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Devils River, Mexican Free-tailed Bat
Mexican Free-tailed Bat caught by cold snap at Devils
Devils River Fly Fishing
Jack and Chris Bookout's Devils arsenal
Devils Largemouth Bass
Chris Bookout's Devils Largemouth

Guadalupe River Fishing Report and River Conditions:
2-10-08,  Water clear and cold, release app: 200 CFS.  Guide trip with Jim and Kathy Rogers produced several nice rainbows including a palomino caught by Kathy.  Kathy also did battle with a football sized smallmouth
approaching water body record.  Instead of claiming the record she released the fish un-harmed!
Her trophy smallmouth is pictured below.

Fly Fishing Devils River, Spring 2008
Jack and Chris Bookout rigging-up for Devils Bassin'

Devils River Fishing Report and River Conditions:
3-15, 3-16-08.  Flow at Baker's 211 CFS.  Water gin clear.
Our first day was epic, with numerous sight casting opportunities.
We had a light breeze out of the north with a high of 70 degrees.
Jack Bookout's group included son Chris, Bobby, and Cliff; all from Dallas. 
Alvin Dedeaux did a world-class job guiding half of the party.
Chris proved to be a phenominal fly caster nailing the bank like a guided missile.
Cliff landed a trophy smallmouth.  What's not to like?
Pictures above and below.

Devils River Spring 2008
Chris Bookout with Devils Largemouth
Hill Country Fly Fishing
Kevin Vincent with Devils Largemouth Spring 2008

Devils River Fishing Report and River Conditions:
4-17, to 4-21-08.  Flow at Baker's Crossing approximately 204 CFS, water crystal clear.
Water temp. 67 degrees F.
Guide trip with Greg Gardiner, Kevin Vincent, John Boatwright, and Bryan Baker produced
many good bass, and some were too big for us to land with 8 weight fly rods.
Our first day was epic with clear blue sky, light north wind about 70 degrees.
This made for perfect sight casting conditions.  Cool nights in the high 40's made for
good camping.  The wind blew like hell the next day, but we still landed some nice fish and we
also had sight casting conditions during lulls in the gusts.
Pictures from the trip are above and below.

Devils River Expedition Outfitters
Bryan Baker with Devils smallmouth bass, Spring 2008
Fly Fishing Texas Hill Country
Kevin Vincent with Devils largemouth, Spring 2008
Fly Fishing Texas Hill Country
Devils River largemouth Spring 2008

Guadalupe River Fishing Report and River Conditions:
4-30-08,  Canyon Dam release app. 148 CFS.  Water temp. at mile 7.5, 61 degrees F.
Water slightly chalky.  Guided trip with Paul and Gail Wallace produced several nice rainbows, a couple of sunfish and a yellow cat, caught on fly.
Trico hatch was in full swing by 10:00 AM.  There was also good numbers of BWO's going off.
Even with the big hatches, there were very few rising fish.

Guadalupe Fishing Report and River Conditions:
5-04-08,  Canyon Dam release app: 148 CFS. Water temp. 61 degrees F. at mile 7.5. There were caddis hatching in fair numbers early in the AM.  There were also good numbers of BWO's going off. 
Guided trip with Ed Collins and his fishing buddy Jack from Arizona produced some nice "Bows".
We hooked several fish that were too big to land on a 5 weight Sage. 

Fly Fishing Texas Hill Country
Guadalupe Rainbow caught on guided trip with Steve Martin and Tom Pickering

Guadalupe River Fishing Report and River Conditions:
5-06-08,  Canyon Dam Release: 148 CFS.  Water stained slightly green. 
Temp at mile 7.5 61 dgrees F.
Guided trip with Tom Pickering and Steve Martin from Garden Ridge yielded
many nice rainbows and several smallmouth bass. 
Luckily these guys were good fishermen.  Most of the 'Bows were in the 4-5lb range.
Steve Martin caught and released a 22 inch rainbow in excess of 6 lbs.
Tom Pickering landed a nice smallie on a bugger too.
Pictures are above and below.

Guadalupe River Fishing Report and River Conditions:
5-18-08,  Canyon Dam Release app. 178 CFS, water temp 64 degrees F at mile 7.5
Guided trip with Kent Kester and Ken Phillips from Pearland yielded several nice
rainbows and several smallmouth and largemouth bass.
The day was cool with winds from the north keeping the tubers away.

Guadalupe Baby Trout
Guadalupe River Rainbow "Baby Trout" picture by Jimbo Roberts

Guadalupe River Fishing Report and River Conditions:
6-7-08, Canyon Dam Release 218 CFS. 
Water temp. at Dam 59 degrees F.  Water slightly chalky with green tint.
1/2 Day Float with  Dr.Paul Rocheck from Connecticut produced several
chunky rainbows  fooled by dead drifting nymphs.
No tubers or rafters showed until afternoon. 
There were 2 other fishermen, but we really had the beat to ourselves.

Guadalupe River Fishing Report and River Conditions:
6-14-08, Canyon Dam Release 238 CFS.  Water Chalky with green tint; Temp. 59 degrees F. at Dam.
1/2 Day trip with Bill Cason, Carrie, Nick and Daniel yielded several hook ups with fat 'Bows on nymphs.
Nick and Daniel's boat also did battle with smallmouth and a huge Carp.
We started early and got off the water as the "Rubber" hatch began to peak.

Guadalupe River Fishing Report and River Conditions:
6-24-08, Canyon Dam Release 257 CFS.  Water chalky, with green tint.
Bass scouting trip with Sterling DeMasters produced several fiesty fish.
We had a "hairy" portage over a dam near IH 35, and lost an oar.
Luckily, we had a spare oar strapped to the raft and chased the other oar downstream
where we recovered it.

