Colorado River - Below Austin, Texas Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Colorado River - Below Austin, Texas Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Summer fishing on the Colorado is usually best early mornings and late in the day. Those are the best times to try fishing poppers and other surface patterns. As temperatures rise switch to streamers and possibly even a sinking or sinking tip line.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Colorado River is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
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Water flow: 200 - 500 cubic feet per second in Austin

Visibility: 18 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 75 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: Mornings and afternoons

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

Poppers and other topwater patterns early and late. Streamers and sub surface patterns will work best during the heat of the day.

7-Day Forecast

Flows are down on the Colorado and the water is clearing. Fishing has been good bot for numbers and size. Early mornings are still best due to the high temperatures. Early morning topwater fishing has been especially good.


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