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Texas Fly Fishing Guide
McLean Bowman with 10 lb Devils River Largemouth Bass

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.

Devils River Fly Fishing Guides
Allen MClain with trophy Devils River Smallmouth Bass.

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.

Guadalupe Trout Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Updated Friday December 25, 2015... Christmas day.  The Canyon Dam release rate was 575 cfs with creeks and springs adding another 50 cfs.  The weather was beautiful with warm temps that topped out in the low 70's F.  There was one fisherman on the water this morning at the third crossing and he caught and released several nice Guadalupe Trout on nymphs drifted under an indicator.

Guadalupe River Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Updated Saturday December 26, 2015; evening fishing trip with friends at the fourth crossing to Cliff View (about 6 miles) produced some epic Guadalupe trout on nymphs.  The weather was warm and overcast with temps in the mid 70's F.  The Canyon Dam release was 575 cfs.  Wish you were here!

Guadalupe Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Monday December 28, 2015; Canyon Dam release about 575 cfs with creeks and springs adding another 50 cfs to the flow.  Six mile float with long time client and good friend Bill Cason (Kerry didn't make it because she had a cold) produced too many Guadalupe Rainbow Trout to count.  The day started off with temps around freezing with clear blue skies and high winds.  Later in the day temps topped out in the high 40's making things a little more comfortable.  There were tons of guide boats on the water but we managed to stay ahead of the pack.  Our best fly of the day was the San Juan worm with a stone fly attractor.

Guadalupe River Fishing Guide Report and River Condition:  Tuesday December 29th, 2015; Canyon Dam release was about 575 cfs with nice whitewater rapids in places.  The water temp was around 60 degrees F. and it was relatively clear with a green tint.  Bud Sartain and his lovely friend Judy Foppiano hooked several Guadalupe Trout.  They were new to fly fishing and the Guadalupe but did a great job.  The weather was on the cool side with temps in the high 50's F.  Our best fly was the San Juan Worm.  Please see photo below.

Guadalupe Trout Fishing Guide
Judy Foppiano's Guadalupe Trout

Guadalupe Fishing Guide Report near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels Texas:  Friday January 1st, 2016; Canyon Dam release was 325 cubic feet per second with springs and creeks adding another 50 cfs.  The weather was overcast with sporadic light rain showers.  Eevening scouting trip with friends produced several Guadalupe Trout on nymphs.  Expedition Outfitters offers fly fishing classes, lessons and instruction.

Guadalupe Trout Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Updated Saturday January 2, 2016; we cancelled our trip today with 100 percent chance of rain and high temps in the low 40's F.  We did see some less fortunate folks fishing with guides on the river however.  They were either really tough...or stupid...or both.  Expedition Outfitters offers guided fly fishing trips in the Texas Hill Country near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels Texas.

Guadalupe Trout Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Sunday January 3, 2016; Canyon Dam release about 300 cfs with creeks and springs adding another 60 cfs; evening guide training trip at the third crossing on the Guadalupe River was successful with several nice fish being landed by the trainee.  Our best pattern was the Stonefly nymph.  The weather was beautiful with clear blue skies and temps in the high 50's F.  Expedition Outfitters offers fly fishing lessons, classes and instruction near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels Texas.

