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Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Friday December 1, 2017; Canyon Dam release was 70 cfs with clear water conditions.  Fred and Christian were first time fly fishers with lofty goals.  They wanted prepare for a bone fishing trip in Belize.  We worked on distance casting, double hauling and more.  Most of our targets were bass and sunfish but we encountered several stripers in the 30 lb class.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing trips on the Texas Hill Country Rivers near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Fishing Report and River Conditions: Saturday December 2, 2017; Private fly fishing lesson with Will and GiGi from Austin Texas produced two new fly fishers.  Canyon Lake release was 75 cfs with clear water conditions.  The weather was beautiful with clear blue skies and temps in the low 70's.  There was a nice Trico and Caddis hatch but no fish were seen feeding above the surface.  There was a stocking of new GRTU trout with many fish in excess of three pounds being put in the Guadalupe River.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing trips in the Austin Texas area near San Antonio and New Braunfels.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Sunday December 3, 2017; Canyon Lake release was 70 cfs with clear water conditions.  The weather was overcast with foggy conditions and a light rain at times.  Expedition Outfitters guide Kevin Stubbs had the pleasure of hosting Mike and Kasey Sykes on a three mile float on the Guadalupe River.  Kasey was skilled at presenting the flies and hooked and fought two huge Guadalupe Rainbow Trout.  Mike made good presentations but he wasn't as fortunate.  There was a nice Trico hatch but no fish taking surface bugs.  Kasey hooked her fish on Prince nymphs.  Expedition Outfitters offers guided fly fishing trips, fly fishing lessons and instruction on the Texas Hill Country Rivers near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels.

Guadalupe Fly Fishing Guides Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Wednesday December 6, 2017; Canyon Lake Dam release was 80 cfs with clear water conditions.  The weather has turned cold and rainy with high temps in the high 30's F.  We rescheduled our trips because we can.  Nobody wanted to fish in these conditions.  It didn't quit raining all day.  We're not complaining because we need the extra flow in the river.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing trips, lessons and instruction on the Texas Hill Country rivers near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels.