Guadalupe River Fishing Report and River Conditions:
6-26-08, Canyon Dam Release 250 CFS.  Water temp 66 degrees at mile 7.5.
Guide trip with first-timers Tom and Patricia Gerino produced several hook ups with acrobatic rainbows.
We also landed a carp about 6 lbs.  The heat was OK because the cool water kept us comfortable
while wet wading.

Guadalupe River Fishing Report and River Conditions:
6-27-08, Canyon Dam Release 246 CFS.  Water temp. 66 degrees.
Guide trip with Dave Agerton and his son Ted yieded several nice hook-ups with hard fighting
rainbow trout.  We also landed some sunfish on nymphs.  BWO emergers and caddis emergers
were the ticket.  By the end of the trip, Ted Agerton was an expert nymph fisherman.

San Marcos River Fishing Report and River Conditions:
7-05-08, Flow app. 110 CFS, water clear.  Water temp. 72 degrees F.
Two boat guide trip produced several nice largemouth and smallmouth bass.
Quite a few fiesty sunfish rounded out the action.

Guadalupe River Fishing Report and River Conditions:
7-11-08, Canyon Dam Release app. 208 CFS.  Water chalky with light
green tint, AM temp. 65 degrees F.  1/2 Day trip with Dusty Thompson from Lubbock
produced several chunky rainbow trout on nymphs.  Dusty has fished all over the mountain
west; and said these were some of the biggest fish he has tangled with.
We encountered 6 kayakers and no tubers.  One of Dusty's Rainbows is pictured below.

Guadalupe River Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Canyon Dam release 208 CFS, water temp at mile 17.5 in the City of New Braunfels 74 degrees F.  Bass fishing trip with Scott Mathews and friend Phil from Horseshoe Bay yielded several brightly colored sunfish, a largemouth bass and several smallmouth bass.  We encountered 6 kayakers and 5 tubers on a 3 mile float trip. The largest fish was a 3.5 lb smallie pictured below. 

Fly Fishing Texas
Guadalupe River Smallmouth Bass

Guadalupe River Fishing Report and River Conditions:  8-01-08, Canyon Dam release 208 CFS.  Water clear with light green tint.  Guided trip with Rick Niles and his Dad yielded several smallmouth bass and one big rainbow trout in the 3.5 lb range.  We encountered very few tubers and rafters.

Guadalupe River Fishing Report and River Conditions:  8-10-08, Canyon Dam release 200 CFS.  Water clear.  1/2 day guided trip with Kevin Worfe and Kevin Worfe Jr. yielded a nice smallmouth, sunfish, a small rainbow trout, and a "Monster, Slab-sided" rainbow in excess of 5 lbs.  Kevin Jr. did a super job bringing the big fish to the net.  We never lifted the fish out of the water and shot a picture of him in an oversized net.              Picture Below.

Fly Fishing Texas
Guadalupe River Rainbow, caught and released by Kevin Worfe Jr.

Guadalupe River Fishing Report and River Conditions: 8-30-08, Canyon Dam release app. 200 CFS.                Water chalky with green tint.  Guided Bass fishing trip with Barry Paiga from San Francisco, CA, and brother Daryl from Austin produced several nice smallmouth and largemouth bass.  We also released many colorful sunfish.  We stayed ahead of the rafters and tubers after starting early.  The water was refreshing and the scenery and mild rapids were great!

Guadalupe Fishing Report and River Conditions:  9-27-08, Canyon Dam release app. 206 CFS.  Water clear with light green tint.  Julie Dietrich and her friend Jeff from the Woodlands, TX. yielded several scrappy hybrid Guadalupe bass and several large sunfish.  We encountered no other traffic on our long 1/2 day float from Rio Raft to Gardo's (app. 6 river miles).  The weather was fantastic!

Guadalupe River Fishing Report and River Conditions: 9-30-08, Canyon Dam release 206 CFS.  Water clear with green tint.  Half day scouting float produced several nice smallmouth bass and lots of brightly colored sunfish.  We didn't encounter another soul on a 3 mile float.

San Marcos River Fishing Report and River Conditions: 10-03-08, flow app. 115 CFS. water clear with green tint.  Kevin Hutchison hosted a 4 boat trip on the Martindale to Staples run.  We caught and released many sunfish and smallmouth bass.  We encountered no other traffic on a 6 mile float.                                       

Llano River Fishing Report and River Conditions:  10-04-08, flow at Mason app. 113 CFS.  Ryan Westbrook came from San Bernadino, CA to fish the Llano.  We went from White's Crossing to the James River Crossing.  We landed quite a few Guadalupe Bass and many colorful sunfish on a four mile float.  We also landed a nice largemouth on a cone head bugger.  See picture Below.

Devils River Expedition Outfitters
Devils River Expedition Spring 2008

Guadalupe River Fishing Report and River Conditions:  10-11-08,  Ron Ernst and brother Erik came from Dallas area to fish for bass.  The water was clear on the lower Guad.  We landed largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass.  Erik landed a Rio Grande Cichlid and a nice largemouth that jumped in acrobatic fashion. 

Devils River Fishing Report and River Conditions: Flow at Baker's Crossing 190 CFS.  Water crystal clear about 70 degrees F.  Jeff Schmitt, Alan Bray, and Erik Bataille were hosted by Kevin Stubbs at the Spencer Ranch about 6 miles downstream from Baker's Crossing.  The weather was spectacular with cool nights and 70 degree days.  We didn't land a lot of fish, but the fish we landed were monsters.  All of these guys are expert fly fishers.  See pictures below.

Devils River Fishing Expedition
Alex Horton With Devils River Smallmouth Taken on Fly

Guadalupe River Fishing Report and River Conditions: 10-22-08, Canyon Dam Release app. 85 CFS.  Water clear with green tint.  Guided trip with Dick Roseland from Phoenix, AZ provided many colorful sunfish and some small bass.  We hooked some larger smallies, but we couldn't get them to the boat.  Some topwater action, but heavy coneheaded buggers were the best producers.  We didn't encounter another boat or person, on our 3 mile float.

