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Guadalupe River Trout Fishing Guide Greg Smith with Ron, Kyle Johnson's buddy from Houston

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Hunter Granstaff with Devils River Largemouth Bass

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Updated Monday March 10, 2014; scouting observations at the third crossing showed very few fly fishermen out today.  The temps reached 70 degrees F. with light, intermittent evening rain showers.  There was no obvious hatch.  The winning fly for the lone fisherman interviewed was the "Zug Bug."

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Updated Friday March 14, 2014.  Half day trip with Buck Nelson, his two boys and Dad produced a trophy Guadalupe Trout that Cade brought to his dad's net.  It was the biggest rainbow in his fly fishing career.  Cade listened carefully to his guide and it produced results.  The winning fly was the prince nymph.

Devils River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions: March 19 and 20th, 2014.  Devils River flow at Baker's Crossing 128 cfs.  Paul Reddish and his buddy Ian from the United Kingdom joined us for a three day expedition at the Russell's Ranch.  We caught largemouth bass, sunfish and smallmouth bass too.  The weather was spring like with many ups and downs with temps.  Wish you were here!

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Sunday March 23, 2014. Observations at the third crossing on the Guadalupe River below Canyon Lake showed a small amount of fishermen harassing the rainbow trout.  There was no obvious hatch with the temperatures in the 50's F, overcast skies and light rain.  We rescheduled our trips due to adverse conditions.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Monday March 24, 2014; scouting trip on the lower Guadalupe River near the third crossing below Canyon Lake revealed very few fishermen.  The weather was cool and overcast in the low 60's F.  There was a small BWO and Trico hatch, but no rising fish spotted.  The fishermen who were present reported the prince nymph was the ticket.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Tuesday March 25, 2014; brief scouting trip on the Guadalupe River upstream of Canyon Lake near Bergheim produced many feisty Guadalupe Bass.  We caught and released dozens of "Brook Trout" sized fish in the 8-10 inch range.  In some places it was a fish for every cast.  Little yellow poppers with white rubber legs were the ticket.  The skies were clear and blue with temps in the mid 60's F.  

Devils River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Thursday March 27, 2014;  Trip with fly fishing guide Randy Cameron from Colorado produced several nice smallmouth and largemouth bass.  The weather started out with overcast skies and light winds from the southeast.  The skies cleared by 11:00 am with clear blue skies the rest of the day.  Most of our fish hit the heavily weighted streamer cast to the ledges and islands.

 

 

 

Devils River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions;  Friday March 28, 2014;  fishing day number two for Randy Cameron had clear blue skies and north winds that gusted over 40 mph.  We struggled to maintain our position with the raft so we resorted to wade fishing high value targets.  We had several blow -ups on topwater patterns, but the fish missed the fly.  After careful presentation Randy managed to land a nice smallmouth under adverse conditions.

Devils River Fly Fishing Guides Scouting Report and River Conditions:  Saturday March 29, 2014; Scouting trip at our new private property showed many largemouth and smallmouth bass and sunfish species.  Everyone aggressively attacked our flies.  The flow at Baker's Crossing was 130 cfs.  The water was clear with light green tint.  

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Updated Monday March 31, 2014;  Observations and brief scouting trip at the 4th crossing showed no fishermen and no visible hatch.  The Guadalupe River trout season is winding down due to the perception of tubers and mayhem.  The truth is: these other user groups don't show up until major holidays and weekends.  We are not there yet.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Tuesday April 1, 2014; Half day fly fishing lesson/float trip with Mike and Buzz produced two new fly fishers.  The bite was slow, but Buzz fought and did battle with a 6lb class largemouth on a heavy streamer pattern.  Wow!

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Updated Wednesday April 2, 2014.  The day started out with overcast skies and high winds.  These conditions were difficult for teaching new fly fishers but we got it done.  Mark and James were in the area for a convention and they were hosted by Aubrey; one of their business colleagues.  By the end of the day everyone was casting like champs.  The fish were scarce, but we landed a few.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Thursday April 3, 2014; evening observations at the third crossing on the Guadalupe River below Canyon Lake showed no fishermen whatsoever.  The weather was mild with partly cloudy skies in the 80's F.  The trees and wildflowers are in full bloom.  There was a few caddis coming off.  The water was clear and cool.

