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Guadalupe River Striped Bass Caught By Don Holmes in the Trophy Trout Zone
Guadalupe Trout Fly Fishing Guide Trip
Guadalupe Trout Fly Fishing Guide Trip
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McLean Bowman with 10 lb Devils River Largemouth Bass

Mark Edgmon's Trophy Devils River Largemouth Bass
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Mark Edgmon with trophy Devils River Largemouth Bass

Texas Monthly Publisher David Dunham at Dolan Falls, Devils River Fly Fishing
Texas Monthly Publisher David Dunham at Dolan Falls

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Mark McGarrah with trophy Devils River Largemouth Bass

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Phil Watkins with Devils River Largemouth Bass

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Cindy's trophy bass!

Devils River Texas Fly Fishing Guide Service
Devils River Texas Fly Fishing Guide

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Andrew with his Guadalupe Bass on Fly Fishing Guide Trip

Fly Fishing Guadalupe River
Garrett Gordy with trophy Guadalupe Rainbow Trout

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

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Monday February 15, 2016; 6 mile float with Ron Ellis and his son Sam produced several chunky Guadalupe Trout.  The weather was perfect with clear blue skies and comfortable temps in the 70's F.  Both guys caught on to fly fishing and managed to subdue some hard fighting fish.  The best fly of the day was a stone fly nymph attractor and midge dropper.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Wednesday February 17, 2016; Half day float with Ronnie Barnard and his gal Jessica produced two new fly fishers.  The weather started off cool in the low 40's F.  It quickly warmed into the 70's F. Ronnie caught and released his first fish on fly but it was huge!

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Condition:  Sunday February 21, 2016; evening observations at the third crossing showed overcast skies and very few people on the river.  The Canyon Dam release was 130 cfs with light green colored water with good clarity.  We saw a nice BWO, Trico and Caddis hatch.  Even with lots of surface bugs there were very few fish rising.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Wednesday February 24, 2016, Nate Johnson and his friend Meagan joined us from Indiana for a fun filled 6 mile float on the Guadalupe River.  The weather was cool and crisp with morning temps in the high 30's F.  The day quickly warmed with abundant sunshine.  The flow was gentle at 130 cfs.  The water clarity was good with light green tint and slightly chalky.  We hooked several huge Guadalupe Trout that jumped and fought hard (they didn't know we were going to release them unharmed).  The best fly of the day was a stone fly attractor with a drowned Trico spinner dropped underneath.

Guadalupe Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Saturday February 27, 2016; Dr. Tony Nettleman joined us for a productive six mile float.  Even with a prolific bug hatch, there wasn't any surface feeding fish.  The flow was 130 cfs with relatively clear water.  The weather was beautiful with clear blue skies and comfortable temps in the 70's F.  Tony was a good fly fisher and landed several nice Guadalupe Trout on nymphs.  The Prince nymph was our best performer.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Tuesday March 1. 2016;  evening fishing trip with friends produced several Guadalupe Trout on nymphs.  The weather was beautiful with clear blue skies and comfortable temps.  The flow was 150 cfs with relatively clear water.  The prince nymph was our major producer.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Wednesday March 2, 2016; evening observations at the fourth crossing revealed no fishermen, kayakers or anyone of  any kind.  The weather was perfect with temps in the 70's and clear blue skies.  There was a nice Caddis hatch but we didn't see any rising fish.  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 Conditions:  Thursday March 3, 2016; morning fishing/scouting trip with friends produced several nice Guadalupe Trout.  The morning started off overcast with south winds but that changed when a cool front blew in with north winds up to 20 mph.  The best fly of the day was the Lime Green Clouser Minnow.  It produced many explosive hook ups.  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:  Friday March 4, 2016; evening observations at the third crossing on the Guadalupe River showed only a couple of fly fishers.  The weather was great with clear blue skies and comfortable temps in the low 70's F.  The release from Canyon Dam was 160 cfs.  There was a prolific BWO and Trico hatch with Caddis sprinkled in.  True to Guadalupe River form; there were no fish rising for the bugs.  They were feeding sub-surface on the drowned spinners.  Expedition Outfitters offers fly fishing guide trips, fly fishing classes, lessons and instruction near San Antonio, Austin and New Braunfels Texas.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Saturday March 5, 2016; evening scouting trip with friends produced several nice Guadalupe Trout on Nymphs.  The weather was beautiful with clear blue skies and comfortable temps in the 70's F.  Canyon Dam release was 160 cfs.  The water was relatively clear with a green chalky tint.