Fly Fishing Texas
Sam Corman, Hollis Corman and Alvin Dedeaux near Devils River State Natural Area

Devils River Fishing Report and River Conditions: 11-03, to 11-04-2008 Flow at Baker's Crossing 190 CFS, water gin-clear with light green tint.  Bill Cason and his gang from Austin toured the Ranch that we have access to, adjacent to the Devils River State Natural Area.  We caught smallmouth, largemouth and sunfish.  We also toured a Cave and marveled at the 4,000 year old petroglyphs.  Hollis Corman entertained us by playing her fiddle on the Ranch House porch, overlooking the river.  The weather was beautiful!  Pictures above and below.

Fly Fishing Texas Hill Country
Ryan Westbrook Casting Large Cone Head Bugger
Fly Fishing Texas Hill Country
Connie Smith with Devils River Largemouth
Fly Fishing Texas
Pam and Mark McCurley and Angie and Connie Smith at Dolan Falls
Fly Fishing Texas
Bill Cason in the background, Devils River

Devils River Fishing Report and River Conditions: 11-08-08 to 11-09-08  Water gin-clear approximately 68 degrees F.  Flow at Baker's Crossing app. 190 CFS.  Mark and Pam McCurley from Cordillera Ranch accompanied Angie and Connie Smith from Montgomery County, on a sight-seeing and fishing excursion at the Ranch adjacent to the Devils River State Natural Area.  The calm weather conditions made fishing tough in the crystalline waters, although we managed to land a few fish.  We toured Dolan Falls and saw the rock art in the area.  We also explored a nearby cave that had been inhabited for 10,000 years.  See pictures below.

Fly Fishing Classes, Lessons, Instruction near Austin and San Antonio
Fly Fishing Pro Jim Collins with Guadalupe Trout

Guadalupe River Fishing Report and River Conditions: 1-10-09,  Flow is low and slow, but very fish-able with a lot of sight casting.  Trip with fly fishing pro Jim Collins, from the Angler's Edge in Houston yielded several nice rainbows caught on streamers.  There were many violent strikes with airborne action.  Jim also hooked a largemouth bass that was so big, we thought he was snagged on a submerged log, until it began to fight.  He also landed another little, hard fighting bass.  We did about 3 river miles in the trophy trout section.  See picture below.

Guadalupe River Fishing Report and River Conditions: 1-11-09,  Flow is low, with good clarity, making for many sight fishing opportunities.  Guide trip with Fly Fishing Pro Bruce Young, from the Tackle Box Outfitters in San Antonio, produced many violent hookups using streamers.  Chuck, a good friend of Bruce's, landed a nice 'Bow while sight casting.  We also witnessed the largest rainbow this guide has ever seen in Texas.  It was mortally wounded during the fight, and the angler did the right thing by taking the fish home.  It will probably be the new state record.  See picture below.

Fly Fishing Texas Hill Country
Kevin Vincent with Devils largemouth, Spring 2008
Fly Fishing Texas
Guadalupe Rainbow caught and released by Dusty Thompson
Possible "New State Record Rainbow Trout" caught in Guadalupe River
Possible "New State Record Rainbow Trout"

Guadalupe River Fishing Report and River Conditions:  12-22-08, Canyon Dam Release app. 60 CFS.  Water clear with light green tint, temp. 59 degrees F.  Kyle Sorenson came from North Carolina to fish with his dad, Scott.  The wives said they were crazy because it was so damn cold.  We floated and waded app. 3 miles from Rio to Lazy L&L.  The guides froze on our rods, a first for me in Texas.  We had several short hook-ups, but the action was slow.  Scott landed a rainbow approaching 5 lbs, and Kyle landed a largemouth that was about 4.5 lbs.  See picture below.

Fly Fishing Classes, Lessons, Instruction near Austin and San Antonio, Texas
Kyle Sorensen with Guadalupe River Largemouth Bass

Devils River Fishing Report and River Conditions:  10-17-08, to 10-18-08,  Flow at Baker's Crossing app. 190 CFS.  Water temp. 68 degrees F.  Water Crystal Clear with unlimited visibility.  Guides Kevin Stubbs and Alvin Dedeaux hosted the "Horton Gang" with Dad, Lee Horton hailing from San Angelo, TX.  The weather was spectacular with riverside camping in the 40's at night and 70 degree daytime temps.  We spent 2 days and 2 nights at the Spencer Ranch.  The days were calm with little, or no wind at all.  This made for excellent sight casting.  We landed and released many smallmouth and largemouth bass.  See picture below.

Guadalupe River Fishing Report and River Conditions: 1-22-09, Canyon Dam Release app.65 CFS.  Water temp. 50's F.  Water clear with moderately windy conditions.  Guide trip with Dr. Bill Berlocher and his "Fish Slaying wife Alma" from Corpus/ Aransas Pass produced almost too many rainbows to count.  Some of their fish approached 5 lbs. 

Fly Fishing Near Austin and San Antonio
Dr. Bill Berlocher with Guadalupe River Smallmouth Bass

Guadalupe River Fishing Report and River Conditions: 1-23-09, Flow was low and clear.  This was Bill and Alma's second day; yesterday they spanked the rainbows, so they decided to bass fish.  Good call! We released several nice largemouth and pictured above is Bill's first smallie on fly. 

Fly Fishing Texas Near Austin and San Antonio
Bob Kretschmer's GuadalupeTrout

Guadalupe River Fishing Report and River Conditions: 1-25-09, Water Temp in the 50's, running clear and low.  Guided trip with Bob Kretschmer and Ken Sly produced many acrobatic hook ups with big Guadalupe Trout.  We also got a huge Palomino Trout pictured below.  Life's Good!

