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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.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Updated Wednesday October 31, 2012.  Flow app. 80 CFS.  Water temp. 75 degrees F.  Half day trip with good friend and client Clark Dubriel and his buddy Marcello from Los Angeles yielded many explosive blow ups on red poppers.  We didn't manage to land very many fish, but the opportunities were there.

San Marcos River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions: Updated Sunday November 4, 2012.  San Marcos spring flow approx. 150 CFS.  Water clear with light chalky stain at 72 degrees F.  Full day float/lesson with Char Hu, and his family from Georgetown, produced several new fly fishers.  Char caught on quickly.  He even landed two bass at the same time!  Of course, we were using two flies...but still!

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Updated Friday November 9, 2012.  Half day lesson/rafting float trip with Abby Foster and her Dad produced a couple of new fly fishers.  We had a leisurely float on a beautiful day.  

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Updated Saturday November 10, 2012.  Richard Grimes and his buddy  Ben joined Expedition Outfitters' guide Kevin Stubbs for a 4 mile float in the warmwater section.  We caught too many bass to count.  Wish you were here!

Devils River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Updated Thursday November 15, 2012.  Baker's Crossing flow at 138 CFS. Expedition Outfitters had the pleasure of hosting Texas Monthly Publisher David Dunham, Al Perkinson with Costa Del Mar and Mark McGarrah and Bryan Jesse with McGarrah-Jesse advertising agency.  The bite was slow over all with very few bass hooked.  David Dunham is pictured below at Dolan Falls. Mark McGarrah is pictured below with one of his bass.

Guadalupe River Rainbow Trout Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Updated Monday December 10, 2012.  Half day guide training trip with Hayden Gore and Greg Wielander produced more experienced guides.  We sight casted to many huge Guadalupe Rainbow Trout.  These fish were stocked last week and many are in the 5lb class.  Some of these fish appeared to be "on the move" enjoying their new found freedom from the hatchery in Missouri.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Updated Saturday December 15, 2012.  Four boat, half day trip with Noel Grewing and his bachelor party gang yielded eight new fly fishers.  Greg Smith's boat caught the most fish.  We had lots of laughs and beautiful 70 degree weather too.

Guadalupe River Trout Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Updated Saturday December 22, 2012.  Full day Guadalupe River fly fishing trip with Andy Murray from Colorado Springs, CO yielded several Guadalupe Trout.  One of his fish was in the 10 lb class.  There was a nice Trico and BWO hatch.  The fish weren't feeding on individual bugs; they were waiting in the eddies and gulping mouth fulls of little mayflies.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Trout Guide Report and River Conditions:  Updated Friday, December 28, 2012.  Half day trip with John Schlobohm and his son in law JW produced too many Guadalupe Rainbow Trout to count.  The Prince nymph proved to be the ticket with a gold ribbed hairs ear dropper.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Updated Thursday January 3, 2013.  Expedition Outfitters' guide Capt. Cody Miller hosted Hilary Sampson's group from the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex.  The clients were first time fly fishers, but Cody was able to school the guys in the art of fly fishing.  The fishing was fantastic, but the catching was pretty slow.  The guys hooked several willing fish, but the new fly fishers only landed a small perecentage.

Guadalupe River Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Updated Saturday January 5, 2013.  The river level is low and very clear, but very fishable with lots of sight casting opportunities.  Today we hosted winners of a donated gift certificate benefiting the endangered Kemp's Ridley sea turtle, native to the Texas coast.  Our first time fly fishers were successful at landing several fat, hard fighting Guadalupe River rainbow trout.

Guadalupe River, Rainbow Trout Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Updated Sunday January 6, 2013.  Half day trip with Andrew Schroeder from Houston was blown out by high releases from Canyon Dam.  The Canyon Lake Dam, increased the release from 56 CFS to 430 CFS.  This spike picked up debris from the river banks and turned the Guadalupe River Chocolate for the remainder of the day.  We cut our losses and called the trip about 2 hours later.

Guadalupe Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Monday January 7, 2013.  The Canyon Lake Dam Release has returned to normal after Sunday's spike in flow.  GBRA reported an operator error at the off site control station.  They said the operator misplaced a decimal point when entering flow commands to the Canyon Dam tailrace.

Guadalupe Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions: Wednesday January 9, 2013.  Last night's, and today's rainfall brought the upper Guadalupe River up to 180 CFS for a short time.  The release from Canyon Lake Dam has been increased too.  The water was a little chalky but still green and very fishable.  There was a late evening BWO hatch.