Guadalupe River Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Sunday March 6, 2016; Evening scouting trip at the third crossing on the Guadalupe River below Canyon Lake showed a few fishermen but no crowded conditions.  The weather was great with partly cloudy shies and temps in the 70's F.  The release from Canyon Dam was 161 cfs.  The water was relatively clear with a green chalky stain.  We managed to catch and release a few nice Rainbows but didn't hook up with the recently stocked "Brown Trout."

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Tuesday March 8, 2016; evening scouting trip with friends produced several nice Guadalupe Trout hook ups.  The hot fly was the Girdle Bug.  We actually stripped tandem rigs like they were streamers.  It worked well in overcast conditions.  The temps were great in the high 70's and 80's F.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Thursday March 10, 2016; evening observations at the third crossing showed no fisher people whatsoever.  The evening was overcast with occasional rain showers and temps in the low 60's F.  The Canyon Dam release was 160 cfs.  The water was relatively clear with a light green tint.  Expedition Outfitters offers guided fly fishing trips on the rivers near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels Texas.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Wednesday March 16, 2016;  six mile float from Rio to Gardo's with Tom Fiorina and his lovely wife Pat from southern California produced too many Guadalupe Trout to count,  We landed three brown trout and the rest were rainbows.  Canyon Dam release was 160 cfs with chalky green tint.  The weather was perfect with temps in the 60's and 70's F. with plenty of sunshine.  Our best fly of the day was the common Prince Nymph.

Guadalupe River Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Friday March 18, 2016; two boat trip with Barry Richards and his buddies Wayne Stokes, Daniel and Vince produced quite few Guadalupe trout and warmwater species too.  The release from from Canyon Dam was 230 cfs and the water was chalky with light green tint.  We floated and fished about six river miles with beautiful weather conditions.  Our best fly of the day was the caddis emerger.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Sunday March 20, 2016; half day trip with Becky Garza and Leeanne from Austin produced two new fly fishers.  The weather was nice with temps in the 60's F.  We drifted nymphs through many different runs and got a few hook ups but the action was really slow.  There was a BWO and Trico hatch but it was short lived and not very prolific.  The Canyon Dam release was 240 cfs with chalky green water and decent clarity.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Monday March 21, 2016; evening observations at the third crossing below Canyon Lake revealed no fishers whatsoever.  The weather was beautiful with clear blue skies and temps in the mid 60's F.  The release from Canyon dam was 140 cfs and the water was relatively clear with a chalky green tint.  We saw a nice BWO, Trico and Caddis hatch.  True to form for the Guadalupe River...we saw no fish rising for the tasty bugs.  The truth is:  there is so much food below the surface there's no need to risk attack from Osprey, raccoons and herons.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Tuesday March 22, 2016; evening scouting trip at the third crossing with friends produced several nice Guadalupe Trout on nymphs.  The wind challenged our casting skills.  The release from Canyon Lake was 130 cfs with light green stained water.  There was only one other person on the water near us.  Expedition Outfitters offers fly fishing guide trips, fly fishing lessons, and fly fishing instruction near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels Texas.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Wednesday March 23, 2016; evening reports from Eric Bataille "aka the trawler" showed good action at the bend above old Camp Beans.  Eric caught and released several nice Guadalupe trout on nymphs.  The release from Canyon lake was 250 cfs with chalky green water.  The best fly of the day was the San Juan worm.  Expedition Outfitters offers fly fishing guide trips on the Texas Hill Country Spring Fed Rivers near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels Texas.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Saturday March 26, 2016; evening observations at the third crossing revealed no fly fishers whatsoever.  The evening was beautiful with partly cloudy skies and temps in the low 70's F.  There was a nice Caddis, BWO and Trico hatch.  True to form there were no Guadalupe Trout rising for these tasty treats.  The sub-surface bio-mass is so prolific, there's no reason to expose risk to surface predators.  The Canyon Dam release was about 250 cfs.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Monday March 28, 2016; six mile float with Greg, Janet and their lovely daughters Emma and Brianna produced several nice Guadalupe Trout on nymph rigs.  There were tons of bugs hatching but no fish rising to the tasty morsels.  Our best fly of the day was the red San Juan worm.  The Canyon Dam release was 250 cfs with chalky, light green stained water.  The weather was perfect with high temps in the mid 70's F.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Thursday March 31, 2016; six mile float from Rio to Gardo's produced several Guadalupe Trout and bass on streamers with Danie and Stu from Wyoming.  The weather was beautiful with clear blue skies and temps in the high 70's F.  The release from Canyon Dam was 250 cfs with relatively clear water with a green chalky tint.  Danie is pictured below with one of her largemouth bass caught on a "baby rainbow trout" fly.