Guadalupe Fly Fishing Guides Fishing Report and River Conditions: Thursday December 7, 2017; Canyon Lake Dam release is 80 cfs with clear water conditions.  We rescheduled the trips we had today because of heavy rain and temps in the 30's.  The river is still running clear but the risk of hypothermia is too high.  The weather is forecasted to improve by tomorrow with clearing skies and warmer temps.  Expedition Outfitters offers fly fishing classes, lessons and guided fishing trips on the Texas Hill Country Rivers near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Fishing Report and River Conditions: Friday December 8, 2017; Expedition Outfitters guide Ben Kalter had the pleasure of hosting Marvin Law and his pretty lady for a fun filled fly fishing guide trip on the Guadalupe River.  The weather started out frigid with snow on the ground and clear blue skies.  The release from Canyon Lake Dam was 80 cfs with clear water conditions.  Marvin caught and released several huge Guadalupe trout on egg patterns with a girdle bug dropper.  Expedition Outfitters provides fly fishing 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 December 11, 2017; Half day float trip with Mark and Elijah from Austin produced two new fly fishers.  The guys were smart and caught on quickly.  The guys caught and released several nice Guadalupe Trout.  The release from Canyon Lake was 80 cfs with clear water conditions.  The was a small mayfly hatch with some BWO's and Trico's coming off but there were no fish rising that we saw.  The weather was beautiful with clear blue skies and high temps in the 70's.  Expedition Outfitters hosts guided fly fishing trips on the Texas Hill Country Rivers near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Fishing Report and River Conditions: Tuesday December 12, 2017; Canyon Lake Dam release was 95 cfs with clear water conditions.  Mark and Angelina from Austin joined us for a two hour private fly fishing lesson.  They were both sharp and listened carefully.  The weather was nice with temperatures on the cool side but clear blue skies.  There was a small mayfly hatch but we didn't see any rising fish.  We only saw one guide boat on the water this morning.  Expedition Outfitters offers guided fly fishing trips on the Texas Hill Country Rivers near Austin, San Antonio or New Braunfels.Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Thursday December 14, 2017; two hour private fly fishing lesson with Nick and Lisa from Austin Texas produced two new fly fishers.  These two were smart and caught on quickly.  The weather was nice with comfortable temps and sunny skies.  There was a nice mayfly hatch but no fish rising to the bugs.  Expedition Outfitters offers guide fly fishing trips on the Texas Hill Country Rivers near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Fly Fishing Guides Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Friday December 15, 2017: Two hour private fly fishing lesson with Rick and Lisa from Austin produced two new fly fishers.  The weather was nice with partly cloudy skies and temps in the high 50's and 60's.  The release from Canyon Lake Dam was 80 cfs with clear water conditions.  There were a few other people out but no crowds.  Expedition Outfitters offers guided fly fishing trips on the Texas Hill Country Rivers near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels.Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Sunday December 17, 2017; half day trip with John Garza and his son David from San Antonio produced two new fly fishers.  The release from Canyon Lake Dam was around 90 cfs with clear water conditions.  We had lots of bites but we struggled to land fish because of light takes.  We did however  fight two rainbows that jumped and fought like hell.  The weather was a little foggy at first but it cleared later in the day.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing trips on the Texas Hill Country Rivers near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Monday December 18. 2017; two hour private fly fishing lesson with Tarra and Patrick O'Connor from Austin produced two new fly fishers.  The Canyon Lake release was about 90 cfs with clear water conditions.  The weather this morning was a little foggy but we saw the Osprey catch a couple of fish in the overcast conditions.  There were a few fishermen and guide boats on the water but it was not too crowded.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing trips on the Texas Hill Country Rivers near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Tuesday December 19, 2017; the rain forecast was 100% and put a damper on our trip.  Luckily our clients were able to reschedule for tomorrow and Thursday.  The release from Canyon Lake Dam was around 90 cfs with clear water conditions.  There was thick fog in the morning with heavier showers throughout the day.  The temps were pretty nice in the high 50's to 70's F.  We're not complaining...we need the rain.  Expedition Outfitters provides fly fishing classes, lessons and instruction on the Texas Hill Country Rivers near Austin. San Antonio and New Braunfels.  Don't forget one of our fly fishing gift certificates would be the perfect present for all of your nature loving friends and family!

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Friday December 22, 2017; two hour private fly fishing lesson Rachel and Domingo from Austin produced two new fly fishers.  The weather was warm and foggy with a few folks on the river but definitly no crowds.  We went over casting, reading the water, fly selection, access points and presentation.  The Canyon Lake Dam release was 96 cfs with clear water conditions.  There were a few Tricos hatching in the morning and some caddis too but we didn't see any rising fish.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Saturday December 23, 2017; two hour private fly fishing lesson with Artemus and Julie Christian from Austin produced two new fly fishers.  Canyon Lake Dam release was 90 cfs with clear water conditions.  We started with casting lessons, learned a couple of knots, talked about fly selection and reading the water.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing trips on the Texas Hill Country Rivers near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Updated Sunday December 31, 2017; Full day trip from Rio to Lazy L and L produced some huge Guadalupe rainbow trout.  Kerry Howell and Bill Cason joined Expedition Outfitters guide Kevin Stubbs for a frosty float trip.  The release from Canyon Lake Dam was 90 cfs with clear water conditions.  Since the temps were in the mid 30's we fished flies that mimicked high protein sources.  Kerry had the biggest fish in the 6 lb class and it was landed on 5x tippet.  She kept the fish out of the submerged brush piles with expert angling skills.  There were very few people out and it was very pleasant after the crowded holiday period.  Expedition Outfitters offers guided fly fishing trips on the Texas Hill Country Rivers near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels.

