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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.

Guadalupe Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions: Friday 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:  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.

Fly Fishing Austin and San Antonio Texas
Guadalupe Trout caught and released by Will Carr

Possible New State Record Guadalupe Trout
Possible New State Record Guadalupe Trout

Guadalupe Trout Fly  Fishing Austin San Antonio Texas
Guadalupe Trout caught in Trout Unlimited Stocking site

 

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 Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Friday October 18, 2013.  Half day scouting/guide training trip with Walter Penobscott revealed higher river flows and cooler temperatures.  The cooler temps spawned prolific BWO and Trico hatches.  Sunfish and small Guadalupe Bass were seen sipping them from the 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 Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Sunday December 1, 2013, flow about 120 cfs which includes Canyon Lake Dam release and creek inflows.  Water pretty darn clear.  Half day guide training/scouting trip showed many holiday fishermen.  Egg attractor with small dropper seemed the ticket.  It was shirt sleeve weather in the low 70's F.

 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:  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:  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 a 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.

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 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.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Wednesday January 29,2014;  Half day trip with Brian and his Lady Mindy from Oklahoma produced two new fly fishers.  We had a few bites but our hook set was behind the curve.  It was a tough day for beginners.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Thursday January 30, 2014; observations at the third crossing showed a couple of successful fishermen.  They said their success was on dry flies.  Almost unheard of...on the Guadalupe River.  We're mainly a nymph fishery.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Friday January 31, 2014;  Observations at the third crossing revealed a small amount of action; only three fishermen.  The day was epic with clear blue skies and temps in the mid 70's F.  The water was clear and cold too.  The Royal Humpie was the top water choice.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Saturday February 1, 2014;  Full day Guadalupe trout fly fishing trip with Nicole and Russell produced several nice Guadalupe rainbow trout.  The winning fly was the sucker spawn egg imitation.  We caught and released several Guadalupe trout in the 4-5 lb range.  The weather was beautiful with shirt sleeve weather in the 70's F.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Sunday, February 2, 2014; observations at the third crossing on the Guadalupe River below Canyon Lake showed very few fishermen braving the cold and wind. The temps were in the low 40's F. with gusty winds.  We rescheduled our trips because we didn't want to suffer with our clients.  Everybody agreed to another date.  

 

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Monday February 3, 2014;  Observations at the third crossing showed a handful of brave fishermen.  The weather was a bit raw with temps in the 40's F.  The report was...if you put the fly where it needs to be...there seems to be a bite.  The fish are usually positioned in the buffet line (current); or beside it.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Tuesday February 4, 2014;  observations at the third crossing on the Guadalupe River below Canyon Lake revealed a beautiful afternoon with shirt sleeve temps in the 70's F.  There were very few fishermen out to enjoy the conditions.  The fishermen interviewed insisted that the Prince Nymph was the winning pattern.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Wednesday February 5, 2014;  observations at the third crossing below Canyon Lake showed a couple of brave fishermen.  They had strong north winds and cold temps 48 degrees F. to contend with.  We saw this coming and luckily rescheduled our guide trips.  It was for the best.

Guadalupe Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Thursday February 6, 2014; observations at the third crossing on the Guadalupe River below Canyon Lake showed a couple of hearty souls fly fishing for Guadalupe River rainbow trout.  The famous fly of the day according to interviews was the "Zug Bug".  The water was clear with decent flows.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Friday February 7,2014;  Cold early morning temps. gave way to bearable temps in the high 30's and low 40's F.  There was a little "corn snow" on exposed surfaces, but a very light dusting.  The afternoon revealed a few hearty fishermen, but the turn out was lite.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Saturday February 8, 2014; Observations at the third crossing showed a crisp, cool morning in the mid 30's F; the afternoon rapidly warmed to 70 F.  There were a few fly fishers chasing big rainbows in the skinny water just downstream of the bridge.  There were more reports of top water action late in the afternoon.  We saw a few Caddis coming off.  You'd better get out here!