Guadalupe Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Monday January 4, 2016; evening fishing trip with friends produced several nice Guadalupe Trout.  The weather was perfect with clear blue skies and temps in the high 50's F.  Canyon Dam release was 325 cfs with creeks and springs adding another 40 cfs.  The water was clear with light green tint.  Our best fly was the Prince Nymph.  Expedition Outfitters offers fly fishing classes, lessons and instruction near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels Texas.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Wednesday January 6, 2016;  evening observations at the third crossing below Canyon Lake revealed a couple of successful fly fishers.  The Canyon Dam release was 325 cubic feet per second.  The water was relatively clear with green tint.  The temperatures were in the high 40's with light rain at times.  The successful fly fishers reported girdle bugs and stone fly nymphs were the winning flies of the day.  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:  Saturday January 9, 2016; six mile guided Guadalupe River float with Alex Lee and his buddy Dave from Austin produced too many Guadalupe to count.  The hot fly was the Prince Nymph.  The flow was 425 cubic feet per second.  The skies were clear with cold temps in the morning and very nice temps in the afternoon.  The best fly was the San Juan worm.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide report and River Conditions:  Wednesday January 13, 2016; Full day float from the fourth crossing covering six miles downstream produced quite a few Guadalupe River Rainbow Trout on Nymphs.  Canyon Dam release was 400 cubic feet per second.  The day was beautiful with clear blue skies and daytime temps in the high 60's F.  Roy Woodward and his friend Mark from Houston joined us for a fun filled day.  Expedition Outfitters offers guided fly fishing trips on the Texas Hill Country Rivers.

Guadalupe River Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions: Saturday January 16, 2016; GRTU stocked thousands more full sized fish today in the "Trophy trout" section of the Guadalupe River today.  The weather was overcast and unstable with light rain showers.  The temp was 57 degrees F.  Expedition Outfitters offers guided fly fishing trips in the Texas Hill Country near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels Texas.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Condition:  Sunday January 17, 2016; Expedition Outfitters guide Kevin Stubbs worked at the TPWD and GRTU sponsored Trout Unlimited Youth Camp.  The kids learned insects, fly casting, helped stock fish in the river and more!  Our guys caught and released a couple of really nice Guadalupe Trout while floating.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Friday January 22, 2016; six mile float from Rio to a private take out yielded too many Guadalupe trout to count.  Many fish were in the 16 inch range but we also had a few state stockers coming in our nets.  The day was beautiful with clear blue skies and temps in the high 50's F.  The release from Canyon Lake was about 325 cfs with creeks adding another 20 cfs.  The hot fly of the day was the Prince nymph and Zug Bug.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Saturday January 23, 2016; two boat trip with Corey and his buddies, Bruce, Leo and Alejandro produced quite a few Guadalupe Rainbow Trout while nymphing.  The new guys were quick at learning fly fishing and Bruce and Corey did well too.  The weather started off cool with temps around freezing but the day warmed quickly to comfortable temps.  The release from Canyon Dam was around 350 cfs.  Our hot fly of the day was a San Juan Worm.  One of our guys is pictured below with a nice Guadalupe Trout.

Fly Fishing Guadalupe River
Guadalupe Fishing Guide Trip

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Monday January 25, 2016; evening observations at the third crossing below Canyon Lake revealed a few fisher people that had good success targeting Guadalupe Rainbow Trout.  The weather was perfect with clear blue skies and afternoon temps in the low 70's F.  The Canyon Dam release was 250 cubic feet per second.  The best fly of the day was reported to be the Stone Fly Nymph with rubber legs.

Guadalupe Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Tuesday January 26, 2016; afternoon observations at the third crossing on the Guadalupe River below Canyon Lake showed moderate thundershowers with cooler temps.  The release from Canyon Dam was 250 cfs.  There were a couple of hardy souls braving the elements and trying their luck at trout fishing.  They decided to high tail it and run when the lightning strikes became closer and closer to their wading spots.  Maybe they remembered: water is a great conductor of electricity!

Guadalupe Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Friday January 29. 2016.  Joe and his buddies from Colorado hired a two boat trip for a six mile float from Rio to Gardo's.  We caught and released over 15 Guadalupe Trout.  The weather was beautiful with clear blue skies and temps in the 70's F.  The hot fly of the day was the Prince Nymph.  The release from Canyon Dam was 225 cubic feet per second.

