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Guadalupe River Trout Fishing Guide Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions: Thursday March 14, 2019; Greg Weiss and his son Griffin joined us for a half day afternoon float on the Guadalupe River starting at Rio and taking out at Lazy L and L.  The weather was nice with partly cloudy skies, north winds and temps in the 50's F.  The release from Canyon Lake Dam was 350 cfs with clear water conditions.  Luckily Greg and Griffin had a pretty good idea on what they were expected to do and their pre trip preparation helped them to catch and release several nice Guadalupe Rainbow Trout.  Our best fly combo was the Prince Nymph with a Zug Bug dropper.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing trips, lessons and instruction on the Texas Hill Country Rivers near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels Texas.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Friday March 15, 2019; six mile float from Rio to Gilligan's with Andre Boute and Kohle from the Houston area produced quite a few Guadalupe trout.  The release from Canyon Lake was 350 cfs with clear water conditions.  The wasn't a huge fly hatch today but we got some nice fish while drifting nymph rigs.  The weather was unseasonably cool with morning temps in the low 40's F.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing trips, lessons and instruction near Austin, San Antonio, and New Braunfels Texas.

Guadalupe Trout Fishing Guides Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions: Monday, March 18, 2019; Canyon Lake Dam release was 350 cfs with clear water conditions.  Kyle Dunham and his lovely wife Britt joined us for a fly fishing lesson and half day raft float.  The weather was nice with a cool morning and partly cloudy skies.  The lesson with Kyle and Britt went well because they were quick learners.  There were a few Caddis, some light Cahills and about 11:00 am we saw a massive Trico hatch.  Luckily Britt saved the day with a huge Guadalupe trout that jumped and ran like crazy with the fish going under the boat too.  The fat female rainbow took a size 20 drowned Trio spinner.  Expedition Outfitters provides guide fly fishing trips, fly fishing lessons and instruction on the Hill Country Rivers near Austin, San Antonio and New BraunfelsTexas.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides near Austin and San Antonio Texas: Friday March 22, 2019; six mile float from Rio to Gilligans Island produced many nice Guadalupe Trout.  The best flies were the Prince Nymph with a Zug Bug Trailer.  The release from Canyon Lake Dam was 350 cfs with clear water conditions.  The weather was nice with morning temps in the high 50's and afternoon temps in the 70's F.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing trips, classes, lessons and instruction on the Texas Hill Country Rivers.

Devils River Fly Fishing Guides Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Thursday March 28, 2019 and Friday March 29, 2019; Two day fly fishing guide trip based out of Del Rio produced quite a few smallmouth bass on streamers and some largemouth too.  Patrick Mundlin and his dad Bob joined us for a fun filled float on the lower end near the confluence with Lake Amistad.  The weather was cool with morning temps in the 50's with early morning overcast skies.  The winds were from the southeast and pretty strong around 15-20 mph.  The river was in good shape with strong, healthy flows and clear water conditions.  The first day Bob landed an 18 inch smallie that bent his 6 weight rod in half and damn near broke it.  He and Patrick also landed some smaller bass while sight casting to larger ones (the smaller bass were faster and reached the fly first).  On day two the weather started out overcast but cleared by noon with beautiful blue skies and great fishing conditions.  We didn't get as many fish the second day but we got enough to pass the time and have fun.

Devils River Fly Fishing Guides Fishing Report and River Conditions: Tuesday April 2nd and Wednesday April 3rd, 2019; Mark and Jeff joined us from up East in the DC area and were greeted by abnormally cold conditions for our area.  We were targeting largemouth and smallmouth bass on fly and conventional but we only managed to land a hand full of fish over a two day period.  The winds gusted to 30 mph both days from the Northeast with temps at 48 degrees F. on the first day and we started with mid 50's F. on the second day.  The skies were overcast the entire time until late Wednesday afternoon.  Our fishermen worked hard presenting flies and lures but the trip was one of our slowest ever.  Expedition Outfitters offers guided fly fishing trips, casting lessons and instruction on the Texas Hill Country Rivers near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels.

 

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Updated Friday April 5, 2019; Canyon Lake Dam release was 245 cfs with clear water conditions.  The weather was nice with morning temps in the high 50's F.  Kathleen and Robert joined Expedition Outfitters guide Kevin Stubbs for a two hour private fly fishing lesson on the Guadalupe River near the 3rd crossing.  There was a massive Mayfly hatch with BWO's and Tricos coming off.  There were also a few Caddis.  Even with all of the insect action there were very few fish rising.  The new fly fishers learned the "pick up set down cast", "roll cast" and "distance casting" techniques too.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing trips, classes, lessons and instruction on the Hill Country Rivers near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels Texas.