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Monday February 10, 2014;  Half day float/fly fishing lesson with Brett Kilgore his lovely wife Meagan from Seattle produced some spectacular hook ups with acrobatic Guadalupe Trout.  Meagan's fish jumped numerous times reaching almost three feet high from the river's surface.  The winning fly was the Prince Nymph.  It was a little cold with overcast skies, but the cooperative fish made everything worthwhile!  Wish you were here!

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Tuesday February 11, 2014;  Observations at the third crossing showed no sign of fishermen.  I guess the weather ran everyone off.  Temps hovered in the mid 30's F. all day long.  That's unusual for central Texas.  Expedition Outfitter's guides rescheduled our trips.  We didn't want to suffer with our clients.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Thursday February 13, 2014; Observations at the third crossing on the Guadalupe River below Canyon Lake revealed very few fishermen and abundant spring weather and sunshine!  The fishermen who were interviewed reported several huge Guadalupe Rainbow Trout.  One said his secret was the Olive Wooly Bugger.  He said it landed a 22 inch Guadalupe Trout.  The water was low and relatively clear with dark green tint.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Friday February 14, 2014; Observations on the Guadalupe River at the third crossing below Canyon Lake showed several successful fishermen in the shirt sleeve weather at 82 degrees F.  The successful fishermen reported that drowned Trico Spinners were the trick.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Saturday February 15, 2014;  Expedition Outfitters guide Brent Turner hosted first time fly fishers Lauren Lawrence and her Dad.  Brent said they made progress but it was hard to un-do the muscle memory from their "hardware" background.  The day was reported pretty slow as far as catching.  The moon was huge last night giving wary fish a chance to feed safely protected from predators.  It was a beautifil blue sky day with temps in the 70's F.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Sunday February 16, 2014.  Cloudy cool conditions gave way to beautiful conditions towards evening.  The temps touched 75 degrees F. with clear evening skies.  The favorite fly at the third crossing was the Royal Humpie.  Who would have thought?

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Monday February 17, 2014; Expedition Outfitters guide Greg Smith hosted Dr. Tom on a full day Guadalupe River fly fishing trip.  They caught and released several nice Guadalupe River Rainbow Trout.  You should have been here!

Guadalupe Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Friday February 21, 2014; Half day trip/lesson with Laynge an his buddies from San Francisco produced some new fly fishers.  We hooked several fish, but very few made it to the net.  Note: For the first time fly fisher, please get the technique in order first.  The catching will follow.  It's a natural progression.  

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Saturday February 22, 2014; Half day lesson/float with Brandon and Rachael produced two new fly fishers.  The bite was slow although our anglers worked hard delivering the fly properly.  It was a beautiful day with comfortable temps in the 70's F.

 

 

 

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions: February 24, 2014; Shirt sleeve weather in the 70's F. produced prolific BWO and Trico hatches this morning.  Very few fishermen were prepared with small top water patterns; so they missed out.

Guadalupe Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Tuesday February 25, 2014; observations at the third crossing revealed one fisher.  The weather was overcast with shirt sleeve temps in the 70's F.  The bite was reported to be slow.  The water clarity and temps. were conducive but still slow catching overall.

Devils River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Saturday March 1, 2014; Scouting trip to the Devils revealed eager and willing smallmouth and largemouth bass.  Nothing hit the topwater pattern.  The winning streamer was a red Clouser.  There was a one day window with clear, calm, conditions and we caught it right.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Updated  Monday March 3, 2014.  Observations at the third crossing at 6:00 pm showed a couple of fishermen and their guide.  There was a high altitude thunderstorm rolling in at dusk.  The report was tough fishing conditions with very few fish landed.

Devils River Fly Fishing Guides Scouting Report and River Conditions:  Wednesday March 5, 2014;  Flow at  Baker's Crossing 138 cfs.  After scouting all of our usual places, we discoverd everyone (the fish) were present and accounted for.  The weather was very unstable with beautiful conditions punctuated with showers and high winds.  