Guadalupe Trout Fly Fishing Guides Fishing Report and River Conditions: Tuesday January 2, 2018; We rescheduled the trips we had booked for today because the conditions were raw for our area.   The temps were way below freezing and difficult for our area.  The release from Canyon Lake was 90 cfs with clear water conditions.  Expedition Outfitters offers guided fly fishing trips on the Texas Hill Country rivers near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Wednesday January 3, 2018; Private fly fishing lesson with Jeremy and Lisa from Austin produced two new fly fishers.  The release from Canyon Lake Dam was 89 cfs with clear water conditions.  The morning started off really cold for our area but quickly warmed with clear blue skies and moderate west winds.  Jeremy and Lisa were sharp, caught on quickly and listened carefully to their instructor.  There was a very minor midge hatch in the afternoon but no fish rising that we saw.  Expedition Outfitters teaches fly fishing classes, lessons and instruction on the Texas Hill Country Rivers near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels.

Guadalupe River Fishing Guides Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Friday January 5, 2017; full day 6 mile float from Rio to Gardo's produced many sight casting opportunities to big Guadalupe River rainbow trout.  Bob Long from New Mexico and his buddy Eddie from Houston joined us for a fun but challenging float.  The release from Canyon Lake Dam was 86 cfs with clear water conditions.  The weather was pleasant with high temps in the 50's.  We didn't have any luck on our nymph rigs and there wasn't a detectable hatch until late afternoon when we saw some Caddis coming off in small numbers.  With that, we decided to strip streamers to the fish we saw.  We had lots of follows and short strikes from the big ones but the only fish we landed were on the small side.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing trips, lessons and instruction on the Texas Hill Country Rivers near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Saturday January 6, 2017; 2 boat full day trip from Rio to Lazy L and L produced several huge Guadalupe trout form 3-5 lbs.  James Mansfield, Rob Mansfield and John and Greg joined Dan Cone and Kevin Stubbs for a fun packed Guadalupe Fly Fishing Trip on a comfortable winter day in central Texas.   The release from Canyon Lake was 86 cfs with cold clear water conditions.  There were quite a few fishermen on the water and there was a nice BWO and Caddis hatch.   Even so, we got most of our fish on huge ugly streamers.  Expedition Outfitters offers guided fly fishing trips, 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:  Tuesday January 9, 2018; half day morning trip with Wilbur and Gretchen produced several large Guadalupe Trout.  The skies were clear blue with cool temperatures around 50 degrees F.  The release from Canyon Lake was 84 cfs with clear water conditions.  It was nice because there were very few other fishermen out.  We didn't see a hatch but we used meaty egg patterns dropped under an attractor.  Expedition Outfitters provides fly fishing classes, 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:  Wednesday January 10, 2018; Half day morning float with Mike from Ohio and his lovely daughter Sarah from Boerne produced some nice Guadalupe Trout.  Sarah was the champ and caught and released a really hard fighting Guadalupe Rainbow Trout in the 4 lb class.  There were very few people on the water and the temps were in the 50's and 60's F.  The release from Canyon Lake was 89 cfs with clear water conditions.  Our best flies of the day were the BWO emerger paired with a San Juan Worm attractor.  Expedition Outfitters offers guided fly fishing trips on the Texas Hill Country Rivers near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Saturday January 13, 2018; Mike and John joined Expedition Outfitters guide Kevin Stubbs for a fun filled afternoon of catching "huge Guadalupe Trout"...not kidding, these fish were in the 5 -6 lb class.  The weather was great with comfortable temps in the high 50's and clear blue skies.  These guys were expert fishermen and the guide's job was easy.  We had our best luck with oversized Prince Nymphs and Girdle Bug trailers.  The release from Canyon Lake Dam was 86 cfs with clear water conditions.  Expedition Outfitters offers guided fly fishing trips on the Texas Hill Country Rivers near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Sunday January 14, 2018; half day morning trip was donated to Guadalupe River Trout Unlimited for their "Trout Camp."  The morning started off pretty cold with low temps in the 20's F. but it quickly warmed to the high 50's.  The release from Canyon Lake Dam was 89 cfs with clear water conditions.  Andres and Norma joined Expedition Outfitters guide Kevin Stubbs for an instructional float.  Andres was very smart and picked up the technique quickly.  We got several hook ups with large Guadalupe trout!  We didn't see any hatches so we stripped big streamers.  Expedition Outfitters offers guided fly fishing trips on the Texas Hill Country Rivers near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Thursday January 18, 2018; private fly fishing lessons with April and Charity from Austin produced two new fly fishers.  These ladies were smart and caught on quickly.  The weather was a little warmer this afternoon with temps in the mid 40's F and partly cloudy skies.  The release from Canyon Lake Dam was 89 cfs with clear water conditions.  We didn't see an insect hatch on our stretch of the Guadalupe River.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing trips on the Texas Hill Country Rivers near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Fishing Report and River Conditions: Monday January 29, 2018; half day morning trip with Phil Labedzki from Costa Rica produced a personal best Rainbow Trout for the angler.  He caught a beautiful Guadalupe "Buck" Rainbow Trout in the 5-6 lb class on 5X tippet.  The release from Canyon Lake Dam was 86 cfs with clear water conditions.  There was a nice Trico hatch and we got a couple of hook ups on a drowned spinner.  Please note: The weather was very comfortable with cool morning temps in the low 30's but afternoon temps reached 72 degrees F.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing trips, 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:  Tuesday January 30, 2018;  Canyon Lake Dam release was 86 cfs with clear water conditions.  We had a private two hour fly fishing lesson with Courtney and Greg this morning.  They were sharp and listened carefully to the guide...and performed flawlessly.  This doesn't always happen, thanks for their cooperation!  The weather was nice with clear blue skies and temps in the 60's F.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing trips in the Texas Hill Country near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels.

