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Guadalupe Trout Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions:  1-17-2011, Canyon Lake release 130 CFS.  Steven Bowka guided Ryan Nacole from Austin on a float from Rio to L and L.  They hooked, landed and released several nice Guadalupe Trout.  What's not to like?

Guadalupe Trout Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions: 1-20-2011, Jeremy Smearman and his buddy came from Atlanta to fish for Guadalupe Trout.  The morning started off with fog and light rain, but that didn't deter their guide Greg Smith.  After a couple of hours the guys had already landed some fat Guadalupe Trout.  A strong norther blew through clearing the skies and giving the guys blue-bird conditions to finish their trip.

Guadalupe Trout Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Updated January 25, 2011, Canyon Lake release 117 CFS, water clear with light green tint.  Half day instructional float with Terry and Karen Ryan from Bulverde yielded several nice Guadalupe Trout.  The Ryans did really well for their first fly fishing trip.  Caddis emergers and drowned trico spinners were the ticket for Guadalupe Trout action.

San Marcos River Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions: Updated January 28th, 2011.  Water clear with light green tint.  Flow 160 CFS.  Half day scouting trip from County Road 101 to Skull's crossing yielded a wealth of information.  Lot's of fish and no people on the river.

Guadalupe Trout Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Updated, January 29th, 2011.  Canyon lake release 118 CFS.  Water temp. 62 degrees F.  Half day trip with David Stinett and his friend Kenneth yielded many nice fish including a 6lb Guadalupe Trout, several other nice Guadalupe Trout and a red horse that put up a big fight including a 2 foot jump above the water surface.  Prince Nymphs and egg patterns were the ticket!

Guadalupe Trout Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions: Updated Saturday February 4th, 2011. Flow 130 CFS. Greg Smith, one of our guides, hosted Bob Kretschmer and his buddies landing a possible new state fly fishing record, for catch and release category. The huge Guadalupe Trout is pictured below. The possible "new state record Guadalupe Trout" measured 26" and weighed almost 8lbs. The possible new record Guadalupe Trout was released healthy and unharmed after being weighed and measured by Texas Parks and Wildlife personnel.

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Possible New State Record Guadalupe Trout

Guadalupe Trout Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions: Updated February 11, 2011. Canyon Lake Release 130 CFS. Water temp. 52 degrees F. Water Chalky with green tint. Rick McNulty joined us from Longview, Texas. His son Mark came from San Antonio to fish for Guadalupe Trout too. The day started off real slow for most anglers on the water. There were no hatches until late afternoon. Around 4:30 PM there was a prolific Trico and BWO hatch. That turned the fish on to complete our day.

Guadalupe Trout Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions: Updated Sunday February 13th, 2011. Canyon Lake Release 130 CFS. Water slightly chalky with green tint. Steven Bowka, guided "world renowned" angler Lloyd Mathews of our favorite club "Alamo Fly Fishers". The day was slow for everyone without a good, solid feeding period. There were quite a few fisherman on the water but Lloyd did better than most landing the biggest rainbow he has caught in the Guadalupe Trout Trophy zone. Lloyd's Guadalupe Trout is pictured below.

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Lloyd Mathews with "Big Mama Guadalupe Trout"

Guadalupe Trout Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions: Updated Wednesday February 16th, 2011. Canyon Lake release 130 CFS. Water temp. 54 degrees F. Half day float from Rio to Lazy L and L with Ed Voboril from Arizona yielded a couple of nice Guadalupe Trout. There were quite a few fishermen on the water and most people were struggling to catch fish. There was a late afternoon BWO hatch and that seemed to turn the fish on.

Guadalupe Trout Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions: Updated February 26th, 2011. Canyon Lake Release 130 CFS. Water Chalky with green tint. Sixth annual guide trip for Felipe Costenada and his buddy Bill produced several explosive hook ups on streamers. We dead drifted nymphs all morning with little success, so we switched to bugger patterns. There were lots of people fishing, but we were able to find a few un-molested Guadalupe Trout.