Guadalupe Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions: Monday February 1, 2016; Six mile float with Paul Myers from Idaho produced too many Guadalupe Trout to count.  The weather was great with clear blue skies and shirt sleeve weather topping out at 75 degrees F.  The flow was 220 cubic feet per second.  The water was relatively clear with chalky green tint.  There was a prolific hatch with BWO's, Tricos, Caddis and Midges coming off.  Even with tons of bugs on the water very few fish were rising.  We got all of our fish while nymphing.

Guadalupe River Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Wednesday February 3, 2016; Paul Myers joined Expedition Outfitters guide Kevin Stubbs for another six mile float in the Trophy Trout section.  The morning started off a little slow with the action picking up as a prolific Mayfly and Midge hatch started to occur.  The weather was beautiful with clear blue skies and afternoon temps in the low 60's F.  Once again, we caught and released too many Guadalupe Trout to count.  The flow was reduced overnight to 200 cfs.  The water was relatively clear with a light green, chalky tint.  Our best fly of the day was a Prince Nymph.  True to "Guadalupe" form, all of the action was on sub-surface flies.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Friday February 5, 2016.  It was the third day Paul Myers joined us for a 6 mile float in the Trophy Trout Zone of the Guadalupe River.  The morning was cool and crisp with temps around 30 degrees F, but the day quickly warmed into the mid 60's F with clear blue skies.  Canyon Dam release was 200 cfs with relatively clear water conditions.  The was a super hatch of BWO's, Tricos and PMD's for the middle part of the day.  There were quite a few Caddis coming off too.  Once again Paul Myers landed and released too many Guadalupe Trout to count.  Our best fly of the day was a Caddis Emerger.

Devils River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions: Wednesday February 10, 2016; three day scouting trip at Sycamore Canyon Ranch showed all of the usual players in their favorite places.  The largemouth bass were fat and looked full of eggs and ready to spawn.  The smallmouth were fat and sassy too.  The river was really low with flows at Baker's Crossing measuring 118 cfs.  The water was clear with light green stain.  During our stay at the ranch the temps were comfortable with lows in the 30's and 40's F. but daytime temps soared to the 60's and 70's F.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Monday February 15, 2016; 6 mile float with Ron Ellis and his son Sam produced several chunky Guadalupe Trout.  The weather was perfect with clear blue skies and comfortable temps in the 70's F.  Both guys caught on to fly fishing and managed to subdue some hard fighting fish.  The best fly of the day was a stone fly nymph attractor and midge dropper.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Wednesday February 17, 2016; Half day float with Ronnie Barnard and his gal Jessica produced two new fly fishers.  The weather started off cool in the low 40's F.  It quickly warmed into the 70's F. Ronnie caught and released his first fish on fly but it was huge!

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Condition:  Sunday February 21, 2016; evening observations at the third crossing showed overcast skies and very few people on the river.  The Canyon Dam release was 130 cfs with light green colored water with good clarity.  We saw a nice BWO, Trico and Caddis hatch.  Even with lots of surface bugs there were very few fish rising.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Wednesday February 24, 2016, Nate Johnson and his friend Meagan joined us from Indiana for a fun filled 6 mile float on the Guadalupe River.  The weather was cool and crisp with morning temps in the high 30's F.  The day quickly warmed with abundant sunshine.  The flow was gentle at 130 cfs.  The water clarity was good with light green tint and slightly chalky.  We hooked several huge Guadalupe Trout that jumped and fought hard (they didn't know we were going to release them unharmed).  The best fly of the day was a stone fly attractor with a drowned Trico spinner dropped underneath.

