Guadalupe River Fly Fishing

Warm Water Report

April 28, 2011: 

The Colorado River below Austin continues to fish well, especially in the afternoon and into the evenings.  We have enjoyed good  flows on this section of river and continue to see healthy fish.  A mixture of top water and crawfish patterns are working well with moderate to fast strips.

The San Marcos River is fishing well in both the morning and evenings with a mixture of top water and streamers doing good work.  Mid day fishing can be slow, so half day trips are your better option at this time.

The Llano River is the one river that seems to be most affected by the lack of rains this spring.  Flows on the Llano in Llano are down again and are currently at about 50 cfs, which is about 25% of our average for this time of year.  This is an additional 25 cfs drop since the last report.  Floating the Llano at the current flow is difficult and those wanting to wade will do much better fishing early in the mornings to avoid the “bath tub warm” water of the afternoons and evenings. 

Suggested Flies for bass in any of our rivers are much the same as the last report and include various crawfish patterns, Clouser minnows in white & chartreuse weighted buggers in black & olive in the mornings and brighter colors in the afternoons as well as jig patterns such as Jaw Breakers or Meat Whistle patterns in olive and rusty brown.  Poppers are working well in the afternoons, with better colors including white, chartreuse, yellow and orange.

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Guadalupe River Fishing Report

The “Praying for Rain” Report

April 28, 2011The trout season on the Guadalupe River below Canyon Dam has come to an early end this year.  Low flows (55cfs) and warmer than average temperatures have resulted in very warm water temperatures that can be dangerous for trout survival.  Canyon Lake is about three feet below full at this time, which means that one or two good rains could restore the river.  Failing that, we are looking at hot and hotter conditions on the Guadalupe this summer. 

For those wanting to wet a line, consider fishing the river closer to Gruene and target bass and sunfish.

Suggested flies: None at this time for trout.  For smallies & sunfish, any of the patterns listed in the warm water report will work.

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