Guadalupe River Fly Fishing

Guadalupe River Report

March 14, 2010:  Flows on the Guadalupe have moderated from the highest flows but the river below Canyon is still above historical averages, and is currently flowing at 580cfs.  One of the benefits of the recent increase in flows is that quite a bit of the muck and light sediment has been flushed downstream, resulting in a marked improvement in water clarity.

The redhorse sucker spawn is in full swing at this time, along with very good hatches of midges, tricos and caddis.  There is a lighter mix of red quill, slate drake and PMD mixed in as well, giving quite a few cross hatches on the river and making many varied patterns effective at this time.

Fly Patterns that are working are very similar to the past report and include larger sucker spawn patterns in pink and orange, RS2s in black and gray, black midge emergers and PMD nymphs and emergers.  I am continuing to use BB or AB shot on 10-12 foot leaders to get the flies down to the fish.

At this flow the Guadalupe River remains unsafe for wading trips.  Anglers are strongly encouraged to float or wait for flows to improve and I am currently not offering wade trips until the flows moderate.  However, if the current trend holds, the lake level should be down by early March and we will see a return of safe flows for wade fishing.

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    Warm Water Report

March 14, 2010:  The warm water fishing continues to improve and on the warmer days has been good.  Water temps are still a little cool for consistent fishing, but there are a number of opportunities for anglers wanting to fish bass on the warmer days.  The white bass run is on, with good reports from Reimers Ranch and the Upper Guadalupe.

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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