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels.

Guadalupe River Trout Guide Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions: Monday February 25, 2019; We had multiple two hour fly fishing lessons and the participants learned a lot and caught on quickly.  The release from Canyon Lake Dam was 296 cfs with clear water conditions.  The day was nice with temps in the 60's F. with partly cloudy skies.  There was a massive Mayfly hatch with Tricos and BWO's coming off.  Although the fish weren't rising reliably it was possible to entice them with a Trico Spinner drowned under a worm.  The water temp was 52 degrees F at mile 10.5 below Canyon Lake Dam.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing trips, lessons and instruction on the Texas Hill Country Rivers near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels.

Guadalupe Trout Fly Fishing report and River Conditions:  Wednesday February 27, 2019; David Roberts and his lovely daughter Beth joined us for a half day Guadalupe River float from Rio to Lazy L and L.  David was an expert fly fisher and Beth was following in his footsteps.  We caught and released several nice rainbow and brown trout.  The weather was great with temps in the 70's and almost reached 80 in the afternoon with clear blue skies.  Our best flies of the day were the Caddis emerger and the Prince nymph.  The water was clear and we did some sight casting but most of our fish were caught while dead drifting.  The release from Canyon Lake Dam was 280 cfs.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing trips on the Texas Hill Country Rivers near New Braunfels, San Antonio and Austin.

Guadalupe Trout Fly Fishing Guide Fishing Report and River Conditions for Friday March 1, 2019; Canyon Lake Dam release was 290 cfs with clear water conditions and water temps in the high 40's F.  The weather was cool with overcast conditions and very few insects hatching even though the conditions looked right.  Consequently, the bite was slow.  Even though, Chad Linahan and his nephew Wyatt landed some nice Guadalupe trout.  Other guides were struggling for the same reasons but I think we excelled because of fly selection.  The Prince Nymph and Zug Bugs made them eat.  Expedition Outfitters provides fly fishing classes, lessons and instruction on the Texas Hill Country Rivers near New Braunfels, Austin and San Antonio.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Trout Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Updated Saturday March 2. 2019; Private fly fishing lesson with David and his buddy from New Braunfels produced two new fly fishers.  The release from Canyon Lake Dam was 290 cfs with clear water conditions.  The water temp was in the low 50's F.  The air temp was in the mid 50's F. with overcast skies and light rain/fog.  We saw a nice BWO and Trico hatch with a few cream colored Caddis coming off too.  We only saw a couple of fish rising but with no regularity or pattern to the risers.  The guys learned the "pick up/ set down" cast, the "roll cast" and we learned "distance casting" too.  We went over knots, fly selection and reading the water.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing trips, lessons and instruction on the Hill Country Rivers near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels Texas.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Monday March 4, 2019; Canyon Lake Dam release was 294 cfs with clear water conditions with a water temp of 46 degrees F. at the third crossing.  The weather was overcast with high winds and temps in the mid 30's F.  As a result of the cold weather there wasn't any visible hatch of insects we could detect.  We rescheduled our trips because the weather was pretty miserable.  Better weather is expected by the weekend and we're looking forward to some good fishing trips.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing trips, classes and lessons on the Texas Hill Country Rivers near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Wednesday March 6, 2019; half day morning two boat trip with Rob Mansfield, and his brother in law John and John's lovely daughter Katheryn produced several nice Guadalupe Trout on nymphs.  It was John and Katheryn's first time to fly fish and they excelled under the instruction of Chris Ruebusch who is an expert guide.  Rob was with guide Kevin Stubbs and did a great job hooking, fighting and releasing fish.  The release from Canyon Lake Dam was 298 cfs with clear water conditions.  The weather this morning was clear blue skies with early morning temps in the low 30's F. but it quickly warmed to the mid 60's with partly cloudy skies.  We didn't see a big insect hatch but we saw a few Caddis and some slate grey Drakes coming off.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing trips, lessons and instruction on the Texas Hill Country Rivers near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Thursday March 7, 2019; Canyon Lake Dam release was 450 cfs with clear water conditions.  The weather was moderate with morning temps in the mid 40's F and afternoon temps right at 70 F.  We did see a few caddis, Tricos and BWO's coming off but no great numbers.  Even so, there were very few fish rising to them and no regularity.  Whalen and Jessie from Austin joined us for a two hour private fly fishing lesson and they did great!  We learned the pick up set down cast, roll cast and distance casting too.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing trips. lessons and instruction on the Hill Country Rivers near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels Texas.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Updated Friday March 8, 2019; six mile float with Bob from Canada produced several nice Guadalupe River rainbow trout but we also did battle with a brown trout in the 6 lb class.  The winning fly of the day was the Nymph formerly known as Prince...really!  The release from Canyon Lake Dam was 350 cfs with clear water conditions.  The weather was nice with early morning fog and temps in the high 50's F.  It warmed up to 70 degrees before out trip was over.  We did see a healthy Mayfly hatch with Trico's coming off.  We also saw quite a few Caddis but nothing rising to them.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing trips, fly fishing classes and instruction on the Texas Hill Country Rivers near San Antonio, Austin and New Braunfels.

Guadalupe River Trout Fishing Guide Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Monday March 11, 2019; Trent Thompson and his lovely wife Amy joined us from Missouri.  They were accomplished fly casters and we caught and released too many Guadalupe Trout to count.  The release from Canyon Lake Dam was 350 cfs with clear water conditions.  The weather was cool with light rain and fog.  There were quite a few guide boats on the water but we did the best in numbers because of fly selection and angler's experience.  There were quite few Caddis and May Flies hatching.  Our best flies were the Zug Bug and Prince Nymph combination using 4x fluorocarbon as our tippet and leader with a strike indicator too.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing trips, classes, lessons and instruction on the Hill Country Rivers near San Antonio, Austin and New Braunfels Texas.

Guadalupe River Trout Fishing Guide Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions: Thursday March 14, 2019; Greg Weiss and his son Griffin joined us for a half day afternoon float on the Guadalupe River starting at Rio and taking out at Lazy L and L.  The weather was nice with partly cloudy skies, north winds and temps in the 50's F.  The release from Canyon Lake Dam was 350 cfs with clear water conditions.  Luckily Greg and Griffin had a pretty good idea on what they were expected to do and their pre trip preparation helped them to catch and release several nice Guadalupe Rainbow Trout.  Our best fly combo was the Prince Nymph with a Zug Bug dropper.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing trips, lessons and instruction on the Texas Hill Country Rivers near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels Texas.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Friday March 15, 2019; six mile float from Rio to Gilligan's with Andre Boute and Kohle from the Houston area produced quite a few Guadalupe trout.  The release from Canyon Lake was 350 cfs with clear water conditions.  The wasn't a huge fly hatch today but we got some nice fish while drifting nymph rigs.  The weather was unseasonably cool with morning temps in the low 40's F.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing trips, lessons and instruction near Austin, San Antonio, and New Braunfels Texas.