Guadalupe Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Saturday February 27, 2016; Dr. Tony Nettleman joined us for a productive six mile float.  Even with a prolific bug hatch, there wasn't any surface feeding fish.  The flow was 130 cfs with relatively clear water.  The weather was beautiful with clear blue skies and comfortable temps in the 70's F.  Tony was a good fly fisher and landed several nice Guadalupe Trout on nymphs.  The Prince nymph was our best performer.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Tuesday March 1. 2016;  evening fishing trip with friends produced several Guadalupe Trout on nymphs.  The weather was beautiful with clear blue skies and comfortable temps.  The flow was 150 cfs with relatively clear water.  The prince nymph was our major producer.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Wednesday March 2, 2016; evening observations at the fourth crossing revealed no fishermen, kayakers or anyone of  any kind.  The weather was perfect with temps in the 70's and clear blue skies.  There was a nice Caddis hatch but we didn't see any rising fish.  Expedition Outfitters offers guided fly fishing trips in the Texas Hill Country near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels Texas.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Thursday March 3, 2016; morning fishing/scouting trip with friends produced several nice Guadalupe Trout.  The morning started off overcast with south winds but that changed when a cool front blew in with north winds up to 20 mph.  The best fly of the day was the Lime Green Clouser Minnow.  It produced many explosive hook ups.  Expedition Outfitters offers fly fishing classes, lessons and instruction near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels Texas.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Friday March 4, 2016; evening observations at the third crossing on the Guadalupe River showed only a couple of fly fishers.  The weather was great with clear blue skies and comfortable temps in the low 70's F.  The release from Canyon Dam was 160 cfs.  There was a prolific BWO and Trico hatch with Caddis sprinkled in.  True to Guadalupe River form; there were no fish rising for the bugs.  They were feeding sub-surface on the drowned spinners.  Expedition Outfitters offers fly fishing guide trips, fly fishing classes, lessons and instruction near San Antonio, Austin and New Braunfels Texas.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Saturday March 5, 2016; evening scouting trip with friends produced several nice Guadalupe Trout on Nymphs.  The weather was beautiful with clear blue skies and comfortable temps in the 70's F.  Canyon Dam release was 160 cfs.  The water was relatively clear with a green chalky tint.

Guadalupe River Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Sunday March 6, 2016; Evening scouting trip at the third crossing on the Guadalupe River below Canyon Lake showed a few fishermen but no crowded conditions.  The weather was great with partly cloudy shies and temps in the 70's F.  The release from Canyon Dam was 161 cfs.  The water was relatively clear with a green chalky stain.  We managed to catch and release a few nice Rainbows but didn't hook up with the recently stocked "Brown Trout."

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Tuesday March 8, 2016; evening scouting trip with friends produced several nice Guadalupe Trout hook ups.  The hot fly was the Girdle Bug.  We actually stripped tandem rigs like they were streamers.  It worked well in overcast conditions.  The temps were great in the high 70's and 80's F.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Thursday March 10, 2016; evening observations at the third crossing showed no fisher people whatsoever.  The evening was overcast with occasional rain showers and temps in the low 60's F.  The Canyon Dam release was 160 cfs.  The water was relatively clear with a light green tint.  Expedition Outfitters offers guided fly fishing trips on the rivers near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels Texas.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Wednesday March 16, 2016;  six mile float from Rio to Gardo's with Tom Fiorina and his lovely wife Pat from southern California produced too many Guadalupe Trout to count,  We landed three brown trout and the rest were rainbows.  Canyon Dam release was 160 cfs with chalky green tint.  The weather was perfect with temps in the 60's and 70's F. with plenty of sunshine.  Our best fly of the day was the common Prince Nymph.