Fly Fishing Texas Near Austin and San Antonio
Ken Sly with Giant Guadalupe Palomino Trout

Guadalupe River Fishing Report and River Conditions:  1-31-09, Guide trip with Audrey Ambrose and her friend Sheila yielded many good rainbows.  The little black midge did the job for us.  Of course these ladies could "fish", making the guide's job easy. 

Fly Fishing Near Austin and San Antonio
Bill with Guadalupe Trout

Guadalupe River Fishing Report and River Conditions:  2-06-09,  River Low and Slow, with good clarity and fishing well.  Felipe Casteneda and his buddy Bill joined me from Houston.  This is their 3rd season fishing with Expedition Outfitters.  Last year Felipe had the biggest fish.  This year Bill kicked his butt with the chunky Guadalupe Trout pictured above.

Guadalupe Trout
Cliff Mistretta with Guadalupe Trout

Guadalupe River Fishing Report and River Conditions:  2-06-09,  The day was super windy with gusts to 40 MPH.  Even with the tough conditions, Cliff Mistretta's group landed some nice Guadalupe Trout.  Tucker managed to land some nice fish too!

Guadalupe River Fishing Report and River Conditions:  2-17-09,  Guide trip with Tim Marvin and his buddy Scott Griffith from Houston produced some really nice rainbows.  It was Scott's first time to fly fish and he landed more fish than the other anglers we saw on the river.  Other anglers on the river complained about the slow activity, but we spanked the fish, because we had the right flies on.

Guadalupe River Fishing Report and River Conditions:  2-19-09,  Mitch Elder from San Antonio hosted his dad, Tim from Ohio.  We did about 3 river miles in the "Trophy Trout Section."  Other anglers complained about the "slow action."  We caught and released many fat rainbows up to 6lbs.  Tip to other anglers: "Match the hatch!"  Seems simple enough, but you need the right flies, and you have to be able to identify insects.  Mitch Elder's Guadalupe Trout is pictured below.

San Marcos River Fishing Report and River Conditions: 3-02-2009,  Flow app. 95 CFS.  Water Temp 72 degrees F.  Float trip from Martindale to Staples produced quite a few nice largemouth, smallmouth, and sunfish.  Tiffany Fluitt was the star of Photo Shoot with Southwest Fly Fishing Magazine.  Steve Probasco, (editor) and Jon Luke,(art director) documented the adventure.

Fly Fishing Texas Hill Country
Erik Bataille with Trophy Smallmouth
Fly Fishing Texas Hill Country
Jeff Schmitt's Bass
Fly Fishing Texas Hill Country
Alan Bray with Devils River Largemouth
Fly Fishing Texas Hill Country
Junior Stelzer with Devils Smallmouth

Devils River Fishing Report and River Conditions: 3-10-2009, 3-11-2009 Flow at Baker's Crossing app.165 CFS.  Water crystal-clear about 68 degrees F.  Guided trip with Diane and Junior Stelzer from Post, Texas produced many nice smallmouth and largemouth bass.  It was mostly sight casting to patrolling fish.  Sub-surface patterns did the trick.  The weather was overcast and calm on day 1.  Day 2, we were slammed with a cold Pacific front pelting us with stinging, wind driven rain.  Pictures above and below.

Fly Fishing Texas
Diane Stelzer with Devils River Largemouth Bass
Fly Fishing Texas Hill Country
Diane Stelzer with Devils River Smallmouth Bass

Guadalupe River Fishing Report and River Conditions:  3-30-09, Flow app. 85 CFS, water chalky with light green tint.  Float from Rio to Land L with Gail and Paul Wallace produced quite a few fat rainbows on nymphs.  Trico spinner was the ticket.

Devils River Fishing Report and River Conditions: 4-3-2009, Flow at Baker's crossing app. 165 CFS, water gin clear about 65 degrees F. Guided trip based out of our ranch adjacent to the Devils River State Natural Area produced some very nice trophy bass that were caught and released.  We have access to a cabin on 8900 acres with 3 miles of Devils River frontage.  Kevin Vincent, John Boatwright, and Anthony Grice from Houston brought Greg Gardiner from Dallas.  We sight casted to many patrolling largemouth and smallmouth bass.  Alvin Dedeaux, Kevin Stubbs and Steven Bowka had the pleasure of guiding these "seasoned' fly fishers.  This is the second trip these guys have done with us on the Devils.  Pictures above.

Guadalupe River Fishing Report and River Conditions: 4-08-09,  Flow: low and slow, yet very fishable.  Guided trip with Mike Green from St. Louis, yielded many good rainbows; the largest is pictured below and approached 6lbs.  There was a very nice tricot hatch, and we matched it!

Guadalupe Trout
Guadalupe Trout, Fly Fishing Texas caught by Mike Green

Guadalupe River Fishing Report and River Conditions:  4-09-09, Canyon Dam release, low and slow.  Water temps were in the 50's in the AM.  Guided trip with David Pruner and his son Collier, produced several nice hook ups with Guadalupe trout.  Collier is pictured below with his Guadalupe trout.  Dead drifting nymphs was the key to our success.

Guadalupe Trout caught while Fly Fishing Texas
Guadalupe Trout caught by Collier Pruner

Guadalupe Trout Fishing Report and River Conditions:  4-13-09, Dave and Gary from Hawaii and San Jose, CA caught and released several nice Guadalupe Trout.  Nymphing, with a yarn egg and a midge dropper did the trick.

Guadalupe Trout Fishing Report and River Conditions: 4-16-09,  Flow is still low and slow, but fishing very well.  John  Engvall came from Houston for a short float, and we hooked many strong, hard fighting, Guadalupe Trout.  Several took the egg pattern.