Guadalupe Trout Fishing Guides Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions: Monday, March 18, 2019; Canyon Lake Dam release was 350 cfs with clear water conditions.  Kyle Dunham and his lovely wife Britt joined us for a fly fishing lesson and half day raft float.  The weather was nice with a cool morning and partly cloudy skies.  The lesson with Kyle and Britt went well because they were quick learners.  There were a few Caddis, some light Cahills and about 11:00 am we saw a massive Trico hatch.  Luckily Britt saved the day with a huge Guadalupe trout that jumped and ran like crazy with the fish going under the boat too.  The fat female rainbow took a size 20 drowned Trio spinner.  Expedition Outfitters provides guide fly fishing trips, fly fishing lessons and instruction on the Hill Country Rivers near Austin, San Antonio and New BraunfelsTexas.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides near Austin and San Antonio Texas: Friday March 22, 2019; six mile float from Rio to Gilligans Island produced many nice Guadalupe Trout.  The best flies were the Prince Nymph with a Zug Bug Trailer.  The release from Canyon Lake Dam was 350 cfs with clear water conditions.  The weather was nice with morning temps in the high 50's and afternoon temps in the 70's F.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing trips, classes, lessons and instruction on the Texas Hill Country Rivers.

Devils River Fly Fishing Guides Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Thursday March 28, 2019 and Friday March 29, 2019; Two day fly fishing guide trip based out of Del Rio produced quite a few smallmouth bass on streamers and some largemouth too.  Patrick Mundlin and his dad Bob joined us for a fun filled float on the lower end near the confluence with Lake Amistad.  The weather was cool with morning temps in the 50's with early morning overcast skies.  The winds were from the southeast and pretty strong around 15-20 mph.  The river was in good shape with strong, healthy flows and clear water conditions.  The first day Bob landed an 18 inch smallie that bent his 6 weight rod in half and damn near broke it.  He and Patrick also landed some smaller bass while sight casting to larger ones (the smaller bass were faster and reached the fly first).  On day two the weather started out overcast but cleared by noon with beautiful blue skies and great fishing conditions.  We didn't get as many fish the second day but we got enough to pass the time and have fun.

Devils River Fly Fishing Guides Fishing Report and River Conditions: Tuesday April 2nd and Wednesday April 3rd, 2019; Mark and Jeff joined us from up East in the DC area and were greeted by abnormally cold conditions for our area.  We were targeting largemouth and smallmouth bass on fly and conventional but we only managed to land a hand full of fish over a two day period.  The winds gusted to 30 mph both days from the Northeast with temps at 48 degrees F. on the first day and we started with mid 50's F. on the second day.  The skies were overcast the entire time until late Wednesday afternoon.  Our fishermen worked hard presenting flies and lures but the trip was one of our slowest ever.  Expedition Outfitters offers guided fly fishing trips, casting lessons and instruction on the Texas Hill Country Rivers near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Updated Friday April 5, 2019; Canyon Lake Dam release was 245 cfs with clear water conditions.  The weather was nice with morning temps in the high 50's F.  Kathleen and Robert joined Expedition Outfitters guide Kevin Stubbs for a two hour private fly fishing lesson on the Guadalupe River near the 3rd crossing.  There was a massive Mayfly hatch with BWO's and Tricos coming off.  There were also a few Caddis.  Even with all of the insect action there were very few fish rising.  The new fly fishers learned the "pick up set down cast", "roll cast" and "distance casting" techniques too.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing trips, classes, lessons and instruction on the Hill Country Rivers near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels Texas.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Fishing Report and River Conditions: Monday April 8, 2019; Canyon Lake Dam release was 250 cfs with clear water conditions.  The weather was nice with morning temps in the high 50's F.  Franz and Helga from Austin Texas joined us for a two hour private fly fishing lesson.  We provided all of the equipment and we did our lesson on the Guadalupe River near the 3rd crossing.  The students were smart and listened carefully to their instructor and excelled.  There were some early morning Mayflies coming off and a few Caddis.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing trips, classes and instruction on the Texas Hill Country Rivers near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels Texas.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Tuesday April 9, 2019; Private fly fishing lesson with Will and Grace  from Austin produced two new fly fishers.  The weather this morning was beautiful with temps in the mid 50's F.  The day quickly warmed to 89 degrees in the afternoon but it was a dry heat with winds from the northwest.  The river flow from Canyon Lake Dam was 250 cfs with clear water conditions.  There was a prolific BWO and Trico hatch this morning but very few fish were rising to the bugs.  Expedition Outfitters offers guided fly fishing trips, classes, and fly fishing lessons on the Texas Hill Country Rivers near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels.

Guadalupe River Trout Fishing Guides Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Wednesday April 10, 2019; Canyon Lake Dam release was 245 cfs with clear water conditions.  The wind today was from the South with gusts to 30 mph making conditions difficult.  Austin Gonzales and his buddy joined us from South of San Antonio for a private fly fishing lesson.  These guys were sharp and listened carefully to the instructor.  They were making 40 foot casts easily.  There was a massive Mayfly hatch this morning with BWO's and Tricos coming off.  We only saw a couple of fish rising sporadically but there were more feeding fish sub-surface on the drowned spinners.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing trips, classes, lessons and instruction on the Hill Country Rivers near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels Texas.

Guadalupe Trout Fishing Guide Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions: Friday April 12, 2019; half day trip with Jim and Merry Ann Southwell produced two better fly fishers.  They have been fly fishing before and we improved on their skills.  We started out with distance casting then progressed to accuracy while paying attention to practical applications of both.  We also learned the roll cast and "pick up-set down cast."  The weather was nice with morning temps around 50 degrees F. but it quickly warmed to the low 70's.  There was a pretty good Trico hatch but Jim landed a great brown trout on a streamer fly.  The release from Canyon Lake Dam was 250 cfs with clear water conditions.  The water temps were in the mid 50's F.  Expedition Outfitters offers guided fly fishing trips, classes, lessons and instruction on the Hill Country Rivers near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels Texas.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Trout Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Sunday April 14, 2109; Six mile float from Rio to Gilligan's Island with Christy Kirk and Susan Block from Austin produced some good times.  The weather was awesome with morning temps in the high 40's F. with clear blue skies and moderate wind conditions.  There were a few Tricos and Caddis coming off early but the midges also had prolific hatches.  The release from Canyon Lake Dam was 254 cfs with clear water conditions.  We dead drifted nymphs and several nice hook ups with powerful fish but it was pretty slow all things considered.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing trips on the Hill Country Rivers near New Braunfels, San Antonio and Austin Texas.

