11/25/09 Guadalupe River Fishing Report
Today I guided Ken G. and his son Samuel from Wimberly, TX on the Guadalupe River. The morning produced some spotty action, but Samuel hung in there and was rewarded in the afternoon when he managed to hook and land this big Guadalupe River rainbow trout. This fish was taken on a size 8 G.C. hares ear. Other flies that produced included streamers and soft hackle swing caddis.
Today I guided Mark W. and his son William on the Guadalupe River. Guadalupe River Fly Fishing was at its best today. The duo hooked and landed over 15 Guadalupe trout on a number of patterns. BTS nymphs, psycho prince, soft hackle p tails and big black copper johns were the ticket today, but I really think they would have eaten anything. We even had one big Guadalupe trout come up and try to eat our indicator. We didn't see too many other fish being caught by other anglers, so book your guided Guadalupe trout fishing trip to maximize your next day on the water.
12/01/09 Guadalupe River Fishing Report
Today I fished with Adam B. and Steve C. from Michigan on the Guadalupe. We endured constant pouring rain and cold temps and were rewarded with some nice Guadalupe River Trout. The best patterns were baetis imitations, damsel nymphs, and streamers. Some pics can be seen on the photo page. TPWD is stocking Dec. 4th, so book your trip while the fish are fresh and hungry. The Guadalupe fly fishing forecast for the next week should be great, so take advantage and get out there with an experienced Guadalupe River fly fishing guide for a great day of fly fishing for Guadalupe River trout.
12/03/09 Guadalupe River Fishing Report
Today I did a wade trip on the Guadalupe River. We began our day at Rio, and worked down to the weir. The trout fishing was fantastic, recent rains and cool temps seemed to have sparked some activity. This comes on the eve of the next Guadalupe River trout stocking. Successful patterns today were sparkle worms, small pheasant tails, mercury baetis, and wd40s in wine. We caught 9 Guadalupe trout ranging from 16-21". It was a great day of Guadalupe River fly fishing. Get out with one of our Guadalupe River Fly Fishing guides and experience Teaxs fly fishing for large Guadalupe trout.
12/04/09 Guadalupe River Fishing Report
Today I again fished with Steve C. and Adam B. from Michigan. It was bitterly cold, but the fishing was great. We managed to land a dozen or so Guadalupe River trout between 16-22". Visibility and temps were good (low 50s), and the flow remains steady around 110 cfs. The best patterns today were streamers in white, black, and yellow slowly stripped or swung through guts. TPWD did release trout today, so the fishing should be great the next couple weeks on the Guad. Remember, a day with an expert Guadalupe River fly fishing guide makes a great Holiday Gift, so give us a call and book your Guadalupe River fly fishing trip today. (pics from today are on the photo page at the bottom)
12/05/09 Guadalupe River Fishing Report
Today we fished the Guadalupe River. The weather finally improved and the fishing was great today. Within the first 30 minutes, my anglers were doubled up with two fat feisty Guadalupe River trout. In the end, we managed to land around a dozen nice Guadalupe trout on a number of different patterns. The most productive patterns included streamers, prince nymphs, hares ears, red copper johns, and a couple different baetis imitations. If you would like to experience a day like this, contact us and book your trip with an expert Guadalupe River fly fishing guide. These trips make great holiday gifts that won't be easily forgotten, so give us a call and make somebody's holiday season. (Pics found under photos at the bottom of the page.)
12/08/09 Hill Country Fly Fishing Report
Today we decided to take a break from the Guadalupe and fished the San Marcos. It was cold and wet, but the fishing was surprisingly good. The bass were active and were feeding. We managed to land a couple dozen bass ranging in size from 1/2 pound to 3 pounds. The most successful patterns were black and rust leech imitations. Fish were taken off shallow shelves and in rock piles above eddys and riffles. It was a nice break from Guadalupe River trout fishing. Remember that there are still plenty of good bass fishing options around the Hill Country, so give us a call and book your Hill Country fly fishing trip. From second hand information, the Guad has been hit or miss over the last week. Successful patterns were copper johns, p-tails, zebra midges and eggs. Happy Holidays.
