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Fly Fishing Classes, Lessons and Instruction Near Austin and San Antonio Texas
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Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions
Mark with Guadalupe River Rainbow Trout

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides and Fly Fishing Report
Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides and Fly Fishing Report

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Thursday November 12, 2015; evening scouting trip showed Canyon Dam release of 1,000 cubic feet per second.  This made for a nice flow with class III rapids in places.  The striper and black bass bite is on with topwater action.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Friday November 13, 2015; scouting trip on the upper Guadalupe River near Bergheim showed beautiful water with flows around 150 cfs,  The bass and sunfish were on with many fish caught and released on topwater patterns.  The weather was beautiful with temps in the high 50's F and 60's.  Expedition Outfitters conducts guided fly fishing trips on the Guadalupe River and other Texas Hill Country streams.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Saturday November 14th, 2015;  Canyon Dam release is 600 cubic feet per second; the creeks and springs are adding another 100 cubic feet per second.  The water is clearing with an olive green tint.  The weather was perfect with morning temps in the high 50's F and afternoon temps in the high 60's F.  Today, we got a combination of largemouth and smallmouth bass on topwater patterns. Yellow poppers were the ticket.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Sunday November 15, 2015; Canyon Dam release app. 600 cubic feet per second with creeks and springs adding another 100 cfs with clear water conditions with green tint.  Sam Wood from the U.K. (he's a Boeing 777 pilot for British Airways) joined Expedition Outfitters guide Kevin Stubbs for a five mile float.  We caught and released too may fish to count.  The weather was mostly overcast with a little sunshine in the afternoon.  Luckily Sam had good experience going into this and things went smoothly.  The best fly of the day:  believe it or not...Bitch Creek Nymph.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions:  November 17. 2015;  Canyon dam release 600 cfs; the creeks and springs are adding another 100 cfs.  We cancelled our trip today because of rainy conditions; we'll be out there tomorrow!

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  November 18, 2015; Canyon dam release 600 cubic feet per second; the creeks and springs are adding additional clear water.  We caught and released several nice smallmouth and largemouth bass in the warmwater section of the Guadalupe River.  The chartreuse Clouser was the ticket.  The skies were clear blue with temps in the low 50's F - 70's F.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Updated Friday November 20, 2015;  Canyon Dam release 600 cubic feet per second...evening scouting trip near the third crossing produced several nice Guadalupe Bass and some colorful sunfish.  The battles were hard fought on a three weight rod using dry flies to entice the quarry.  The weather was perfect with clear blue skies and temps in the 70's F.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Gudes Report and River Conditions: Saturday November 21, 2015.  Evening scouting trip on the lower Guadalupe below Canyon Lake revealed high winds and adverse conditions.  A strong cold front hit us with a blast of cold air and high winds.  It was a good idea to postpone fishing until tomorrow when the conditions should be better.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Tuesday November 24, 2015;  Guadalupe River Chapter of Trout Unlimited stocked several thousand full sized rainbow trout in the Guadalupe River today.  The weather was overcast with temps in the 50's and 60's F.  Please see the video below.

Guadalupe River trout Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Wednesday November 25, 2015; evening observations at the third crossing below Canyon Lake revealed a few fishermen targeting Guadalupe Rainbow trout.  The weather was overcast with rain showers.   

Guadalupe Trout Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Friday November 27, 2015;  Canyon Dam release 150 cfs, water is clear with green tint.  Quite a few fishermen and fisherwomen at the the third crossing and good catching success.  Most of the fish crashed hopper patterns.  Guess they were hungry.  We also caught and released some nice rainbows on nymphs and streamers.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Tuesday December 1, 2015; morning scouting trip at the fourth crossing produced several nice Guadalupe Trout on nymphs.  The flow was over 600 cfs but we used enough split shot to get our flies to the proper depth. 

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Wednesday December 2, 2015; Guadalupe trout fishing trip with Laura Drake from Midland Texas and her buddy Greg produced several hook ups with Guadalupe trout.  The weather was perfect with afternoon temps in the high 60's F and clear blue skies.  The successful flies were the lowly wooly bugger and stone fly nymphs with double brass beads.  

