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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.

Guadalupe Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Sunday July 20, 2014; half day guide trip/flyfishing instruction with Gene and Sherry from  San Antonio produced two new fly fishers.  We started out with riverside casting instruction, knot tying and general overview.  After that, we got into the raft and floated about three river miles and we actually got a couple of fish along the way!  Expedition Outfitters provides fly fishing lessons, classes and instruction near Austin and San Antonio Texas.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Monday July 21, 2014; half day morning fly fishing guide trip on the lower Guadalupe River produced several nice bass.  Joe Reynolds from Tulsa and his boys joined Expedition Outfitters guide Kevin Stubbs for a three mile float.  We saw a few tubers along the way and caught fish right behind them as they floated by.  Once again, yellow poppers were the ticket.  Expedition Outfitters has guided fly fishing trips, fly fishing lessons, instruction and fly fishing classes near San Antonio and Austin Texas.

Guadalupe Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Tuesday July 22, 2014  Morning scouting trip at the fourth crossing on the Guadalupe River below Canyon Lake revealed a 5lb catfish on a "bitch creek nymph."   The fish put up a valiant battle, but was subdued with a fast action five weight fly rod.  We thought the catch might be a smallmouth bass...but our balloon was deflated upon seeing the catfish.  Expedition Outfitters offers fly fishing lessons, classes and instruction in the Austin and San Antonio Texas area.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and river conditions:  Wednesday July 23, 2014; half day fly fishing instructional guide trip with Lisa from San Antonio produced a new fly fisher.  Lisa caught and released a nice largemouth bass and a Kentucky Spotted bass.  The largemouth fought hard doubling the five weight rod over.  The "Spotted Bass" seemed to fight twice as hard, but we managed to land it.  Expedition Outfitters offers fly fishing lessons, classes and instruction in the Austin and San Antonio Texas area.

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Lisa with her Kentucky Spotted Bass Guadalupe River Fishing Guide Trip

Guadalupe Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Thursday July 24, 2014;  Private fly fishing lesson for Mick Zealand produced a new fly fisher.  Mick caught on quickly, he is former military so he knows to listen...or else.  The Guadalupe River didn't have many tubers or other users today.  We pretty much had it to ourselves.  The water was cool in the upper 70's F.  We accessed the area around Lazy L and L.  Expedition Outfitters offers fly fishing lessons, classes and instruction near Austin and San Antonio Texas.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Friday July 25, 2014;  Half day Guadalupe River fly fishing lesson/guide trip produced two new fly fishers.  Ray Railey and his lovely wife joined us from San Antonio Texas.  We started with stream side casting lessons then we got into the raft and fished about three river miles.  We caught and released several small bass and many brightly colored sunfish.  The most popular fly was the yellow popper with white rubber legs.  The water was a little off color, but that gave us an advantage.  We saw a few tubers and kayakers but they didn't get in our way.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Saturday July 26, 2014; private fly fishing lesson with Eddie Brikahl from northern Colorado produced an new fly fisher.  We started with stream side casting lessons, knot tying and general overview of the sporting activity.  We caught and released several small bass and sunfish.  Once again, the yellow popper saved our ass!  Expedition Outfitters offers fly fishing classes, lessons and instruction near Austin and San Antonio Texas.