 

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Fishing Report and River Conditions: Monday April 8, 2019; Canyon Lake Dam release was 250 cfs with clear water conditions.  The weather was nice with morning temps in the high 50's F.  Franz and Helga from Austin Texas joined us for a two hour private fly fishing lesson.  We provided all of the equipment and we did our lesson on the Guadalupe River near the 3rd crossing.  The students were smart and listened carefully to their instructor and excelled.  There were some early morning Mayflies coming off and a few Caddis.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing trips, classes and instruction on the Texas Hill Country Rivers near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels Texas.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Tuesday April 9, 2019; Private fly fishing lesson with Will and Grace  from Austin produced two new fly fishers.  The weather this morning was beautiful with temps in the mid 50's F.  The day quickly warmed to 89 degrees in the afternoon but it was a dry heat with winds from the northwest.  The river flow from Canyon Lake Dam was 250 cfs with clear water conditions.  There was a prolific BWO and Trico hatch this morning but very few fish were rising to the bugs.  Expedition Outfitters offers guided fly fishing trips, classes, and fly fishing lessons on the Texas Hill Country Rivers near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels.

Guadalupe River Trout Fishing Guides Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Wednesday April 10, 2019; Canyon Lake Dam release was 245 cfs with clear water conditions.  The wind today was from the South with gusts to 30 mph making conditions difficult.  Austin Gonzales and his buddy joined us from South of San Antonio for a private fly fishing lesson.  These guys were sharp and listened carefully to the instructor.  They were making 40 foot casts easily.  There was a massive Mayfly hatch this morning with BWO's and Tricos coming off.  We only saw a couple of fish rising sporadically but there were more feeding fish sub-surface on the drowned spinners.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing trips, classes, lessons and instruction on the Hill Country Rivers near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels Texas.

Guadalupe Trout Fishing Guide Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions: Friday April 12, 2019; half day trip with Jim and Merry Ann Southwell produced two better fly fishers.  They have been fly fishing before and we improved on their skills.  We started out with distance casting then progressed to accuracy while paying attention to practical applications of both.  We also learned the roll cast and "pick up-set down cast."  The weather was nice with morning temps around 50 degrees F. but it quickly warmed to the low 70's.  There was a pretty good Trico hatch but Jim landed a great brown trout on a streamer fly.  The release from Canyon Lake Dam was 250 cfs with clear water conditions.  The water temps were in the mid 50's F.  Expedition Outfitters offers guided fly fishing trips, classes, lessons and instruction on the Hill Country Rivers near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels Texas.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Trout Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Sunday April 14, 2109; Six mile float from Rio to Gilligan's Island with Christy Kirk and Susan Block from Austin produced some good times.  The weather was awesome with morning temps in the high 40's F. with clear blue skies and moderate wind conditions.  There were a few Tricos and Caddis coming off early but the midges also had prolific hatches.  The release from Canyon Lake Dam was 254 cfs with clear water conditions.  We dead drifted nymphs and several nice hook ups with powerful fish but it was pretty slow all things considered.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing trips on the Hill Country Rivers near New Braunfels, San Antonio and Austin Texas.

Guadalupe River Trout Fishing Guides Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Monday April 15, 2019; half day trip with first time fly fishers Jason and his lovely wife from the greater Houston area produced two new fly fishers.  The day started off cool with temps in the high 50's F. and clear blue skies.  The release from Canyon Lake Dam was 245 cfs with super clear water conditions.  The wind shifted from the north to the southwest and made for challenging casting conditions early in the going.  We began our trip with about an hour's worth of casting instruction on the land before we got into the raft to actually fish.  The two students listened carefully to the guide and were very easy to deal with.  We had a prolific Mayfly hatch with Tricos and BWO's coming off.  Even with the surface bug activity, very few fish were rising to take dries.  Our best moment was an explosive hook up with a five pound rainbow that slammed a streamer and jumped about three feet into the air.  Expedition Outfitters offers guided fly fishing trips, fly fishing lessons and instruction on the rivers and lakes near San Antonio, New Braunfels and Austin Texas.

