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Fly Fishing Texas
Anthony Grice with Trophy Devils Smallmouth Bass
Fly Fishing Central Texas
Erik Bataille with Devils River Largemouth

Guadalupe River Fishinng Report and River Conditions: 10-17-09 River Flow near New Braunfels approx. 180 CFS.  Water stained green, temp. approx. 75 degrees F.  1/2 Day float with Kevin Kilpatrick from Ft. Worth yielded many small bass and sunfish.  Kevin also landed a hard fighting smallmouth pictured below.

Fly Fishing Texas
Kevin Kilpatrick with Guadalupe River Smallmouth

Guadalupe Trout Fishing Report and River Conditions: 11-19-2009, Canyon Dam release app. 100 CFS.  Water temp. near 4th crossing 65 degrees F.  Water clear, but stained with light green tint.  Guided fly fishing trip with Paul and Gail Wallace produced several chunky rainbow trout, many in the 4-5lb range.

Guadalupe Trout Fishing Report and River Conditons:  11-24-09,  Canyon Dam release app. 110 CFS.  Water temp. 60 degrees F.  Water clear with light green stain.  Guide trip with Don Admire from Dallas produced many huge rainbows up to 5 lbs.  Proper nymph selection and strike detection were the ticket.  Don Admire is pictured above with Guadalupe Trout.

Guadalupe Trout Fishing Report and River Conditions: 11-25-09, Canyon Dam release app. 110 CFS.  Water temp. 65 degrees F.  Water clear with light green stain.  1/2 day guided Fly Fishing trip near New Braunfels with Paul and Gail Wallace produced quite a few hard fighting rainbows on nymph patterns.

Guadalupe Trout Fishing Report and River Conditions: 12-5-09, Flow app. 112 CFS. Water clear with green stain.  1/2 Day Fly Fishing Lesson with Nathan Wolber and his wife Jeniffer, from San Antonio, produced some nice rainbows for beginners.  This guided trip was more fun than casting lessons in a parking lot!

Guadalupe Trout Fishing Report and River Conditions: 12-6-09, Flow app. 115 CFS.  Water temp. 46 degrees F.  Recent cold temps slowed the action slightly, but Mike Carr managed to land some nice fish though.  Nymph fishing was pretty slow, but we got some nice action on a streamer.

Guadalupe Trout Fishing Report and River Conditions: 12-14-09, Canyon Dam release 110 CFS.  Water temp 55 degrees F.  Water clear with green stain.  Float from Rio to Gardo's with Dr. Martin Sowards and Lorna from Colorado yielded some nice rainbows on nymphs.  Lorna's first fish on fly was 5lbs.  Great way to start her fly fishing career.  San Juan worm attractor was the ticket to success on an otherwise slow fishing day.

Guadalupe Trout, Fly Fishing Texas Trout
Guadalupe Trout caught by "Fly Fishing Pro" Judge Suhr

Guadalupe Trout Fishing Report and River Conditions: 12-21-09, Flow app: 130 CFS, water clear with green stain.  Scouting trip with Fly Fishing pros Jim Collins (I Fly Angler's Edge, Houston) and Judge Suhr (Gruene Outfitters, New Braunfels) yielded several nice Guadalupe Trout on a short float.  Jim Collins is picture below with fat Guadalupe Trout.

Fly Fishing Pro Jim Collins with Guadalupe Trout
Fly Fishing Pro Jim Collins with Guadalupe Trout

Guadalupe Trout Fishing Report and River Conditions: 1-17-2010,  Canyon Dam Release app: 110 CFS, additional creek inflow app. 90 CFS,  Water clear with light green stain.  Guided trip with Melissa Guthrie and her friend Page yielded several big ass rainbows in the 5lb range.  We also landed several small "state stockers" on a 6 mile float from Rio to Gardo's.  Nymphs were the ticket, but good strike detection was the key to success.  See Guadalupe Trout pictures below.