Guadalupe Trout Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions: Updated Wednesday March 2nd, 2011. Canyon Lake release 130 CFS. Water temp. 56 degrees F. Half day trip with Kevin Macbride and his buddy Sean produced several explosive hook ups with Guadalupe Trout. Prince nymphs with zugg-bug dropper proved to be the ticket. Kevin Macbride is pictured below with his Guadalupe Trout.

Guadalupe Trout Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions: Updated Sunday March 6th, 2011. Canyon Lake release 130 CFS. Water chalky with green tint. Water temp: 59 degrees F. Steven Bowka hosted Roger Isenhart on a 1/2 day trip. They hooked several nice Guadalupe Trout. Nymphs were the ticket to catching Guadalupe Trout.

Guadalupe Trout Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions: Updated Thursday, March 17th, 2011. Canyon Lake release 130 CFS. Water temp. 57 dgrees F. Water clear with light green, chalky tint. Claire Jones and her Dad Rocky joined me for a 6 mile float from Rio to Gardo's. There were quite a few fishermen on the water, but the guide boats were spread out. Claire started the day as a "newby fly fisher." By the end of the day, she was casting, mending and landing fish like a pro. Claire Jones is pictured below with one of her Guadalupe Trout.

Devils River Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions:  April, 5th, 6th 7th and 8th, 2011.  Devils River flow at Baker's Crossing 145 CFS.  Water crystal clear at 76 degrees F.  Our expedition team had the pleasure of hosting Al Perkins, with Costa Del Mar and his ad agency and good friends from Austin, Bryan Jesse, Mark McGarrah and Linda.  We encountered great weather conditions and the fish were cooperating too.   Everyone toured the Devils River canyon by helicopter.  Our pilot is a neighboring rancher and he's a great tour guide too!  See pictures below.

Guadalupe Trout Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions: March 21st, 2011. Water level low, but very fishable. Half day fly fishing lesson with Barry Brupbacher and his buddy produced two beginning fly fishers. After our stream side casting lesson, we hit the water and put our new skills to work.

San Marcos River Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions: Monday May 2nd, 2011. San Marcos spring flow 137 CFS. Water temp 75 degrees F. Half day lesson/float trip with Tom Roberts and his two friends produced three beginning fly fishers. After our stream side casting lesson, we got into the rafts and floated about three river miles. Along the way, we landed several large sun fish and a couple of nice bass. Pretty good start!

San Marcos River Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions: Saturday May 14th, 2011. Flow 120 CFS. Water clear with green tint. We hosted Doyle Mosier with Texas Parks and Wildlife Inland Fisheries, Greg and Kelly Wilkinson and their new in-law Phil. We did a day trip from County Road 101 to Skull's Crossing. Overall, a pretty slow day; but we managed to land a few nice fish. Doyle Mosier is pictured with a nice largemouth bass.

San Marcos River Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions: Wednesday May 18th, 2011. Spring flow approximately 120 CFS. Water clear with light green tint. Trip with Kevin Huchison, and his good friend, and client Don Canada (Boat show producer San Antonio and Austin), yielded several nice bass and sunfish. Don brought his boys; they were fun to be with.... and they could fish!

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions: Wednesday May 25th, 2011. Water low, and clear, with light green tint; but very fish-able. Half day fly fishing lesson / float with Dave Rentschler and his son Andrew, from Austin, produced a couple of really nice bass and many sunfish. The guys did a good job of learning new techniques and casting. This was a good introduction to fly fishing for both.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions: Updated Saturday July 16th, 2011. Dave Overstrum from Connecticut joined us for a half day fly fishing float for bass. There weren't any other user groups until we got off the water before noon. We encountered many brightly colored sunfish, small fiesty bass and several hook ups with larger bass too. We hugged the shade of the big pecan trees and cypress trees for a comfortable morning. We saw whitetail deer, hawks, herons, ducks and lizards on our morning float.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions: Updated Wednesday August 10 and 11th, 2011. Dr. Jim MacMahon, Dean of Science at Utah State University and Beautiful wife Patty, joined Guide Kevin Stubbs for a two day trip on the Guadalupe River. We started really early in the morning and finished before it became too hot. We encountered very few other people on the river. We did, however encounter large numbers of slab-sided sunfish and many small to medium sized bass. Jim and Patty specifically came to catch and release the only Cichlid native to North America, "The Rio Grande." Jim claimed his prize in the last few minutes of our second day of fishing the Guadalupe River. What's not to like?