Devils River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Updated Saturday April 5, 2014.  Rob Westerburg and his boys joined us for a two day fishing trip.  We put in at our property at the Blue Sage and floated about 6.5 river miles to Devil's Back.  We caught and released nearly 50 fish.  Wish you were here!

Rio Grande River Texas Fly Fishing Guides report and river conditions:  Tuesday April 8, 2014.Half day scouting float on the Rio Grande below Del Rio Texas produced many nice smallmouth, largemouth and one striper.  Everyone fought hard because they didn't realize that we would release them.  The flow varied from 2,000 cfs to 4,000 cfs.  

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Wednesday April 9, 2014;  Observations at the third crossing on the Guadalupe River below Canyon Lake revealed two fishermen.  There wasn't any obvious hatch at 4:30 pm.  The day was beautiful with cool temps and low humidity.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Thursday April 10, 2014; morning scouting trip at the fourth crossing showed no other fishermen.  There was a nice Trico hatch coming off about 10:00 am.  We didn't get any takes on the surface but drowned spinners proved to be the ticket.  The weather was beautiful with morning temps in the 50's F.

Devils River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Flow at Baker's Crossing 123 CFS;  Friday April 11 and Saturday April 12, 2014.  Two days of scouting at the Sycamore Canyon Ranch revealed clear water conditions with high winds from the southeast.  The temps were comfortable with cool mornings and pleasant afternoons in the 80's F.  We spotted all of the usual players (fish), in their customary hideouts.  Heavy streamers were the "go to" flies.

Guadalupe Trout Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Monday April 14, 2014;   Thunderstorms followed by an unseasonal strong cold front put a damper on our fly fishing plans.  The Guadalupe trout were safe for the day.  We didn't see anyone else braving the weather either.

Guadalupe Trout Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Tuesday April 15, 2014;  Evening observations at the third crossing on the Guadalupe River below Canyon Lake revealed no fishermen and a nice caddis and trico hatch.  The weather was much nicer this evening than last.  The wind was relatively calm and the temps were in the high 60's F.

Guadalupe Trout Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Updated April 16, 2014;  Evening observations at the third crossing revealed no fishermen.  The morning started out with temps. in the high 30's F and soared to 79's F in the afternoon.  All of the streamside vegetation was in full bloom with wildflowers and pollinating live oaks, pecans and others.  If you suffer from allergies...this is why?

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Thursday April 17,2014; Half day float with expert angler Larry Tarver and his lovely daughter Cindy produced several nice largemouth and smallmouth bass.  The day was overcast to our advantage.  Shad patterns proved to be the winning ticket.  Cindy is pictured above with one of her bass.

Guadalupe Trout Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Friday April 18, 2014; observations at the fourth crossing revealed two fly fishermen.  They were stripping streamers.  The weather was sunny at 77 degrees F. and light winds from the northeast.  The water was clear and cold with adequate flow.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Saturday April 19, 2014; half day trip with Matthew Meyer and his dad David produced two new fly fishers and several nice bass.  The bass were acrobatic, jumping several times in their attempt to escape.  They didn't know we planned to release them unharmed.  Matt and his dad were two of the best students I've ever had the pleasure of guiding...They listened and executed the instructions.   The weather was perfect...cool in the morning about 48 degrees F warming to 79 degrees F.   Man it's great when a plan comes together!

Guadalupe Trout Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Sunday April 20, 2014;  Happy Easter!  Observations at the third crossing revealed no fishermen.  The afternoon was overcast with pleasant temps in the low 70's F.  There was a prolific Trico hatch about 3:30 pm.  We didn't witness any rising fish.

Guadalupe Trout Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Monday April 21, 2014;  Morning observations revealed one guide boat on the water targeting Guadalupe Trout.  The morning was overcast and cool with temps in the 60's F.   We didn't see any obvious hatch before noon.  There was nobody else on the entire upper river.

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Phil Watkins with Devils River Largemouth Bass

Guadalupe Trout Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Tuesday April 22, 2014; morning observations showed a prolific Trico hatch.  There was one guide boat on the river.  There were no rising fish detected.  The fish were probably feeding sub-surface on the drowned spinners.