Guadalupe Trout Fishing Report and River Conditions: 4-01-2010, Half day float with Janet Roberts and her friend Bonnie from Austin produced several hard fighting Guadalupe trout.  These ladies have traveled the world fly fishing and recently returned from an expedition in Chile.  They said they had a great fishing trip close to home.  Nymphing was the ticket again, even with a prolific BWO hatch.

San Marcos River Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions:  4-04-2010, Flow approx. 420 CFS.  Water chalky with light green tint.  Six mile float with David Prindle and Gina from Austin produced some small bass and sunfish.  The weather was nice, but the fishing was slow.

Guadalupe Trout Fishing Report and River Conditions: 4-07-10, Canyon dam release 410 CFS.  Water clear with light green tint.  Water temp. 60 degrees F.  Six mile float from Rio to Gardo's yielded several hard fighting Guadalupe trout.  Cindy and John came from Louisiana to fly fish close to home.  Dead drifting nymphs with indicators was our best method.

Guadalupe Trout Fishing Report and River Conditions: 4-15-2010, Canyon Dam Release 300 cfs.  Water clear with green tint.  Half day float with John Davenport and guests from the Guadalupe River Club yielded several nice rainbows on nymphs.  We saw a few caddis coming off, but no rising fish.  The hard rain made it a little challenging, but there was no lightning.

San Marcos River Fishing Report and River Conditions:  4-21-2010,  Combined flow below the Blanco River confluence was app. 600 CFS.  The water was cloudy and murky due to recent rainfall.  Tom Regina came from Florida to fish for smallmouth bass.  We floated from Martindale to Staples covering about 6 river miles.  The fishing was slow but we managed to land about 10 small bass and sunfish.

San Marcos River Fishing Report and River Conditions:  4-22-2010,  This was Tom Regina's second day.  The water farther upstream was less murky, so we did the upper end covering about 3 river miles.  We caught quite a few sunfish at first, but the catching started to slow after it began to rain.  We cut our float short and headed to the truck in time to beat the heaviest showers.

Guadalupe Trout Fishing Report and River conditions: 4-26-2010, Bob Deleaut came from New Hampshire to fish for Guadalupe Trout.  We landed many fiesty fish on nymphs.  He said it was the perfect compliment to his vacation.

Guadalupe Trout Fishing Report and River Conditions:  5-1-2010, Canyon Dam release app 600 CFS.  Water clear with light green tint.  Stroman Cashion and his son Gilbert joined me from Ingleside and DFW respectively.  It was Gilbert's first time to fly fish.  He caught on quickley and landed almost 12 nice Guadalupe trout.

Guadalupe River Fishing Report and River Conditions:  5-4-2010,  Canyon Dam Release app: 450 CFS,  Water clear with light green tint.  Bass Fishing float with Capt. Ryan Shea and his buddy Bryan, produced many screappy sunfish and several smallmouth and largemouth bass.  The weather was perfect.  Poppers and large purple streamers were the ticket.

Guadalupe Trout Fishing Report and River Conditions:  5-05-2010,  Canyon Dam Release 440 CFS.  Water Temp. 57 degrees F.  Gudalupe Trout fishing was superb!  The weather was great, with no tubers or other traffic, other than a few fishermen.  Our second day with Capt. Ryan Shea and his buddy Bryan produced too many Guadalupe Trout to count.  Our nymphing skills were the ticket to success.

Guadalupe Trout Fishing Report and River Conditions: 5-09-2010, Canyon Dam Release 400 CFS.  Water clear with light gree tint at 56 degrees F.  Half day float with Warren (visiting from Arizona) and his brother Doug produced many hard fighting, acrobatic, Guadalupe trout.  There were no tubers or floaters to be seen.

Guadalupe Trout Fishing Report and River Conditions: 5-12-2010, Canyon Dam release 400 CFS.  Guadalupe River below Canyon Lake, water clear with light green tint, temp. 57 degrees F.  Eight mile float with Alamo Fly Fisher's Andy Niland and Lloyd Matthews produced too many Guadalupe trout to count.  Luckily, I had some good fishermen!  Nymphing was our preferred method of hooking acrobatic Guadalupe trout.  No tubers were encountered the entire day!