Guadalupe River Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Friday March 18, 2016; two boat trip with Barry Richards and his buddies Wayne Stokes, Daniel and Vince produced quite few Guadalupe trout and warmwater species too.  The release from from Canyon Dam was 230 cfs and the water was chalky with light green tint.  We floated and fished about six river miles with beautiful weather conditions.  Our best fly of the day was the caddis emerger.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Sunday March 20, 2016; half day trip with Becky Garza and Leeanne from Austin produced two new fly fishers.  The weather was nice with temps in the 60's F.  We drifted nymphs through many different runs and got a few hook ups but the action was really slow.  There was a BWO and Trico hatch but it was short lived and not very prolific.  The Canyon Dam release was 240 cfs with chalky green water and decent clarity.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Monday March 21, 2016; evening observations at the third crossing below Canyon Lake revealed no fishers whatsoever.  The weather was beautiful with clear blue skies and temps in the mid 60's F.  The release from Canyon dam was 140 cfs and the water was relatively clear with a chalky green tint.  We saw a nice BWO, Trico and Caddis hatch.  True to form for the Guadalupe River...we saw no fish rising for the tasty bugs.  The truth is:  there is so much food below the surface there's no need to risk attack from Osprey, raccoons and herons.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Tuesday March 22, 2016; evening scouting trip at the third crossing with friends produced several nice Guadalupe Trout on nymphs.  The wind challenged our casting skills.  The release from Canyon Lake was 130 cfs with light green stained water.  There was only one other person on the water near us.  Expedition Outfitters offers fly fishing guide trips, fly fishing lessons, and fly fishing instruction near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels Texas.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Wednesday March 23, 2016; evening reports from Eric Bataille "aka the trawler" showed good action at the bend above old Camp Beans.  Eric caught and released several nice Guadalupe trout on nymphs.  The release from Canyon lake was 250 cfs with chalky green water.  The best fly of the day was the San Juan worm.  Expedition Outfitters offers fly fishing guide trips on the Texas Hill Country Spring Fed Rivers near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels Texas.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Saturday March 26, 2016; evening observations at the third crossing revealed no fly fishers whatsoever.  The evening was beautiful with partly cloudy skies and temps in the low 70's F.  There was a nice Caddis, BWO and Trico hatch.  True to form there were no Guadalupe Trout rising for these tasty treats.  The sub-surface bio-mass is so prolific, there's no reason to expose risk to surface predators.  The Canyon Dam release was about 250 cfs.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Monday March 28, 2016; six mile float with Greg, Janet and their lovely daughters Emma and Brianna produced several nice Guadalupe Trout on nymph rigs.  There were tons of bugs hatching but no fish rising to the tasty morsels.  Our best fly of the day was the red San Juan worm.  The Canyon Dam release was 250 cfs with chalky, light green stained water.  The weather was perfect with high temps in the mid 70's F.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Thursday March 31, 2016; six mile float from Rio to Gardo's produced several Guadalupe Trout and bass on streamers with Danie and Stu from Wyoming.  The weather was beautiful with clear blue skies and temps in the high 70's F.  The release from Canyon Dam was 250 cfs with relatively clear water with a green chalky tint.  Danie is pictured below with one of her largemouth bass caught on a "baby rainbow trout" fly.

Guadalupe Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Monday April 4, 2016; morning observations at the third crossing showed no fly fishers.  The weather was clear with temps in the high 40's F.  There was a nice BWO and Trico hatch but only a couple of fish rising to the tasty bugs.  The caddis began hatching as the morning temps warmed into the 70's F.  Expedition Outfitters offers guided fly fishing trips in the Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels Texas areas.

Devils River Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Wednesday April 13 and Thursday April 14, 2016; Two day trip on the lower Devils near the confluence with Lake Amistad produced several trophy smallmouth and largemouth bass.  Ford McTee from Austin Texas and his buddies joined us for a great trip with good weather and river flows.  The most productive flies were topwater patterns but we got several fish on streamers too.  Ford McTee is pictured below with one of his smallmouth bass.

Fly Fishing Devils River
Ford McTee with trophy Devils River smallmouth bass caught on fly

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Tuesday April 19, 2016; heavy rains and winds from yesterday gave way to improving conditions.  The sky cleared and the floodwaters subsided.  Of course there were no fishermen or other river users.  The water clarity changed from chocolate to green.  Everything looks good for the weekend.

