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
As water temperatures rise so will the fish. Early mornings are a good time to try fishing deep and slow. As the water warms bring out the floating lines and the sub surface and finally go to surface patterns like poppers and frogs.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Colorado River is currently Just OK

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
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Water flow: 4,000 cubic feet per second in Austin

Visibility: 24 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 68 Degrees F

Water condition: Stained

Best time of day to fish: Mornings

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

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

Fishing season: Spring

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

Sub surface patterns work best during cooler months. A sinking or sink tip line will help get your flies down to the fish.

7-Day Forecast

Flows are coming down and fishing will improve.


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