Guadalupe Trout Fishing Guides Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions: Tuesday April 16, 2019; private fly fishing lesson with Jane Watson, her friends Beth and Tom produced three new fly fishers.  The release from Canyon Lake Dam was 245 cfs with crystal clear water conditions.  The day started off overcast and windy and the wind only grew stronger as our lesson progressed.  It was very challenging but our students rose to the challenge with great casts punching the loop into the wind.  There was a prolific Mayfly hatch with millions of Tricos sailing by in the windy conditions.  We also saw a few Caddis coming off too.  The was one fisherman near us and we saw him catch several rainbow trout during our class and it was a great motivator.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing trips on Canyon Lake, the Guadalupe River and other Texas Hill Country streams.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Trout Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Wednesday April 17, 2019; private fly fishing lesson with Freddy and Natalia produced two more fly fishers.  These people were smart and listened carefully to their guide.  The weather was nice with overcast skies and temps in the 70's F.  The release from Canyon Lake Dam was 245 cfs with crystal clear water conditions.  There was a nice Trico hatch and some Caddis too early in the morning but no fish rising that we saw.  Expedition Outfitters offers guided fly fishing trips, fly fishing lessons and instruction on the Texas Hill Country Rivers in the Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels areas.

Guadalupe River Trout Fishing Guide Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Updated April 19, 2019; Six mile float with Stetson Rowles III and his lovely wife Maddie produced two new fly fishers and several nice Guadalupe River Rainbow Trout on Nymphs  The Girdle Bug and the Drowned Trico Spinner were our best flies.  The release from Canyon Lake Dam was 240 cfs with crystal clear water conditions (compared to normal).  There was a prolific Trico hatch which was also joined by some nice Caddis too.  Our new fly fishers were smart and listened carefully to the guide.  We saw a few other guide boats and some kayaks too but the river was not very crowded.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing trips, fly fishing lessons and fly fishing lessons on the Texas Hill Country Rivers near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels.

Devils River Fly Fishing Guides Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Monday April 22,2019, and Tuesday April 23, 2019; Two day Devils River fly fishing guide trip with Bryan Kessler and his Dad Skipper form the greater Houston area produced too many smallmouth and largemouth bass to count.  The weather was overcast with strong southeast winds ahead of a front on Monday.  The bite was crazy with lots of medium sized smallies and some chunky largemouth bass.  Luckily for the guide these guys were expert fishermen.  Skipper could double haul and hit a moving target at 60 feet with 25 mph winds...impressive!  The second day the winds calmed a little but we still had the overcast and that seemed to help our catching too.  The flow was was strong with clear water conditions.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing trips, classes, lessons and instruction on the Texas Hill Country Rivers near Austin , San Antonio and New Braunfels Texas.

Devils River Fly Fishing Guides Fishing Report and River Conditions: Thursday April 25 and Friday April 26, 2019, two day trip based out of Del Rio Texas with George Meriweather and his buddy Randall from Plainview Texas produced a good time with some nice fish being caught but no large sizes or numbers.  The wind was calm at times with clear water conditions and the fish were spooky.  When we had wind we could fish with the ripples disturbing the surface; otherwise it was tough and they looked you in the eye and said f-off.  The river was gorgeous with strong flows and clear conditions.  Expedition Outfitters provides guide fly fishing trips, classes, lessons and instruction on the Texas Hill Country Rivers near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels Texas.

Devils River Fly Fishing Guides Fishing Report and River Conditions: Updated Wednesday May 1st and Thursday May 2nd; 2019.  Deluxe Devils River trip based out of the 5,400 acre ranch with Noble Doss and Andy White from Austin produced many good smallmouth and largemouth bass.  The weather was overcast with windy conditions but the water was clear and there were healthy flows.  We actually hooked the largest "largemouth bass" I've ever seen in pictures or video.  This fish was 10 lbs plus and pulled the 1,000 pound raft around (with people and gear).  It ate a crawfish pattern and threw the hook with a half body jump towards the raft after a heroic fight from our angler.  We caught and released many smallmouth and largemouth bass.  The evening after our second day of fishing produced violent thunderstorms and a flash flood that almost took some kayakers lives.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing trips, classes, lessons and instruction on the Texas Hill Country Rivers near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels Texas.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Fishing Report and River Conditions for Sunday May 5, 2019; Canyon Lake Dam release was 385 cfs with clear water conditions.  The inflow to Canyon Lake was about 800 cfs and dropping.  The lake is only about 8 inches high but the US Army Corps of Engineers won't let it rise too high without bleeding some off.  We hosted a two hour private fly fishing lesson with Gretchen and Javier from Austin Texas.  They were smart and listened carefully to the guide /instructor.  The weather was nice with temps in the low 60's F. with partly cloudy skies and clear water in the Guadalupe River.  We had a massive Mayfly hatch with Trico's dominating the skies.  Expedition Outfitters offers guided fly fishing trips on the Texas Hill Country Rivers near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels, Texas.