Guadalupe Trout Fishing Report and River Conditions:  4-25-09,  1/2 Day trip with Richard Fraser from Austin, and his brother from Colorado produced several really nice, fat, Guadalupe trout.  The egg pattern with midge dropper did the trick.  The takes were subtle, but our guys set the hook as needed.  The flow was low, but very fish-able.

Guadalupe Trout Fishing Report and River Conditions: 5-02-09,  Canyon Dam release app. 100 CFS.  Recent rains helped to "bump up" our inflow to Canyon Lake.  Kevin Stubbs hosted Dale Rhodes from Snyder and his friend Josh Lorenz, who sells aircraft for Hawker Beech in Dallas/Ft. Worth.  Josh had never fly fished, but he caught on quickly.  We landed several phat Guadalupe Trout.  A damsel attractor with midge dropper did the trick!

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.

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.

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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.

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Lloyd Mathews with "Big Mama Guadalupe Trout"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Charlie Ice III with Guadalupe River Largemouth bass.

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

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Mike Kolaski's Rio Grande Cichlid

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

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Kimber Brown with Guadalupe Bass

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Guadalupe River Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Friday October 18, 2013;  Half day scouting trip/guide training with Walter Penobscott revealed higher flows and water clearing from recent rainfall.  Tributary creeks are running after spring recharging rain events.  The cooler weather also produced prolific BWO and Trico hatches.  Sunfish and small Guadalupe Bass were seen sipping the newly hatched flies from the river's surface.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Monday October 21, 2013.  Full day Guadalupe River fly fishing guide trip with Adam Floyd from Canada produced too many bass to count.  We also landed and released several sunfish on heavy streamers.  The weather was delightful with relatively robust flows making for some fun whitewater rapids.  The air temp. high was 72 degrees F, with some riparian foliage beginning to show fall colors.  There was not another person on the river.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Wednesday October 30, 2013.  Half day scouting/guide training trip with Walter Penobscott revealed many aggressive smallmouth and largemouth bass in the warm water section of the Guadalupe River.  There was nobody else on the river.  Yellow poppers were the ticket.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and and River Conditions:  Thursday October 31, 2013; full day fly fishing trip with Waite Dalrymple had to be rescheduled due to a flash flood on the Guadalupe River.  The stream flow went from approximately 65 cfs to 40,000 cfs after heavy overnight rains from a stalled cold front dumped several inches of precipitation.  After the event, the level of Canyon Lake rose four feet.  The Edwards Aquifer also rose about 3 feet according to the J-17 index well in San Antonio.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Sunday November 3, 2013.  Half day Guadalupe River scouting/guide training revealed clearing river conditions after a recent flash flood event.  The river flow was about 200 cfs and the water temperature was around 68 degrees F.  We caught and released quite a few feisty Guadalupe Bass.  Once again, yellow poppers were the ticket.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Tuesday November 5, 2013.  Guadalupe River scouting trip above the third crossing revealed an improved trout habitat as a result of the recent flash flood.  The 40,000 cfs flow "blasted" the fine sediments and re-arranged the gravel and boulders.  The clarity produced by this cleansing action will give us some great sight casting opportunities this Guadalupe trout season.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Thursday November 7, 2013;  Half day scouting/guide training trip with Walter Penobscott revealed a prolific BWO and Trico hatch.  Sunfish, baby bass and minnows gorged themselves on the tasty insect bounty.  We saw a five pound-class largemouth slam the unwary baitfish while they had their guards down.  We also caught and released a trophy smallmouth bass in the four pound class.  It was almost impossible to land on a six weight rod; wrapping itself around rocks and going under the boat.  The smallie fell for a heavy purple streamer.

San Marcos River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Sunday November 10, 2013; Half day scouting trip with Greg Smith revealed a flow of about 200 cfs.  The Blanco River is contributing about 50 cfs of the total flow.  Water temp 72 degrees F with good clarity.  Recent flash flooding with flows around 70,000 cfs caused quite a bit of "human damage."  There were numerous decks, roofs and school buses swept into the river last week.  Two of the school buses still remain submerged near Scull's Crossing.  Besides the human damage, quite a few trees were uprooted.  Don't worry, there's plenty of gallery forest left.  As far as the bite, we hooked up numerous times with wily largemouth and smallmouth bass.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Thursday November 14, 2013;  Guadalupe River full day fly fishing float with Joeanne Tomiyama from Calgary Canada produced several nice football sized Guadalupe Trout.  We did a three mile float taking out at Lazy L and L.  Some of the Guadalupe trout fell for a large black bugger pattern with rubber legs.  The flow was pretty low, but the water was very clear allowing numerous sight casting opportunities.  We also had some good action on prince nymphs.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:   Friday November 15, 2013; Michael Herman from Austin and his buddy Blake joined us for a half day Guadalupe River trout fishing trip.  The Guadalupe trout we landed were hard fighting, acrobatic fish that jumped and ran like crazy.  Some fish fell for the big streamer pattern but we managed to hook up with nymphs too.  The weather was perfect with cool temps, blue skies and the riverside trees were in peak autumn colors.  The flow was around 100 cfs with clear water conditions.

Devils River Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions:   Wednesday  November 20, 2013.  Baker's Crossing flow about 220 cfs.  Rusty Wallace and Kevin Stubbs explored and scouted our new access point at the Blue Sage Subdivision.  We have a new  camping and access point that breaks up the lower end of the river's float.  Our new access point is 6.5 miles from Devil's Back.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Thursday November 21, 2013;  Guadalupe River scouting trip at third crossing below Canyon Lake revealed prolific BWO and Trico hatches.  The only fish rising to sip the tiny bugs were sunfish species.  The water temps were in the high 60's with air temps at 80 degrees F.  The water was clear with recent flood debris and trash being removed by the WORD clean up crews.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Updated Monday November 25, 2013.  Evening scouting trip with guide trainee Walter Penobscott revealed hungry Guadalupe Rainbow trout with an affinity for Prince Nymphs.  The rain subsided giving way to solitary waters infested with hungry trout.  Wish you were here!