Guadalupe Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions: Thursday January 10, 2013.  Canyon Lake Dam release about 90 CFS.  Phil Whittmore from the Lakeway area joined Expedition Outfitters guide Kevin Stubbs for a six mile float from Rio to the Old Gardo's.  We caught and released too many Guadalupe trout to count.  We mixed it up with streamers and nymphs tambien!

Guadalupe Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Friday January 11, 2013.  Half day scouting trip revealed large Guadalupe trout redistributed throughout the river influenced by higher Guadalupe River flows.  We floated the raft easily over former obstructions that caused us to drag the boat in places, before the recent spikes in flow.  We literally have twice the flow that we had before recent rains.  The Edwards Aquifer also rebounded a couple of feet from recent rains.  Things are looking up with springs flowing again.

Guadalupe Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Sunday January 13, 2013.  Canyon Lake Dam release 100 CFS with springs and creeks adding a few more CFS. Guadalupe River conditions are ideal with good clarity, and dark green tint.  Today's raw weather caused us to reschedule our Guadalupe Trout float.  The good news is: the river flow is up at the Spring Branch gauge 180 CFS (inflow to Canyon Lake).  The San Antonio portion of the Edwards Aquifer is up almost five feet due to recent rains.

Guadalupe Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Monday January 14, 2013.  Canyon Lake release about 100 CFS.  Today we did a trip that was donated to the American Cancer Society.  We floated and fished from Rio to the Old Gardo's; about six miles.  Our first time fly fishers were pretty good learners but the fish were stingy only giving us a few Guadalupe Trout to the net.

Guadalupe Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Tuesday January 15, 2013.  Canyon Lake Dam release still about 100 CFS.  Water is relatively clear with olive tint. Expedition Outfitters' clients rescheduled today due to harsh conditions.  It was a good call with high winds and steady temperatures hovering around 35 degrees F.

Guadalupe Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Wednesday January 16, 2013.  Canyon Lake release about 100 CFS; water relatively clear with olive green tint.  Greg Smith hosted Kurt Sauer from Austin on a Guadalupe Fishing Guide trip.  They caught and released many acrobatic Guadalupe Trout.  The day started out crisp and cold, but warmed to almost short sleeve conditions with abundant sunshine.  Prince nymphs were the go to flies.

Guadalupe Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Updated Thursday January 17, 2013.  Canyon Lake release 100 CFS.  The water is relatively clear with olive green tint.  Today we observed at our headquarters a BWO and really nice Trico hatch.  There were not too many fishermen out, but the success ratio was high.  Get yourself out here!

Guadalupe Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Saturday January 19, 2013.  Canyon Lake Dam release about 100 CFS.  Expedition Outfitters guide Harrison Nash hosted Pat Ottinger.  Pat caught and released almost a dozen Guadalupe Trout.  Once again the prince nymph was the go to fly.  Get yourself out here!

Guadalupe Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Sunday January 20, 2013.  Harrison Nash had the pleasure of hosting Patrick Mulroy on a full day Guadalupe Fishing Guide trip.  They had good weather conditions and the water level was good too, at 100 CFS.  There was a late afternoon BWO hatch and it made the fish turn on.

Devils River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions: Thursday January 24, 2013.  Flow at Baker's  Crossing about 123 CFS.  Pafford gauge reports 145 CFS.  Scouting trip with Greg Smith revealed an abundance of smallmouth bass.  Red poppers were the ticket.

Guadalupe Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Saturday January 26, 2013.  Half day trip with Pat Curry and his buddy Alton produced a leisurely float using our ultra-light spinning gear.  Nobody was really hot, but it looked like the fly fishermen were doing better than our hardware.  

Guadalupe Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions: Sunday January 27, 2013.  Expedition Outfitters' guide Harrison Nash hosted Steve Patterson from Colorado and his lovely 8 year old daughter.  Guadalupe River conditions were slightly windy, good water clarity and warm temperatures in the afternoon.  There was a prolific BWO and Trico hatch.  We even saw some caddis late in the evening.  The group tried out the wooly buggers that Steve's daughter tied.  You should have been here!

Guadalupe Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Monday January 28, 2013.  Canyon Lake Dam release about 80 CFS.  Water clear with green tint.  Today was mostly overcast with a few sun breaks and air temperatures in the high 70's.  There was a pretty nice BWO and Trico hatch again today at the 3rd crossing bridge over the Guadalupe River.  The Osprey was on patrol with many spectacular fish scooping flights into the Guadalupe River.  There were many good photo ops of this mighty predator showing us how to fish.

Guadalupe Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  February 1, 2013.  Canyon Lake dam release adequate for good floating and fishing.  The morning started out with crisp temps. in the 40's but rapidly warmed to shirt sleeve weather.  There was a prolific BWO and Trico hatch.  Fish were gulping mouthfulls of drowned spinners in eddies downstream of the major hatches.