Guadalupe River Trout Fishing Guides Fishing Report and River Conditions: Tuesday May 7, 2019; Canyon Lake Dam release was 780 cfs with cold, clear water conditions.  The weather was overcast with isolated thunderstorms and relatively cool temps in the mid 70's F.  Carla and Mabry joined us for a two hour private fly fishing lesson.  They came from Austin and braved the traffic!  These ladies were smart and listened carefully to the guide and learned to cast a fly rod in no time.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing trips, classes, lessons and instruction on the Texas Hill Country Rivers near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels Texas.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Updated Wednesday May 8, 2019; two hour scouting session on the upper Guadalupe in our powerboat revealed incoming floodwaters.  We launched on the upper end of the lake and went upstream until we saw chocolate rapids headed our way.  The deluge was coming in at 10,000 cfs and climbing.  We hauled ass back to the boat ramp and put the boat on the trailer in between rain bands and headed home.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing trips, classes, lessons and instruction on the Texas Hill Country Rivers near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels Texas.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Thursday May 9, 2019; Canyon Lake Dam release was 780 cfs with clear water conditions.  The inflow to Canyon Lake was 9,000 cfs yesterday evening but it tapered down to 2,000 cfs by Thursday afternoon.  That being said, we're getting a bunch more rain above the lake and it should spike again by Friday morning.  In between showers we were able to do a quick scouting trip and landed several nice fish.  The water was a little off color but that helped us.  We saw some Caddis coming off with a few tiny Mayflies too.  Expedition Outfitters offers guided fly fishing trips, fly fishing lessons, fly fishing classes and fly fishing instruction on the Texas Hill Country Rivers near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels Texas.

Guadalupe Trout Fishing Guides Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Friday May 10, 2019; two hour scouting float with Tamara and Lisa produced a couple of nice Guadalupe Trout on nymphs.  The release from Canyon Lake Dam was around 1,000 cfs with clear water conditions.  We saw a few Caddis coming off and some Mayflies too.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing trips, fly fishing lessons, fly fishing instruction on the Texas Hill Country Rivers near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Saturday May 11, 2019.  We rescheduled our trips for today because of the threat of thunderstorms.  Turns out it was a good call with cold overcast and rainy skies with temps in the mid 50's F.  Canyon Lake Dam release was 780 cfs with about 1,300 cfs coming into the lake.  The weather was a sharp contrast to normal temps but greatly appreciated with cool temps.  We saw a few Caddis and some large Mayflies coming off in the afternoon.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing trips, fly fishing lessons and fly fishing instruction on the Hill Country Lakes and Rivers near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels Texas.  

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Trout Guides Fishing Report and River Conditions: Updated Sunday May 12, 2019; Two hour private fly fishing lesson with Matt and Thomas from Austin, Texas produced two improved fly fishers.  Both had some experience but we improved on their skills.  We went over the three basic casts and learned them too.  The release from Canyon Lake was 780 cfs with 1,000 cfs coming into the lake from the upper Guadalupe River.  The lake is two feet above the conservation pool and the US Army Corps of Engineers will begin flood releases tomorrow.  During our lesson we saw a massive Mayfly Hatch with BWO's and Trico's coming off.  Expedition Outfitters offers guided fly fishing trips, fly fishing lessons and fly fishing classes in the Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels Texas areas.

Guadalupe River Fishing Guides Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Updated Tuesday May 14, 2019; Canyon Lake release was 1,600 cfs with green stained floodwater from a few days ago.  The lake is two feet above the conservation pool and the US Army Corps of Engineers is managing flood releases.  The river has nice whitewater rapids but it's flowing too fast to fish.  We usually cut off fishing floats above 1,200 cfs.  We switched our trips right now to Canyon Lake and we're picking up some nice stripers and black bass too.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing trips, fly fishing classes, fly fishing lessons and fly fishing instruction on the Texas Hill Country lakes, rivers and bays near Austin, San Antonio, New Braunfels and Matagorda Bay Texas.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Fishing Report and River Conditions: Wednesday May 15, 2019; Canyon Lake Dam flood releases continue with flows at 1,600 cfs with clear water conditions.  The lake is still 2 feet high and high releases will continue for a few more days.  The weather was nice today with calm winds and clear conditions on Canyon Lake.  We scouted for bass in our powerboat and did pretty well.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing trips, fly fishing lessons, fly fishing classes and fly fishing instruction on the Texas Hill Country Rivers near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels Texas.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Updated Thursday May 16, 2019; Canyon Lake Dam continues with flood releases at 1,600 cfs.  The water is clear and beautiful with really nice rapids.  The flow however is difficult to fish at.  We usually cut it off around 1,200 cfs for fishing.  The lake is still 2 feet high and the releases will continue for the next few days.  Expedition Outfitters offers guided fly fishing trips, fly fishing lessons, fly fishing classes and fly fishing instruction in the Austin Texas, San Antonio Texas and New Braunfels Texas areas.