Guadalupe Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Wednesday April 20, 2016; morning observations at the third crossing below Canyon Lake revealed improved fishing conditions from the day before.  Canyon Dam release was 600 cfs with relatively clear water with a chalky green tint.  There was a nice BWO and Trico hatch with some caddis sprinkled in.  The weather was gorgeous with clear blue skies and high temps around 70 degrees F.  Expedition Outfitters offers fly fishing lessons, classes and instruction near Austin and San Antonio and New Braunfels Texas.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Saturday April 23, 2016; six mile float with Terry Kramer and his lovely wife Deb produced some nice bass and sunfish.  The Canyon Dam release was 1,100 cfs so we decided to target warmwater species.  The decision paid off because trout fishing was slow with high flows and off color conditions.  Expedition Outfitters offers guided fly fishing trips, casting lessons and fly fishing instruction on the Hill Country Rivers near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels Texas.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Saturday May 21. 2016; Canyon Dam release was increased to drain off flood waters from Canyon Lake.  We postponed our trip today so that we can have a good time at lower flows.  Expedition Outfitters offers fly fishing classes, lessons and instruction near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels Texas.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Sunday May 22, 2016; Flood releases from Canyon Lake continued today so we are headed to the Llano River and possibly Devils for our next few guide trips.  The weather has been beautiful with cool temps in the 70's and 80's F. due to the "El Nino" influence.  Expedition Outfitters offers fly fishing classes, lessons and instruction near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels Texas.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Monday May 23, 2016; morning observations at the third crossing revealed flood releases from Canyon Lake.  The US Army Corps of Engineers will reduce the flow for the Memorial holiday.  Flows will be in the 400 cfs range.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Report and River  Conditions:  Tuesday May 24, 2016; morning observations at the third crossing revealed continued flood releases from Canyon Dam.  The US Army Corps of Engineers will reduce flows to recreational levels by Friday morning with flows in the 400 cfs range.  The weather today was overcast with cool temps for this time of year in the mid 70's F and mid 80's F.  Expedition Outfitters offers fly fishing classes, lessons and instruction near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels Texas.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Saturday May 28, 2016; half day trip with Marion and Jim McCoy from the Dallas /Ft. Worth area produced several nice Guadalupe Trout on nymphs.  The weather was perfect with morning temps in the low 60's F. and partly cloudy skies.  We got started pretty early and beat the tubers and partyers.  The flow was 400 cubic feet per second and in the high 50's F. coming off the bottom of Canyon Lake.  Jim is pictured below with one his Guadalupe Trout. 

Guadalupe Trout Fishing Guide
Jim McCoy with one of his Guadalupe Trout

Guadalupe Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Friday August 26, 2016 morning scouting trip below Canyon Lake revealed dam release at 500 cubic feet per second, the water is relatively clear with an olive green tint from recent flash floods.  We landed and released several nice smallies and largemouth bass on topwater patterns.  The temps were pleasant in the mid 70's to high 80's F with partly cloudy skies.  Expedition Outfitters offers fly fishing guide trips, fly fishing lessons and instruction on the spring fed rivers near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels Texas.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Saturday August 27, 2016; Canyon Dam release was 500 cubic feet per second.  Half day morning trip with Skip Robertson from San Diego produced too many smallmouth and largemouth bass to count.  We didn't land any monsters but they jumped and fought really hard.  The recent overcast days and cooler temps really turned things around from the usual August heat.  Our best takes were on topwater but we got a few on streamers as well.  We had the river to ourself and a few tubers and kayakers started appearing after lunch.  Expedition Outfitters offers guided fly fishing trips and instruction near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels Texas.