Devils River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Friday April 25, 2014; Charlie Granstaff was our lone angler after Mark Edgmon fell ill during our trip.  Everything turned out ok but the bite wasn't as good as the day before.  Fish were caught, but it wasn't as good as the day before.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Updated Monday April 28, 2014; evening observations at the third crossing on the Guadalupe River below Canyon Lake revealed no fishermen or other river users.  The Osprey were the only fishers present.  The water was clear and cool.

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Cindy's trophy bass!

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Tuesday, April 29, 2014;  Observations at the third crossing revealed no fishermen; or fisher women, for that matter.  There was a nice Trico hatch occurring though.  The temperatures were pleasantly cool this morning...about 58 degrees F.

Devils River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Thursday May 1st, 2014;  Expedition Outfitter's guides hosted Stan Bunting, Thad Minyard, Cotton Carleson, and Sandy Saxe for a fun filled time at Sycamore Canyon Ranch.  One boat caught over thirty nice small, to medium bass the first day.  The other boat followed with about 18 bass.  We saw many trophy sized smallmouth and largemouth, but we did not get the big boys...damn it!

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Monday May 5, 2014; observations at the third crossing below Canyon Lake on the Guadalupe River showed two fishing parties chasing rainbows.  The caddis hatch was off the richter scale but no rising fish; damn it!  The successful fishers reported drowned Trico spinners as the go-to-pattern.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Tuesday May 6, 2014; half day float with John from New Jersey produced about 25 sunfish and several nice bass.  The highlight of the day was a 4 lb smallie that crashed a topwater pattern, jumped two times and spit the hook.  The weather was overcast and pleasant with morning temps in the 60's F and the day warmed to the low 80's.  We saw no one else on our part of the Guadalupe River.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Thursday May 8, 2014; Observations at the third crossing on the Guadalupe River below Canyon Lake revealed spotty rain showers and overcast conditions.  There were no fishermen, tubers, canoeists, or kayakers on almost seven and a half miles of Guadalupe River in the "Trophy Trout Special Regulation Zone." 

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Friday May 9, 2014; observations at the third crossing on the Guadalupe River below Canyon Lake showed periodic thunderstorms; some were severe with high winds.  We saw the forecast and rescheduled our guide trips for another day...others were not so fortunate.  Some of our guide friends were trapped by the weather while on a long float without shelter on the San Marcos River.  We hope they are ok after their misfortune!

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Saturday May 10, 2014; Observations at the third crossing on the Guadalupe River below Canyon Lake revealed Chris Jackson, head guide at Action Angler teaching a fly fishing lesson.  There were no tubers or other people on the river, although it was a beautiful day with temps in the mid 80's F.

Devils River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Sunday May 11, 2014; observations at Del Rio revealed high winds.  The gusts were in the 40 mph range.  Our fishing days are tomorrow and Tuesday...wish us luck!

Devils River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Monday  May 12, 2014;  Conditions were warm with high temps in the 90's F.  We caught and released about twenty five bass between two anglers.  All were smallies except for one largemouth bass.  We had a few sight casting opportunities.

Devils River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Tuesday May 13, 2014; flow at Baker's Crossing about 130 cfs.  A freak cold front dropped our temps today by about 30 degrees F.  On Monday the the afternoon high temp was 98 degrees F.  Today the high only reached 59 degrees F with overcast conditions and light rain at times.  The drastic change definitely affected the bite.  My clients forgot their waders and froze  their asses off!  Even with adverse conditions and overcast, we managed a little sight casting and some moderate catching too.  We had all smallmouth action, except for one "silver belly" (largemouth).

