Guadalupe River Fly Fishing

Guadalupe River Report

April 1, 2010:  Spring has arrived to the Guadalupe River Valley and the spring bug hatches are giving the trout a wide and abundant variety of food to choose from.  Most mornings we are seeing very good trico hatches that continue into early afternoon.  In the afternoons we are seeing some of the best PMD and caddis hatches of the year and a few hexagenia are starting to appear.  The midge hatches are very strong and continue throughout the day.  The red horse suckers are completing their annual spawn but the trout continue to take sucker spawn patterns and is still my best producing attractor pattern.

Flows continue to be nice and are currently holding at 410 cubic feet per second.  With the nice flows and cooler mornings we should continue to see good fishing throughout April and into early May.

The toobers are starting to arrive on the river but are still keeping most of their activity to the weekends.  This has not affected the fishing, as we are able to get out and ahead of most of the recreational river users.  

Fly Patterns that are working include trico emergers in the mornings and early afternoon, black midges throughout the day, orange and pink sucker spawns, PMD emergers such as Barr’s emergers and various caddis emergers.

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Warm Water Report

April 1, 2010:  With the warmer days the bass fishing throughout the Hill Country is picking up.  We are seeing very good white bass fishing throughout the region and the black bass fishing has picked up nicely in the past two weeks.  I am doing some additional scouting this next week and will have more to report shortly.  Typically the San Marcos river is one of the better choices for early season bass fishing but the Llano is also warming up nicely and should be continuing to improve as we get into April.

Fly Patterns for this time of year are almost all streamer patterns fished deep and slow.  Crawfish patterns, wooly buggers and big nymphs that are heavy and can be fished on the bottom are your best bet until the spring.  For white bass, chartreuse and white or gray and white Clouser Minnows are always a good bet.

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