 

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions: Sunday August 21st, 2011, Water conditions clear with green tint. Half Day instructional float with Todd Westbrook and his future brother in law yielded many brightly colored sunfish and fiesty Guadalupe River bass. We saw a few tubers later in the day, but there wasn't much river traffic.

 

San Marcos River Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions: Saturday, September 3rd 2011. Water clear with chalky color, temp. 78 degrees F. Jim Gebhart and his son joined us for an enjoyable day of catching on the San Marcos River. We released dozens of brightly colored sunfish, Rio Grande Cichlids and fiesty smallmouth and largemouth bass. We didn't encounter any other fishermen the entire day.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions: Monday September 5th, 2011. Water clear with green tint. Miguel Portillo and his lovely wife joined us from Mexico City while touring Texas Fly Fishing attractions. We caught and released dozens of sunfish, smallmouth and largemouth bass. We encountered a handful of tubers, but they didn't affect our fishing.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions:   Friday October 14th, 2011.  Canyon Dam Release about 76 CFS, water clear with light green stain.  Cooler weather produced prolific hatches of Tricos, midges and Blue Winged Olives.  Sunfish and small bass were gulping flies by the mouthfull.  Bigger bass were crashing the sunfish and minnow species on the surface.  Dave Baker from Cuero, brought his buddy from Canada.  They fly fish all over the world and had some good stories.  We managed to land about 30 sunfish and small bass, mostly on top.  The action slowed as the day warmed and we started stripping weighted streamers.  That produced sveral more nice bass.

Devils River Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Saturday November 5th, 2011, Flow at Baker's Crossing app. 145 CFS, water gin-clear at 72 degrees F.  Karen Johnson and Karl Rove were hosted by Mike Luigs at the San Pedro Ranch.  The full moon made fishing tougher than usual with fish feeding at night.  We did manage to land a couple of really nice bass though.  Pictures above and below.

Devils River Fly Fishing report and river conditions: Saturday November 12, 2011.  Flow at Baker's Crossing approximately 145 CFS.  water temp. 65 degrees F.  Kevin Stubbs was joined by his good friends, Mike Luigs and Ashley, for a short float on the San Pedro Ranch.  The bite was slow, but we got our casting practice in with high southerly winds.  Our trip was cut short, when an errant wind gust, blew a huge streamer fly at Ashley, and she got hooked.  Luckily, Mike had his Cessna 180 handy at the air strip and flew Ashley back to San Angelo to have the hook removed....Man was she brave!!  She said it didn't hurt at all; she's a tough lady!  See pictures below.

Guadalupe Trout Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions: Sunday November 20th, 2011.  Water clear with green stain, temp: 62 degrees F.  Flow is pretty low, but very fishable.  Float trip with Greg Damianoff and his buddy Frank from Houston produced quite a few nice, Guadalupe Rainbow Trout.  The Fall colors were vivid with a beautiful blue sky.

Guadalupe Trout Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Monday November 21st, 2011.  Water low and clear with light green stain.  Float trip from Rio to L and L, produced a huge Guadalupe Trout.  Mike Parish came from Colorado, where he fishes all the time, and.....He caught one of the largest rainbows in his fishing career.  The huge Guadalupe Trout was in the 6 pound range.  