Guadalupe River and Canyon Lake Fly Fishing Guides Fishing Report and River Conditions: Friday, May 17, 2019; afternoon scouting trip on Canyon Lake revealed rough water conditions with winds over 20 mph.  The water was really clear and had a Caribbean look to it.  We fished several shallow shorelines next to drop offs and picked up a few largemouth and one smallie.  There were quite few boats for a weekday but not overwhelming at all.  On the river below Canyon Dam the release continues at 1,700 cfs with beautiful, cold, clear water being discharged.  This flow makes for a few nice rapids in places but it's difficult to fish.  Expedition Outfitters has guided fly fishing trips, fly fishing instruction and fly fishing lessons/classes on the Texas Hill Country rivers in the Austin Texas area, San Antonio Texas area, and the New Braunfels area.

Guadalupe River and Canyon Lake Fly Fishing Guide Fishing Report and Conditions:  Saturday May 18, 2019; Canyon Dam Release was 1,710 cfs with clear water conditions.  The inflow was 800 cfs and dropping a little bit.  We cancelled our river trips today because the flow was a little high for fishing.  There was a fire department rescue on the river today but that's normal with high flows.  There were no noticeable hatches but we did see stripers busting bait this morning on the surface of Canyon Lake.  This behavior is long overdue because of cool water temps but that's changing.  Expedition Outfitters offers guided fly fishing trips on Canyon Lake, the Guadalupe and San Marcos Rivers and we provide fly fishing classes, fly fishing instruction, and fly fishing classes on the Hill country rivers and lakes in the Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels Texas areas.

 

Guadalupe River and Canyon Lake Fly Fishing Guides Fishing Report and Conditions: Updated Sunday May 19, 2019; Canyon Lake Dam release was 1,735 cfs with clear and cold water conditions downstream of the lake in the Guadalupe River.  The lake level is still a foot high and flood releases will continue for the short term of the next 3 or 4 days.  We scouted Canyon Lake this morning and it was hot with many fish caught on streamer flies in about 12 feet of water.  The fish were concentrated...believe it or not, within 300 yards of the boat ramp.  As we motored out towards the big part of the lake our second fisherman looked down at the sonar and said, "Wow there's lots of fish."  Well the guide, being a seasoned veteran said, damn you're right amigo and maybe we should drag our flies through here.  Turns out, it's good to stay flexible.  Expedition Outfitters has guided fly fishing trips, fly fishing lessons, fly fishing classes and fly fishing instruction on the Texas Hill Country Lake and Rivers in the Austin area, San Antonio area and the New Braunfels area too.

 

Guadalupe River and Canyon Lake Fly Fishing Guides Fishing Report and Conditions: Updated Monday May 20, 2019; Canyon Lake Dam release is 1,735 cfs with clear, cold and beautiful water being discharged.  The lake is still over a foot high and the high releases will continue a little while longer.  Meanwhile Canyon Lake is fishing well right now with some nice smallies and stripers being caught and released.  The lake is really pretty with blue/green colored water like the Caribbean.  Our best flies on Canyon were purple streamers during the day and topwaters early in the morning.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing trips, fly fishing lessons, fly fishing instruction and fly fishing classes on the Texas Hill Country Rivers and Lakes in the Austin area, San Antonio area and the New Braunfels Texas area too.

 

Guadalupe River and Canyon Lake Fly Fishing Guides Fishing Report and Conditions:  Updated Tuesday May 21, 2019; Canyon Lake release continues at 1,700 fs with clear and cold water being discharged.  The release is coming from the bottom of the lake and many striped bass and carp are being shot through the pipe.  When they come through they are disoriented and have gone from a depth of about 100 feet to the surface as they are being discharged instantaneously.  Their bladders are often bloated and they may float in an awkward position until they recover or die.  If the stripers make it, they prefer the deeper pools in the river and are seldom found in shallow water because they were raised in the lake and it's up to to 180 feet deep in places.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing trips, fly fishing classes, fly fishing lessons and fly fishing instruction in the Austin area, San Antonio area and the New Braunfels Texas areas on the Hill Country streams and lakes.  