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Updated Monday March 10, 2014; scouting observations at the third crossing showed very few fly fishermen out today.  The temps reached 70 degrees F. with light, intermittent evening rain showers.  There was no obvious hatch.  The winning fly for the lone fisherman interviewed was the "Zug Bug."

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Updated Friday March 14, 2014.  Half day trip with Buck Nelson, his two boys and Dad produced a trophy Guadalupe Trout that Cade brought to his dad's net.  It was the biggest rainbow in his fly fishing career.  Cade listened carefully to his guide and it produced results.  The winning fly was the prince nymph.

Devils River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions: March 19 and 20th, 2014.  Devils River flow at Baker's Crossing 128 cfs.  Paul Reddish and his buddy Ian from the United Kingdom joined us for a three day expedition at the Russell's Ranch.  We caught largemouth bass, sunfish and smallmouth bass too.  The weather was spring like with many ups and downs with temps.  Wish you were here!

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Sunday March 23, 2014. Observations at the third crossing on the Guadalupe River below Canyon Lake showed a small amount of fishermen harassing the rainbow trout.  There was no obvious hatch with the temperatures in the 50's F, overcast skies and light rain.  We rescheduled our trips due to adverse conditions.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Monday March 24, 2014; scouting trip on the lower Guadalupe River near the third crossing below Canyon Lake revealed very few fishermen.  The weather was cool and overcast in the low 60's F.  There was a small BWO and Trico hatch, but no rising fish spotted.  The fishermen who were present reported the prince nymph was the ticket.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Tuesday March 25, 2014; brief scouting trip on the Guadalupe River upstream of Canyon Lake near Bergheim produced many feisty Guadalupe Bass.  We caught and released dozens of "Brook Trout" sized fish in the 8-10 inch range.  In some places it was a fish for every cast.  Little yellow poppers with white rubber legs were the ticket.  The skies were clear and blue with temps in the mid 60's F.  

Devils River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Thursday March 27, 2014;  Trip with fly fishing guide Randy Cameron from Colorado produced several nice smallmouth and largemouth bass.  The weather started out with overcast skies and light winds from the southeast.  The skies cleared by 11:00 am with clear blue skies the rest of the day.  Most of our fish hit the heavily weighted streamer cast to the ledges and islands.

Devils River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions;  Friday March 28, 2014;  fishing day number two for Randy Cameron had clear blue skies and north winds that gusted over 40 mph.  We struggled to maintain our position with the raft so we resorted to wade fishing high value targets.  We had several blow -ups on topwater patterns, but the fish missed the fly.  After careful presentation Randy managed to land a nice smallmouth under adverse conditions

 

Devils River Fly Fishing Guides Scouting Report and River Conditions:  Saturday March 29, 2014; Scouting trip at our new private property showed many largemouth and smallmouth bass and sunfish species.  Everyone aggressively attacked our flies.  The flow at Baker's Crossing was 130 cfs.  The water was clear with light green tint.  

 

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Updated Monday March 31, 2014;  Observations and brief scouting trip at the 4th crossing showed no fishermen and no visible hatch.  The Guadalupe River trout season is winding down due to the perception of tubers and mayhem.  The truth is: these other user groups don't show up until major holidays and weekends.  We are not there yet.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Tuesday April 1, 2014; Half day fly fishing lesson/float trip with Mike and Buzz produced two new fly fishers.  The bite was slow, but Buzz fought and did battle with a 6lb class largemouth on a heavy streamer pattern.  Wow!

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Updated Wednesday April 2, 2014.  The day started out with overcast skies and high winds.  These conditions were difficult for teaching new fly fishers but we got it done.  Mark and James were in the area for a convention and they were hosted by Aubrey; one of their business colleagues.  By the end of the day everyone was casting like champs.  The fish were scarce, but we landed a few.