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Thursday November 28, 2013; Happy Thanksgiving!  Brief evening scouting trip at the Guadalupe River third crossing, Action Angler access revealed a prolific evening trico and midge hatch.  Even if the newly stocked Guadalupe rainbow trout were hungry, they were put down by the artful actions of apex predators...two Osprey!  The skilled fishers have articulated talons allowing the unlucky trout to be carried in an aerodynamic fashion.  Bald Eagles cannot do this.  It's truly a spectacle to see the mighty raptors in action.  The water was flowing about 120 cfs counting the inflow from numerous running creeks.  The clarity was better than usual.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Friday November 29, 2013; flow about 120 cubic feet per second including creek inflows.  Evening scouting/guide training trip with Walter Penobscott revealed trico and midge hatches.  There were quite a few fishermen out and most of the fish were being hooked on sub-surface patterns.  The water clarity was good with shirt sleeve temps in the 60's.  

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions: December 2, 2013;  Evening scouting trip at the third crossing on the Guadalupe River below Canyon Lake revealed a modest caddis hatch.  There were also a few Slate Grey Duns.  Even with insect activity, we did not see any rising fish.  This is typical for this fishery because there is so much food below the surface.  The weather was outstanding with shirt sleeve conditions approaching 80 degrees F.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Tuesday December 3, 2013;  Canyon dam release about 76 cfs with creeks adding another 30 cfs for a flow of 110 cfs.  Water temp. at the third crossing on the Guadalupe River below Canyon Lake about 65 degrees F.  The shirt sleeve weather in the low 80's persists with spring like temps.  Beats the hell out of snow and ice!

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Thursday December 5, 2013;  Observations at the third crossing below Canyon Lake revealed several fishermen that were shivering from a short cold spell.  It was only 45 degrees F. but the Texas tolerance for low temps is weak.  The bite was actually good with several nice Guadalupe trout being caught and released.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Saturday December 7, 2013 Flow approx. 85 cfs including creek inflow, water temp 40 degrees F.  The recent cold spell kept alot of people off the river, with temps hovering in the 30's F.  Our group rescheduled the trips we had booked.  It's more fun to fish than freeze!  

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Updated Sunday December 8, 2013;  Guadalupe River below Canyon Lake flow about 85 cfs including creek inflows.  A cold morning below freezing gave way to a beautiful afternoon.  We finally reached shirt sleeve weather after the recent cold spell.  It reached 50 degrees F. this afternoon with clear blue skies.  Wish you were here!

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Monday December 9, 2013.  Evening scouting trip revealed very few fishermen on the water.  The afternoon was overcast with light rain.  The high temperature was 45 degrees F.   Even with low temps the rainbow trout bite was regarded pretty good on nymphs and egg patterns.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Tuesday December 10, 2013; Brief scouting trip at the fourth crossing showed warmer temperatures which triggered a prolific BWO and Trico hatch. There were also quite a few Caddis coming off too.  The water clarity was excellent with fall colors a little past peak.  Even with good insect hatches there were very few fish rising to sip the tasty morsels.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Wednesday December 11, 2013; Water temp. 48 degrees F. at fourth crossing.  Brief scouting trip showed very few fishermen with beautiful conditions.  We did not see a significant amount of rising fish but there were a few bugs coming off.  As usual, the sub-surface activity on the Guadalupe River is the normal  feeding pattern.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Thursday December 12, 2013; Expedition Outfitters guide Greg Smith hosted Jeff Lava and his buddy from Austin.  They did the traditional Rio to L and L leg.  The water clarity was excellent with a beautiful fall afternoon in the high 50's F.  The guys spanked the rainbows with over 20 fish being caught and released.  The winning fly of the day was the "the fly formerly known as Prince."  The guys dropped it under a San Juan worm on 5x.  Wish you were here!

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:   Friday December 13, 2013.  Expedition Outfitters guide Greg Smith hosted Jenifer Fox and her guy for a day trip from Rio to Lazy L and L.  On their three mile float they encountered very few fishermen and foggy conditions.  Even with limited visibility they managed to catch and release quite a few Guadalupe Trout.  The common "Zug Bug " was the winning fly of the day.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Saturday December 14, 2013; It was Jenifer Fox's second day fly fishing the Guadalupe River for rainbow trout.  Greg Smith hosted them again with several nice Guadalupe rainbow trout being caught and released.  The weather started out mild in the high 40's F with clear blue skies.  A cold front passed through about mid morning but the skies remained clear.  There were quite a few fishermen and some other guides on the water.  Luckily our crew had the secret weapon...a flash back prince nymph!

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Sunday December 15, 2013; Half day afternoon guide training/scouting trip with Greg Combs and Brent Turner produced several nice hook ups on nymphs dredged through the deepest holes.  The takes were very gentle but the guys were on their game missing very few hits.  The afternoon was shirt sleeve warm with a moderate amount of fishermen out.  I saw good friend Brad Wilkins at the Ponderosa Bridge. There was a small Trico hatch with numerous "micro caddis" buzzing about the surface, but nothing slashing at them.  The water was relatively clear with clear blue skies and 70 degrees F.  