 

Guadalupe River and Canyon Lake Fly Fishing Guides Fishing Report and Conditions: Updated Wednesday May 22, 2019; Canyon Lake Dam release is at 1,700 cfs with clear water conditions and nice whitewater rapids on the Guadalupe River.  The morning started off overcast with winds switching from the north...to the south overnight.  It started out about 10 mph from the southeast and increased by afternoon to almost 35 mph sustained with gusts to the solid 40's mph figure.  There were swells on Canyon Lake breaking into whitecaps with a five foot face.  Luckily our trusty skiff is a 18 foot Hewes Light Tackle Skiff with a Yamaha 150 and handled it all...and we stayed dry!  We did pick up a few bass on purple streamers too (in the protected areas behind islands etc).  Expedition Outfitters has guided fly fishing trips, fly fishing classes, fly fishing lessons and fly fishing instruction on the Texas Hill Country Rivers, and Lakes in the Austin Texas area, San Antonio Texas area, and the New Braunfels Texas area.

 

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides and Canyon Lake Fly Fishing Guides Fishing Report and Conditions: Updated Thursday May 23, 2019; Canyon Lake Dam release was 1,700 cfs with clear water conditions.  We got last minute word that the flow would be reduced for the Holiday weekend.  The US Army Corps doesn't usually do this but it looks like they have been influenced by our Guadalupe River Manager at Comal County Recreational Water District.  Mike is the Comal County WORD manager and an expert and working within the field of numerous overlapping bureaucracies.  We still have cancelled several of our trips because of this uncertainty of the access and safety issues.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing trips, fly fishing lessons, fly fishing classes and fly fishing instruction on the Texas Hill Country Rivers and Lakes in the Austin Texas area, San Antonio Texas area and New Braunfels Texas area.

Guadalupe River and Canyon Lake Fly Fishing Guides Fishing Report and River Conditions: Updated Friday May 24, 2019; two hour private fly fishing lesson with Gabe and Abigail produced two new fly fishers.  These two were sharp and listened carefully to the guide.  We learned the "pick-up..set down" cast, the "roll cast" and we learned distance casting too.  The Guadalupe River flow from Canyon Lake was reduced for safety reasons during the holiday weekend and flows are about 330 cfs down from 1,700 cfs.  The weather was overcast this morning but cleared to partly cloudy conditions later.  Expedition Outfitters has guided fly fishing trips, fly fishing lessons, fly fishing instruction and fly fishing classes on the Texas Hill Country Rivers and Lakes in the Austin Texas area, San Antonio Texas area and the New Braunfels Texas area too.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides and Canyon Lake Fly fishing Guides Fishing Report and Conditions: Updated Sunday May 26, 2019; Canyon Lake Dam Release was 330 cfs with clear, cold water conditions.  The day started off overcast with light rain at times but it cleared mid day and the temps were comfortable in the low 80's F.  The wind started out pretty light from the southeast but it gained strength by afternoon with some gusts around 25 mph.  We did not schedule any fishing trips because of the high volume of tubers and visitors on the holiday weekend.  We learned over the years it's not worth fighting the crowds on major holidays.  There was however a nice Trico and BWO hatch this morning and a few Caddis coming off.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing trips, fly fishing lesson, fly fishing classes and fly fishing instruction on the Hill Country Rivers in the Austin Texas, San Antonio Texas and New Braunfels Texas area.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides and Canyon Lake Fly Fishing Guides Fishing Report and Conditions:  Monday May 27, 2019; Canyon Lake Dam release was 330 cfs with clear water conditions.  Canyon Lake is about one foot high above the conservation pool and they should bring it down in the coming days.  Today we scouted Canyon Lake and even though it was a major holiday we were able to find protected coves and flats that were undisturbed.  The weather started out overcast in the morning but turned to partly cloudy by noon.  For the most part we had some good bass action in the protected areas that we fished real slow and thorough.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing trips, fly fishing lessons, fly fishing classes and fly fishing instruction on the Hill Country Rivers and Lakes in the Austin area, San Antonio area, and the New Braunfels Texas area too.