 

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Thursday April 3, 2014; evening observations at the third crossing on the Guadalupe River below Canyon Lake showed no fishermen whatsoever.  The weather was mild with partly cloudy skies in the 80's F.  The trees and wildflowers are in full bloom.  There was a few caddis coming off.  The water was clear and cool.

Devils River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Updated Saturday April 5, 2014.  Rob Westerburg and his boys joined us for a two day fishing trip.  We put in at our property at the Blue Sage and floated about 6.5 river miles to Devil's Back.  We caught and released nearly 50 fish.  Wish you were here!

 

Rio Grande River Texas Fly Fishing Guides report and river conditions:  Tuesday April 8, 2014.Half day scouting float on the Rio Grande below Del Rio Texas produced many nice smallmouth, largemouth and one striper.  Everyone fought hard because they didn't realize that we would release them.  The flow varied from 2,000 cfs to 4,000 cfs.  

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Wednesday April 9, 2014;  Observations at the third crossing on the Guadalupe River below Canyon Lake revealed two fishermen.  There wasn't any obvious hatch at 4:30 pm.  The day was beautiful with cool temps and low humidity.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Thursday April 10, 2014; morning scouting trip at the fourth crossing showed no other fishermen.  There was a nice Trico hatch coming off about 10:00 am.  We didn't get any takes on the surface but drowned spinners proved to be the ticket.  The weather was beautiful with morning temps in the 50's F.

Devils River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Flow at Baker's Crossing 123 CFS;  Friday April 11 and Saturday April 12, 2014.  Two days of scouting at the Sycamore Canyon Ranch revealed clear water conditions with high winds from the southeast.  The temps were comfortable with cool mornings and pleasant afternoons in the 80's F.  We spotted all of the usual players (fish), in their customary hideouts.  Heavy streamers were the "go to" flies.

 

Guadalupe Trout Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Monday April 14, 2014;   Thunderstorms followed by an unseasonal strong cold front put a damper on our fly fishing plans.  The Guadalupe trout were safe for the day.  We didn't see anyone else braving the weather either.

Guadalupe Trout Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Tuesday April 15, 2014;  Evening observations at the third crossing on the Guadalupe River below Canyon Lake revealed no fishermen and a nice caddis and trico hatch.  The weather was much nicer this evening than last.  The wind was relatively calm and the temps were in the high 60's F.

Guadalupe Trout Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Updated April 16, 2014;  Evening observations at the third crossing revealed no fishermen.  The morning started out with temps. in the high 30's F and soared to 79's F in the afternoon.  All of the streamside vegetation was in full bloom with wildflowers and pollinating live oaks, pecans and others.  If you suffer from allergies...this is why?

 Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Thursday April 17,2014; Half day float with expert angler Larry Tarver and his lovely daughter Cindy produced several nice largemouth and smallmouth bass.  The day was overcast to our advantage.  Shad patterns proved to be the winning ticket.  Cindy is pictured above with one of her bass.

 

Guadalupe Trout Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Friday April 18, 2014; observations at the fourth crossing revealed two fly fishermen.  They were stripping streamers.  The weather was sunny at 77 degrees F. and light winds from the northeast.  The water was clear and cold with adequate flow.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Saturday April 19, 2014; half day trip with Matthew Meyer and his dad David produced two new fly fishers and several nice bass.  The bass were acrobatic, jumping several times in their attempt to escape.  They didn't know we planned to release them unharmed.  Matt and his dad were two of the best students I've ever had the pleasure of guiding...They listened and executed the instructions.   The weather was perfect...cool in the morning about 48 degrees F warming to 79 degrees F.   Man it's great when a plan comes together!

Guadalupe Trout Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Sunday April 20, 2014;  Happy Easter!  Observations at the third crossing revealed no fishermen.  The afternoon was overcast with pleasant temps in the low 70's F.  There was a prolific Trico hatch about 3:30 pm.  We didn't witness any rising fish.

