Colorado River - Below Austin, Texas Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Fly Fishing Map of Colorado River, TX
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Colorado River - Below Austin, Texas Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Summer fishing on the Colorado can be good in spite of the heat. Higher irrigation flows during the summer months will help keep the cater temperatures down. The fish will stay active even when the anglers aren't. Plan on getting out early or late for the most enjoyable fishing.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Colorado River is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
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Water flow: 150 - 2,000 cubic feet per second in Austin

Visibility: 8 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 78 Degrees F

Water condition: Slightly Turbid

Best time of day to fish: All day

Best stretch: Austin to Webberville

Best access point: Webberville county parks and Fisherman's Park in Bastrop

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Shad Crawfish frogs

Fish species: Black Bass, White Bass, Catfish, Freshwater drum

Fishing season: Summer

Nearest airport: Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

Colorado River, Below Austin Description

The Colorado River is the 18th longest river in the United States and the longest river with both its source and mouth within Texas; however its drainage basin and some of its usually dry tributaries do extend into New Mexico. The 862 mile long river flows generally southeast from Dawson County through Marble Falls, Austin, Bastrop, Smithville, La Grange, Columbus, Wharton, and Bay City before emptying into ...

Techniques & Tips

Stripping streamers or poppers will produce best this time of year.

7-Day Forecast

Water clarity early in the week is going to be less than ideal because of heavy rains early this week. The clarity and the fishing should improve later in the week,

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