Guadalupe River Fly Fishing


2014 Guadalupe River Historical Fishing Reports

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Current Hill Country Fishing Report

Warm Water Report

September 15, 2014:  The warm water fishing throughout the Hill Country is good right now.   We have had some good rains since the last report that muddied both the Llano and Colorado Rivers for a period of time, but both rivers are clearing and the fishing is picking back up.

The Llano River at Llano at Llano is flowing at 32 cfs and the water is slightly stained.  At the Highway 87 bridge, the flows are at 56 cfs and there is a bit more tint to the water.  There is always a bit of color to the Llano in the summer and low flow times, but there are some nice bass to be found in the mornings and evenings.  Try hoppers in the evenings and crawfish colors in either morning or evening.

The Colorado River downstream of Austin has had a slight rebound in flows from the low summer conditions but the water remains warm, with low oxygen levels for the fish in the midday.   Better fishing is found deep, with heavy flies, sinking lines or both.  Fish early or fish late.  The change in the weather pattern this past week bodes well for the fall, with lower temperatures and overcast days, the fall bass season is just around the corner.

The San Marcos River flows at San Marcos have been holding steady at or about 100cfs for the past few weeks.  With the benefit of cooler spring water, oxygen levels on the San Marcos have remained up when compared to the Colorado or Llano.  The fish still tend to hold a little deeper but with the cooler temperatures the San Marcos is one of the more refreshing rivers in the area.

Suggested Flies will vary with the river but more in size than in color.  For the Colorado, fish larger patterns in the #4-3/0 range and for the San Marcos and Llano fish patterns in the #4-8 range.  Streamers include various clouser minnows, most any wooley bugger or crawfish pattern.  On clear water/sunny days, go lighter in your colors such as white or chartreuse and on Overcast/stained water, go with darker colors such as black or purple.  You can fish rust and olive patterns most any day.  Poppers are more by the color, with yellow, green and red working well most days.

Historical Warm Water Fishing Reports for 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2009


Guadalupe River Fishing Report

September 2014Flows on the Guadalupe tailwater are low and slow at this time.  Better fishing for bass than for trout. The long range NOAA forecast calls for wetter than average and colder than average conditions this winter, which should put a start to the Guadalupe trout season some time in early to mid-November.

Suggested flies: Bass Fishing streamers, poppers.

Historical Guadalupe River Fishing Report for 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2009

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Historical Reports for 2012

Historical Reports for 2011

Historical Reports for 2010

Historical Reports for 2009