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Guadalupe Trout Fly Fishing Guides Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Saturday January 12, 2019; Canyon Lake Dam outflow was 745 cfs with clear water conditions.  The weather was cool in the morning with a low temp of 56 degrees F but it warmed rapidly to the mid 60's with clear blue skies.  The were lots of guide boats on the river today and quite a few wade fishermen too.  Jason from Austin and Mel from Seattle joined us for a 3 mile float in the Trophy Trout Section of the Guadalupe.  There was a nice Trico hatch but no fish rising to the little bugs.  We drifted nymphs and San Juan Worms and got some action on egg patterns too.  Jason landed a nice Brown Trout and we had some good hook ups with rainbows too.

Guadalupe Trout Guide Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Sunday January 13, 2019; Canyon Lake Dam outflow was 745 cfs with clear water conditions.  Greg Beeber and his son James joined us for a 3 mile float in the Trophy Trout section of the Guadalupe River.  The weather started out brisk with morning temps in the low 40's F. but it quickly warmed to the low 60's with clear blue skies.  Our beat was pretty busy with quite a few guide boats on the water.  We were hoping for a Trico or BWO hatch but it didn't happen so we decided to drift worm and egg patterns.  The guys were challenged because this was their first time to actually fly fish.  We had some action but our hook sets and fighting skills were in the development stage and let some good fish get away.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing trips on the Guadalupe, San Marcos, Llano, Devils River and others.

 

Guadalupe Trout Guide Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Updated Monday January 14, 2019; two hour private fly fishing lesson with Brenda and Ronan from Austin Texas produced two new fly fishers.  The release from Canyon Lake Dam was 745 cfs with clear water conditions.  The weather was cool with temps in the high 40's but rose to the 50's as the day progressed.  The new fly fishers listened carefully and they caught on quickly.  We didn't see a hatch but it was one of those days to use meat flies like worm and egg imitations.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing trips, lessons and instruction near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels, Texas.

 

Guadalupe Trout Guide Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions: Wednesday January !5, 2019; we rescheduled our trips today because the US Army Corps of Engineers was supposed to increase flows from 745 cfs to 1,200 cfs.  Instead they reversed their decision to increase flow and continued to release 745 cfs.   The weather was overcast with light rain and overcast skies.  The temps topped out at 61 degrees F.  There was a light hatch with BWO's and a few Tricos coming off.  Expedition Outfitters offers guided fly fishing trips, lessons and instruction near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels Texas.

 

Guadalupe Trout Guide Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Updated Wednesday January !6, 2019;  The report from Comal County WORD declared the US Army Corps of Engineers plan to change the release from 745 cfs to 1,200 cfs was rescinded and is planned for next Tuesday.  The current level of Canyon Lake is holding steady.  We had a great two hour fly fishing lesson with Cameron and Lisa and they caught on quickly.  There was a nice Trico and BWO hatch and a few Caddis in the evening.  Even with all of that activity there were no rising fish.  Expedition Outfitters offers guided fly fishing trips near Austin,San Antonio and New Braunfels Texas.

Guadalupe Trout Fly Fishing Guide Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Friday January 18, 2019; Half day morning trip with Don Walden and Lars from Austin produced some action on a stonefly nymph.  We hooked and fought a huge brown trout in the 4lb range.  We also landed a nice rainbow on a San Juan Worm.  The release from Canyon Lake was 745 cfs with clear water conditions.  The weather was overcast with light rain at times with temps in the mid 50's F.  We didn't see a hatch but we dead drifted nymphs and tried streamers too.  The streamers were not effective yesterday.  Expedition Outfitters offers guided fly fishing trips on the Texas Hill Country Rivers near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels.

Guadalupe Trout Guide Fly Fishing report and River Conditions: Updated Sunday January 20, 2019; half day morning float with Teagan and Kurt produced two new fly fishers.  The release from Canyon Lake Dam was reduced to 330 cfs with clear water conditions.  The day started out cool with temps in the low 30's F.  The sun was shining with clear blue skies and temps warming into the high 60's.  We worked with the GRTU Youth Trout camp and we had a great time!  There was a nice mayfly hatch in the evening but the fish were not rising to the tasty bugs.

Guadalupe Trout Guide Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Wednesday January 23, 2019; Tommie and Michelle joined Kevin Stubbs for a 8  mile float from Rio to Bezdek's.  We got numerous hook ups and we also jumped a six to seven pound rainbow while floating past Action Angler.  The release from Canyon Lake Dam was 1,300 cubic feet per second with clear water conditions.  We saw a few Mayflies hatching but nothing rising to the little bugs.  We also encountered clear blue skies with temps that topped out into the upper 50's F.  There were some nice rapids approaching class III in some places.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing trips on the Guadalupe and other rivers in the Texas Hill Country.