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Monday December 16, 2013; Evening scouting trip at the third crossing showed numerous micro caddis buzzing about the surface and some slate grey Duns too.  There were a few fishermen enjoying the beautiful shirt sleeve conditions (68 degrees F).  Their catch...and release consisted of a combination of smaller TPWD stocked Guadalupe trout in the 10 inch size range and a few bigger fish (2-3 lbs) probably stocked by Guadalupe Trout Unlimited Chapter.  All of the action was on nymphs.  The Osprey were busy too.  It was fascinating to see them dive and pick up fish...and fly off to enjoy a hearty meal.  It was National Geographic esque!

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions: Tuesday, December 17 2013; half day afternoon guide training/scouting with Brent Turner yielded one fiesty Guadalupe Trout on a drowned spinner.  We didn't spend as much time fishing as scouting.  The scouting revealed trout absent from traditional holding spots.  The clear water and light winds allowed us good visibility to make these observations.  To be successful one has to think like a Guadalupe Trout.  The fish are holding in the deepest holes to avoid predators...go figure.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Wednesday December 18 2013; Half day trip hosted by Brent Turner built on his client's skills as a nymph fishermen.  The takes were subtle and hard to detect.  Opportunities are sometimes fleeting but we have top set the hook on the slightest indication. The weather was beautiful with temps in the lower 70's F and clear blue skies.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Thursday December 19, 2013; evening scouting trip showed beautiful weather conditions with some fall foilage still left to decorate the landscape.  The Guadalupe River was relatively clear with numerous sight casting opportunities.  The nymph fishing report from fly fishermen at the third crossing was clearly thumbs up with decent hook ups on San Juan worms and egg attractor patterns.

Guadalupe River Trout Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions: Friday December 20, 2013; Afternoon scouting trip/guide training revealed quite a few fishermen for a weekday.  Looks like everybody took the day off to enjoy summer like conditions with temps reaching 75 degrees F.  According to our observations, nymphs dredged through the deepest holes hooked up.  Prince nymphs, Hare's Ear and Zug Bugs did the best.  Don't try fishing without an indicator, you'll be making a grave mistake because the takes recently have almost undetectable. 

Guadalupe River Rainbow Trout Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Saturday December 21, 2013; Morning rains were replaced by clear blue skies and lower humidity.  A frontal passage pushed in some fresh air and beautiful conditions.  There was a moderate hatch of Tricos and BWO's with a few Caddis mixed in.  Even with rainy morning conditions there were quite a few fishermen out.  The winning fly was reported to be the caddis emerger from the fishermen polled.  The water clarity was good with light green tint.

Guadalupe River Rainbow Trout Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Sunday December 22, 2013; evening observations revealed a moderate amount of fishermen out on a beautiful day.  The temps topped out 60 degrees F. with clear blue sky.  The Osprey were at work showing us the proper way to take fish.  A little known fact:  Osprey have articulated talons allowing them to carry the fish in an aerodynamic fashion...eagles can't do this.  The winning fly of the day was said to be a brown San Juan Worm.  Wish you were here!

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Monday December 23, 2013; Guadalupe River Chapter of Trout Unlimited  stocked several thousand full sized trout in the 1.5 to 5 lb range today.  There were very few fishermen out but the Osprey were awaiting the new prey.  The few fishermen we saw were dead drifting nymphs through the deep holes and runs.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:    Tuesday December 24, 2013.  Observations at the fourth crossing showed very few fishermen on the water.  The weather was beautiful with highs in the 60's F.  The fishermen who had permission from their spouses to fish reaped the benefits of a great day of catching.  As your guide will tell you...the fishing is always good; but sometimes the catching is lacking.  Today was the exception to the rule.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Thursday December 26, 2013; Early morning conditions were slightly overcast with cool temps in the high 40's to low 50's F.  Observations included several folks at the third crossing access, (Action Angler) were getting Guadalupe Rainbow Trout on dry flies.  The guys were imitating caddis and using stimulators too.  The water clarity was good with very little turbidity.

Guadalupe River Fly fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Saturday December 28, 2013;  Half day trip with Curtiss and Kevin produced two new fly fishermen.  Although the Guadalupe trout bite was moderate, we indeed hooked several fish.  There were quite a few fishermen on the water and thay had marginal success as well.  The most popular fly proved to be the sucker spawn egg.  The conditions were pleasant with a few clouds and sunshine.  The temps topped out at 65 degrees F.  

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions: Tuesday December 31, 2013; evening scouting trip/guide training showed very little "above the surface bug activity" although many productive nymphs were successful in fooling good numbers of Guadalupe Rainbow Trout.  The recent go to fly appeared to be the Prince Nymph.  Use it behind an egg attractor pattern on 5X tippet.

Guadalupe River Trout Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Evening scouting/observations for Wednesday January 1, 2014.  The weather was pleasant with highs in the mid 60's F and partly cloudy skies.  There were no significant hatches observed, but there were quite a few fishermen who had kitchen passes from the wife.  They arrived early braving temps in the high 30's F at daybreak.  Several people reported good catches...and releases...with Guadalupe Trout.  The hot fly was a stone fly..go figure; they don't live in the Guadalupe River.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Thursday January 2, 2014; Observations at the third crossing on the Guadalupe River in the rainbow trout section showed moderate numbers of fishermen.  There were definitely fewer people on the water than earlier this week.  After getting reports from several successful fishermen the winning pattern was the Prince Nymph!

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  January 4, 2014.  Full day scouting trip on the warmwater section of the Guadalupe River showed  a couple of nice bass that did not hit our flies...no B.S. the fish are not always active.  We had a beautiful Guadalupe River Float/Fly Fishing trip though, with not another person sighted.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Sunday January 5, 2014;  Evening scouting trip at the third crossing revealed very few fishermen.  I guess everyone decided to put their responsibilities back in order after the holiday.  That being said, there were some successful anglers drifting the right patterns and being "bit".  Prince Nymphs were reported to be the go to flies for the past couple of days.