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Thursday May 15, 2014.  Observations at the "Trophy Trout" section of the Guadalupe River revealed one guide on the water.  It turned out to be my good friend Chris Jackson with his clients.  Looks like they had a successful trip with a 22 inch rainbow trout which they caught and released.  The weather was beautiful with high temps in the 70's F.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Friday May 16, 2014; evening observations at the third crossing on the Guadalupe River below Canyon lake revealed no fishermen or other user groups.  The weather was fantastic with clear skies and low temps in the upper 50's F; and high temps in the mid 80's F.  There was no obvious insect hatch detected.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Saturday May 17, 2014;  Half day instructional float with Rick Hernandez and his buddy Paul produced a new fly fisher.  Paul knew his stuff already, but Rick needed personal instruction...no problem...we do that!  We caught and released a few fish before the bite turned off.  The weather was perfect with clear blue skies and morning temps in the high 50's F.  We ended up at 85 degrees F. for the daytime high.  The river flows were up and healthy from recent rainfall in the Edwards Aquifer recharge zone.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Sunday May 18, 2014; brief scouting trip at the fourth crossing produced two nice Guadalupe Trout.  They were both in the 16 inch class.  They both jumped when we set the hook.  The flows were up due to recent rainfall above Canyon Lake.  Our winning fly today...The Prince Nymph!

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Monday May 19, 2014; half day scouting trip above Canyon Lake near Bergheim produced many Guadalupe Bass.  These guys were in the 10-12 inch range and fought like crazy for their size.  Small poppers and olive woolly buggers were the ticket!

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Tuesday May 20, 2014; evening scouting trip at the third crossing revealed Ingram Ranch personnel re-erecting their fence along the river to prevent incursions from the impending Memorial Day tubing traffic.  Don't be too disappointed, the other user groups will be scarce on the river except for weekends and major holidays.  Contrary to popular belief, the tubers aren't a problem except for weekend afternoons.  They are back to Houston on Sunday afternoon too.   

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Friday May 23, 2014; observations at the third crossing on the Guadalupe River below Canyon Lake revealed very few "out of town" visitors for the Memorial Day weekend.  There have been frequent light rain showers keeping the Harley Davidson motorcycles away too.  It's been nice without their noise!  There was one fly fisherman out this morning and he reported a couple of nice bass were caught on his beat.  He said yellow poppers were the ticket.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions: Saturday May 24, 2014; observations at the third crossing on the Guadalupe River below Canyon Lake at 10:00 am revealed our good friend Chris Jackson at Action Angler teaching fly fishing lessons.  It looked like his students were catching on.  There were light rain showers to dampen the earth,  We need lot's more!

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Sunday May 25, 2014;  My good friend Chris Jackson of Action Angler had the opportunity to guide on the most "hellish day of the year."  We agreed to run his shuttle.  The day treated them right with very little rain and cool temps in the high 70's.  To my surprise, they spanked the trout and warmwater species too.  In the afternoon, they had to fight the tubers...from what I heard, it was worth it!

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Sunday May 4, 2014; Half day fly fishing lesson/float trip with Belinda Kennedy and Clayton Kennedy produced two new fly fishers.  The weather was perfect with morning temps in the 50 degree F. range.  With clear skies the temps rose rapidly into the 80's.  We didn't encounter any tubers.  Clayton Kennedy is pictured below with his hard fighting "Kentucky Spotted Bass."

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Rotating Funnel Cloud over Guadalupe River Canyon

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Monday May 26, 2014...Memorial Day...Observations at the third crossing revealed tranquil conditions in the morning with cool temps and overcast skies.  My buddy Chris Jackson from Action Angler had a half day morning guide trip and they barely made it off the water before the storm hit.  They were lucky because there was lightning and heavy winds.  In fact, I shot the photo above from my deck on the Guadalupe River.  The funnel cloud had clear rotation, but did not develop into a tornado.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River conditions:  Wednesday May 28, 2014; observations at the third crossing below Canyon Lake revealed clearing water conditions after yesterday's flash flood.  The flow below the dam went from 56 cfs to 2,500 cfs overnight .  Obviously the water became chocolate and un-fishable.  On the upside: The Edwards Aquifer is up almost five feet!

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Updated Thursday May 29, 2014; observations at the third crossing on the Guadalupe River below Canyon Lake revealed a healthy Trico and PMD hatch.  The water was still off color but clearing.  The flows were robust from many springs and creeks contributing their share.  There were two fly fishers on the water fishing downstream of the third crossing.  The weather was beautiful with morning temps in the low 60's F. and evening temps in the mid 80's F.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions: Updated Friday May 30, 2014; observations and conditions at the third crossing on the Guadalupe River below Canyon Lake revealed morning temps in the low 60's F. and cool north winds.  The Tricos and PMD's were hatching like there's no tomorrow.  The flows are robust from high aquifer levels and runoff from the recent rain event.  There was no one on the river this morning taking advantage of the great conditions.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Updated Sunday June 1, 2014; Two boat, half day Guadalupe Trout fly fishing expedition/lesson produced four new fly fishers.  The weather was mild with early morning overcast and temps in the low 70's F.  Even though our trainees were green, we landed several nice Guadalupe Rainbow Trout.  Three fish were in the 20 inch class approaching almost five pounds.  These fish jumped and made blinding speed runs hoping to break us off.  We didn't encounter any tubers and the San Juan Worm was the winning fly!