Guadalupe Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Saturday February 2, 2013.  Guadalupe River water temp 59 degrees F.  Water clear with olive green tint.  This morning started out with 46 degree temps and ended up with shirt sleeve weather again.  We topped out at 78 degrees and there was a nice caddis hatch this evening.

Devils River Fishing Report and River Conditions: Wednesday February 6 and 7, 2013  Two day trip with Phil Watkins and Roger Scholler produced too many smallmouth and largemouth bass to count.  Luckily, these guys had superior fishing skills when they arrived.  We promptly released all of the fish we caught unharmed.  The weather was perfect with blue bird days and chilly nights sitting beside the roaring campfire.  Please see Phil's bass below.

Guadalupe Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Sunday February 10, 2013.  Half day instructional guide trip with Emily and Tyler Bethea from Dallas yielded two new fly fishers.  Both caught on quickly to the technique.  Overall the bite was slow, even with a good BWO and Trico hatch.  We got several takes, but we only brought one Guadalupe Trout to the net.  It was a beautiful Guadalupe Trout in the 4 lb class.  We promptly released it unharmed.

Guadalupe Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Saturday February 16, 2013.  Dr. Jimmy Adams and his wife Sarah joined Expedition Outfitters Guide Kevin Stubbs for a three mile float from Rio to Lazy L and L.  The weather was perfect with a crisp cool morning and afternoon temps in the 70's.  We hooked several Guadalupe Trout, but we only got one fish to the net.  There were no prolific hatches.

San Marcos River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions: Friday March 1, 2013;  Captain Cody Miller hosted Will Smith on a three mile float on the San Marcos River.  The flows were good and the water was pretty clear.  Will managed to catch and release many nice smallmouth and largemouth bass.

San Marcos River Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions: Sunday March 10, 2013;  Half day float with Nicole Dyer's boys from Ft. Worth produced quite a few nice smallmouth and largemouth bass.  Robert's fly was bitten by a largemouth in the 10 lb class but he couldn't seal the deal and the big bass got away.  You know what Shakespeare said:  It was better to have loved and lost; than to never have loved at all!

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions: Thursday March 14, 2013.  Gary Kesler joined us from Michigan for a full day float on the Guadalupe River.  Greg Smith, one of our guides, put him on many acrobatic Guadalupe Trout.  They caught and released almost a dozen Guadalupe Rainbow Trout.  The most successful pattern was the Prince Nymph.  The Guadalupe River flow was slow, but this allowed for many sight casting opportunities.

San Marcos River Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Wednesday March 20, 2013.  Craig Floro from Hawaii and his buddies joined Expedition Outfitters' guides Greg Smith and Cody Miller for a full day float on the spring fed San Marcos River.  The guys made a thousand casts in the high winds but managed to land some small bass and sunfish.  The flow was 120 CFS with mostly clear water conditions.

San Marcos River Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Thursday April 11, 2013.  San Marcos spring flow 109 CFS, water clear with good visibility. Half day float with Danny Hughes and his buddy Walt from Las Vegas produced many brightly colored sunfish and quite a few smallmouth and largemouth bass.  We had windy conditions but the guys were brave and toughed it out.  It was a beautiful spring day with temps. in the lower 70's. Wish you were here!

San Marcos Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Friday April 26, 2013.  Half day trip with Ashely Otis and her buddy Tristin produced two new fly fishers.  We caught and released many brightly colored sunfish and small bass.  The flow is around 100 CFS with good clarity.  Red poppers were the ticket to success!

Guadalupe Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Saturday May 5, 2013  Half day fly fishing lesson/float trip with Gerald Isley and his buddy Rick Frost produced two new fly fishers.  After stream side casting lessons, we got into the raft and put the guys to work catching and releasing quite a few Guadalupe Bass and many brightly colored sunfish.  Canyon Dam release was about 100 CFS.  The water was clear with light green tint.  Red poppers proved to be the winning fly.

Guadalupe Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Monday May 6, 2013.  Half day scouting trip with old buddy Ben Mumford produced quite a few Guadalupe Bass and many brightly colored sunfish.  The weather was spectacular with high temperatures in the mid 70's.  Once again, red poppers were the ticket to success.  What are you waiting for?  Get out here and join us!