12/10/09 Guadalupe Fly Fishing Report
Today we wade fished the Guadalupe River. We started at Gardo's and found a few fish there early, but as soon as the action began it shut off. After Gardo's, we ran down to Bezdeks and found a few more fish there. All said, we landed five Guadalupe River trout in our half day of fishing. The most productive patterns were RS2s, mighty baetis, and small mercury p-tails. Action came in short bursts, but all in all it was a pretty slow day. The weather was cold and windy, which didn't help, but we made the most of our time on the water.
Hill Country and Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Report 12/14/09
The last week has been hit or miss when it came to fly fishing in the Hill Country. The Guadalupe was spotty, and really didn't produce the great action it is known for. On the other hand, Bass fishing on the San Marcos was as good as I've seen it. We landed 30 plus fish yesterday, with 5-7 in the three to five pound range. The best patterns were black leeches fished slow off shelves and banks. The best patterns on the Guadalupe were san juan worms and eggs. The Bass fishing this week dwarfed the angling on the Guadalupe, so don't forget our native species and the fly fishing opportunities that exist here in the Hill Country year round.
Guadalupe River Fishing Report 12/15/09
Today I fished with Troy W. and his son Matt on the Guadalupe River. The weather was tough with cold windy conditions, so we decided on a wade trip. We started at L&L and managed one nice Guadalupe River trout. We then moved to Bezdeks and hiked upstream about a half a mile. Here we successfully hooked and landed six more big Guadalupe trout before we called it. The most successful patterns today were eggs and caddis emergers in chartruese. A few fish chased streamers, but never committed. The river was in great shape and the action was good at time. Being patient though was the trick. We nymphed one run for 30 minutes before getting a strike, but we managed three fish out of the same run minutes later. Be persistent and change patterns frequently for best results.
Guadalupe River Fishing Report 12/19/09
Today I guided John and Courtney of Columbus, OH. These first timers had a great day in which we hooked lots of Guadalupe River trout. We successfully landed 6 of these big Guadalupe trout, and really learned a lot while on the water. The best patterns were san juan worms, damsel nymphs and bts nymphs. Its always a lot of fun as a guide to put people on their first trout on the fly, so it was a really good day. The river is fishing great, so book your guided Guadalupe River fly fishing trip today and come experience Texas trout fishing at its best.
Guadalupe River Fishing Report 12/21/09
Today I guided Art and Chris and had a wonderful day of fly fishing on the Guadalupe River. The weather was great and the fishing was outstanding. We found fish in all the likely spots and landed a dozen or so large Guadalupe River trout. The most successful patterns were trico and bwo emergers fished below a pink san juan worm. We also took a fish on a streamer by Ponderosa. These guys fished great and were rewarded with a wonderful day of fly fishing on the Guadalupe.
Guadalupe River Fishing Report 12/22/09
Today I guided Walker, Jason, Brett and Jim on a Guadalupe River fly fishing trip. The great conditions from Monday were nowhere to be found today. The river was completely blown out with little to no visability, and the wind whipped all day. To combat these adverse conditions, we stripped streamers all day and did manage to find some nice Guadalupe River trout along the way. Hopefully the river will clear, because the fishing has been down right great when the conditions have been good on the Guad. Call today and book a guided fly fishing trip on the Guadalupe River today. (recent pics at the bottom of photo gallery.)
Guadalupe River Fishing Report 12/30/09
Today I guided Ian, Sherri, and Jarret from Houston on the Guad. We wade fished below the weir at Rio and had a great day of Guadalupe River fly fishing. The fish were active and gave us plenty of action. We hooked and landed several big Guadalupe trout from one hole. The most successful patterns were san juan worms, caddis emergers, BTS nymphs and mercury p tails. The river is fishing great, so get out there with an experienced Guadalupe River fly fishing guide for your trip of a lifetime. (pics at the bottom of photos page.)
Guadalupe River Fishing Report 12/31/09
Today I guided David of Hammond, LA on the Guadalupe. We hooked and landed many nice Guadalupe River trout including a 24" monster in the Lawyer Hole. The fish were active and there was substantial bug activity driving it. The early morning was slow, but from 10-2, the action was hot and heavy. The best patterns today were san juan worms, wd40s, top secret midges, juju baetis, and caddis emergers. The river is fishing great, so book your guided Guadalupe River fly fishing trip today. (pics at the bottom of the photos page.)