Guadalupe Trout Fishing Report and River Conditions: 5-21-2010,  Canyon Dam release 400 CFS, Water clear, with light green tint.  Water temp. 57 degrees F.  Nine mile scouting float with William Russell produced several nice Guadalupe Trout, that jumped and fought hard.  Double nymph rigs were the preferred method.

Guadalupe Trout Fishing Report and River Conditions: 5-22-2010, Canyon Dam Release 400 CFS.  Half day float with Skip and Rhonda Chandler from Austin produced quite a few nice Guadalupe Trout hook-ups.  The rainbows fought hard, making it difficult for the anglers to land the fish.  We did, however get a couple in the net, to be released promptly.

Guadalupe Trout Fishing Report and River Conditions:  6-05-2010,  Canyon Dam Release 400 CFS,  Water clear with light green stain.  Roger Friedline and Ray Peacock from Midland Texas used Roger's gift certificate and we did a day trip starting at first light.  There was a good hatch of BWO's, Caddis, and Trico's coming off around 8:30 AM.  Even with a prolific hatch, we only saw a couple of rising fish.  The double nymph rig was the ticket and we hooked more fish than we could count.  Ray landed a 5 pound Gudalupe Trout with beautiful color and markings.  We didn't see any tubers until after lunch.

Llano River Fishing Report and River Conditions:  6-09-2010.  Flow about 275 CFS clear with light green stain.  Water temp. 80 degrees F. Three boat trip with Kevin Hutchison and Harrison hosted an agri-chemical company.  Our guys caught some little bass and sunfish on poppers and buggers.  A thunderstorm kept us under the gun.

Guadalupe Trout Fishing Report and River conditions, 6-15-2010, Canyon Dam release 440 CFS, water temp. 62 degrees F.  Water clear with light green tint.  Half day trip yielded several hook ups with Guadalupe Trout.  These fish fought hard, and made challenging runs.  We encountered very few tubers or other floaters until afternoon.

Guadalupe Trout Fishing Report and River Conditions: 6-19-2010,  Canyon Dam release 185 CFS.  Water clear, temp. 62 degreees F.  Half day float with LaRae and Darren Duff yielded several hook ups with fiesty Guadalupe Trout.  We sight casted to several Rainbows in shallow water.  We didn't encounter any other river traffic until after lunch.

Guadalupe Trout Fishing Report and River Conditions: 6-23-2010,  Canyon Dam release 240 CFS.  Water moderately clear with chalky tint.  Andy Thatcher and I floated 6 river miles, targeting Guadalupe Trout in the morning and fishing for bass in the afternoon.  Andy landed several nice Guadalupe Trout and a nice largemouth bass pictured below.

Guadalupe Trout Fishing Report and River Conditions: 6-28-2010, Canyon dam release 240 CFS.  Water clear with light green tint @ 67 degrees F.  Half day float with Ed Furst and his son Coleman yielded many Guadalupe Trout hook ups.  We managed to get several nice Guadalupe trout to the net, where thy were released un-harmed.

Comal River Fishing Report and River Conditions.  July 7th, 2010 Flow 387 CFS, water crystal clear at 72 degrees F.  Herb Muecke and I stalked Big bass that had lock jaw on the Shortest River in Texas.  We did manage to land some fiesty sunfish.

Guadalupe Trout Fishing Report and River Conditions:  July 11th, 2010.  Canyon Dam release 566 CFS.  Water chalky with green tint.  Water Temp 62 degress F.  Half Day Fly Fishing Lesson/Guide trip with Leslie McConnico and her buddy Hollie from Austin was challenging.  The fisher ladies did a great job with their presentation, but the fish didn't cooperate.  We had a few takes, but we didn't get any fish to the boat, and the guide didn't get hooked!

