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Fly Fishing Classes, Lessons and Instruction Near Austin and San Antonio Texas
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 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

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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.

Devils River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions: Wednesday February 10, 2016; three day scouting trip at Sycamore Canyon Ranch showed all of the usual players in their favorite places.  The largemouth bass were fat and looked full of eggs and ready to spawn.  The smallmouth were fat and sassy too.  The river was really low with flows at Baker's Crossing measuring 118 cfs.  The water was clear with light green stain.  During our stay at the ranch the temps were comfortable with lows in the 30's and 40's F. but daytime temps soared to the 60's and 70's F.

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.

Guadalupe Fishing Guide
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.

Fly Fishing Devils River
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.









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