Guadalupe River Trout Guide Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions: Wednesday November 30, 2011.  Water clear with light green stain, 60 degrees F.  Half day guide training/scouting trip with Chrissy Smith and Ashlee Newman-Montandon revealed schooling rainbows prowling in packs.  We had several sight casting opportunities in the clearwater conditions.  Chrissy and Ashlee got their workouts casting and rowing.

Guadalupe Trout Fly Fishing Guide Report Updated Saturday December 17, 2011.  Jud Cole hosted Andy Thielen from San Antonio.  Their Guadalupe Fishing trip started at Whitewater Sports and they floated to Rio Raft Company.  Guadalupe Trout Unlimited stocking truck broke down, and the most recent stocking was slowed, while the tow truck pulled the huge trout stocking truck to trout stocking sites, in the Trophy Trout Special Regulation Zone.  Our guys managaged to land about a dozen nice Guadalupe Trout.

Guadalupe Trout Fly Fishing Report Updated Tuesday, December 20, 2011.  Water clear with light green tint.  Donated trip (American Cancer Society) today was lots of fun with quite a few, Guadalupe trout being landed on "dry droppers, "  If you've fished in the Rockies, you know this is a proven technique.

Guadalupe Trout Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions: Updated Friday December 23, 2011.  Danny Duff hosted recipients of gift certificate "For the Cure."  They floated about 3 river miles.  The cold weather and high winds made it more difficult than usual, but they ended up with several nice Guadalupe Trout.  Prince nymphs were the ticket!

Guadalupe Trout Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Updated Wednesday December 29, 2011.  Guadalupe River fly fishing guide, Kevin Stubbs hosted hosted Phil Lane, General Manager of KSAT 12 San Antonio TV Station.  Phil brought his boys Christopher and Justin for a long day of Guadalupe Trout fishing.  Although there were quite a few fishermen out, we managed land several nice Guadalupe trout.  Prince nymphs with an egg attaractor, was the ticket to catching fish at the Trout Unlimited Stocking sites.

Guadalupe Trout Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Updated Friday December 30, 2011.  Mark Singleton joined Guadalupe Fly Fishing Guide Kevin Stubbs, for a 6 mile float from Rio Raft Company to Gardo's.  Mark brought his son in law Steve, who never fly fished the Guadalupe River for Trout.  Although he was a beginner, Steve was casting, mending and fishing like a champ.  Even with all of these great skills, the fish were hard to fool.  It seemed every fly fisher in Texas was on the Guadalupe River fly fishing for trout.  Even with crowded conditions, we managed to land a few nice Guadalupe trout! 

Guadalupe Trout Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Updated Monday January 2, 2012.  Charlie Granstaff and Hunter Granstaff joined Expedition Outfitters' guide Kevin Stubbs for a 6 mile float from Rio Raft Company.  There were quite a few Guadalupe Trout fly fishermen out for the extended holiday. The bite was slow in the morning.  The afternoon yielded a BWO and Trico hatch, which put a few fish in a feeding mode.  Hunter spotted a couple of big male Guadalupe trout in the skinny water and successfully landed both of them.  See a picture of Hunter's Guadalupe trout below.

Devils River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Updated Saturday January 7, 2012.  River flow 133 CFS at Baker's Crossing, water gin clear at 60 degrees F.  Guide training and scouting with Chrissy Smith and Laura and Bryant Baker revealed a cohesive expedition team.  A short fly fishing float gave everyone their casting practice.  We also scouted the "outback" of the Russell Ranch in preparation for the Outdoor Adventure School.

San Marcos River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Updated Wednesday January 11, 2012.  San Marcos River spring flow 111 CFS.  Water slightly chalky and off color from recent rainfall.  Kevin Stubbs was joined by Chrissy Smith and her dad Jim.  This was Jim's first fly fishing lesson.  He, and Chrissy did well with their presentations, but the fish weren't cooperating.  We had several fish on, but we only got one to the boat.