Guadalupe River Trout Fishing Guide Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions: Updated  Thursday January 24, 2019; Canyon Lake Dam release was 1,300 cfs with clear water conditions.  Larry from Manhatten NY joined us for a 3 mile float.  The weather was clear blue skies and temps in the mid 60's F. by afternoon.  We didn't see any bugs hatching but we had a rainbow trout attempt to eat our indicator.  Overall the action was slow with the fish being spread out with the high flows but we did manage to get through with some success.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing trips on the Texas Hill Country Rivers near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels.

Guadalupe Trout Fishing Guide Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions: Friday January 25, 2019; Two hour private fly fishing lesson with Ken from Montgomery Texas produced a new fly fisher.  The release from Canyon Lake Dam was 1,300 cubic feet per second with clear water conditions.  The weather was cool with temps in the mid 50's F with partly cloudy skies and relatively calm winds.  We learned the pick up set down cast, roll cast and Ken did a great job with distance casting too.  We also studied insect stages and fly selection.  Expedition Outfitters provides trout fishing guides on the Guadalupe and other Texas Hill Country Rivers near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels.

Guadalupe Trout Fishing Guide Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Updated Saturday January 26, 2019; private fly fishing lesson with Geraldo and Tina from Austin produced two new fly fishers.  The weather was a little rainy early in the morning but cleared by our meeting time with blue skies and temps in the mid 50's F.  The release from Canyon Lake Dam was 1,300 cfs with clear water conditions.  We didn't witness a hatch on our part of the river but conditions might have favored one elsewhere.  Geraldo and Tina were sharp and listened to the instructor carefully making things easier for everyone.  In the matter of a couple of hours they were both distance casting and learned to double haul too!  Expedition Outfitters offers guided fly fishing trips, lessons and instruction on the Texas Hill Country Rivers near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels.

Guadalupe Trout Guide Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Updated Sunday January 27, 2019; private fly fishing lesson with Rhonda and Katy produced two new fly fishers.  The release from Canyon Lake Dam was 1,300 cfs with clear water conditions.  We saw a nice Mayfly hatch in the afternoon but no fish rising for the tasty bugs.  The weather was nice with morning temps in the high 50's and afternoon temps in the high 60's F.  There were lots of guide boats on the water today but there wasn't any crowding.  Expedition Outfitters provides fly fishing guide trips, lessons and instruction on the Texas Hill Country Rivers near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels.

Guadalupe Trout Fly Fishing Guide Fishing Report and River Conditions: Updated Monday January 28, 2019; The river flow was 1,300 cfs with clear water conditions.  The weather was beautiful with high temps in the low 70's F with clear blue skies.  We saw some Trico's hatching and some Caddis too.  There were no fish rising to the bugs.  There were very few guide boats on the river today and that was good.  We dead drifted nymphs while hosting Larry and Max from Houston.  The highlight was a brief battle with a Guadalupe Rainbow Trout in the 7 pound range.  The fish kicked our ass and got away.  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 Report and River Conditions:  Updated Tuesday January 29, 2019; Two hour private fly fishing lesson with Emma and Rocky from Austin produced two new fly fishers.  The weather was cool in the morning with temps in the high 30's F. but it rapidly warmed with clear blue skies to the 60 degree mark.  The release from Canyon Lake Dam was 1,300 cfs with clear water conditions.  We saw a few BWO's coming off but no fish rising to the little bugs.  There were also some caddis but no risers either.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing trips on the Texas Hill Country Rivers near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels.

Guadalupe Trout Guide Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Updated Wednesday January 30, 2019; Five and a half mile float with Jamie and his buddies from all over the states produced too many Guadalupe Trout to count.   Literally in the double digits for a two boat trip of 4 clients and two guides.  We caught and released more rainbows than browns but the browns were beautiful too with bright colors signalling the spawn.  Our best flies were girdle bugs and Prince nymphs.  The weather was beautiful with partly cloudy skies and cool temps in the high 40's and 50's F.  The release from Canyon Lake Dam was 832 cfs with clear water conditions.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing trips, lessons and instruction near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels.