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions: Monday June 2, 2014; evening scouting trip at the fourth crossing revealed a good Trico hatch with BWO's too.  There were a few Guadalupe Trout rising, but they appeared to be gulping mouthfuls of drowned spinners and not individual flies.  This is hard to imitate; can you imagine casting a mouthful, or 10-15 flies on one drift?

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Tuesday June 3, 2014; Half day scouting trip on the lower Guadalupe River near Belmont produced some nice bass and sunfish on yellow poppers.  The water was relatively clear with flows about 400 cfs.  Wow, there was a lot of humidity in this area of the state!

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report Near Austin and San Antonio Texas: Updated Wednesday June 4, 2014; Observations at the fouirth crossing on the Guadalupe River below Canyon Lake showed no fishermen or tubers.  There was a massive Trico and PMD hatch about 7:30 am.  There were a few un-predictable fish rising to this opportunity, but they were gulping mouth fulls of bugs instead of individuals.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions;  Updated Thursday June 5, 2014; observations at the third crossing on the Guadalupe River below Canyon Lake revealed no fishermen or tubers.  There was no one in sight.  There were Tricos and PMDs coming off in the morning  The Guadalupe River Rainbow Trout were feeding mainly sub-surface.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Friday June 6, 2014; full day trip with Jimmy Adams and his lovely wife Sarah produced several Guadalupe Rainbow Trout up to 5 lbs (20 inches); we also caught and released two nice catfish on fly and some nice sunfish too!

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides and Current River Conditions near San Antonio and Austin Texas.  Updated Saturday June 7, 2014;  Half day fly fishing lesson/rafting float trip produced two new fly fishers.  Sandra and Rex Whittin joined Expedition Outfitters guide Kevin Stubbs on a fun filled time catching and releasing several hard fighting fish.  They caught on quickly!  We didn't encounter very many tubers at all!

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions near Austin and San Antonio Texas:  Sunday June 8, 2014; observations at the third crossing on the Guadalupe River below Canyon Lake revealed no fishermen or tubers.  The day held overcast skies and intermittent light rain showers. The temps were in the mid 70's F. and very pleasant.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Updated Monday June 9, 2014; evening scouting trip at the fourth crossing on the Guadalupe River below Canyon Lake revealed no fishermen and a handful of quiet tubers.  The evening was overcast with light showers.  There was a nice PMD hatch though.

Devils River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Thursday June 12, 2104; three day scouting trip at the Devils River revealed all of the usual players in their favorite haunts.  The monster smallmouth bass were eager to pursue our flies.  We also had many explosive takes on  top water patterns for large mouth bass.  The temps were in the 70's F. to low 90's F.  Wish you were here!

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Updated Saturday June 14, 2014; half day trip /fly fishing lesson with Scott from San Antonio was postponed due to rain.  We started our fly fishing lesson on the banks of the Guadalupe River at Gruene.  Before we could embark on our float, the rain storms hit.  We rescheduled our trip for an August date.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions near San Antonio and Austin Texas updated Monday June 16, 2014.  Observations at the third crossing below Canyon Lake revealed two fishermen  who reported nice catches of small bass and sunfish.  The weather was partly cloudy with highs in the 80's F.

Devils River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Updated Tuesday June 17, 2014; Two day trip with John and Will York produced many smallmouth and two largemouth bass.  We caught and released probably twenty smallmouth.  A couple were in the 3-5lb class.  Heavy streamers were the ticket.  Wish you were here!

Devils River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Updated Wednesday June 18, 2014; Devils River Fly Fishing Guide trip with John and Will York yielded too many smallmouth bass to count; two smallmouth monsters were in the five pound class...Outstanding!!  We also landed and released two largemouth.  The weather was overcast with cool summertime temps in the mid 80's F.  Will and his brother John were expert anglers.  Please see video below.  Wish you were here!