Guadalupe Trout Fishing Report and River Conditions:  July 14th, 2010; Canyon Dam release 565 CFS.  Water temp. 62 degrees F. water clear with green stain.  Full day float with Jimmy Martens and his son Gordon, produced two nice Guadalupe Rainbow Trout, and several sunfish.  We did about 6 river miles.

Guadalupe Trout Fishing Report and River Conditions:  July 16th, 2010.  Canyon Dam release 566 CFS.  Water clear with light green tint, Temp. 62 degrees F.  Fly Fishing lesson, combination 1/2 day guided float produced several hook ups for Charles and Angela Thompson from Texas City.  We didn't encounter any tubers or rafters, until after lunch.  Charles landed a 4 lb Guadalupe Trout, pictured below.

Guadalupe Trout Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions:  August 7th, 2010.  Canyon Lake Release 200 CFS.  Water very clear with light green stain, temp. 64 degrees F.  1/2 Day Fly Fishing Lessons were combined with "on the job training" (rafting float trip).  Richard Harmeson and his friend Jerry from from the Panhandle were presented with several sight casting opportunities to Guadalupe Trout.  We managed to land some nice fish on hopper droppers.

Guadalupe Trout Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions:  August 13th, 2010.  Canyon Lake release 200 CFS.  Water crystal clear with light green tint at 64 degrees F.  Fly Fishing Lessons and 1/2 day float with Craig Nidever and his friend Jon from Houston produced several hook ups with acrobatic Guadalupe Trout.  This was their first time fly fishing and the guys caught on quickly.  We also saw several huge striped bass over 25 lbs, but we didn't have gear heavy enough to fish for them.

Guadalupe Trout Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Monday, August 30th 2010, Canyon Dam Release 175 CFS.  Water clear with green tint, Temp. 66 Degrees F.  Scouting trip with Brett Humphries of Sportsmans Finest and his sidekick Roy produced some nice Guadalupe Trout on Nymphs.  We also sight casted to several striped bass; a couple of them were in the 35lb class.  We used our heavy 9 weight rods with shad patterns and flies resembling small rainbow trout.

Devils River Fly Fishing Texas River Report and Conditions:  Saturday September 18th and Sunday September 19th 2010,  Flow at Baker's Crossing 210 CFS.  Water temp. 79 degrees F.  Water slightly murky with light green stain.  Three mile float downstream from Baker's yielded many small to meduim sized largemouth bass.  We also landed a couple of little smallmouth and several fiesty sunfish.  There were several new fly fishers in our group, and a good time was had by all.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Texas River Report and Conditions:  Friday September 24th, 2010.  Canyon Dam Release 600 CFS.  Water clear with light green tint; water temp. 70 degrees F.  Six mile float from Rio to Gardo's gave us several nice largemouth bass, sunfish, and a huge spotted gar that bent the 6 weight rod in half.  We saw very little river traffic.  We also spotted several huge stripers in the 25-35lb range.  They were swimming with similar sized carp.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Texas River Report and Conditions:  Sunday, September 26th, 2010.  Canyon Dam release 250 CFS.  Half Day Fly Fishing Lesson/Float yielded lots of brightly colored sunfish and small bass.  The weather was awesome with light whitewater rapids and no other river traffic.  Fall is great in Texas!

Devils River Fly Fishing Texas Report and River Conditions:  Saturday October 2nd and Sunday October 3rd, 2010.  Flow at Baker's Crossing 200 CFS.  Water slightly murky with green tint; temp. 75 degrees F.  Float with beginning fly fishers yielded several nice bass and many sunfish.  The weather was perfect with cool nights in the high 40's and daytime temps about 72 degrees F.

Guadalupe Trout Fly Fishing Report and river conditions: 11-20-2010  Canyon Dam release 110 CFS.  Water clear with green tint, temp. 62 degrees F.  First time fly fishers Dan Dohnalek and his son Hayden joined us for a couple of tough days of fishing.  We hooked several nice Guadalupe trout, but only got one in the net.