Guadalupe River Trout Fishing Guides Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Monday April 15, 2019; half day trip with first time fly fishers Jason and his lovely wife from the greater Houston area produced two new fly fishers.  The day started off cool with temps in the high 50's F. and clear blue skies.  The release from Canyon Lake Dam was 245 cfs with super clear water conditions.  The wind shifted from the north to the southwest and made for challenging casting conditions early in the going.  We began our trip with about an hour's worth of casting instruction on the land before we got into the raft to actually fish.  The two students listened carefully to the guide and were very easy to deal with.  We had a prolific Mayfly hatch with Tricos and BWO's coming off.  Even with the surface bug activity, very few fish were rising to take dries.  Our best moment was an explosive hook up with a five pound rainbow that slammed a streamer and jumped about three feet into the air.  Expedition Outfitters offers guided fly fishing trips, fly fishing lessons and instruction on the rivers and lakes near San Antonio, New Braunfels and Austin Texas.

Guadalupe Trout Fishing Guides Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions: Tuesday April 16, 2019; private fly fishing lesson with Jane Watson, her friends Beth and Tom produced three new fly fishers.  The release from Canyon Lake Dam was 245 cfs with crystal clear water conditions.  The day started off overcast and windy and the wind only grew stronger as our lesson progressed.  It was very challenging but our students rose to the challenge with great casts punching the loop into the wind.  There was a prolific Mayfly hatch with millions of Tricos sailing by in the windy conditions.  We also saw a few Caddis coming off too.  The was one fisherman near us and we saw him catch several rainbow trout during our class and it was a great motivator.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing trips on Canyon Lake, the Guadalupe River and other Texas Hill Country streams.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Trout Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Wednesday April 17, 2019; private fly fishing lesson with Freddy and Natalia produced two more fly fishers.  These people were smart and listened carefully to their guide.  The weather was nice with overcast skies and temps in the 70's F.  The release from Canyon Lake Dam was 245 cfs with crystal clear water conditions.  There was a nice Trico hatch and some Caddis too early in the morning but no fish rising that we saw.  Expedition Outfitters offers guided fly fishing trips, fly fishing lessons and instruction on the Texas Hill Country Rivers in the Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels areas.

Guadalupe River Trout Fishing Guide Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Updated April 19, 2019; Six mile float with Stetson Rowles III and his lovely wife Maddie produced two new fly fishers and several nice Guadalupe River Rainbow Trout on Nymphs  The Girdle Bug and the Drowned Trico Spinner were our best flies.  The release from Canyon Lake Dam was 240 cfs with crystal clear water conditions (compared to normal).  There was a prolific Trico hatch which was also joined by some nice Caddis too.  Our new fly fishers were smart and listened carefully to the guide.  We saw a few other guide boats and some kayaks too but the river was not very crowded.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing trips, fly fishing lessons and fly fishing lessons on the Texas Hill Country Rivers near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels.

Devils River Fly Fishing Guides Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Monday April 22,2019, and Tuesday April 23, 2019; Two day Devils River fly fishing guide trip with Brian Kessler and his Dad Skipper form the greater Houston area produced too many smallmouth and largemouth bass to count.  The weather was overcast with strong southeast winds ahead of a front on Monday.  The bite was crazy with lots of medium sized smallies and some chunky largemouth bass.  Luckily for the guide these guys were expert fishermen.  Skipper could double haul and hit a moving target at 60 feet with 25 mph winds...impressive!  The second day the winds calmed a little but we still had the overcast and that seemed to help our catching too.  The flow was was strong with clear water conditions.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing trips, classes, lessons and instruction on the Texas Hill Country Rivers near Austin , San Antonio and New Braunfels Texas.

Devils River Fly Fishing Guides Fishing Report and River Conditions: Thursday April 25 and Friday April 26, 2019, two day trip based out of Del Rio Texas with George Meriweather and his buddy Randall from Plainview Texas produced a good time with some nice fish being caught but no large sizes or numbers.  The wind was calm at times with clear water conditions and the fish were spooky.  When we had wind we could fish with the ripples disturbing the surface; otherwise it was tough and they looked you in the eye and said f-off.  The river was gorgeous with strong flows and clear conditions.  Expedition Outfitters provides guide fly fishing trips, classes, lessons and instruction on the Texas Hill Country Rivers near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels Texas.

Devils River Fly Fishing Guides Fishing Report and River Conditions: Updated Wednesday May 1st and Thursday May 2nd; 2019.  Deluxe Devils River trip based out of the 5,400 acre ranch with Noble Doss and Andy White from Austin produced many good smallmouth and largemouth bass.  The weather was overcast with windy conditions but the water was clear and there were healthy flows.  We actually hooked the largest "largemouth bass" I've ever seen in pictures or video.  This fish was 10 lbs plus and pulled the 1,000 pound raft around (with people and gear).  It ate a crawfish pattern and threw the hook with a half body jump towards the raft after a heroic fight from our angler.  We caught and released many smallmouth and largemouth bass.  The evening after our second day of fishing produced violent thunderstorms and a flash flood that almost took some kayakers lives.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing trips, classes, lessons and instruction on the Texas Hill Country Rivers near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels Texas.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Fishing Report and River Conditions for Sunday May 5, 2019; Canyon Lake Dam release was 385 cfs with clear water conditions.  The inflow to Canyon Lake was about 800 cfs and dropping.  The lake is only about 8 inches high but the US Army Corps of Engineers won't let it rise too high without bleeding some off.  We hosted a two hour private fly fishing lesson with Gretchen and Javier from Austin Texas.  They were smart and listened carefully to the guide /instructor.  The weather was nice with temps in the low 60's F. with partly cloudy skies and clear water in the Guadalupe River.  We had a massive Mayfly hatch with Trico's dominating the skies.  Expedition Outfitters offers guided fly fishing trips on the Texas Hill Country Rivers near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels, Texas.