Guadalupe Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Updated Friday September 3, 2016; half day morning guide trip with Scott Welsh MD and his dad Dan from Illinois, produced several nice Guadalupe Bass on topwater patterns.  Our biggest fish topped out around 4.5 lbs.  Canyon Dam release was about 500 cubic feet per second with relatively clear water and greenish brown stain from recent floods.  The day was overcast with temps in the mid 70's to mid 80's F.  We didn't encounter anyone else on our 3 mile float.  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:  Monday September 5, 2016; Labor Day weekend has come to an end with most of the tourists leaving until next spring.  This is the best time to be on the water!  Guadalupe River morning guide trip yielded several nice smallmouth bass and largemouth bass too.  Everything we caught and released were on topwater patterns.  The takes were explosive with many fish jumping and running in acrobatic fashion.  The morning was overcast with temps in the low 70's F.  The flow from Canyon Dam was 450 cubic feet per second with relatively clear water (about 10 feet visibility) and light brown stain from recent rains.  Expedition Outfitters offers Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide trips near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels Texas.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Tuesday September 6, 2016; morning trip in the warmwater section of the Guadalupe River produced several nice largemouth and smallmouth bass.  Once again the topwater bite was on.  The flow from Canyon Lake was 440 cubic feet per second.  The water was pretty clear with an ice tea colored stain.  The day was pleasant with temps in the low 70's to mid 80's F.  We were the only people on the river this morning.  