Devils River Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Updated Thursday February 16, 2012.  Flow at Pafford crossing 180 CFS.  Water gin clear at 62 degrees F.  Three day scouting trip to the "New" Devils River State Natural Area revealed good access points on ten miles of frontage.  Texas Parks and Wildlife Department asked us to evaluate fishing opportunities on the 20,000 acre property.  We landed many nice smallmouth and white bass.  White clouser minnows proved to be the ticket.

Guadalupe Trout Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Updated Thursday February 23, 2012.  Guadalupe River, Canyon Dam release about 100 CFS.  The creeks and springs are flowing again adding another 30 CFS.  Water stained green and slightly chalky with decent visibility.  Kevin Stubbs had a pleasant surprise hosting his high school principal from Westlake High School in Austin.  Pat Patterson came to join us for a fun filled day of recollection and fishing.  Pat landed some really nice Guadalupe Trout.  They fought hard, jumping often, sometimes almost five feet in the air.  

Guadalupe Trout Guide Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Updated Saturday February 25, 2012.  Canyon Dam release 100 CFS, water temp. 56 degrees F, water stained slightly green and chalky.  Greg Smith hosted Rice University professor Alex Butler and his Dad.  Guadalupe Trout Fest was underway at Rio Raft Company.  Despite the crowds, the guys did very well.  They landed many nice Guadalupe River rainbow trout.  Double prince nymphs proved to be the winning combination.

Devils River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Updated March 1, 2012.  Flow at Baker's Crossing 128 CFS. Water gin clear at 67 degrees F.  Cliff and Sally Mycoskie, and John and Tammy Newborn joined us for a multi day Devils Fishing trip.  The weather was epic!  The clear, calm conditions made for difficult stalking.  When it's this calm in crystal clear conditions, the fish often see us first.  If they see predators they get lock jaw.  Despite difficult, yet beautiful conditions, we managed to land several nice fish.  Cliff was the champ making long and accurate casts!

Guadalupe Trout Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions: Updated Wednesday March 14, 2012.  Canyon Lake release 100 CFS.  Water temp. 62 degrees F.  Water stained green with cloudy conditions from recent rainfall.  Gary Teer and his buddy Bob, joined us from New Braunfels.  Gary is a retired fishing guide and hammered many nice Guadalupe trout.  Bob did well too; although it was easy to see the results from a professional at work.  Half way through the day, Jake DePriest, manager of Gruene Outfitters, took over the guide duties and finished up the trip putting the guys on several more trophy Guadalupe trout.

Guadalupe Trout Fly Fishing Guide Report:  Updated Saturday March 17, 2012.  Canyon Lake release 100 CFS.  Water temp. 59 degrees F.  Water chalky and stained green.  Greg Smith, one of our guides, hosted Kyle Johnson and his buddy Ron for an instructional lesson/float.  The guys did well putting their new skills to work hooking several nice Guadalupe River Rainbow Trout.  Ron is pictured below with one of his Guadalupe Trout.

Devils River Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Updated Friday March 23, 2012.  Flow at Baker's Crossing 127 CFS.Water gin clear at 72 degrees F.  Jeff Moss with Exxon Mobil brought his fishing buddies to fish with us on the Russell Ranch.  One of Jeff's buddies, Steve came from England just to fish the Devils River.  Luckily all of the guys were expert fly fishers.  The weather was clear and calm with temps in the 70's.  The calm conditions were perfect for sight casting.  Some of the big pools resembled bone fish flats with prowling bass, catfish and carp.  We didn't land large numbers of fish, but we ended up with several trophies, which we released unharmed.  See Tom's trophy smallmouth pictured below.

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Tom's Devils River Trophy Smallmouth Bass

Guadalupe Trout Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Updated March 26, 2012.  Canyon Lake Release 100 CFS.  Water temp. 62 degrees F.  Water stained green and chalky. One of our guides, Jake DePriest, manager of Gruene Outfitters, hosted Betzy Griffin for an afternoon float on the Guadalupe River.  They floated about 3 river miles from Rio Raft Company to Lazy L and L.  They hooked several nice Guadalupe River Rainbow Trout and enjoyed a wonderful Central Texas Spring day.