 

Guadalupe Trout Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Monday April 21, 2014;  Morning observations revealed one guide boat on the water targeting Guadalupe Trout.  The morning was overcast and cool with temps in the 60's F.   We didn't see any obvious hatch before noon.  There was nobody else on the entire upper river.

Guadalupe Trout Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Tuesday April 22, 2014; morning observations showed a prolific Trico hatch.  There was one guide boat on the river.  There were no rising fish detected.  The fish were probably feeding sub-surface on the drowned spinners.

 

Devils River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Thursday April 24,2014; Devils River trip with Charlie Granstaff and Mark Edgmon produced many good fish.  The conditions were nice with low humidity and comfortable temps.  One of Charlie's fish is pictured below.

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Devils River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Friday April 25, 2014; Charlie Granstaff was our lone angler after Mark Edgmon fell ill during our trip.  Everything turned out ok but the bite wasn't as good as the day before.  Fish were caught, but it wasn't as good as the day before.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Updated Monday April 28, 2014; evening observations at the third crossing on the Guadalupe River below Canyon Lake revealed no fishermen or other river users.  The Osprey were the only fishers present.  The water was clear and cool.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Tuesday, April 29, 2014;  Observations at the third crossing revealed no fishermen; or fisher women, for that matter.  There was a nice Trico hatch occurring though.  The temperatures were pleasantly cool this morning...about 58 degrees F.

Devils River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Thursday May 1st, 2014;  Expedition Outfitter's guides hosted Stan Bunting, Thad Minyard, Cotton Carleson, and Sandy Saxe for a fun filled time at Sycamore Canyon Ranch.  One boat caught over thirty nice small, to medium bass the first day.  The other boat followed with about 18 bass.  We saw many trophy sized smallmouth and largemouth, but we did not get the big boys...damn it!

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Sunday May 4, 2014; Half day fly fishing lesson/float trip with Belinda Kennedy and Clayton Kennedy produced two new fly fishers.  The weather was perfect with morning temps in the 50 degree F. range.  With clear skies the temps rose rapidly into the 80's.  We didn't encounter any tubers.  Clayton Kennedy is pictured below with his hard fighting "Kentucky Spotted Bass."

 

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Monday May 5, 2014; observations at the third crossing below Canyon Lake on the Guadalupe River showed two fishing parties chasing rainbows.  The caddis hatch was off the richter scale but no rising fish; damn it!  The successful fishers reported drowned Trico spinners as the go-to-pattern.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Tuesday May 6, 2014; half day float with John from New Jersey produced about 25 sunfish and several nice bass.  The highlight of the day was a 4 lb smallie that crashed a topwater pattern, jumped two times and spit the hook.  The weather was overcast and pleasant with morning temps in the 60's F and the day warmed to the low 80's.  We saw no one else on our part of the Guadalupe River.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Thursday May 8, 2014; Observations at the third crossing on the Guadalupe River below Canyon Lake revealed spotty rain showers and overcast conditions.  There were no fishermen, tubers, canoeists, or kayakers on almost seven and a half miles of Guadalupe River in the "Trophy Trout Special Regulation Zone." 

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Friday May 9, 2014; observations at the third crossing on the Guadalupe River below Canyon Lake showed periodic thunderstorms; some were severe with high winds.  We saw the forecast and rescheduled our guide trips for another day...others were not so fortunate.  Some of our guide friends were trapped by the weather while on a long float without shelter on the San Marcos River.  We hope they are ok after their misfortune!

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Saturday May 10, 2014; Observations at the third crossing on the Guadalupe River below Canyon Lake revealed Chris Jackson, head guide at Action Angler teaching a fly fishing lesson.  There were no tubers or other people on the river, although it was a beautiful day with temps in the mid 80's F.