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Updated Friday June 20, 2014.  Fly Fishing Classes, lessons and instruction are the building blocks for success in this activity.  Russell Jenkines and his buddy Lou from San Antonio joined Expedition Outfitters guide Kevin Stubbs for a half day lesson/fishing guide trip.  The guys caught on...This isn't alway the case, but the guide was lucky to have people that listen and process information.  We caught and released too many fish to count.  The weather was delightful with morning temps in the low 70's F. and the early afternoon temps were in the mid 80's F.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Updated June 23, 2014;  Half day flyfishing float trip on the warmwater section of the Guadalupe River with Mark Nilson from Washington State and his son in-law produced too many fish to count.  We caught and released many sunfish and bass.  The weather was cool and overcast throughout the morning giving us the edge.  Wish you were here!

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Updated June 24, 2014; Guadalupe River Fly Fishing float with John Surles and his grandson Jonathan produced too many sunfish and bass to count.  Some of our largemouth bass were in the 3-4 lb range.  The morning was overcast keeping the temperatures in the comfortable range.  We did not encounter another person on our three mile float.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Updated Wednesday June 25, 2014; We had a scheduled two day float with John Surles from Louisiana and he arrived this morning with his granddaughter to find thunderstorms in the area with frequent lightning.  We scrubbed our trip in the intrerest of safety.  Turned out, it was the right call.  Expedition Outfitters also offers fly fishing classes, lessons and instruction near San Antonio and Austin Texas.

Guadalupe Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Updated Thursday June 26,2014; brief scouting trip at the third crossing on the Guadalupe River below Canyon Lake revealed light rain showers and overcast conditions.  The temps were comfortable in the 70 degree F. range.  There was a prolific Trico and BWO hatch.  We saw many sunfish and small bass gulping mouthfulls of drowned spinners. The water was clear with good visibility.  Expedition Outfitters offers fly fishing classes, lessons and instruction near Austin and San Antonio Texas.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Friday June 27, 2014; Two hour fly fishing lesson with Laura from the Seguin area produced a new fly fisher.  We can't take total credit because she attended an Orvis training school awhile back.  The morning was cool with overcast skies in the 75 degree F. range.  After our stream side casting lesson, we did some wade fishing in the Guadalupe River.  The water felt refreshing!  Expedition Outfitters offers fly fishing classes, lessons and instruction near Austin and San Antonio Texas.

Guadalupe Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Updated Saturday June 28, 2014;  Private fly fishing lesson for David Palomo produced another new fly fisher.  David is smart and caught on fast!  It's great when someone listens and executes instructions perfectly.  We actually caught and landed a nice fish while practicing.  The morning was cool and overcast making wade fishing conditions very pleasant.  Expedition Outfitters offers a Guadalupe River Guide Service and we outfit and guide trips on the San Marcos, Llano, Devils and Pecos Rivers too.  For information on Fly Fishing Classes, Lessons and Instruction near Austin and San Antonio Texas...email us , or give us a call.

Guadalupe Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Updated Sunday June 29, 2014;  Half day scouting trip on the upper Guadalupe River near Bergheim produced many fiesty "Guadalupe Bass."  The Guadalupe River above Canyon Lake has high numbers of our "Texas State Fish" The Guadalupe Bass.  The preferred patterns were small yellow poppers and small olive green "Wooly Buggers".  We saw a few canoeists along the way, but they weren't fishing.  The temps were in the high 70's to low 80's F with overcast morning skies.

Guadalupe Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Monday June 30, 2014; Eveniing observations at the third crossing on the Guadalupe River below Canyon Lake revealed no fishermen or tubers.  A common mis-perception: the tubers make it impossible to fish and have a good time.  The truth is: They arrive Friday evening on the weekends and don't awake till lunchtime on Saturday.  We are usually off the water by then.  On Sunday they are headed back to Houston because check out time is 11:00 am.  The bass fishing action on topwater fly patterns has been good.

