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Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions:  5-20-09,  Canyon Dam Release app: 80 CFS, water slightly chalky.  Scouting trip yielded many slab-sided sunfish and several nice Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass on poppers.  The topwater action was hot, and the temperatures were cool.  As the day warmed up we changed to heavily weighted streamer patterns and picked up more nice Hill Country Bass.

San Marcos River Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions: 5-23-09, Water clear app. 74 degrees F.  Flow 92 CFS.  Guide trip with Kevin Hutchison of Hill Country Fly Fishers produced many brightly colored sunfish and quite a few nice bass.  Even though there were quite a few canoeists, we experienced periods of relative solitude.  Right after lunch a thunderstorm unleashed a deluge with crackling lightning hitting trees very near our party.  Just when we thought the "end" was near, the storm subsided and we bee-lined it for the take out.

San Marcos Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions:  6-7-09, 6 mile float on lower San Marcos River with Mike Carr, from New Braunfels, yielded tons of colorful sunfish and quite a few small smallie hybrids.  We also caught and released largemouth bass too.  Water temp was in the high 70's in the AM; but it warmed after lunch.  There was good clarity with many sight casting opportunities.

Fly Fishing Devils River
Erik Bataille's Devils River Largemouth Bass

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions:  6-09-09,  1/2 Day float with Dale from Dallas produced tons of brightly colored sunfish and numerous small bass on surface patterns.  The flow was 60 CFS, but we fished a section that allowed us to float in the raft, with minimul effort.  The water was clear and cool with no tubers sighted until after lunch.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions:  6-10-09,  1/2 Day float with Jake, (fly fishing pro from Gruene Outfitters) and his lovely daughter and wife yielded good hiking, picnicking and fishing.  The water was low and cool with no tubers sighted until after lunch.  See picture of Jake's smallie below.

Fly Fishing Texas Gudalupe River
Jake, Fly Fishing Pro From Gruene Outfitters

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions: 6-14-09, Hotties Barbara Barnes and Stacey Scott won a 1/2 Day trip donated to Gruene Outfitters by Expedition Outfitters.  We did about 3 miles. We mainly relaxed and floated but the girls displayed their new fly fishing skills too.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Texas Report and River Conditions: 6-15-09,  Water temp 78 degrees F.  Water clear with light green stain.  Flow was low and slow, but very fishable.  Klaus Wiemer from Dallas and his grand son Dylan from North Carolina, caught and released several aggressive sun fish and bass.  We encountered very few tubers and traffic.

Guadalupe River Fishing Report and River Conditions: 6-30-09,  Flow low, but very fish-able.  Water clear with light green stain.  1/2 day trip with Patty Miller from Washington, DC., and her buddy Rusty from Dallas; yielded lots of brightly colored sun fish and lots of little smallmouth and largemouth bass.  We hooked some larger bass that came un-buttoned.  We encountered 4 kayakers on our 3 mile float.

Guadalupe River Fishing Report and River Conditions: 8-08-09,  water temp 82 degrees F, water clear with green tint.  1/2 Day guided trip with Keith Shein from San Francisco and his son in law Scott from Houston yielded many colorful sunfish, a smallmouth bass and several largemouth.  Early in the morning the action was on top.  We switched to heavy sub surface patterns as the day grew hot.  Good call.  The bigger, heavier flies produced action from larger fish.  We encountered no tubers until almost lunchtime.

Guadalupe River Fishing Report and River Conditions: 8-20-09, Flow approx. 70 CFS, water clear with light green stain.  Clark Dubreuil from Orange County, CA booked a guided day trip on the lower Guadalupe River near New Braunfels.  He caught several nice little bass, quite a few sunfish and a trophy smallmouth bass pictured below.

Guadalupe River Fishing Report and River Conditions: 9-20-09, Flow near New Braunfels approx. 130 CFS.  Water temp. 79 degrees F, slightely stained to murky.  1/2 Day Fly Fishing Lesson/Guided float with Merideth Miller and Andy yielded some sunfish and few small bass.  Overall, the fishing was great, but the catching could have been a little better.  There was a topwater bite early, but slowed as we entered water "muddied" by recent rains.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Possible New State Record Guadalupe Trout

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

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

Guadalupe Trout Fly Fishing near Austin and San Antonio Texas
Lloyd Mathews with "Big Mama Guadalupe Trout"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Tom's Devils River Trophy Smallmouth Bass

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

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

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

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Mark Rushing with trophy Devils River Largemouth Bass

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Charlie Ice III with Guadalupe River Largemouth bass.

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

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Mike Kolaski's Rio Grande Cichlid

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

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Kimber Brown with Guadalupe Bass

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.