Guadalupe River Fishing Report 1/1/10
Today I guided Gene of Scurry, TX on the Guadalupe. Gene was a skilled angler who made my job easy. The morning began slow, picking up a few fish, but like clockwork, around 10 the action started. We hooked and landed many nice Guadalupe River trout including a 24" beast that was fooled by a caddis emerger. Switching patterns frequently was the ticket today. A lack of crowds allowed us to really work every hole, and we managed to find fish everywhere they should have been. The best patterns today were caddis emergers, san juan worms, BTS nymphs, tailwater emergers, and golden stones. I experimented with weight today, and weightless rigs took a majority of the fish. The river is fishing great, so book your guided Guadalupe River fly fishing trip today. (pics at the bottom of the photos page.)
Guadalupe River Fishing Report 1/3/10
Today I guided Max, Max Jr., and Will Y. of Austin on the Guadalupe. The fishing was challenging today, we worked for everything we got. Although this was the case, we managed to hook and land several large Guadalupe River trout including two that were bewteen 22-25". The river is in good shape, clarity and flows were good. The air temps really hurt the bug activity which hampered fish activity. We caught fish on RS2s, san juan worms, chocolate midges, golden stones, and mercury miracles. Although these patterns took fish, there really wasn't any one that was consistent. The river has been fishing great, so we can deal with one tough day. A guide can really be the difference between catching fish or not on these tough days, so give us a call and book your guided Guadalupe River trout fishing trip today. (pics on photos page at the bottom.)
Guadalupe River Fishing Report 1/18/10
Today I guided Alan and Kay of San Antonio on the Guadalupe River. The river fished tough in the morning and early afternoon, with sporadic action. The afternoon shaped up nicely and we were able to hook and land some nice Guadalupe River trout. The most successful patterns today were san juan worms, swing caddis and graphic caddis. The weather has been good and fishing should pick up.
Guadalupe River Fishing Report 1/19/10
Today I guided Roy and Gene of Ontario and Oklahoma on the Guadalupe. The cloudy conditions spurred some excellent mayfly, trico and caddis hatches and the fish were active. We managed to hook and land around a dozen big Guadalupe River trout with two measuring between 22-25". The best patterns today were killer mayflies, bts nymphs, black copper johns and mercury pheasant tails. The weather looks great for the next week, so I expect fishing to be good over this time period. Give us a call and book your Guadalupe River guided fly fishing trip before the season ends.
Hill Country Fly Fishing Report 1/20/10
Today I guided Matthew and William of Houston on the San Marcos River. The weather was great with warm temps and light winds. The bass were feeding heavily all day and we managed to hook and land upward of twenty fish with three bass pushing the 5lb mark. The best patterns today were chartruese leaches and crawfish patterns. The bass fishing has been downright spectacular, so give us a call and book you Texas Hill Country fly fishing trip today.
Guadalupe River Fishing Report 1/23/10
Today I guided James and Anthony of Houston on the Guadalupe. The weather was beautiful and the crowds were HEAVY. The fishing was slow in the morning with a few fish being caught, but the crowds really shrunk our ability to fish most good holes between Rio and Ponderosa. Once we cleared this area, the fishing improved dramatically. In the afternoon, we hooked and landed a good number of big Guadalupe River rainbow trout. The best patterns today were bts nymphs, downey's baetis, swing caddis, graphic caddis and chartruese eggs. The fishing has been good, so give us a call and book your trip today.
Guadalupe River Fishing Report 1/28/10
Today I guided Doug and Terry on the Guadalupe River. The weather was miserable and the fishing was tough. We were able to pick up some fish along the way, but they were few and far between. The only patterns that seemed to draw any attention were soft hackle stoneflies and caddis imitations. The river has been fishing tough the last few days. Sparse bug activity and temperature fluxes have really ahd a negative impact on the fishing. Hopefully things will improve over the next few weeks, and luckily bass season is getting started.
Guadalupe River Fishing Report 1/30/10
Today I guided Jamie on a trout fishing trip on the Guadalupe. Unfortunately, the river fished really tough again. Sparse bug activity and frigid temps again foiled trout activity. The only patterns that drew any attention were soft hackle caddis and san juan worms. We are keeping our fingers crossed that the action will pick back up, but also remember that bass season is just around the corner and will definitely provide great fishing. Give us a call and book your trip today.