Guadalupe Fly Fishing Guides Fishing Report and River Conditions:  February 2, 2018; Private fly fishing lesson with Erin and her two daughters from the Driftwood TX area produced three new fly fishers!  Even though the daughters were 8 and 10, they concentrated fully on the subject at hand and had perfect hand and eye coordination.  The morning was cool with temps in the mid 50's F.  The release from Canyon Lake Dam was 86 cfs with clear water conditions.  We didn't see an insect hatch but the wind was blowing hard from the Northeast and we could have missed it.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing trips, lessons and instruction on the Texas Hill Country Rivers near San Antonio, New Braunfels and Austin.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Fishing Report and River Conditions: Saturday February 3, 2018; We rescheduled our trip today because of uncomfortable weather.  There was a cold hard rain in the morning with temps im the mid 50's making things miserable.  Since our guests were from the area it was easy to reschedule.  The release from Canyon Lake was 86 cfs with clear water conditions.  Expedition Outfitters offers guided fly fishing trips in Texas and British Columbia Canada too!

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Monday February 5, 2018; half day trip with Neil Young from Scotland and his buddy Todd from Florida produced a new fly fisher.  Neil had casting skills coming from Scotland but we taught Todd the basics and he caught on quickly.  There was no insect hatch in the morning and the bite was slow.  We did however get a nice fish to the net despite tough conditions.  The release from Canyon Lake Dam was 86 cfs with clear water conditions.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided trips on the Texas Hill Country Rivers near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Friday February 23, 2018; half day trip with Gretchen and Mark from Austin produced two new fly fishers.  The release from Canyon Lake Dam was 89 cfs with clear water conditions.  The morning started off with some light rain but it quit and fog persisted.  The bite was slow with no visible insect hatch.  We did however get a couple of fish to the net.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing trips on the Texas Hill Country Rivers near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels.


          
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