Guadalupe River and Canyon Lake Fly Fishing Guides Fishing Report and Conditions: Updated Tuesday May 28. 2019; Canyon Lake Dam release was 330 cfs this morning but it will be raised to 800 cfs by 6:00 PM this evening.  The water coming out of the dam is clear and cold for now.  We saw a few Caddis and Tricos coming off today but no prolific hatches to be seen.  There were no tubers on the river this morning despite throngs being out yesterday.  Luckily most of them have jobs and had to get their ass back home to work!  We have a half day trip scheduled tomorrow with lessons and a seminar too for some of our guides.  Expedition Outfitters has guided fly fishing trips, fly fishing lessons, fly fishing instruction and fly fishing classes in the Austin Texas area, San Antonio Texas area and the New Braunfels Texas area too.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides and Canyon Lake Fly Fishing Guides Fishing Report and Conditions: Updated Wednesday May 29, 2019; Canyon Lake Dam release was 900 cfs with clear water conditions.  The lake is still high and releases will continue a little while longer.  Noted author...Charles Denyer joined Expedition Outfitters guide Kevin Stubbs for a half day fly fishing lesson/rafting float trip.  The weather was nice with temps in the high 70's and 80's with  partly cloudy skies but extremely high winds gusting from the south.  For his first day Charles did well adapting to the adverse conditions.  We covered about three river miles and ended up at Lazy L and L.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing and rafting trips on the Texas Hill Country Rivers in the Austin Texas area, the San Antonio Texas area and the New Braunfels Texas area too.  Don't forget, Father's is almost here and you should give your favorite Dad the gift of fly fishing.

Guadalupe River and Canyon Lake Fly Fishing Guides Fishing Report and Conditions:  Updated Thursday May 30, 2019; The release from Canyon Lake Dam was 950 cfs with clear and cold water conditions.  Two hour private fly fishing lesson with Marcos and Jesse Jane from Austin produced two new fly fishers. These two were smart and listened carefully to the guide.  The wind was blowing like crazy but it made for good training.  These two learned to fly cast in difficult conditions so I'm confident they will do great on their fishing trip to Montana they had planned for this summer.  Expedition Outfitters has guided fly fishing trips, fly fishing classes, fly fishing lessons and fly fishing instruction on the Texas Hill Country Rivers and Lakes in the Austin Texas area, San Antonio Texas area and the New Braunfels Texas areas too.  Don't forget Father's Day is approaching fast and Expedition Outfitters gift certificates are the perfect choice for you favorite Dad or Father.

 

Guadalupe River and Canyon Lake Fly Fishing Guides Fishing Report and Conditions:  Friday May 31, 2019; Canyon Lake Dam release was 350 cfs with clear water conditions this afternoon.  The weather was nice with partly cloudy skies and temps in the mid 80's F, for highs.  We scouted Canyon Lake today and picked  up a few large moth bass and a couple of nice carp on flies.  The wind was relatively calm with enough sunshine to sight cast to fish on the flats of Canyon Lake.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing trips, fly fishing classes, and fly fishing instruction on the rivers and lakes near Austin Texas, San Antonio Texas and New Braunfels Texas too.

 

Guadalupe River and Canyon Lake Fly Fishing Guides Fishing Report and Conditions:  Updated Saturday June 1, 2019.  Canyon Lake Dam release was 350 cfs with clear water conditions.  The river below Canyon Lake was pretty crowded so we went to Canyon Lake to have a little more room to roam.  The day started off with overcast skies but clear about 11:30 am.  The temps were nice in the upper 80's F. with light winds  There weren't very many people on the lake until after lunch.  We wound up our trip and headed in just as the general public started to rouse.  We had some good luck on the flats near Crane's Mill Marina and some other flats too.  Our favorite flies were purple streamers.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing trips, fly fishing lessons, fly fishing classes, and fly fishing instruction on the Texas Hill Country Lakes and Rivers in the Austin Texas area, San Antonio Texas area and the New Braunfels Texas area too.  Don't forget Father's Day is almost here and fly fishing makes the best Father's Day Gift!

Guadalupe River and Canyon Lake Fly Fishing Guides Fishing Report and Conditions: Updated Sunday June 2, 2019, Chad Moore and his boys George and Charlie joined us from Austin and we learned to fly cast.  We started out on Canyon Lake fishing conventional rods but we switched to fly gear and actually got some action.  The release from Canyon Lake Dam was 350 cfs with clear water conditions.  There were calm waters and quiet conditions until about 10:30 when the wind picked up.  We got a little bit of action but overall it was slow.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing trips, fly fishing instruction and fly fishing lessons on the Texas Hill Country Rivers and Lakes in the Austin Texas area, San Antonio Texas area and the New Braunfels Texas areas too!