Guadalupe Trout Fly Fishing Guide and River Report:  Updated Thursday March 29, 2012.  Canyon Lake release 100 CFS.  Water temp. 64 degrees F.  Half day scouting trip with Chris Adams, fly fishing manager at Gruene Outfitters produced many hook ups with fiesty Guadalupe Trout.  Chris is joining us as a seasoned fly fishing guide.  When Chris isn't running the fly fishing department at Gruene Outfitters, he'll be on the water guiding for Expedition Outfitters.  Chris said the key to success yesterday was a tan colored San Juan worm.

Devils River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions: Sunday April 22, 2012.  Flow at Pafford Crossing 165 CFS.  Water crystal clear at 79 degrees F.  Scouting trip with Mark and Kathy Rushing  at the "new"  Devils River State Natural Area, yielded many nice largemouth and smallmouth bass.  The wind was gusting 35 mph, but Mark Rushing was able to punch his flies into the wind.  Mark is pictured below at the confluence of the Devils River and Lake Amistad.

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Mark Rushing with trophy Devils River Largemouth Bass

San Marcos River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Updated Thursday May 3, 2012.  San Marcos River flow 197 CFS, water clear at 73 degrees F.  Mike Frampton with El Paso Natural Gas Company hosted a "team building fly fishing lesson/rafting float trip" for eight of his key employees.  We traveled about three river miles putting their new skills to work.  The first time fly fishers managed to land several nice largemouth and smallmouth bass.  We also filled in with lots of scrappy sunfish.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditiopns:  Updated Saturday May 5, 2012.  Canyon Lake release 97 CFS.  Water slightly chalky with light green stain.  Randy Gates and his son joined us for a fly fishing lesson/instructional float.  After our casting lessons we flaoted about three river miles landing several nice smallmouth and largemouth bass on poppers.  We encountered a handful of kayakers, but they didn't bother the fishing.

Devils River Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions: Updated May 23, 2012.  Baker's Crossing flow 200 CFS.  Guide Kevin Stubbs was joined by Ruthie Russell, William Russell, Johnny Russell and McLean Bowman for a 5.5 mile float from Turkey Bluff Ranch to the "new Devils River State Natural Area".  We hooked up and laned several nice smallmouth bass and McLean Bowman landed a 10 lb class Largemouth Bass.  It was a beautiful day but windy.  McLean's 10 lb largemouth is pictured below.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Updated Friday June 1, 2012.  Canyon Lake release 110 CFS.  Water temp: 64 degrees F.  Half day, two boat guide trip with Kyle Kettler and his son Will yielded several nice hook ups with acrobatic Guadalupe River rainbow trout.  Jud Cole hosted Jeff and his son Bill too.  They got six Guadalupe trout to the boat.  Good job guys!

San Marcos River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Updated June3, 2012.  San Marcos River flow 220 CFS.  Water relatively clear about 72 dgrees F. Half day fly fishing guide trip/casting lesson was sucessfully performed with Rob Stewart and his family from Dallas. The guys were in one boat, and the girls were in a another.  The guys landed a couple of bass, but the girls kicked out butt with a really nice smallmouth bass.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Updated Monday June 4, 2012.  Gudalupe River flow about 190 CFS in the warm water section.  Water relatively clear with green stain.  Half day float with John Schlobaum and his son yielded several fiesty Guadalupe bass.  We also landed countless numbers of brightly colored sunfish.  We saw a total of five tubers!

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Updated Thursday June 15, 2012.  Canyon Lake release 100 CFS, and the springs and creeks are adding another 40 CFS; good fishing flow though.  Water relatively clear with green stain.  Charlie Ice III and his lovely wife, joined guide Kevin Stubbs for a half day lesson/rafting float.  We encountered no tubers all morning.  This is in part, due to the "can ban" in the New Braunfels area.  The tubers think alcohol has been banned, but it's just the disposable containers.  The lack of tubers this season has made for better fishing.  We landed many nice bass on poppers and countless brightly colored sunfish.  Charlie is pictured below with one his bass.

