Guadalupe River - Below Canyon Lake, Texas Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Fly Fishing Map of Guadalupe River, TX
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Guadalupe River - Below Canyon Lake, Texas Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Plan on fishing for warmwater species during the summer months. Trout are present and can be caught, but with water temperatures in the upper 60s and 70s, many of them will not survive even if they do swim away after being released.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Guadalupe River is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
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Water flow: 360 cfs at Sattler

Visibility: 36 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 74 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: Mornings

Best stretch: 306 crossing down to the 2nd crossing

Best access point: Rio Raft Company, Lazy L & L, Rocky Beach

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Terrestrials and baitfish will be most effective this time of year.

Fish species: Bass and panfish, a few stripers

Fishing season: Summer

Nearest airport: Austin-Bergstrom International Airport or San Antonio

Guadalupe River, Below Canyon Lake Description

The Guadalupe River below Canyon Lake dam is listed as one of the top 100 trout streams in America. It is also the southernmost trout stream in the U.S. The Guadalupe River chapter of Trout Unlimited is the largest chapter in the nation. The section of the Guadalupe River we fly fish on is managed as a trophy trout fishery. The bag limit is one trout over 18" per day and must be caught on an artificial lure ...

Techniques & Tips

Poppers will work well in the mornings. As the day heats up switch to streamers. Bass will hide in the shady areas during the heat of the day. A sinking or sink tip line would also help during the heat of the day.

7-Day Forecast

Summer on the Guadalupe River brings heavy recreational traffic. Plan on fishing early mornings for the most success.


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