Guadalupe River Trout Fishing Guides Fishing Report and River Conditions: Tuesday May 7, 2019; Canyon Lake Dam release was 780 cfs with cold, clear water conditions.  The weather was overcast with isolated thunderstorms and relatively cool temps in the mid 70's F.  Carla and Mabry joined us for a two hour private fly fishing lesson.  They came from Austin and braved the traffic!  These ladies were smart and listened carefully to the guide and learned to cast a fly rod in no time.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing trips, classes, lessons and instruction on the Texas Hill Country Rivers near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels Texas.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Updated Wednesday May 8, 2019; two hour scouting session on the upper Guadalupe in our powerboat revealed incoming floodwaters.  We launched on the upper end of the lake and went upstream until we saw chocolate rapids headed our way.  The deluge was coming in at 10,000 cfs and climbing.  We hauled ass back to the boat ramp and put the boat on the trailer in between rain bands and headed home.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing trips, classes, lessons and instruction on the Texas Hill Country Rivers near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels Texas.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Thursday May 9, 2019; Canyon Lake Dam release was 780 cfs with clear water conditions.  The inflow to Canyon Lake was 9,000 cfs yesterday evening but it tapered down to 2,000 cfs by Thursday afternoon.  That being said, we're getting a bunch more rain above the lake and it should spike again by Friday morning.  In between showers we were able to do a quick scouting trip and landed several nice fish.  The water was a little off color but that helped us.  We saw some Caddis coming off with a few tiny Mayflies too.  Expedition Outfitters offers guided fly fishing trips, fly fishing lessons, fly fishing classes and fly fishing instruction on the Texas Hill Country Rivers near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels Texas.

Guadalupe Trout Fishing Guides Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Friday May 10, 2019; two hour scouting float with Tamara and Lisa produced a couple of nice Guadalupe Trout on nymphs.  The release from Canyon Lake Dam was around 1,000 cfs with clear water conditions.  We saw a few Caddis coming off and some Mayflies too.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing trips, fly fishing lessons, fly fishing instruction on the Texas Hill Country Rivers near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Saturday May 11, 2019.  We rescheduled our trips for today because of the threat of thunderstorms.  Turns out it was a good call with cold overcast and rainy skies with temps in the mid 50's F.  Canyon Lake Dam release was 780 cfs with about 1,300 cfs coming into the lake.  The weather was a sharp contrast to normal temps but greatly appreciated with cool temps.  We saw a few Caddis and some large Mayflies coming off in the afternoon.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing trips, fly fishing lessons and fly fishing instruction on the Hill Country Lakes and Rivers near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels Texas.  

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Trout Guides Fishing Report and River Conditions: Updated Sunday May 12, 2019; Two hour private fly fishing lesson with Matt and Thomas from Austin, Texas produced two improved fly fishers.  Both had some experience but we improved on their skills.  We went over the three basic casts and learned them too.  The release from Canyon Lake was 780 cfs with 1,000 cfs coming into the lake from the upper Guadalupe River.  The lake is two feet above the conservation pool and the US Army Corps of Engineers will begin flood releases tomorrow.  During our lesson we saw a massive Mayfly Hatch with BWO's and Trico's coming off.  Expedition Outfitters offers guided fly fishing trips, fly fishing lessons and fly fishing classes in the Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels Texas areas.

Guadalupe River Fishing Guides Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Updated Tuesday May 14, 2019; Canyon Lake release was 1,600 cfs with green stained floodwater from a few days ago.  The lake is two feet above the conservation pool and the US Army Corps of Engineers is managing flood releases.  The river has nice whitewater rapids but it's flowing too fast to fish.  We usually cut off fishing floats above 1,200 cfs.  We switched our trips right now to Canyon Lake and we're picking up some nice stripers and black bass too.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing trips, fly fishing classes, fly fishing lessons and fly fishing instruction on the Texas Hill Country lakes, rivers and bays near Austin, San Antonio, New Braunfels and Matagorda Bay Texas.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Fishing Report and River Conditions: Wednesday May 15, 2019; Canyon Lake Dam flood releases continue with flows at 1,600 cfs with clear water conditions.  The lake is still 2 feet high and high releases will continue for a few more days.  The weather was nice today with calm winds and clear conditions on Canyon Lake.  We scouted for bass in our powerboat and did pretty well.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing trips, fly fishing lessons, fly fishing classes and fly fishing instruction on the Texas Hill Country Rivers near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels Texas.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Updated Thursday May 16, 2019; Canyon Lake Dam continues with flood releases at 1,600 cfs.  The water is clear and beautiful with really nice rapids.  The flow however is difficult to fish at.  We usually cut it off around 1,200 cfs for fishing.  The lake is still 2 feet high and the releases will continue for the next few days.  Expedition Outfitters offers guided fly fishing trips, fly fishing lessons, fly fishing classes and fly fishing instruction in the Austin Texas, San Antonio Texas and New Braunfels Texas areas.

Guadalupe River and Canyon Lake Fly Fishing Guides Fishing Report and River Conditions: Friday, May 17, 2019; afternoon scouting trip on Canyon Lake revealed rough water conditions with winds over 20 mph.  The water was really clear and had a Caribbean look to it.  We fished several shallow shorelines next to drop offs and picked up a few largemouth and one smallie.  There were quite few boats for a weekday but not overwhelming at all.  On the river below Canyon Dam the release continues at 1,700 cfs with beautiful, cold, clear water being discharged.  This flow makes for a few nice rapids in places but it's difficult to fish.  Expedition Outfitters has guided fly fishing trips, fly fishing instruction and fly fishing lessons/classes on the Texas Hill Country rivers in the Austin Texas area, San Antonio Texas area, and the New Braunfels area.

Guadalupe River and Canyon Lake Fly Fishing Guide Fishing Report and Conditions:  Saturday May 18, 2019; Canyon Dam Release was 1,710 cfs with clear water conditions.  The inflow was 800 cfs and dropping a little bit.  We cancelled our river trips today because the flow was a little high for fishing.  There was a fire department rescue on the river today but that's normal with high flows.  There were no noticeable hatches but we did see stripers busting bait this morning on the surface of Canyon Lake.  This behavior is long overdue because of cool water temps but that's changing.  Expedition Outfitters offers guided fly fishing trips on Canyon Lake, the Guadalupe and San Marcos Rivers and we provide fly fishing classes, fly fishing instruction, and fly fishing classes on the Hill country rivers and lakes in the Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels Texas areas.

Guadalupe River and Canyon Lake Fly Fishing Guides Fishing Report and Conditions: Updated Sunday May 19, 2019; Canyon Lake Dam release was 1,735 cfs with clear and cold water conditions downstream of the lake in the Guadalupe River.  The lake level is still a foot high and flood releases will continue for the short term of the next 3 or 4 days.  We scouted Canyon Lake this morning and it was hot with many fish caught on streamer flies in about 12 feet of water.  The fish were concentrated...believe it or not, within 300 yards of the boat ramp.  As we motored out towards the big part of the lake our second fisherman looked down at the sonar and said, "Wow there's lots of fish."  Well the guide, being a seasoned veteran said, damn you're right amigo and maybe we should drag our flies through here.  Turns out, it's good to stay flexible.  Expedition Outfitters has guided fly fishing trips, fly fishing lessons, fly fishing classes and fly fishing instruction on the Texas Hill Country Lake and Rivers in the Austin area, San Antonio area and the New Braunfels area too.