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Charlie Ice III with Guadalupe River Largemouth bass.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Updated Saturday June 16, 2012.  Flow about 135 CFS.  Mike Kolaski and Trish Kolaski joined us for a half day float.  Mike and Trish landed countless numbers of brightly colored sunfish, many fiesty little Guadalupe bass, a catfish, and two Rio Grande Cichlid.  One of the Rio Grande Cichlids is pictured below.

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Mike Kolaski's Rio Grande Cichlid

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Updated Saturday June 23, 2012.  Canyon Lake release about 80 CFS with creeks and springs adding another 30 CFS for 110 total.  Half day lesson/float trip with Kimber and Jerry Brown produced two new fly fishers.  Jerry did a pretty good job learning new skill sets but, his wife Kimber caught on immediately casting like a seasoned pro.  She put her popper rig within inches of the bank every time....very impressive!  We caught and released many brightly colored sunfish and small bass.  Kimber is pictured below with one of her bass.

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Kimber Brown with Guadalupe Bass

San Marcos River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions Updated Monday July 2, 2012.  San Marcos River Spring Flow 197 CFS.  Water clear at 72 degrees F.  Expedition Outfitters guides Harrison Nash and Kevin Stubbs hosted Paul Hanusa, Jarred Hanusa, Mary Hanusa and Madison Hanusa for a fun filled, two boat, fly fishing lesson/rafting float trip, on the beautiful spring fed San Marcos River.  Everyone caught on quickly and Jarred caught several fish right off the bat.  Paul started to pick up a few fish and took the lead.  Harrison put Mary on the bow of his raft and she took the lead from Paul catching many fish in a row.  All of a sudden, Madison got real hot, (which of course she is!) and boated fish after fish!  Madison is pictured below with one of her many fish!  Wish you were here!

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"Hottie" Madison Hanusa with one of her many fish!

San Marcos River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions: Updated Saturday July 7, 2012.  San Marcos River spring flow 197 CFS.  Water temp. 73 degrees F.  Half day float with Kyle Kettler, his wife Tracy, his son Will and Kyle's mom yielded many hard fighting bass and sunfish.  The day was warm, but we hugged the tree shaded canopy.  We saw no tubers along the way.

Upper Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Updated Friday August 3, 2012.  Half day trip on Guadalupe River near Comfort Texas produced many brightly colored sunfish and pure strain Guadalupe Bass.  Poppers proved to be the ticket.  Even though the river flow was relatively low, the water was very refreshing and the shaded tree canopy was welcomed.

San Marcos River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Updated Thursday August 9, 2012.  San Marcos River flow 187 CFS.  Water Temp. 74 degrees F.  Half day lesson with Nancy Toth and her nephew Matt, produced two new fly fishers.  We started early in the morning and floated about three river miles.  We didn't encounter any tubers along the way.  We got into the river several times to wade fish and swim.  The water was very refreshing.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions: Updated Thursday August 16, 2012.  Half day fly fishing lesson/rafting float trip with Michael Herman from Austin and his buddy produced two new fly fishers.  After a brief, shore based casting lesson, we got in the raft and floated the warmwater section.  We caught quite a few fiesty smallmouth, and largemouth bass.  We also landed quite a few sunfish too.  Red poppers were the winning ticket.  We encountered no tubers during our float.

San Marcos River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions: Saturday August 18, 2012.  San Marcos Spring flow 180 CFS.  Water temp. 74 degrees F.  Water clear, but slightly chalky.  Half day guide training/scouting trip revealed topwater action with explosive strikes from largemouth and smallmouth bass.  Red poppers proved to be the ticket again.  We also landed many brightly colored sunfish.  We encountered a few tubers, but none of them went past Don's. 