Guadalupe River Report 2/27/10-3/8/10
The Guadalupe River has been fishing lights out the last few weeks. The river is flowing between 300 and 800 cfs, which is higher than its been in years. This has spread fish out and alleviated wade fishing pressure which has really helped float fishing. As the weather warms, the bug activity has been exceptional with great hatches of midges, tricos, bwo's, baetis and others. The fish have been active and the fly fishing has been outstanding. The most successful patterns have been trico emergers, san juan worms, eggs, p-tails, and don king midge emergers. Don't let the unsafe high flows keep you from taking part in some of the hottest fly fishing of the year. Give us a call and book your Guadalupe River float trip today.
Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Report, Trout Season 2010-2011, 11/25/10-12/03/10
The trout season has started on the Guadalupe River and the fly fishing has been good. Water is low, but bugs have been plentiful and the trout have been willing. Patterns such as graphic caddis, copper johns, black midges, and san juan worms have been producing well. The weather and fishing have been great, so give us a shout and book your Guadalupe River guided fly fishing trip now.
Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Report 12/04/10
Got out today for awhile and found some beautiful fall weather and some great fly fishing action. The state released trout have really given the river a shot in the arm. Caught a lot of trout today on a number of patterns. Eggs, copper johns and small hares ears were the most productive. Nymphing in the deep holes and pulling streamers in shallower water provided quite a few hook ups. The river continues to fish better and better with each passing day. This is a great time to join us on a guided fly fishing trip on the Guadalupe River.
Guadalupe fly fishing report 12/07/10
Got out on the Guadalupe today and had a great half day float. Put in at Rio and got some smaller fish around the bridge. Crowds were heavy up that way, so we pushed down and did really well nymphing the pools, guts, and runs. The trout have really spread out and were aggressively feeding which was great to see. The best flies were rainbow warriors, black micro mays and san juan worms. We boated six fish with our average size being right around 17", but did manage two that were close to twenty. The river is fishing great, book your Guadalupe fly fishing guide today and experience this Texas treasure.
Guadalupe Trout Report 12/8-12/13/10
The last week has been very inconsistent on the Guadalupe. One day the fish are on fire, the next day they are nowhere to be found. We have managed fish on tough days, and on good ones the fishing was as good as I've seen on the river. Nymphing remains the most effective strategy, and fish remain in deeper water or fast flowing riffles. Eggs, san juan worms, juju baetis, zebra midge, hares ears and uv midges were the most productive patterns. Average size remains great, right around 18" with four fish last week breaking 20". Afternoons have been better than mornings, due to warming trends in air and water temps which have spurred great bug activity and fish activity in turn. Guadalupe fly fishing is in full swing, so book your guided trip today.
Guadalupe Trout Fly Fishing Report 12/31/10
The Guadalupe has fished lights out the last few weeks. Fish remain congregated in deeper holes and runs, but have spread out and have been feeding aggressively. Nymphing has remained the ticket with 9ft 4x leaders and 5x tippet. Cloudy mornings have spurred great hatches of tricos, mayflies, caddis and hexs, which in turn has been producing hot action. We have been seeing great numbers and size including six fish last week over 22", these beastly guadalupe trout put up quite a fight and provided some truly memorable moments. Hot patterns were red eggs, san juan sparkle worms, red hots, uv zebra midges and trico emergers. The fishing is as good as it get on the Guadalupe, so book you guided fly fishing trip today and come experience Texas fly fishing for monster Guadalupe trout.
Guadalupe Trout Report 1/6-1/11/11
The river continues to fish great as we hit the thick of trout season on the Guad. Flows on the river have been turned off the last few days for dam work and will continue for the near future. Water is being released at night and on weekends, so the fishery has faired well. The river remains floatable, but is also a dream to wadefish right now. The river is very similar to the way it appeared two winters ago, but the fish have adjusted well and continue to feed aggresively on a daily basis. Low flows are great for reading water and underdstanding the dynamics of the river being able to actually see what areas hold fish and why. It is also a great time to practice technical skills such as presentation, fly selection and reading water. We are still seeing great numbers and size with two fish last week breaking 25". Best patterns have been micro eggs, micro mays, tricos, black disco midges, miracle midges and downeys baetis. I have scaled back in leader size, tippet and weight to account for low clear water, so 9ft 5x leaders and 6x tippet have helped immensely. Crowds have been light, so come take advantage of this great angling action.