Guadalupe River and Canyon Lake Fly Fishing Guides Fishing Report and Conditions: Updated Monday May 20, 2019; Canyon Lake Dam release is 1,735 cfs with clear, cold and beautiful water being discharged.  The lake is still over a foot high and the high releases will continue a little while longer.  Meanwhile Canyon Lake is fishing well right now with some nice smallies and stripers being caught and released.  The lake is really pretty with blue/green colored water like the Caribbean.  Our best flies on Canyon were purple streamers during the day and topwaters early in the morning.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing trips, fly fishing lessons, fly fishing instruction and fly fishing classes on the Texas Hill Country Rivers and Lakes in the Austin area, San Antonio area and the New Braunfels Texas area too.

Guadalupe River and Canyon Lake Fly Fishing Guides Fishing Report and Conditions:  Updated Tuesday May 21, 2019; Canyon Lake release continues at 1,700 fs with clear and cold water being discharged.  The release is coming from the bottom of the lake and many striped bass and carp are being shot through the pipe.  When they come through they are disoriented and have gone from a depth of about 100 feet to the surface as they are being discharged instantaneously.  Their bladders are often bloated and they may float in an awkward position until they recover or die.  If the stripers make it, they prefer the deeper pools in the river and are seldom found in shallow water because they were raised in the lake and it's up to to 180 feet deep in places.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing trips, fly fishing classes, fly fishing lessons and fly fishing instruction in the Austin area, San Antonio area and the New Braunfels Texas areas on the Hill Country streams and lakes.  

Guadalupe River and Canyon Lake Fly Fishing Guides Fishing Report and Conditions: Updated Wednesday May 22, 2019; Canyon Lake Dam release is at 1,700 cfs with clear water conditions and nice whitewater rapids on the Guadalupe River.  The morning started off overcast with winds switching from the north...to the south overnight.  It started out about 10 mph from the southeast and increased by afternoon to almost 35 mph sustained with gusts to the solid 40's mph figure.  There were swells on Canyon Lake breaking into whitecaps with a five foot face.  Luckily our trusty skiff is a 18 foot Hewes Light Tackle Skiff with a Yamaha 150 and handled it all...and we stayed dry!  We did pick up a few bass on purple streamers too (in the protected areas behind islands etc).  Expedition Outfitters has guided fly fishing trips, fly fishing classes, fly fishing lessons and fly fishing instruction on the Texas Hill Country Rivers, and Lakes in the Austin Texas area, San Antonio Texas area, and the New Braunfels Texas area.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides and Canyon Lake Fly Fishing Guides Fishing Report and Conditions: Updated Thursday May 23, 2019; Canyon Lake Dam release was 1,700 cfs with clear water conditions.  We got last minute word that the flow would be reduced for the Holiday weekend.  The US Army Corps doesn't usually do this but it looks like they have been influenced by our Guadalupe River Manager at Comal County Recreational Water District.  Mike is the Comal County WORD manager and an expert and working within the field of numerous overlapping bureaucracies.  We still have cancelled several of our trips because of this uncertainty of the access and safety issues.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing trips, fly fishing lessons, fly fishing classes and fly fishing instruction on the Texas Hill Country Rivers and Lakes in the Austin Texas area, San Antonio Texas area and New Braunfels Texas area.

Guadalupe River and Canyon Lake Fly Fishing Guides Fishing Report and River Conditions: Updated Friday May 24, 2019; two hour private fly fishing lesson with Gabe and Abigail produced two new fly fishers.  These two were sharp and listened carefully to the guide.  We learned the "pick-up..set down" cast, the "roll cast" and we learned distance casting too.  The Guadalupe River flow from Canyon Lake was reduced for safety reasons during the holiday weekend and flows are about 330 cfs down from 1,700 cfs.  The weather was overcast this morning but cleared to partly cloudy conditions later.  Expedition Outfitters has guided fly fishing trips, fly fishing lessons, fly fishing instruction and fly fishing classes on the Texas Hill Country Rivers and Lakes in the Austin Texas area, San Antonio Texas area and the New Braunfels Texas area too.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides and Canyon Lake Fly fishing Guides Fishing Report and Conditions: Updated Sunday May 26, 2019; Canyon Lake Dam Release was 330 cfs with clear, cold water conditions.  The day started off overcast with light rain at times but it cleared mid day and the temps were comfortable in the low 80's F.  The wind started out pretty light from the southeast but it gained strength by afternoon with some gusts around 25 mph.  We did not schedule any fishing trips because of the high volume of tubers and visitors on the holiday weekend.  We learned over the years it's not worth fighting the crowds on major holidays.  There was however a nice Trico and BWO hatch this morning and a few Caddis coming off.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing trips, fly fishing lesson, fly fishing classes and fly fishing instruction on the Hill Country Rivers in the Austin Texas, San Antonio Texas and New Braunfels Texas area.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides and Canyon Lake Fly Fishing Guides Fishing Report and Conditions:  Monday May 27, 2019; Canyon Lake Dam release was 330 cfs with clear water conditions.  Canyon Lake is about one foot high above the conservation pool and they should bring it down in the coming days.  Today we scouted Canyon Lake and even though it was a major holiday we were able to find protected coves and flats that were undisturbed.  The weather started out overcast in the morning but turned to partly cloudy by noon.  For the most part we had some good bass action in the protected areas that we fished real slow and thorough.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing trips, fly fishing lessons, fly fishing classes and fly fishing instruction on the Hill Country Rivers and Lakes in the Austin area, San Antonio area, and the New Braunfels Texas area too.