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Anthony Grice with Trophy Devils Smallmouth Bass

Devils River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Tuesday January 7, 2014;  Overnight scouting trip to the Sycamore Canyon Ranch on the Devils River revealed cold conditions and crystal clear water.  The clear water revealed all of the usual players...smallmouth, largemouth and other warmwater species in their usual position.  Everyone was accounted for and in attendance.  The 64 million dollar question is: can you fool these wary apex predators?  The USGS flow was 145 cfs at Baker's Crossing.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions: Wednesday January 8, 2014;  Morning Guadalupe Trout scouting trip at the third crossing revealed light rain, but warmer conditions.  There were three fishermen skipping work and enjoying uncrowded conditions.  This is in sharp contrast to the "combat" fly fishing conditions that were the norm for the holiday period.  The was no visible insect activity and the river was relatively clear.  The successful fly of the day appeared to be the lowly San Juan worm.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Friday January 10, 2014.  Early afternoon scouting at the the third crossing showed a prolific BWO and Trico hatch about 2:30 pm.  The magic temperature was 65 degrees F.  Even with lots of bugs falling spent on the surface, there were very few Guadalupe Trout taking advantage of the bounty.  The water was clear with light fishing pressure compared to the holiday.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Saturday January 11, 2014.  Mid day scouting trip on the warmwater section of the lower Guadalupe River revealed hungry bass looking up.  This is unusual this time of year...but it's 78 degrees F with clear blue skies.  Of course these bass are active in a temperate winter cycle!  The water was relatively clear with no other fishermen present.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Sunday January 12, 2014;  Half day trip on the upper Guadalupe River above Canyon Lake revealed lots of native Guadalupe Bass.  We also hooked several medium sized largemouth bass on fly.  The flow was low and clear but very fishable.  There was nobody else on this stretch.  We'll be here again real soon, it was a beautiful float.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Monday January 13, 2014.  Scouting and observations at the third crossing on the Guadalupe River below Canyon Lake showed a moderate amount of fishermen.  Conditions were influenced by an early morning cold front passage.  Winds were out of the northwest at 15-25 miles per hour.  The temperatures were pleasant hovering in the 60's F. with clear blue sky and low humidity.  The fly of the day was reported to be the "Zug Bug."  Oh yea...the Osprey were out fishing before the catch and release guys.  They carried off a couple of breakfast sized Guadalupe Trout.  Note: Osprey have articulated talons allowing this mighty fisher to carry the "unhappy trout" in an aerodynamic fashion.  Bald Eagles can't do this.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Tuesday January 14, 2104;  Half day scouting trip at the Rebecca Creek Crossing above Canyon Lake yielded several White Bass caught on fly.  They fell for Charlie Cypert's pattern.  We used a floating line with a sink tip.  There were no other fishermen in our vicinity.  The day was beautiful with clear blue skies and afternoon temps right at 74 degrees F.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions updated Thursday January 16, 2014.  Half day guide trip with Jim Perkins and his buddies from the midwest produced three new fly fishermen.  The day started out pretty cool with temps. hovering around 32 degrees F.  It rapidly warmed to 68 degrees F.  We found several hungry Guadalupe Trout and the guys brought them to the net for a speedy release.  The water was pretty clear with water temps in the 50 degrees F. range.  The winning fly was a soft hackle emerger.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Saturday February !8, 2014.  Evening scouting trip at the third crossing revealed quite a few people enjoying the 74 degrees F. afternoon.  I saw a couple of rods doubled over as I peered over the guard rail of the bridge.  Later on in the evening I learned the star of the show was a tiny gold ribbed hair's ear nymph.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Updated Sunday January 19, 2014; Half day wade fishing trip hosted by Expedition Outfitters produced a new fly fisher.  John and his fishing partner came from Canada...Eh?  We put them on some Guadalupe Trout water and the work began...dead drift your nymphs through the runs...hoping to get lucky.  I heard they brought some fish to the net too!  The day was beautiful with abundant sunshine and shirt sleeve weather.  You should have been here!

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Updated Wednesday January 22, 2014.  Observations at the third crossing revealed very pleasant weather conditions with temps in the 70 degree F. range.  There were not high numbers of fishermen out.  It was relatively quiet.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Thursday January 23, 2014.  Winter arrived with a cold front hitting about 9:00 am this morning.  The temps went from the mid 60's F. to 37 degrees F. in two hours.  There were a couple of hearty fishermen out, but we didn't hear their success.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Friday January 24, 2014; Evening scouting observations at the third crossing revealed three lone fishermen.  They didn't arrive until conditions had improved from the previous day.  The morning started out with quite a bit of ice and didn't thaw until 1:00 pm.  The evening was beautiful with a colorful sunset.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions;  Updated  Saturday January  25, 2014. Water flow was low and slow.  With lower flows the fish study the fly trying to determine if it is in fact food.  The net result is difficult fishing conditions.  Strike often and keep moving.  Even with low flows...we landed several nice Guadalupe Trout.  Greg Smith did a great job guiding our clients.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Sunday January 26, 2014;  Rick and his son Charlie joined Expedition Outfitters guides for a Guadalupe Trout fly fishing lesson/trip.  The guys did a great job at technical nymphing but...their hook sets were behind the bite and they didn't get any fish into the net.  The Guadalupe Trophy Trout zone was filled to the brim with guide boats and wade fishermen in every run.  If you get a chance, schedule your outings to the Guadalupe Trout area during the week.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Monday January 27, 2014; observations at the third crossing showed one fisherman for several miles of river.  Harsh conditions separate the weekend warriors from the real thing.  This guy had great success;  you should have been here!

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions: Tuesday January 28, 2014;  Observations at the third crossing revealed two fishermen.  They were tough and lasted several hours in the morning during cold temperatures.  Their success was worth the effort they said.  The winning fly was the Prince Nymph.