Guadalupe Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Updated Monday May 13, 2013.  Half day Guadalupe River fly fishing instructional float with Jim Costello and his buddy Larry from San Antonio produced two new fly fishers.  After stream side casting lessons, both guys caught on fairly well and we proceeded to float and fish about three river miles in the warmwater section of the Guadalupe River.  The flow was around 110 CFS making for some nice little whitewater rapids, riffles and runs.  We didn't land a lot of fish, but we had many opportunities with a decent bite.  The Clouser minnow proved to be the winning performer.

Guadalupe Fishing Guides Report and Fishing conditions:  Saturday May 18, 2013.  Guadalupe River Flow app. 110 CFS.  Water is clear with green tint.  Half day instructional fly fishing lesson produced two new fly fishers, these guys caught on pretty well putting their flies into the strike zone. We had many bites but only a few fish made it to the boat.  You have to get out here!

Guadalupe Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Sunday, May 19, 2013.  Guadalupe River flow approx. 120 CFS.  Water relatively clear with green tint.  Jeff Aichroft and his son Rob joined us for a full day Guadalupe River bass fishing trip.  Jeff came from Baltimore Maryland to visit his son Rob in Austin.  This was Rob's first fly fishing experience.  He did a great job listening and executing instruction.  Before the end of the day, he caught more fish than we could count.  Wish you were here!

Guadalupe River Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Monday May 20, 2013.  Guadalupe River flow about 90 CFS.  The water was slightly chalky with green tint.  Half day fly fishing lesson/instruction rafting float trip with Dee Baker and Buck produced two new fly fishers.  Dee caught and released a nice smallmouth bass as we were doing our fly casting lesson.  We got quite a few bites after that but the action slowed down as it became hot later in the day.

Guadalupe Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Tuesday May 21, 2013.  Half day lesson/instructional float trip with Brian Howard from Austin and his buddy Gary produced two new fly fishers.  We started with stream side casting lessons, then we got into the raft and floated about three river miles putting our new skills to work landing...and releasing unharmed... quite a few fish.  Wish you were here!

Guadalupe Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Updated Friday May 31, 2013.  Canyon Dam release about 100 cfs.  Water is relatively clear with green tint.  Half day scouting trip with Ray Railey produced quite a few nice hook ups.  Our biggest bass was 4.5 lbs.  What's not to like?

Guadalupe River Fishing Guides Report and and River Conditions:  Guadalupe flow about 125 cfs.  The water was green with decent visibility.  Arthur Zuniga brought his sons Zack and Nathan on a half day float in the warmwater section of the Guadalupe River.  This was their first time to fly fish. They all did a good job with Dad catching the most fish.  Everybody learned to fly fish effectively.  Most of the action was sub surface.  We didn't see very many tubers at all.  The day was cool and very pleasant!

Guadalupe Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Saturday June 8, 2013, half day lesson/float trip with Ted Keeling from Houston yielded lots of feisty, colorful sunfish and a nice largemouth bass.  Ted was quick to catch on.  He made accurate casts in the target rich areas.  The flow was about 120 cfs with class I riffles and rapids.  The water was tinted green with decent visibility.  There were a few tubers, but they didn't get in the way of our fishing.  The weather was delightful with 61 degrees F to start, and we ended with a high of 80 degrees.  You should have been here!

Guadalupe Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions updated Sunday July 7, 2013.  Half day instructional float/fishing trip yielded two new fly fishers. Dianne Wiltz and her buddy Michele joined us from Boerne and San Antonio for a three mile float on the warmwater section of the Guadalupe River. We caught and released many brightly colored sunfish and Guadalupe bass.  The flow was adequate for light whitewater rapids and we encountered very few tubers until our float was almost over.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Friday July 26, 2013  Half day guided float/fly fishing lesson with Carry Wait from Waco produced a new fly fishing enthusiast.  After streamside casting lessons, we fished the lower Guadalupe River.  We caught and released many brightly colored sunfish and Guadalupe Bass.  We encountered no tubers until after our float.

Guadalupe River Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Monday August 5, 2013; Half day fly fishing lesson/float trip with Jenna Jameson and her girlfriend Patty Baker yielded many brightly colored sunfish and quite a few Guadalupe bass.  The ladies caught on quickly making casts approaching 40 feet!  Top water poppers proved to be the winning flies.  We didn't encounter any tubers on our 3 mile float.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Sunday September 1, 2013.  Dave Link and his son Ricoh from Canyon Texas joined us for a half day Guadalupe River fly fishing lesson and rafting trip.  Dave had a little experience and Ricoh caught on quickly.  We caught and released many brightly colored sunfish and Guadalupe bass.  Poppers were the winning ticket.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Saturday September 7, 2013  Half day fly fishing lesson /rafting trip with Chris Anderson and his sons Karsten and Pace produced three new fly fishers.  The day was warm, but we hugged the shaded shoreline.  The guys caught and released many brightly colored sunfish and some Guadalupe Bass.  Yellow poppers were the ticket!