Guadalupe Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:   Updated Tuesday July 1, 2014;  Brief scouting trip at the fourth crossing produced several nice Guadalupe River Bass and one small Guadalupe Rainbow Trout.  There were virtually no tubers and no other fishermen.  The afternoon temps were in the mid 90's F. with a really nice breeze to cool you.

Guadalupe Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Wednesday July 2, 2014; morning scouting trip on the upper Guadalupe River above Canyon Lake revealed many Guadalupe Bass and numerous sunfish.  The preferred fly was a small yellow popper.  The water was clear with a light green tint. There were no other people on the river.  They were sleeping in, on a summer day.  Wish you were here!

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Thursday July 3, 2014; Morning scouting trip on the lower Guadalupe River produced some nice sunfish and fiesty Guadalupe Bass too.  Today we were casting small, olive green "Wooly Buggers."  The water was clear and cool with nobody else on our stretch of the river.  We hugged the shade of the cypress and pecan trees.  We spent plenty of time wade fishing because the water was refreshing!

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Friday July 4th, 2014;  Happy Birthday to our Nation!  Morning scouting report at the third crossing on the Guadalupe River below Canyon Lake showed a nice Trico hatch.  Tricos are the smallest member of the "May Fly" family.  There were quite a few sunfish sipping drowned spinners.  There were no other anglers or other user groups until about 11:30 am.  A few families trickled by on inner tubes enjoying the scenery.  

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions near Austin and San Antonio Texas.  Updated Saturday July 5th, 2014; Morning fly fishing lesson with Dave Allwine from upstate Texas (DFW area) produced a new fly fisher.  Dave caught on pretty fast.  He has a military background, therefore he listened...or else.  Even with holiday conditions we managed to land a couple of fish on a lesson.  We're hitting the water tomorrow morning for a half day trip to put our new skills to work.  We will update you tomorrow.  Expedition Outfitters offers fly fishing classes, lessons, guided trips and instruction near Austin and San Antonio Texas.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Sunday July 6, 2014; Half day lesson/fly fishing float trip with Dave Allwine produced many hard fighting sunfish and small to medium sized bass.  The weather was pleasant with a cool overcast morning in the high 60's F....of course it warmed to 89 F. by noon. We only saw six tubers on the river on our three mile float.  Expedition Outfitters offers Fly Fishing Classes, Lessons and Instruction near San Antonio and Austin Texas.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Updated Monday July 7, 2014; Evening scouting trip at the third crossing on the Guadalupe River below Canyon Lake revealed no other fishermen or tubers.  The water was clear and cool to the touch.  We caught and released several feisty Guadalupe Bass.  Yellow poppers were the ticket.  

Guadalupe Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Tuesday July 8, 2014; observations at the third crossing on the Guadalupe River downstream of Canyon Lake revealed no fishermen, no tubers, no Harley Riders and a very peaceful and tranquil day following the fourth of July madness.  The temps started out in the low 70's F. and made it to 90 F. with partly cloudy skies.  I'm glad we're past the summer solstice.  The days are getting shorter.

Devils River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Thursday April 24,2014; Devils River trip with Charlie Granstaff and Mark Edgmon produced many good fish.  The conditions were nice with low humidity and comfortable temps.  One of Charlie's fish is pictured below.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Wednesday July 9, 2014; evening observations at the fourth crossing below Canyon Lake on the Guadalupe River showed a handful of tubers and kayakers.  They were all taking out at the fourth crossing.  That means the next three miles of water were unmolested.  There was a nice Caddis and Trico hatch happening earlier in the day.  The morning started out cool at 69 degrees F.; of course it warmed later into the low 90's F.  Expedition Outfitters provides fly fishing classes, lessons and instruction near Austin and San Antonio Texas.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Thursday July 10, 2014; Morning scouting trip near Bergheim on the Guadalupe River upstream of Canyon Lake produced many fiesty Guadalupe Bass and sunfish too.  We didn't see any other user groups on the river.  The weather started out cool at 69 degrees F.  Of course, the afternoon heated up to 92 degrees F.  Expedition Outfitters offers fly fishing classes, lessons and instruction near Austin and San Antonio Texas.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Updated Friday July 11, 2014; morning scouting trip at the fourth crossing on  the Guadalupe River below Canyon Lake showed nobody on the river at 8:00 am.  There was a nice Trico hatch though.  I didn't see any fish rising for the delicate morsels however.  I'm pretty sure they were down below feeding on minnows, fry and nymphs.  The weather was pleasant and cool at 68 degrees F. with overcast skies until 2:00 pm...then it warmed up to 90 F.  We caught and released a couple of nice Guadalupe Bass before departing.  Expedition Outfitters offers Fly Fishing Classes, Lessons and Instruction near Austin and San Antonio Texas.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Saturday July 12, 2014; Morning scouting trip at the fourth crossing on the Guadalupe River below Canyon Lake showed no other fishermen or floaters.  There was a Trico hatch coming off at 7:30 am.  There were a few sunfish rising to the tasty morsels.  We caught and released two nice Guadalupe Rainbow Trout on streamers however.  They liked the purple wooly bugger.  Expedition Outfitters offers fly fishing classes, lessons, instruction and guided fishing trips on the rivers near San Antonio and Austin Texas.