Guadalupe River and Canyon Lake Fly Fishing Guides Fishing Report and Conditions: Updated Tuesday May 28. 2019; Canyon Lake Dam release was 330 cfs this morning but it will be raised to 800 cfs by 6:00 PM this evening.  The water coming out of the dam is clear and cold for now.  We saw a few Caddis and Tricos coming off today but no prolific hatches to be seen.  There were no tubers on the river this morning despite throngs being out yesterday.  Luckily most of them have jobs and had to get their ass back home to work!  We have a half day trip scheduled tomorrow with lessons and a seminar too for some of our guides.  Expedition Outfitters has guided fly fishing trips, fly fishing lessons, fly fishing instruction and fly fishing classes in the Austin Texas area, San Antonio Texas area and the New Braunfels Texas area too.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides and Canyon Lake Fly Fishing Guides Fishing Report and Conditions: Updated Wednesday May 29, 2019; Canyon Lake Dam release was 900 cfs with clear water conditions.  The lake is still high and releases will continue a little while longer.  Noted author...Charles Denyer joined Expedition Outfitters guide Kevin Stubbs for a half day fly fishing lesson/rafting float trip.  The weather was nice with temps in the high 70's and 80's with  partly cloudy skies but extremely high winds gusting from the south.  For his first day Charles did well adapting to the adverse conditions.  We covered about three river miles and ended up at Lazy L and L.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing and rafting trips on the Texas Hill Country Rivers in the Austin Texas area, the San Antonio Texas area and the New Braunfels Texas area too.  Don't forget, Father's is almost here and you should give your favorite Dad the gift of fly fishing.

Guadalupe River and Canyon Lake Fly Fishing Guides Fishing Report and Conditions:  Updated Thursday May 30, 2019; The release from Canyon Lake Dam was 950 cfs with clear and cold water conditions.  Two hour private fly fishing lesson with Marcos and Jesse Jane from Austin produced two new fly fishers. These two were smart and listened carefully to the guide.  The wind was blowing like crazy but it made for good training.  These two learned to fly cast in difficult conditions so I'm confident they will do great on their fishing trip to Montana they had planned for this summer.  Expedition Outfitters has guided fly fishing trips, fly fishing classes, fly fishing lessons and fly fishing instruction on the Texas Hill Country Rivers and Lakes in the Austin Texas area, San Antonio Texas area and the New Braunfels Texas areas too.  Don't forget Father's Day is approaching fast and Expedition Outfitters gift certificates are the perfect choice for you favorite Dad or Father.

Guadalupe River and Canyon Lake Fly Fishing Guides Fishing Report and Conditions:  Friday May 31, 2019; Canyon Lake Dam release was 350 cfs with clear water conditions this afternoon.  The weather was nice with partly cloudy skies and temps in the mid 80's F, for highs.  We scouted Canyon Lake today and picked  up a few large moth bass and a couple of nice carp on flies.  The wind was relatively calm with enough sunshine to sight cast to fish on the flats of Canyon Lake.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing trips, fly fishing classes, and fly fishing instruction on the rivers and lakes near Austin Texas, San Antonio Texas and New Braunfels Texas too.

Guadalupe River and Canyon Lake Fly Fishing Guides Fishing Report and Conditions:  Updated Saturday June 1, 2019.  Canyon Lake Dam release was 350 cfs with clear water conditions.  The river below Canyon Lake was pretty crowded so we went to Canyon Lake to have a little more room to roam.  The day started off with overcast skies but clear about 11:30 am.  The temps were nice in the upper 80's F. with light winds  There weren't very many people on the lake until after lunch.  We wound up our trip and headed in just as the general public started to rouse.  We had some good luck on the flats near Crane's Mill Marina and some other flats too.  Our favorite flies were purple streamers.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing trips, fly fishing lessons, fly fishing classes, and fly fishing instruction on the Texas Hill Country Lakes and Rivers in the Austin Texas area, San Antonio Texas area and the New Braunfels Texas area too.  Don't forget Father's Day is almost here and fly fishing makes the best Father's Day Gift!

Guadalupe River and Canyon Lake Fly Fishing Guides Fishing Report and Conditions: Updated Sunday June 2, 2019, Chad Moore and his boys George and Charlie joined us from Austin and we learned to fly cast.  We started out on Canyon Lake fishing conventional rods but we switched to fly gear and actually got some action.  The release from Canyon Lake Dam was 350 cfs with clear water conditions.  There were calm waters and quiet conditions until about 10:30 when the wind picked up.  We got a little bit of action but overall it was slow.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing trips, fly fishing instruction and fly fishing lessons on the Texas Hill Country Rivers and Lakes in the Austin Texas area, San Antonio Texas area and the New Braunfels Texas areas too!

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides and Canyon Lake Fishing Guides Fishing Report and Conditions: Updated Monday June 13, 2019; Private fly fishing lesson with Chris Nixon and his son Cory produced two new fly fishers.  The wind was calm so it was easy on our students as first time fly fishers.  We practiced distance casting, roll casting and the pick up set down cast too.  The weather started out overcast but the day cleared to reveal partly cloudy skies.  The release from Canyon Lake Dam was 350 cfs with clear water conditions.  We didn't see a big fly hatch of any kind today and there were very few people tubing or fishing.  Expedition Outfitters has guided fly fishing tours, fly fishing trips, fly fishing classes, fly fishing instruction, and fly fishing lessons on the Texas Hill Country Rivers, streams and Lakes in the Austin Texas area, San Antonio Texas area and the New Braunfels Texas area too.

Guadalupe River and Canyon Lake Fly Fishing Report and Conditions: Updated Tuesday June 4, 2019; Charles Denyer joined us for another half day fly fishing/training trip and the weather was overcast and cool for June.  The release from Canyon Lake Dam was 350 cfs with clear water conditions.  We did a short float and had the river to ourselves.  We didn't see a hatch but we saw a few fish chasing down minnows and other baitfish.  We did however see lots of mating carp but they were not feeding.  Expedition Outfitters has guided fly fishing trips, fly fishing lessons, fly fishing classes, and fly fishing instruction on the Texas Hill Country Rivers in the Austin Texas, San Antonio Texas, and New Braunfels Texas areas.  Don't forget to purchase your Father's Day Fly Fishing Gift Certificate and make your favorite Dad or Father Love you more!

Guadalupe Fishing Guides Fly Fishing River Report and Canyon Lake Fly Fishing Guide Report and Conditions:  Wednesday June 5, 2019; Private fly fishing lesson with Elsa and Taylor from Austin Texas produced two new fly fishers.  The weather started out with light rain showers but we didn't get wet and there were overcast skies until afternoon.  The release from Canyon Lake Dam was 350 cfs with clear water conditions.  It was a slow day on the river for summer and there were virtually no tubers or yay hoos today.  We didn't see any big hatches but there were a few Caddis and Hexagenias coming off.  We offer guide fly fishing trips, fly fishing classes, fly fishing instruction, and fly fishing lessons on the Guadalupe River and Canyon Lake in the New Braunfels area, Austin Texas area, and the San Antonio Texas are too.