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Wednesday September 7, 2016; morning scouting trip on the warmwater section of the Guadalupe River produced several nice bass and brightly colored sunfish.  The weather was partly cloudy with temps in the high 70's to mid 80's F.  The Canyon Dam release rate was 440 cubic feet per second with relatively clear water with ice tea colored stain from recent flood conditions.  Expedition Outfitters offers guided fly fishing trips on the rivers near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels Texas.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Thursday September 8, 2016; half day morning trip with Ben Taub from Houston produced several nice bass and brightly colored sunfish.  The morning was overcast with temps in the mid 70's F.  The flow from Canyon Dam was 440 cubic feet per second.  The water was clear with an ice tea colored stain from recent flash floods.  Our best fly was the Chernobyl Ant.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing trips, fly fishing lessons and fly fishing instruction on the rivers near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels Texas.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Updated Saturday September 10, 2016; Full day guide trip on the Guadalupe River in the warmwater section produced two new fly fishers.  Brad King and his son Brazos joined Expedition Outfitters guide Kevin Stubbs for a six mile float.  We caught and released several nice fish.  The weather was overcast with cool temps in the 70's and 80's F.  The release from Canyon Lake was 440 cubic feet per second.  The water was relatively clear with an ice tea stain from recent flash flood events.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Sunday September 11, 2016; a solemn day to remember for sure.  To portray a positive attitude we went fishing on the Guadalupe River in the New Braunfels Texas area.  Expedition Outfitters clients were Texas Monthly Publisher David Dunham and his son Pat.  The day was beautiful with cool temps and partly cloudy skies.  Canyon Dam release was 440 cubic feet per second with spring fed creeks adding another 60 cfs.  David's son Pat caught on to fly fishing quickly but the bite was slow.  We managed to catch and release a few fish though.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Monday September 12, 2016; half day morning trip produced a few more fish than yesterday.  The weather was delightful with temps in the 70's and 80's F with partly cloudy skies.  The Canyon Dam release was 440 cubic feet per second with creeks and springs adding another 60 cfs.  Today our luck fly was the "Bitch Creek Nymph" drifted and stripped behind a cone head streamer.  We didn't see another person on the river today.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing trips, lessons, and instruction near San Antonio, Austin and New Braunfels Texas.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Tuesday September 13, 2016; half day morning trip with Frenchy Smith and his wife Nancy produced several nice bass and sunfish on topwater flies,  The Canyon Dam release was lowered to 230 cfs.  The water was clear with an ice tea colored stain from recent floods.  The weather was beautiful with clear blue skies and temps in the mid 70's to mid 80's F.  Expedition Outfitters offers fly fishing guide trips, fly fishing lessons and instruction on the Hill Country Rivers near Austin, New Braunfels and San Antonio Texas.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides River Report and Conditions:  Wednesday September 14, 2013; half day morning trip on the warmwater section of the Guadalupe River produced a few nice bass and sunfish.  The weather was beautiful with temps in the 80's F. with partly cloudy skies.  The release from Canyon Lake was 270 cubic feet per second.  We didn't see another person on the Guadalupe River this morning.  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:  Updated Thursday September 15, 2016; morning fly fishing guide trip in the warmwater section of the Guadalupe River produced 2 new fly fishers.  Ben and Frida from Austin joined us for a 3 mile float and we caught and released several bass and several brightly colored sunfish.  The weather was beautiful with temps in the 70's and 80's F with clear blue skies.  The release from Canyon Lake was 270 cubic feet per second.  Expedition Outfitters offers guided fly fishing trips on the Hill Country River near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels Texas.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Friday September 16, 2016; morning trip on the Guadalupe River produced 2 new fly fishers and several brightly colored sunfish and some feisty bass too.  Topwater patterns were our go to patterns.  Rich and Caroline joined us from Austin, it was their first time to fly fish but they caught on quickly.  The river was flowing at 270 cubic feet per second and the weather was perfect with clear blue skies and temps in the high 70's and mid 80's F.  Expedition Outfitters provides 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:  Saturday September 17, 2016; half day morning instructional float/guide trip produced two new fly fishers.  Randy Griffin from Macon, Georgia and his son Erick from Austin Texas joined Expedition Outfitters guide Kevin Stubbs for a float in the warmwater section of the Guadalupe River.   The release from Canyon Dam was around 270 cfs with creeks and springs adding another 50 cfs.  The water was ice tea colored with good clarity.  The sub surface flies did the best for us although we got a few takes on the topwater patterns too.  Expedition Outfitters offers fly fishing classes, lessons and instruction on the spring fed rivers of the Texas near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Sunday September 18. 2016; half day morning trip on the Guadalupe River produced several nice smallmouth and largemouth bass.  Laura Wayland and her buddy Fred from Austin joined us for a fun time.  The best fly of the day was the frog popper.  The release from Canyon Lake was 210 cubic feet per second.  The water was relatively clear with an ice tea colored stain from recent flood events.  The weather was perfect with clear blue skies and temps in the mid 70's to high 80's F.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing 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:  Updated Monday September 19, 2016; evening observations at the third crossing on the Guadalupe River below Canyon Lake revealed no fishermen, tubers or kayakers.  The weather was beautiful with temps in the low 90's F. and clear blue skies.  Canyon Dam release was 230 cfs with creeks and springs adding additional flow.  We sent guide trainees to provide us with a sampling and they managed to catch and release quite a few smallmouth and largemouth bass on topwater patterns.  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:  Tuesday September 20, 2016; morning scouting trip with close friends produced too many bass to count.  We got them on topwater patterns and heavy streamers too.  Canyon Dam release was 208 cfs with creeks and springs adding another 40 cfs.  The weather was beautiful with clear blue skies and temps in the 80's and low 90's F.  Expedition Outfitters offers guided fly fishing trips on the Guadalupe River near New Braunfels, San Antonio and Austin Texas.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Wednesday September 21, 2016; half day morning trip with Frank Goza and his son Eric produced two new fly fishers.  They struggled at first but made progress after a little while.  They managed to catch and release quite a few fish with the largest fish being caught by Eric on a topwater fly.  The Canyon Lake release was 230 cfs with creeks and springs adding another 60 cfs.  The day was beautiful with partly cloudy skies and temps in the low 70's to low 90's F.  Expedition Outfitters provides fly fishing classes, lessons and instruction near San Antonio, Austin and New Braunfels Texas.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Thursday September 22, 2016;  evening scouting trip at the third crossing below Canyon Lake produced several nice bass on topwater flies.  The release from Canyon Lake was 240 cfs with creeks and springs adding another 60 cfs.  The weather was cool with temps in the lower 80's F. and overcast skies.  Expedition Outfitters provides fly fishing classes, lessons and instruction on the Central Texas Hill Country spring fed rivers near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels Texas.



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