Guadalupe Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Sunday July 13, 2014; half day fly fishing lesson/fishing float trip with James Saenz and his pretty wife Brandy produced two new fly fishers.  They both caught on pretty fast.  Everybody got several nice takes, although the action was a little slow.  Even with slow conditions, we managed to land a couple of decent fish.  Expedition Outfitters offers fly fishing lessons, classes and instruction in the Austin and San Antonio Texas area.

Guadalupe Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Monday July 14, 2014; Morning scouting trip at the third crossing on Guadalupe River Road below Canyon Lake revealed several eager and willing small bass and sunfish.  The morning temps were pleasant at 70 degrees F.  There was a light south breeze to cool the fishermen.  The fish seemed to like our yellow poppers.  Expedition Outfitters offers fly fishing lessons, classes and instruction near Austin and San Antonio Texas.

Guadalupe Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Tuesday July 15, 2014; morning scouting trip on the Guadalupe River at the fourth crossing below Canyon Lake revealed no other fishermen or tubers.  The temps were pleasant in the 70 degree F. range.  There was a prolific Trico hatch with no trout rising for them.  There were however, a few sunfish rising to sip the tiny flies from the surface.  We caught and released several nice Guadalupe Bass and one Guadalupe Rainbow Trout about 16 inches long.  The trout fell for a Caddis emerger, and the bass liked the yellow popper again.

Guadalupe Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Wednesday July 16, 2014; evening scouting trip at the third crossing on the Guadalupe River below Canyon Lake revealed no fishermen or tubers.  In fact it was very tranquil.  We cast a few flies to willing Guadalupe Bass and a few sunfish.  The evening temps were very comfortable because we are knee deep in cool Guadalupe River water.

Guadalupe Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions near Austin and San Antonio Texas:  Thursday July 17, 2014; Half day fly fishing lesson/guide trip was shortened by the threat of thunderstorms.  The morning started out overcast and cool in the lower 70's F.  We took advantage of the dry conditions and did a two hour fly casting lesson with our client Lisa from San Antonio.  We postponed our float trip because the radar showed showers headed our way.  We have rescheduled our float trip with Lisa for next week.  Expedition Outfitters offers fly fishing classes, instruction and lessons near San Antonio and Austin Texas.

Guadalupe Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Friday July 18, 2014; Guadalupe River Fly Fishing/Scouting trip in the warmwater section of the river showed very few people and no tubers until late afternoon.  We did a short wade fishing trip landing several feisty Guadalupe Bass on yellow poppers.  We also caught and released several big sunfish that hit our flies.  The weather was very pleasant with partly cloudy skies and high temps in the upper 70's F...hard to believe it's this nice in a Texas summer!  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing trips, fly fishing classes, lessons and instruction in the Austin and San Antonio Texas area.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Saturday July 19, 2014; private fly fishing lesson with family friend Pete Beltran from San Antonio, Texas produced a new fly fisher.  Pete made the transition from the "wrist -snap" technique he's used to while fishing his baitcaster; to the proper technique of keeping his wrist straight for fly fishing.  The weather was beautiful with cool morning temps in the 70's F.  It never got above 85 degrees F. all day.  There were a few folks out during the morning and afternoon.  Expedition Outfitters provides fly fishing classes, lessons and instruction near San Antonio and Austin Texas.