Guadalupe River and Canyon Lake Fly Fishing Guides fishing report and conditions:  Thursday June 6, 2019;  Canyon Lake Dam release went from 350 cfs to 0 cfs because the US Army Corps of Engineers were doing a dam inspection.  The flow was restored in the afternoon.  There was a minimum disruption to fish stocks because the day was cool and overcast.  We saw a prolific mayfly hatch this morning and it looked like Tricos.  Expedition Outfitters provides the perfect Father's Day Gift for your Dad with fly fishing instruction Gift Certificates and Gift Certificates that provide a fly fishing float trip in addition to the instruction.  We have fly fishing classes, lessons and instruction in the Austin area, San Antonio area and the New Braunfels Texas area too.

Canyon Lake and Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Fishing Report and Conditions: Updated Friday June 7, 2019; half day morning trip with Ed Desobry and his talented son Court produced a few nice fish on Canyon Lake.  The water was beautiful with clear blue/green water.  We got several nice ones in the boat early and took off to other points to see what we could find.  Turns out we got some nice bites and a good smallmouth caught by Ed while we were wading the shoreline.  The release from Canyon lake Dam was 350 cfs with clear water conditions.  Expedition Outfitters has the perfect Father's Day Gift for the Outdoorsman.  Give the Gift of Fly Fishing Lessons or a Guided Fly Fishing trip with lessons included.  Expedition Outfitter provides Guided Fly Fishing trips, Fly Fishing Classes, and Fly Fishing Instruction in the Austin Texas area, San Antonio Texas area and New Braunfels Texas areas too!

Guadalupe River and Canyon Lake Fly Fishing Guides fishing report and conditions:  Updated Saturday June 8. 2019; two hour fly fishing lesson with Ruanne and Charles from Austin Texas produced two new fly fishers.  The weather was cool this morning with temps in the 60's and clear blue skies.  The release from Canyon Lake Dam was 350 cfs with clear water conditions.  It was pretty quiet this morning with really no one on the river or lake until mid morning.  We saw a nice Trico and BWO hatch on the river and very few fish rising for the bugs.  Expedition Outfitters provides Fly Fishing Gift Certificates and Gift Cards for your favorite Father or Dad on Father's Day.  Give the Gift of Fly Fishing!

Guadalupe River and Canyon Lake Fly Fishing Guides Fishing Report and Conditions:  Sunday June 9, 2019; Half day scouting trip with Austin Stubbs produced a better understanding of the Eco-System.  We started out at Turkey Cove Launch and headed west.  We found some nice small mouth and large mouth on surface flies.  The release from Canyon Lake Dam was 350 cfs with clear water conditions.  The lake level is above the 909 MSL level so the Corps of Engineers should increase flows in a day or two.  The water temp on the Guadalupe River below Canyon Lake is still in the 60's F, so the trout are still happy...at least in the mornings.  Expedition Outfitters has guided fly fishing trips, classes, lessons and instruction on the Texas Hill Country Rivers and Lakes near Austin Texas, San Antonio Texas and New Braunfels Texas too.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide and Canyon Lake Fly Fishing Guides Fishing Report and Conditions:  Monday June 10, 2019; Two hour fly fishing lesson with Eric Claxton and his golf pros from work produced five new Fly Fishers.  Eric picked this exercise as a "Team Building" event and it seemed to work just fine.  We started out learning "distance casting", we also learned the "pick up -set down cast" and the "roll cast" too.  The release from Canyon Lake Dam was 350 cfs with clear water conditions.  The weather was excellent with cool temps for summer and North winds with low humidity.  We didn't see any big hatches but we saw a few Caddis coming off but no fish rising to them.  Expedition Outfitters offers guided fly fishing/rafting trips, fly fishing classes, fly fishing lessons and fly fishing instruction in the Austin Texas area, San Antonio Texas area and the New Braunfels Texas areas too.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide and Canyon Lake Fly Fishing Guides Fishing Report and Conditions:  Updated Tuesday June 11, 2019; Private fly fishing lesson with Jess and Palmer from Austin Texas produced two new fly fishers.  The weather was unusually cool for Texas in the Summer time and we enjoyed a morning low of 65 degrees F and a high afternoon temp of 71 degrees F with overcast skies and light rain at times.  The "El Nino Pattern has made this summer bearable" in Central Texas.  The release from Canyon Lake Dam into the Guadalupe River was 885 cfs with clear water conditions and temps in the 67 dgrees F. range.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing and rafting trips on the Central Texas Rivers and Lakes in the Austin Texas area, San Antonio Texas area, and the New Braunfels Texas area too!

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides and Canyon Lake Fishing Guides Fishing Report and Conditions: Updated Wednesday June 12, 2019; Two hour private fly fishing lesson with Tillman and his buddy Bruce from San Antonio produced two new fly fishers.  The weather was nice with cool morning temps in the mid 60's F.  The wind was from the northeast but really light.  The release from Canyon Lake Dam was 900 cfs with clear and cold water conditions.  We saw a light Trico hatch with no fish rising for the tasty bugs.  We practiced distance casting, the roll cast and the pick up...set down cast.  The guys concentrated and were paying close attention to the guide/instructor...so they did well.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing trips, fly fishing lessons, fly fishing classes and fly fishing instruction in the Austin Texas area, San Antonio Texas area and the New Braunfels Texas area too.  Don't forget to give the gift of fly fishing to your favorite Dad and Father because it's Father's Day on Sunday June 16, 2019! 