Devils River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Sunday May 11, 2014; observations at Del Rio revealed high winds.  The gusts were in the 40 mph range.  Our fishing days are tomorrow and Tuesday...wish us luck!

Devils River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Monday  May 12, 2014;  Conditions were warm with high temps in the 90's F.  We caught and released about twenty five bass between two anglers.  All were smallies except for one largemouth bass.  We had a few sight casting opportunities.

Devils River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Tuesday May 13, 2014; flow at Baker's Crossing about 130 cfs.  A freak cold front dropped our temps today by about 30 degrees F.  On Monday the the afternoon high temp was 98 degrees F.  Today the high only reached 59 degrees F with overcast conditions and light rain at times.  The drastic change definitely affected the bite.  My clients forgot their waders and froze  their asses off!  Even with adverse conditions and overcast, we managed a little sight casting and some moderate catching too.  We had all smallmouth action, except for one "silver belly" (largemouth).

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Thursday May 15, 2014.  Observations at the "Trophy Trout" section of the Guadalupe River revealed one guide on the water.  It turned out to be my good friend Chris Jackson with his clients.  Looks like they had a successful trip with a 22 inch rainbow trout which they caught and released.  The weather was beautiful with high temps in the 70's F.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Friday May 16, 2014; evening observations at the third crossing on the Guadalupe River below Canyon lake revealed no fishermen or other user groups.  The weather was fantastic with clear skies and low temps in the upper 50's F; and high temps in the mid 80's F.  There was no obvious insect hatch detected.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Saturday May 17, 2014;  Half day instructional float with Rick Hernandez and his buddy Paul produced a new fly fisher.  Paul knew his stuff already, but Rick needed personal instruction...no problem...we do that!  We caught and released a few fish before the bite turned off.  The weather was perfect with clear blue skies and morning temps in the high 50's F.  We ended up at 85 degrees F. for the daytime high.  The river flows were up and healthy from recent rainfall in the Edwards Aquifer recharge zone.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Sunday May 18, 2014; brief scouting trip at the fourth crossing produced two nice Guadalupe Trout.  They were both in the 16 inch class.  They both jumped when we set the hook.  The flows were up due to recent rainfall above Canyon Lake.  Our winning fly today...The Prince Nymph!

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Monday May 19, 2014; half day scouting trip above Canyon Lake near Bergheim produced many Guadalupe Bass.  These guys were in the 10-12 inch range and fought like crazy for their size.  Small poppers and olive woolly buggers were the ticket!

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Tuesday May 20, 2014; evening scouting trip at the third crossing revealed Ingram Ranch personnel re-erecting their fence along the river to prevent incursions from the impending Memorial Day tubing traffic.  Don't be too disappointed, the other user groups will be scarce on the river except for weekends and major holidays.  Contrary to popular belief, the tubers aren't a problem except for weekend afternoons.  They are back to Houston on Sunday afternoon too.   

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Friday May 23, 2014; observations at the third crossing on the Guadalupe River below Canyon Lake revealed very few "out of town" visitors for the Memorial Day weekend.  There have been frequent light rain showers keeping the Harley Davidson motorcycles away too.  It's been nice without their noise!  There was one fly fisherman out this morning and he reported a couple of nice bass were caught on his beat.  He said yellow poppers were the ticket.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions: Saturday May 24, 2014; observations at the third crossing on the Guadalupe River below Canyon Lake at 10:00 am revealed our good friend Chris Jackson at Action Angler teaching fly fishing lessons.  It looked like his students were catching on.  There were light rain showers to dampen the earth,  We need lot's more!

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Sunday May 25, 2014;  My good friend Chris Jackson of Action Angler had the opportunity to guide on the most "hellish day of the year."  We agreed to run his shuttle.  The day treated them right with very little rain and cool temps in the high 70's.  To my surprise, they spanked the trout and warmwater species too.  In the afternoon, they had to fight the tubers...from what I heard, it was worth it!