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Tuesday September 10, 2013.  Half day float with Rick Rogers from Montana yielded several smallmouth bass and a really nice largemouth in the 5 pound class.  We stripped heavy streamers through the deep pools.  The water was clear with a green tint.  We encountered no other traffic on our lower Guadalupe River float.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Updated Thursday September 12, 2013.  Ira Gaddy and his Wife Josey from Missoula Montana joined us for a full day float in the warmwater section of the Guadalupe River.  We were the only people on the water all day long.  We started out with some sunfish on poppers early in the going, then we switched to heavy streamers and we were rewarded with many acrobatic smallmouth and largemouth bass.  Josey was the star, she hit the bank with pinpoint accuracy seeking many good hook ups.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Wednesday September 18, 2013;  Half day trip in the warm water section of the Guadalupe River produced many Guadalupe Bass and quite a few brightly colored sunfish.  Wendy Russell and her buddy Pam joined us from Denver.  They were seasoned fly fishers and had no trouble placing the fly in the right places.  Weighted streamers with rubber legs proved the point.  We were the only people on the water.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Updated Thursday September 19, 2013.  Our newest guide Brent Turner, joined Kevin Stubbs for a scouting float on the warmwater section of the Guadalupe River.  There wasn't another sole on the entire river.  We hit the banks with heavy streamers yielding many acrobatic "buck" bass, that jumped and ran like crazy.  The water was relatively clear with a green tint.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Updated Monday September 23, 2013.  Half day float with Officer Brian Bigler and his buddy Andrew from San Antonio Police Department produced two new fly fishers.  We caught and released many colorful sunfish and little  Guadalupe Bass on yellow poppers.  We encountered no other river traffic.  The morning was crisp and cool at 57 degrees F.  The fish responded well to the cooler temps...and so did we!

Guadalupe Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Tuesday September 24, 2013 Half day Guadalupe Fly Fishing trip with Hannah Oring from Las Vegas Nevada produced several acrobatic largemouth bass that jumped and ran like they were fighting for their lives.  Of course they didn't know all of our trips are catch and release.  Top water patterns were the ticket again.  We didn't see another soul on our three mile float trip.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Tuesday October 1, 2013  Half day Guadalupe River fly fishing scouting/guide training float with Brent Turner produced quite a few brightly colored sunfish, a couple of nice Guadalupe Bass and a smallmouth bass in the three pound class that fought so hard we didn't think it could be landed on a six weight fly rod.  After a rod doubling battle, we finally cleared him from the boulder cobbled area.  Believe it or not, he ate a stone fly nymph.  You should have been here!

Guadalupe Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Thursday October 3, 2013; half day Guadalupe fly fishing float in the warmwater section produced catfish, smallmouth and largemouth bass, 4 species of sunfish and many Rio Grande Cichlids.  Mike Osborne joined us from Tennessee.  Mike is an expert fly caster and made the guide's job easy.  We had a 3 mile float and did not encounter a soul.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Saturday October 5, 2013; half day trip with Lonnie and Tammy from FT. Worth produced tons on brightly colored sunfish, feisty smallmouth and largemouth bass.  Yellow poppers were the ticket.  There was another guide boat on our route, but we had the flies proving to be the secret weapon.

Guadalupe Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Sunday October 6, 2013.  Our second day with Lonnie and Tammy from Ft. Worth was not as successful as the previous day.  Although we caught and released some nice bass and sunfish, the bite wasn't as strong as the day before.  We were on a different warmwater section, but a strong cool front may have affected our success.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Monday October 7, 2013; half day guide training/scouting trip with Austin Stubbs produced some nice sunfish and several little Guadalupe Bass on yellow poppers.  The weather was cool and cloudy with no one else on the river.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Friday October 10, 2013; Full day trip with Tony Porter and his son Erin from Midland, Texas produced many colorful sunfish and Rio Grande Cichlids.  Tony also did battle with a 3 lb smallmouth bass that almost kicked his butt. Instead, the talented fly fisher subdued the wily bass by applying the maximum pressure to his equipment.  We did not see another soul on the Guadalupe River and the weather was delightful with temps in the high 70's most of the time.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide report and River Conditions:  Monday October 14, 2013; half day guide training and scouting on the lower Guadalupe River revealed many hungry bass positioned at the mouths of flowing creeks entering the river.  Again, yellow poppers were the ticket.  The flow was about 120 cfs and the water temp was 82 degrees F. in the warmwater section of the Guadalupe River.