|Texas Parks and Wildlife Licensed and Endorsed Fishing Guides
|Southwest Fly Fishing San Marcos River Cover Story
|Tiffany Fluitt Yeates owner of Gruene Outfitters
Look for the San Marcos River cover story in Southwest Fly Fishing Magazine.
It features Gruene Outfitters owner Tiffany Fluitt Yeates and Expedition
Outfitters' guide Kevin Stubbs.
We float the upper and lower San
Marcos. The upper stretch is within the city limits and harbors good bass fishing. The lower stretch is more scenic
with less fishing pressure. Longer distances are covered on the lower part of the river, but it has quite a few
oxygenated riffles and runs. There are class I-II rapids at certain flows. The smallmouth generally hold in the
moving water and the largemouth are generally found in the still pools.
Our float trips are aboard a customized 14 foot
whitewater raft. There are casting platforms fore and aft for the fishers to stand on. The guide sits in the center
of the boat and rows.
Our trips include all instruction, equipment, lunch and drinks.
(Day trips are 7-8 hours duration).
Total Cost: $500.00 per day...up to 2 people (not per person),
Half day trip is sale priced for $50 off: $350.00 (regular price is $400).(Half
day trips are 4 hours duration). Multi boat trips are available. All trips catch and release.
210-602-9284 or, [email protected] to reserve your trip.
The San Marcos River begins within the city limits of San Marcos gushing from large
springs. The water is crystal clear and near 72 degrees year round. It is fed directly by the Edwards Aquifer.
This very spot is the most continually inhabited area in North America. There is paleo evidence dating back over 10,000
years. The spring flow fluctuates with the level of the aquifer. There are endangered species of plants and wildlife
that exist nowhere else on earth. It is a prime fishery and a great place to swim and snorkel.
The San Marcos
River trends eastward crossing Interstate 35 on its course to join the Guadalupe River near the town of Gonzales. It
meanders through rural farm and ranch country classified as black land prairie. There are urban sections punctuated
with riverside homes and ranchettes. Most of the float is protected by a tree shaded canopy, of cypress, pecan, oak
and willow trees. Parts of the bank are covered in tropical vegetation, including native palmetto palm trees and Texas
|San Marcos River Fly Fishing Guide