Guadalupe Trout Fly Fishing Report and river conditions:  11-23-2010,  Canyon Dam release 110 CFS.  Water clear with light green tint.  Half day float with Paul and Gail Wallace was non stop action hooking more huge Guadalupe trout than we could count.  Some fish exceeded five pounds.  They jumped and ran like crazy.  Of course, the anglers are expert fly fishers.

Guadalupe Trout Fishing Report and River Conditions:  11-26-2010, Canyon Dam Release 112 CFS, water clear with green tint.  Short 1/2 day float with Mark Wilshusen and Yvonne Jackson produced several explosive hook ups.  Yvonne landed a huge rainbow and Mark caught a hard fighting smallmouth bass on a stone fly nymph.

Guadalupe Trout Fly Fishing Report and River conditions:  11-27-2010,  11-28-2010.  Canyon Dam release 110 CFS.  Water clear with light green tint.  Al Leoanard and Lynn joined us from Canada for two tough days of Guadalupe Trout fishing.  We managed to land a couple of fish but they weren't easy.

Guadalupe Trout Fly Fishing Report and River conditions:  12-03-2010,  Canyon dam release 110 CFS.  Ron Mcaffee from Florida and Zach from Austin joined us for a six mile float.  We landed several really big Guadalupe trout.  One fish approached seven pounds!  Prince nymphs were the ticket.

Guadalupe Trout Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions:  12-5-2010,  Canyon Lake release 112 CFS.  Water clear and cold.  Half day trip with Todd Westbrook and his Dad produced several hook ups and we manged to land a big Guadalupe River rainbow trout and a nice Guadalupe River smallmouth bass.

Guadalupe Trout Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions: 12-18-2010, Canyon Lake Release 110 CFS, water cold with chalky green tint.  Guided trip with Mike Carr from New Braunfels yielded many hard fighting, slab-sided Guadalupe Trout; some in the 5lb range.  We sight casted to many of the fish, making for great fun!  We saw many nice mayflies including Trico's and Hexagenias coming off.

Guadalupe Trout Fly Fishing Texas
Guadalupe Trout caught by Will Carr

Guadalupe Trout Fishing report and river conditions: 12-27-2010,  Canyon Lake release 112 CFS, water temp 53 degrees F.  Will Carr and his Dad Mike joined us for a six mile float.  We sight casted to many large Guadalupe trout.  The guys managed to land two huge fish and another nice sized one.  Will caught the biggest Guadalupe trout, it was in the 5lb range.  The Guadalupe rainbow jumped three times and made the drag "sing" with blinding runs.  Will managed to keep the "pig" from breaking off on the sharp bedrock ledges.  Will's Guadalupe trout is pictured above.

Guadalupe Trout caught by Charlie Granstaff
Charlie Granstaff with trophy Guadalupe Trout

Guadalupe Trout Fly Fishing Report and River conditions: 12-30-2010,  Canyon Lake release 112 CFS, water chalky with green tint, good visibility.  Charlie and Hunter Granstaff joined me for an enjoyable day trip.  On our six mile float we sight casted to many Guadalupe trout.  Luckily these guys are expert anglers, because there were holiday crowds and lots of fish with sore mouths.  Charlie landed a really nice Guadalupe trout pictured above.

Guadalupe Trout Fishing Report and River conditions:  1-02-2011,  Canyon Lake release 105 CFS.  Water cold and clear with light green stain.  Six mile float with Dr. Randy Marx and his wife Emily elected to use conventional spinning gear, but the fish weren't cooperating.  We saw lots of fish landed on fly, but they wouldn't eat our lures.  The Marx family decided to return to the Guadalupe and try fly fishing next time.

Guadalupe Trout Fishing Report and River Conditions: 1-10-2011, Steven Bowka guided Mark Patty from Indiana on an ultralight spin fishing trip targeting Guadalupe Trout.  They fished with single barbless hooks on their jigs.  They landed many nice Guadalupe Trout.