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
During mid winter most of the fish will be found in the deeper pools. Sinking or sink tip lines will help get your flies down to the fish. A slow steady retrieve will produce the most strikes this time of year.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Colorado River is currently Good

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

Visibility: 24 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 63 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: afternoon

Best stretch: Austin to Bastrop

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: Winter

Nearest airport: Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

Person Fishing in a stream

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. Weighted flies or sink tip lines will help get down to the fish as water temperatures drop.

7-Day Forecast

Warmer weather this week should get the bass and other fish in the mood to feed. Later in the week will be the best. time to get on the water.


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