Guadalupe River and Canyon Lake Fly Fishing Guides Fishing Report and Current Conditions:  Thursday June 13. 2019; Half day morning trip/lesson produced two new fly fishers.  Tilman Thomas and his buddy Bruce joined us for a half day 3 mile float and the river was flowing at 900 cfs with clear water conditions.  There was a nice Mayfly hatch with Tricos and Hendrickson's coming off.  We didn't see any fish rising to these bugs but we know they were being consumed below the surface.  Expedition Outfitters offers guided fishing trips, fly fishing lessons, fly fishing classes and fly fishing instruction on the Texas Hill Country Rivers and Lakes in the Austin area, San Antonio area and the New Braunfels area too.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide and Canyon Lake Fly Fishing Guides Fishing Report and River Conditions: Updated Friday June 14. 2019; Mid day scouting trip on Canyon Lake produced several nice smallies and a couple large mouth bass.  The release from Canyon Lake Dam into the Guadalupe River was 360 cfs with clear water conditions.  We saw a few Mayflies hatching around 7:30 am and it was mostly Tricos.  Even with a good hatch no trout were rising to the bugs.  The weather was perfect with clear blue skies, temps in the 80's F and high winds.  Note: we like wind on bodies of water with extra clear conditions.  It breaks up the surface and helps our presentation!  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing trips on the Texas Hill Country Rivers near Austin Texas, San Antonio Texas and New Braunfels Texas too.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides and Canyon Lake Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Saturday June 15, 2109; Two hour private fly fishing lesson with Jill and her boyfriend Bill from Austin produced two new fly fishers.  They were smart and listened carefully to the Guide/Instructor.  The release from Canyon Lake Dam was 360 cfs with clear water conditions.  The weather was nice with partly cloudy skies and morning temps in the low 70's F. and rising to the low 90's F.  We saw a few Caddis hatching with Tricos and BWO's too.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing trips, fly fishing lessons, fly fishing classes and fly fishing instruction on the Hill Country Rivers, Lakes and streams in the Austin Texas area, The San Antonio Texas area and the New Braunfels Texas area too.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide and Canyon Lake Fishing Guide Fishing Report and Conditions: Updated Sunday June 16, 2019; Afternoon scouting trip on Canyon Lake produced a couple of nice Carp on fly and some small bass too.  The Lake level was 910.075 MSL and the release from Canyon Lake Dam was 360 cfs with clear water conditions.  The morning scouting trip on Canyon Lake turned out well with lots of real time knowledge gained.  The weather was nice with high temps in the low 90's F.  There were very few boats and or jet skis on the lake early but that changed after lunch time.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing trips, fly fishing lessons. fly fishing instruction and fly fishing classes on the Texas Hill Country Rivers and Lakes in the Austin area, San Antonio area and the New Braunfels Texas areas too. 

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Fishing Report and Canyon Lake Fly Fishing Report and Conditions: Wednesday June 19, 2019; Canyon Lake Dam release was 429cfs with clear water conditions and temps at 68 degrees F.   Canyon Lake Level was just above 910 MSL with inflows from the upper Guadalupe Rier measuring 704 cfs (cubic feet per second).  Canyon Lake was not crowded today and we sight casted to schools of bass in the 1-3 lb range.  We also picked up a couple of nice carp (on fly) in the flats before it got too hot.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing trips, fly fishing lessons, fly fishing instruction and fly fishing classes on the Hill Country Rivers in the Austin Texas area, San Antonio Texas area and the New Braunfels Texas ares too.

Guadalupe River Fishing Guide and Canyon Lake Fishing Guide Fly Fishing Report and Current Conditions:  Thursday June 20, 2019; Canyon Lake scouting trip produced two nice Largemouth Bass and a huge carp in the 15 lb range caught on fly.  The release from Canyon Lake Dam was 440 cfs with clear water conditions.  The river above the lake was coming in around 700 cfs.  The weather was nice with morning overcast and clear blue skies in the afternoon.  We didn't see a hatch on the river but we suspect a few Caddis and Mayflies were hatching.  Expedition Ouftitters provides guided fly fishing trips on the Texas Hill Country Rivers and lakes in the Austin Texas area, San Antonio Texas area and the New Braunfels Texas area too.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides and Canyon Lake Fishing Guide Fishing Report and Current Conditions: Updated Friday June 21. 2019; half day trip/fly fishing instruction with Joe Angelo from Houston produced some hard fighting Guadalupe Rainbow trout.  We started out with some light casting instruction on the bank and Joe recalled his earlier training quickly.  Since he was casting great we proceeded to float and fish our way to Lazy L and L.  The release from Canyon Lake Dam was 340 cfs with clear water conditions.  The weather was nice with a cool morning with overcast skies and clearing to the high 80's F. by noon.  We saw a few Hexagenias coming off but no prolific hatch happened on our float.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing trips, fly fishing classes, fly fishing lessons and fly fishing instruction on the Texas Hill Country Rivers and Lakes in the Austin Texas area, San Antonio Texas area and the New Braunfels Texas area too.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide and Canyon Lake Fishing Guide Fishing Report and Current Conditions:  Updated Saturday June 22, 2019; Two hour private fly fishing lesson with Jason and Omar produced two new fly fishers.  We learned the "pick up- set down cast" the "roll cast" and we learned to "distance cast too".  The release from Canyon Lake Dam was 340 cfs with clear water conditions.  The weather was nice with partly cloudy skies and high temps in the lower 90's F.  In the afternoon we saw quit a few tubers but they were behaving.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing trips, fly fishing classes, fly fishing instruction and fly fishing lessons on the Texas Hill Country Rivers and Lakes in the Austin Texas area, San Antonio Texas area and the New Braunfels Texas area too.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide and Canyon Lake Fishing Guide Fishing Report and Current Conditions: Updated Tuesday June 25, 2019; Canyon Lake Dam release was 350 cfs with clear water conditions.  The upper Guadalupe River was coming into the lake at around 400 cfs.  The current level for Canyon Lake Reservoir is 910.63 MSL.  We had a brief scouting trip on Canyon Lake this afternoon and it yielded some nice largemouth bass on fly.  The wind was heavy from the east with very little people on the lake today.  There was chop in the middle of the lake with a six foot face.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing trips, fly fishing classes, fly fishing instruction and fly fishing lessons on the Texas Hill Country Rivers and streams in the Austin Texas area, San Antonio Texas area and the New Braunfels Texas area too.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide and Canyon Lake Fishing Guide Fishing Report and Current Conditions:  Updated Wednesday June 26, 2019; Canyon Lake Dam release was 356 cfs with clear water conditions.  The weather was nice with partly cloudy skies and comfortable temps in the mid 70's F.  Tillman Thomas and his lovely wife joined us for a two hour private fly fishing lesson.  This lady was smart and listened carefully to the guide/instructor.  We learned the three basic casts: 1. distance casting 2. the pick up set down cast and 3. the roll cast.  Each one has its place in your skill sets.  There was a massive hatch we observed but we were " freaked out" when we realized this massive hatch was termites!!  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing excursions, fly fishing classes, fly fishing lessons and fly fishing instruction on the Texas Hill Country Rivers and streams near Austin Texas, San Antonio Texas and New Braunfels Texas too.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide and Canyon Lake Fishing Guide Fishing Report and Current Conditions: Updated Thursday June 27, 2019; half day morning trip with Tillman Thomas and Linda produced several nice Guadalupe Rainbow Trout.  The release from Canyon Lake Dam was 356 cfs with clear water conditions.  The weather was nice and cool with overcast morning skies clearing to partly cloudy conditions.  We didn't see a prolific hatch of any kind but we got our fish on San Juan worms and Girdle Bugs.  Expedition Outfitters has guided fly fishing trips, fly fishing lessons, fly fishing classes and fly fishing instruction on the Texas Hill Country Rivers and Lakes near Austin Texas, San Antonio Texas, New Braunfels Texas and Canyon Lake Texas too.



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