Devils River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Updated Wednesday August 22, 2012.  Flow at Baker's Crossing 127 CFS. Water clear with light green tint.  Expedition Outfitters had the pleasure of hosting Nils Pearson and Carroll Hall from the Austin Fly Fishers.  Harrison Nash guided the expert fly fishers to many largemouth and smallmouth bass.

Devils River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Updated  Saturday August 25, 2012.  Flow at Baker's Crossing 127 CFS.  Water temp 82 degrees F.  Water clear with light green tint.  Scouting float from San Pedro Ranch to Sycamore Springs Ranch yielded many nice smallmouth and largemoth bass.  Topwater patterns were the ticket.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Updated Friday August 31,2012.  Flow app. 80 CFS.  Water clear with green tint.  Half day float with Dr. Gomez from Cuba yielded many brightly colored sunfish and several smallmouth and largemouth bass.  Red poppers proved to be the ticket.  We encountered only three tubers.

San Marcos River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Updated Saturday September 8, 2012.  San Marcos spring flow 146 CFS water temp 75 degrees F.  Half day trip with Mark Johnson produced several nice smallmouth bass and brightly colored sunfish.  We also landed a nice 5lb class largemouth on a red popper.  He jumped several times almost three feet in the air!

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions: Updated Thursday September 13, 2012.  Half day lesson/float with Mark and Abel from Houston produced two new fly fishers.  The guys landed many brightly colored sunfish and several hard fighting smallmouth and largemouth bass.
We got off the water right before the thunderstorm hit the area.

Guadalupe Trout Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Updated Thursday September 20, 2012.  The morning was cool and crisp. Canyon Lake release 90 CFS, water temp. 63 degrees F.  Half day float on the upper end of the tailwater produced several nice hook ups with holdover Guadalupe trout.  Prince nymphs with drowned Trico spinner proved to be the winning combination.  There were prolific BWO and Trico hatches.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Updated Saturday October 6, 2012.  Canyon Lake release 65 CFS, with springs and creeks adding another 60 CFS, making for a 125 CFS flow.  Water clear, with light green stain; temp. 76 degrees F. in the warm water section.  Half day trip with Keith and Rosemary Kogler from Sugarland produced many fiesty hook ups with various species, including a huge Rio Grande Cichlid.  Red poppers proved themselves again, as the preferred pattern.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Updated Sunday October 7, 2012.  Flow approximately 125 CFS in the warmwater section.  Water clear with light green stain.  Andy Stazi from Pennsylvania joined guide Kevin Stubbs for a half day float.  Andy hooked many nice largemouth bass.  Many jumped and ran, in acrobatic fashion.  Olive Wooly Buggers proved to be the ticket!

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions in the warmwater section:  Wednesday October 10, 2012.  Canyon Lake release about 65 CFS, the creeks and springs are adding another 35 CFS, making for an overall flow about 100 CFS.  Half day afternoon float with Kristen Doyle from Chicago produced a happy fly fisher.  Kristen landed quite a few fish on poppers.  Her casting was a little rusty at first, but after a little coaching and discipline, she was firing at the bank in tight places and looking like a pro.  We lost count on numbers of fish, but that was a good problem to have!

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Updated Friday October 12.2012.  Half day float with Tim Hall and Butch produced many brightly colored sunfish and some fiesty bass.  We released everybody unharmed, so don't worry!

Devils River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions: Updated Sunday October 21, 2012.  Charlie Granstaff, Hunter Granstaff, Mark Edgmon, and Pete Edgmon joined Expedition Outfitters for a multi-day Safari on the Devils River.  We encountered good weather conditions with flows around 150 CFS.  The water clarity was gin clear with temps around 73 degrees F.  The first day was blue bird and calm.  This made it hard to stalk sight fishing opportunities.  Once the guys got over their "trout hook set," we began to land a few bass.  Mark Edgmon caught and released a trophy largemouth at Dolan Falls...and he caught and released another trophy at the Sycamore Canyon Ranch, the next day.  Hunter Granstaff and Charlie Granstaff closed in, on the leader; and landed too many bass to count the next day.  See pictures and video, above; and below.