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Friday December 4, 2015; half day trip with Doug Donahue and his buddy Ron produced some nice Guadalupe Trout.  The weather was perfect with clear blue skies and afternoon temps in the high 60's F.  The release from Canyon Dam was 600 cfs making for some nice rapids in places.  The hot fly of the day was the San Juan worm.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Saturday December 6. 2015; six mile float with Josh and Jeff from Dallas produced some nice Guadalupe Trout on nymphs.  The day was beautiful with clear blue skies and comfortable temps reaching 65 degrees F. today.  The Canyon Dam release was about 600 cubic feet per second with the creeks and springs adding another 50 cfs.  Our best fly of the trip was the Prince Nymph with a Drowned Trico Spinner as the dropper.  There was a prolific Trico and PMD hatch, but no rising fish in the higher flows.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Tuesday December 8, 2015; evening scouting trip at the third crossing on the Guadalupe River below Canyon Lake revealed several fly fishers.  There was a a prolific BWO, Trico and a few Caddis near dark.  Canyon Dam release is 565 cubic feet per second with creeks and springs adding another 50 cfs.  Several nice Guadalupe trout were caught on nymphs under an indicator.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Updated Wednesday December 9, 2015  Afternoon scouting trip from Rio to L and L produced several nice Guadalupe trout on Nymphs.  The ticket was the Prince Nymph dropped under a chartreuse yarn egg pattern.  The day was beautiful with clear blue skies in the high 70's F.  Canyon Dam release was 575 cubic feet per second with creeks and springs adding another 50 cfs of flow.  Expedition Outfitters offers fly fishing guide trips, lessons and instruction on the spring fed Texas Hill Country streams and rivers near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels Texas.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Friday December 11, 2015; Canyon Dam release about 575 cubic feet per second.  Evening scouting trip at the third crossing revealed a couple of happy fishers with clear blue skies and temps in the lower 80's F.  The two ladies we saw were hooked up with Guadalupe Trout.  They were nymphing with indicators and double flies with split shot to get down.  We asked what they were using, and they replied "flies".

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Saturday December 12, 2015; Barry and Ethan from Houston joined us for a six mile float on the lower Guadalupe River below Canyon Lake.  The Canyon Dam release was about 600 cubic feet per second making for some nice whitewater rapids in places.  Our guys were pretty sharp in their presentation but we had a tough day with high winds and lots of leaves in the water snagging our hooks.  Nobody (other guide boats) did that well because of adverse conditions.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Monday December 14, 2015; half day morning guide trip with Staci Trang from Los Angeles California produced a new fly fisher.  The weather was beautiful with clear blue skies and high temps in the 70's F.  Staci hooked and fought a nice rainbow trout in the three pound range that pulled like a bulldozer against the six weight fly rod.  It was nice having a pretty lady on the boat!

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  December 15, 2015; evening scouting trip at the third crossing on the Guadalupe River below Canyon Lake showed beautiful weather with afternoon temps in the mid 70's F.  Canyon Dam release was 575 cfs with creeks adding another 50-60 cfs.  Guadalupe trout were hitting on nymphs with long leaders.  The strike indicator provided the moment to strike and set the hook.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Wednesday December 16, 2015; Evening scouting trip with friends near the second crossing produced a couple of nice rainbows.  They nailed our purple buggers.  The sky was clear blue with calm winds and temps in the mid 60's F.  There was no one else on our part of the river.  The Canyon Dam release was around 600 cfs and the creeks and springs are adding another 50 cfs.  The water was green with a chalky stain and temps in the low 60's F.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Thursday December 17th, 2015; evening scouting trip with friends produced some nice fish.  Canyon Dam release was 575 cfs,  The water was stained green with 2 feet of visibility.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Saturday December 19, 2015; Canyon Dam release was 575 cubic feet per second with creeks and springs adding another 50 cfs.  The water was relatively clear with chalky green tint.   The weather was fantastic with clear blue skies and temps in the high 60's F.  The hot fly of the day, during a trip with friends was the San Juan Worm.  Expedition Outfitters offers guided fly fishing trips and fly fishing classes, lessons an instruction in the Texas Hill Country near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels Texas.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Sunday December 20, 2015; Carey Wood and his buddy Ben joined us from Houston.  The river flow was about 700 cfs including creek and spring flow.   The weather was overcast and light rain at times, with relatively high winds.  Even with adverse conditions we managed to land and release unharmed, several Guadalupe Trout.  The best fly of the day was the Prince Nymph.  The guys are pictured below with a couple of our fish.

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Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Tuesday December 22, 2015; evening scouting trip at the third crossing produced a good representation of the Guadalupe River condition.  The Canyon Dam release was 575 cfs.  The fly of the day was the "Prince Nymph" again with the majority of the guides reporting.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Updated Wednesday December 23, 2015; evening scouting trip with friends at the fourth crossing produced several nice Guadalupe trout on streamers and nymphs.  The hot fly of the day was the Clouser Minnow.  The weather was beautiful with high temps in the low 80's F.  The Canyon Dam release was 575 cfs with creeks and springs adding another 50 cfs.  Expedition Outfitters offers fly fishing guide trips on the Texas Hill Country rivers.