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Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Near Austin San Antonio and New Brunfels Texas

Guadalupe Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Monday April 4, 2016; morning observations at the third crossing showed no fly fishers.  The weather was clear with temps in the high 40's F.  There was a nice BWO and Trico hatch but only a couple of fish rising to the tasty bugs.  The caddis began hatching as the morning temps warmed into the 70's F.  Expedition Outfitters offers guided fly fishing trips in the Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels Texas areas.

Devils River Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Wednesday April 13 and Thursday April 14, 2016; Two day trip on the lower Devils near the confluence with Lake Amistad produced several trophy smallmouth and largemouth bass.  Ford McTee from Austin Texas and his buddies joined us for a great trip with good weather and river flows.  The most productive flies were topwater patterns but we got several fish on streamers too.  Ford McTee is pictured below with one of his smallmouth bass.

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Ford McTee with trophy Devils River smallmouth bass caught on fly

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Tuesday April 19, 2016; heavy rains and winds from yesterday gave way to improving conditions.  The sky cleared and the floodwaters subsided.  Of course there were no fishermen or other river users.  The water clarity changed from chocolate to green.  Everything looks good for the weekend.

Guadalupe Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Wednesday April 20, 2016; morning observations at the third crossing below Canyon Lake revealed improved fishing conditions from the day before.  Canyon Dam release was 600 cfs with relatively clear water with a chalky green tint.  There was a nice BWO and Trico hatch with some caddis sprinkled in.  The weather was gorgeous with clear blue skies and high temps around 70 degrees F.  Expedition Outfitters offers fly fishing lessons, classes and instruction near Austin and San Antonio and New Braunfels Texas.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Report and River Conditions:  Saturday April 23, 2016; six mile float with Terry Kramer and his lovely wife Deb produced some nice bass and sunfish.  The Canyon Dam release was 1,100 cfs so we decided to target warmwater species.  The decision paid off because trout fishing was slow with high flows and off color conditions.  Expedition Outfitters offers guided fly fishing trips, casting lessons and fly fishing instruction on the Hill Country Rivers near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels Texas.

Devils River Fishing Report and River Conditions:  May 10 and 11, 2016; Flow at Pafford Crossing approximately 250 cfs.  Water was clear with light green tint.  We had the pleasure of hosting legendary baseball star Nolan Ryan and his buddy Don Sanders from Houston.  We caught and released too many smallmouth bass to count.  The weather was pleasant with good fishing conditions.  Please see picture below with one of our smallmouth bass.

Devils River Guided Fishing Trips
Nolan Ryan and Don Sanders with Expedition Outfitters

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Saturday May 21. 2016; Canyon Dam release was increased to drain off flood waters from Canyon Lake.  We postponed our trip today so that we can have a good time at lower flows.  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:  Sunday May 22, 2016; Flood releases from Canyon Lake continued today so we are headed to the Llano River and possibly Devils for our next few guide trips.  The weather has been beautiful with cool temps in the 70's and 80's F. due to the "El Nino" influence.  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:  Monday May 23, 2016; morning observations at the third crossing revealed flood releases from Canyon Lake.  The US Army Corps of Engineers will reduce the flow for the Memorial holiday.  Flows will be in the 400 cfs range.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Report and River  Conditions:  Tuesday May 24, 2016; morning observations at the third crossing revealed continued flood releases from Canyon Dam.  The US Army Corps of Engineers will reduce flows to recreational levels by Friday morning with flows in the 400 cfs range.  The weather today was overcast with cool temps for this time of year in the mid 70's F and mid 80's F.  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:  Saturday May 28, 2016; half day trip with Marion and Jim McCoy from the Dallas /Ft. Worth area produced several nice Guadalupe Trout on nymphs.  The weather was perfect with morning temps in the low 60's F. and partly cloudy skies.  We got started pretty early and beat the tubers and partyers.  The flow was 400 cubic feet per second and in the high 50's F. coming off the bottom of Canyon Lake.  Jim is pictured below with one his Guadalupe Trout. 

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Jim McCoy with one of his Guadalupe Trout









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