April 30, 2009
Warm Water Report
Rain! For the first time in a very long time the radar is showing real and significant rains throughout the Hill Country. This season has been punctuated by the lowest flows on the Guadalupe River since the completion of Canyon Dam in 1964 but with the moderate rains over the past few weeks and more rain to come we are looking at the best chance for Canyon to fill in over a year. Fishing has been nice throughout the Hill Country. A common day can include a walk-wade trip for trout in the morning on the Guadalupe tailrace, followed by an afternoon on the upper Guadalupe fishing for small mouth and Guadalupe bass.
Rivers like the Llano, Colorado and San Marcos have been producing very nice fishing of late, with a number of bass over 2 pounds being taken. The other day we had a 12" Rio Grande Cichlid taken on the San Marcos that weighed in at just over 1.25 pounds and will be the new Texas catch-and-release record for that species. We have also seen some nice channel catfish coming to flies such as wooley buggers and crawfish patterns, with the best fish weighing in at over three pounds and putting a great bend in a 4wt rod. While our trout fishing has slowed somewhat with the warmer conditions, the overall fishing in the Hill Country is very good right now and with the additional water should continue to improve.
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