Guadalupe River Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Updated Thursday  December 24, 2015...Christmas Eve!  The weather in the lower Guadalupe River Valley didn't look like winter.  The morning started out with clear blue skies but the fog rolled in about 8:30 am and overcast skies followed for a couple of hours.  The afternoon was beautiful with clear blue skies and temps in the mid 70's F.  The release from Canyon Dam was 575 cubic feet per second.  A quick scouting trip with friends produced several nice Guadalupe trout on nymphs.  The Nymph formerly known as Prince was the best producer on a tandem rig.

Guadalupe Trout Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Updated Friday December 25, 2015... Christmas day.  The Canyon Dam release rate was 575 cfs with creeks and springs adding another 50 cfs.  The weather was beautiful with warm temps that topped out in the low 70's F.  There was one fisherman on the water this morning at the third crossing and he caught and released several nice Guadalupe Trout on nymphs drifted under an indicator.

Guadalupe River Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Updated Saturday December 26, 2015; evening fishing trip with friends at the fourth crossing to Cliff View (about 6 miles) produced some epic Guadalupe trout on nymphs.  The weather was warm and overcast with temps in the mid 70's F.  The Canyon Dam release was 575 cfs.  Wish you were here!

Guadalupe Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Monday December 28, 2015; Canyon Dam release about 575 cfs with creeks and springs adding another 50 cfs to the flow.  Six mile float with long time client and good friend Bill Cason (Kerry didn't make it because she had a cold) produced too many Guadalupe Rainbow Trout to count.  The day started off with temps around freezing with clear blue skies and high winds.  Later in the day temps topped out in the high 40's making things a little more comfortable.  There were tons of guide boats on the water but we managed to stay ahead of the pack.  Our best fly of the day was the San Juan worm with a stone fly attractor.

Guadalupe River Fishing Guide Report and River Condition:  Tuesday December 29th, 2015; Canyon Dam release was about 575 cfs with nice whitewater rapids in places.  The water temp was around 60 degrees F. and it was relatively clear with a green tint.  Bud Sartain and his lovely friend Judy Foppiano hooked several Guadalupe Trout.  They were new to fly fishing and the Guadalupe but did a great job.  The weather was on the cool side with temps in the high 50's F.  Our best fly was the San Juan Worm.  Please see photo below.

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Judy Foppiano's Guadalupe Trout

Guadalupe Fishing Guide Report near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels Texas:  Friday January 1st, 2016; Canyon Dam release was 325 cubic feet per second with springs and creeks adding another 50 cfs.  The weather was overcast with sporadic light rain showers.  Eevening scouting trip with friends produced several Guadalupe Trout on nymphs.  Expedition Outfitters offers fly fishing classes, lessons and instruction.

Guadalupe Trout Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Updated Saturday January 2, 2016; we cancelled our trip today with 100 percent chance of rain and high temps in the low 40's F.  We did see some less fortunate folks fishing with guides on the river however.  They were either really tough...or stupid...or both.  Expedition Outfitters offers guided fly fishing trips in the Texas Hill Country near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels Texas.

Guadalupe Trout Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Sunday January 3, 2016; Canyon Dam release about 300 cfs with creeks and springs adding another 60 cfs; evening guide training trip at the third crossing on the Guadalupe River was successful with several nice fish being landed by the trainee.  Our best pattern was the Stonefly nymph.  The weather was beautiful with clear blue skies and temps in the high 50's F.  Expedition Outfitters offers fly fishing lessons, classes and instruction near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels Texas.

Guadalupe Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Monday January 4, 2016; evening fishing trip with friends produced several nice Guadalupe Trout.  The weather was perfect with clear blue skies and temps in the high 50's F.  Canyon Dam release was 325 cfs with creeks and springs adding another 40 cfs.  The water was clear with light green tint.  Our best fly was the Prince Nymph.  Expedition Outfitters offers fly fishing classes, lessons and instruction near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels Texas.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Wednesday January 6, 2016;  evening observations at the third crossing below Canyon Lake revealed a couple of successful fly fishers.  The Canyon Dam release was 325 cubic feet per second.  The water was relatively clear with green tint.  The temperatures were in the high 40's with light rain at times.  The successful fly fishers reported girdle bugs and stone fly nymphs were the winning flies of the day.  Expedition Outfitters offers fly fishing classes, lessons and instruction near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels Texas.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Saturday January 9, 2016; six mile guided Guadalupe River float with Alex Lee and his buddy Dave from Austin produced too many Guadalupe to count.  The hot fly was the Prince Nymph.  The flow was 425 cubic feet per second.  The skies were clear with cold temps in the morning and very nice temps in the afternoon.  The best fly was the San Juan worm.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide report and River Conditions:  Wednesday January 13, 2016; Full day float from the fourth crossing covering six miles downstream produced quite a few Guadalupe River Rainbow Trout on Nymphs.  Canyon Dam release was 400 cubic feet per second.  The day was beautiful with clear blue skies and daytime temps in the high 60's F.  Roy Woodward and his friend Mark from Houston joined us for a fun filled day.  Expedition Outfitters offers guided fly fishing trips on the Texas Hill Country Rivers.