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides and Canyon Lake Fishing Guides Fishing Report and Conditions: Updated Monday June 13, 2019; Private fly fishing lesson with Chris Nixon and his son Cory produced two new fly fishers.  The wind was calm so it was easy on our students as first time fly fishers.  We practiced distance casting, roll casting and the pick up set down cast too.  The weather started out overcast but the day cleared to reveal partly cloudy skies.  The release from Canyon Lake Dam was 350 cfs with clear water conditions.  We didn't see a big fly hatch of any kind today and there were very few people tubing or fishing.  Expedition Outfitters has guided fly fishing tours, fly fishing trips, fly fishing classes, fly fishing instruction, and fly fishing lessons on the Texas Hill Country Rivers, streams and Lakes in the Austin Texas area, San Antonio Texas area and the New Braunfels Texas area too.

Guadalupe River and Canyon Lake Fly Fishing Report and Conditions: Updated Tuesday June 4, 2019; Charles Denyer joined us for another half day fly fishing/training trip and the weather was overcast and cool for June.  The release from Canyon Lake Dam was 350 cfs with clear water conditions.  We did a short float and had the river to ourselves.  We didn't see a hatch but we saw a few fish chasing down minnows and other baitfish.  We did however see lots of mating carp but they were not feeding.  Expedition Outfitters has guided fly fishing trips, fly fishing lessons, fly fishing classes, and fly fishing instruction on the Texas Hill Country Rivers in the Austin Texas, San Antonio Texas, and New Braunfels Texas areas.  Don't forget to purchase your Father's Day Fly Fishing Gift Certificate and make your favorite Dad or Father Love you more!

Guadalupe Fishing Guides Fly Fishing River Report and Canyon Lake Fly Fishing Guide Report and Conditions:  Wednesday June 5, 2019; Private fly fishing lesson with Elsa and Taylor from Austin Texas produced two new fly fishers.  The weather started out with light rain showers but we didn't get wet and there were overcast skies until afternoon.  The release from Canyon Lake Dam was 350 cfs with clear water conditions.  It was a slow day on the river for summer and there were virtually no tubers or yay hoos today.  We didn't see any big hatches but there were a few Caddis and Hexagenias coming off.  We offer guide fly fishing trips, fly fishing classes, fly fishing instruction, and fly fishing lessons on the Guadalupe River and Canyon Lake in the New Braunfels area, Austin Texas area, and the San Antonio Texas are too.

Guadalupe River and Canyon Lake Fly Fishing Guides fishing report and conditions:  Thursday June 6, 2019;  Canyon Lake Dam release went from 350 cfs to 0 cfs because the US Army Corps of Engineers were doing a dam inspection.  The flow was restored in the afternoon.  There was a minimum disruption to fish stocks because the day was cool and overcast.  We saw a prolific mayfly hatch this morning and it looked like Tricos.  Expedition Outfitters provides the perfect Father's Day Gift for your Dad with fly fishing instruction Gift Certificates and Gift Certificates that provide a fly fishing float trip in addition to the instruction.  We have fly fishing classes, lessons and instruction in the Austin area, San Antonio area and the New Braunfels Texas area too.

Canyon Lake and Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Fishing Report and Conditions: Updated Friday June 7, 2019; half day morning trip with Ed Desobry and his talented son Court produced a few nice fish on Canyon Lake.  The water was beautiful with clear blue/green water.  We got several nice ones in the boat early and took off to other points to see what we could find.  Turns out we got some nice bites and a good smallmouth caught by Ed while we were wading the shoreline.  The release from Canyon lake Dam was 350 cfs with clear water conditions.  Expedition Outfitters has the perfect Father's Day Gift for the Outdoorsman.  Give the Gift of Fly Fishing Lessons or a Guided Fly Fishing trip with lessons included.  Expedition Outfitter provides Guided Fly Fishing trips, Fly Fishing Classes, and Fly Fishing Instruction in the Austin Texas area, San Antonio Texas area and New Braunfels Texas areas too!

Guadalupe River and Canyon Lake Fly Fishing Guides fishing report and conditions:  Updated Saturday June 8. 2019; two hour fly fishing lesson with Ruanne and Charles from Austin Texas produced two new fly fishers.  The weather was cool this morning with temps in the 60's and clear blue skies.  The release from Canyon Lake Dam was 350 cfs with clear water conditions.  It was pretty quiet this morning with really no one on the river or lake until mid morning.  We saw a nice Trico and BWO hatch on the river and very few fish rising for the bugs.  Expedition Outfitters provides Fly Fishing Gift Certificates and Gift Cards for your favorite Father or Dad on Father's Day.  Give the Gift of Fly Fishing!


          
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