Guadalupe River Fly Fishing

Guadalupe River Fishing Report

October 30, 2011Flows on the Guadalupe below Canyon Dam has been holding steady at 65 cfs.  While that is below seasonal averages the water temperatures have benefitted from the first series of cool fronts and are averaging in the upper 50s to low 60s.  The river does, indeed have holdover trout in the river that are healthy and looking good.  Hatches in recent weeks have included tricos and caddis.  Most of the fish we are finding are still in the deeper, summer holding water.  In addition to the trout, we have seen some nice bass & panfish still active in the river that are active towards streamers and poppers

Suggested flies: Patterns include small hares ears and pheasant tails in the #16-20 range as well as various trico patterns such as black RS2s.  For the bass, typical warm water patterns such as wooly buggers, meat whistles and clouser minnows have been productive and are best fished towards banks and structure.  You can use the same streamers worked slowly through deep water for trout.

Historical Guadalupe River Fishing Report for 2011, 2010 and 2009

Warm Water Report

October 30, 2011: 

The Colorado River is fishing very well!  The flows are low compared to the summer flows, but the water is very clear and the fish are concentrated along the bank structures and deadfalls.  It is not uncommon for us to see multiple bass in the 3-4 pound range in an average day with larger bass showing themselves every few days.  In addition the the bass, there are some very large Rio Grande Cichlids taking streamers on the river right.  Streamers in bright colors are working well in the mid day and crawfish patterns in the evenings.  We have had some top water action in the evenings as well.

The San Marcos River continues to have nice flows from the San Marcos springs.  Fishing has been better on the warmest days, with streamers providing better action most days.  Much like the Colorado, working the structures has resulted in some very nice bass.

The Llano River has improved flows but is still below seasonal averages.  The South Llano has some of the better flows and is fishing very well.  Small buggers and poppers are both working, with the bass preferring streamers & sun fish taking the poppers.

Suggested Flies for the warm water streams in the Hill Country include most any popper in the #4-12 range, with better work coming on froggie patterns and poppers that move a lot of water such as VIP poppers.  Streamers such as Clouser minnows, crawfish patterns and buggers in various colors and weights are working well.  Most of our rivers are flowing clear to mostly clear and brighter colors (white & chartreuse) have been very good choices.

Historical Warm Water Fishing Reports for 2011, 2010 and 2009


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