Guadalupe River Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions: Saturday January 16, 2016; GRTU stocked thousands more full sized fish today in the "Trophy trout" section of the Guadalupe River today.  The weather was overcast and unstable with light rain showers.  The temp was 57 degrees F.  Expedition Outfitters offers guided fly fishing trips in the Texas Hill Country near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels Texas.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Condition:  Sunday January 17, 2016; Expedition Outfitters guide Kevin Stubbs worked at the TPWD and GRTU sponsored Trout Unlimited Youth Camp.  The kids learned insects, fly casting, helped stock fish in the river and more!  Our guys caught and released a couple of really nice Guadalupe Trout while floating.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Friday January 22, 2016; six mile float from Rio to a private take out yielded too many Guadalupe trout to count.  Many fish were in the 16 inch range but we also had a few state stockers coming in our nets.  The day was beautiful with clear blue skies and temps in the high 50's F.  The release from Canyon Lake was about 325 cfs with creeks adding another 20 cfs.  The hot fly of the day was the Prince nymph and Zug Bug.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Saturday January 23, 2016; two boat trip with Corey and his buddies, Bruce, Leo and Alejandro produced quite a few Guadalupe Rainbow Trout while nymphing.  The new guys were quick at learning fly fishing and Bruce and Corey did well too.  The weather started off cool with temps around freezing but the day warmed quickly to comfortable temps.  The release from Canyon Dam was around 350 cfs.  Our hot fly of the day was a San Juan Worm.  One of our guys is pictured below with a nice Guadalupe Trout.

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Guadalupe Fishing Guide Trip

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Monday January 25, 2016; evening observations at the third crossing below Canyon Lake revealed a few fisher people that had good success targeting Guadalupe Rainbow Trout.  The weather was perfect with clear blue skies and afternoon temps in the low 70's F.  The Canyon Dam release was 250 cubic feet per second.  The best fly of the day was reported to be the Stone Fly Nymph with rubber legs.

Guadalupe Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Tuesday January 26, 2016; afternoon observations at the third crossing on the Guadalupe River below Canyon Lake showed moderate thundershowers with cooler temps.  The release from Canyon Dam was 250 cfs.  There were a couple of hardy souls braving the elements and trying their luck at trout fishing.  They decided to high tail it and run when the lightning strikes became closer and closer to their wading spots.  Maybe they remembered: water is a great conductor of electricity!

Guadalupe Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Friday January 29. 2016.  Joe and his buddies from Colorado hired a two boat trip for a six mile float from Rio to Gardo's.  We caught and released over 15 Guadalupe Trout.  The weather was beautiful with clear blue skies and temps in the 70's F.  The hot fly of the day was the Prince Nymph.  The release from Canyon Dam was 225 cubic feet per second.

Guadalupe Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions: Monday February 1, 2016; Six mile float with Paul Myers from Idaho produced too many Guadalupe Trout to count.  The weather was great with clear blue skies and shirt sleeve weather topping out at 75 degrees F.  The flow was 220 cubic feet per second.  The water was relatively clear with chalky green tint.  There was a prolific hatch with BWO's, Tricos, Caddis and Midges coming off.  Even with tons of bugs on the water very few fish were rising.  We got all of our fish while nymphing.

Guadalupe River Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Wednesday February 3, 2016; Paul Myers joined Expedition Outfitters guide Kevin Stubbs for another six mile float in the Trophy Trout section.  The morning started off a little slow with the action picking up as a prolific Mayfly and Midge hatch started to occur.  The weather was beautiful with clear blue skies and afternoon temps in the low 60's F.  Once again, we caught and released too many Guadalupe Trout to count.  The flow was reduced overnight to 200 cfs.  The water was relatively clear with a light green, chalky tint.  Our best fly of the day was a Prince Nymph.  True to "Guadalupe" form, all of the action was on sub-surface flies.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Friday February 5, 2016.  It was the third day Paul Myers joined us for a 6 mile float in the Trophy Trout Zone of the Guadalupe River.  The morning was cool and crisp with temps around 30 degrees F, but the day quickly warmed into the mid 60's F with clear blue skies.  Canyon Dam release was 200 cfs with relatively clear water conditions.  The was a super hatch of BWO's, Tricos and PMD's for the middle part of the day.  There were quite a few Caddis coming off too.  Once again Paul Myers landed and released too many Guadalupe Trout to count.  Our best fly of the day was a Caddis Emerger.









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