Guadalupe Trout Fishing Guide Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Friday February 1, 2019; two boat Guadalupe River guide trip with Eugene Wilson and his group of four from Katy produced too many Guadalupe trout to count.  The best flies were the Prince Nymph and Caddis emergers.  The weather was nice with temps in the mid 60's F and partly cloudy skies.  The release rate from Canyon Lake Dam was 645 cfs with clear water conditions.  We did a 8.5 mile float on a day trip with class I and II rapids in some places.  The river was not crowded and that was nice.  Expedition Outfitters offers guided fly fishing trips, classes and lessons on the Texas Hill Country Rivers near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels.

Guadalupe Trout Guide Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Updated Tuesday February 5, 2019; Half day morning fly fishing lesson/ trip with Steve Polk and his buddy Jim produced a couple of skilled fly fishers.  There was no visible insect hatch and the action was slow although Jim fought and landed a nice rainbow trout that jumped and fought like heck.  The weather was ok with cloudy skies but temps in the 70's F.  The flow from Canyon Lake Dam was 450 cfs with clear water conditions.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing trips, lessons and instruction on the Texas Hill Country rivers near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels.

 

Guadalupe Trout Guide Fly Fishing report and River Conditions:  Wednesday February 6, 2019; private fly fishing lesson with Bill and Rose from Austin produced two fly fishers with more skills.  We went over the three basic casts: pick up...set down, roll cast and we worked on distance casting too.  We even went over "double hauling" with Bill and he caught on well.  The release from Canyon Lake Dam was 503 cfs with clear water conditions  The weather was pleasant with temps in the high 60's with partly cloudy skies.  We didn't see a prolific hatch on our part of the river but we saw a few Caddis and Tricos coming off.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing trips, fly fishing lessons, and fly fishing instruction near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels Texas.

Guadalupe Trout Guide Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Updated Thursday February 7, 2019; We rescheduled our trip today because of weather conditions.  The release from Canyon Lake Dam was 500 cfs with clear water conditions.  There was a severe thunderstorm that passed through with the cold front.  There wasn't a lot of rain but the high north winds kicked in and blew like hell.  We'll resume our regular schedule tomorrow though.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing trips, classes, lessons and instruction near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels Texas.

Guadalupe Trout Guide Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions: Updated Friday February 8, 2019; Canyon Lake Dam release was 500 cfs with clear water conditions.  The weather was cold with temps in the mid 30's F. and overcast skies.  There was a little sleet with a few snowflakes too.  We had the pleasure of hosting Valentino from the San Antonio area for a private fly fishing lesson.  We learned the pick up...set down cast, the roll cast and distance casting too.  We also went over fly selection and presentation too.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing trips, lessons and instruction on the Texas Hill Country Rivers near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels.

Guadalupe Trout Guide Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Updated Sunday February 10, 2019; half day fly fishing lesson/ trip with Ashley and Jose produced two new fly fishers.  The weather was pretty cool with temps in the high 30's F with overcast skies.  The release from Canyon Lake Dan was 500 cfs with clear water conditions.  We floated about three river miles and saw Ospreys, wood ducks, white tail deer, hawks, squirrels, well...you get the idea...lots of wildlife.  We didn't see an insect hatch so we drifted eggs and worms.  The action was slow and we had several takes and Jose landed a nice rainbow trout.  Expedition Outfitters provides guide fly fishing trips, classes, lessons and instruction on the Texas Hill Country Rivers near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guides Report and River Conditions:  Updated Tuesday February 11, 2019; Canyon Lake Dam release was 500 cfs with clear water conditions.  The weather was overcast with light rain and fog most of the day with temps in the low 60's F.  We had a private fly fishing lesson with Tamara and Mike from Austin and they learned very quickly.  There was a nice Mayfly hatch in the afternoon with Tricos comong off and some Caddis too.  Expedition Outfitters provides guide fly fishing trips, lessons and instruction on the Texas Hill Country Rivers near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels.

Guadalupe Trout Fishing Guide Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Updated Tuesday February 12, 2019; Jim Nordmeyer and his son Alex joined us for a 8.5 mile float.  The release from Canyon Lake Dam was 500 cfs with clear water conditions.  The guys luckily had fly fishing experience and did a great job with their presentations.  Their skill paid off with several nice Guadalupe Trout landed and released.  There was a prolific Trico hatch and they were sipping them sub surface.  The weather was beautiful with clear blue skies and high temps in the mid 60's F.  There were a few Caddis coming off too.  Expedition Outfitters offers guided fly fishing trips, lessons and instruction near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels Texas.

Guadalupe Trout Fishing Guide Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Updated Thursday February 14, 2019; Canyon Lake Dam release was 500 cfs with clear water conditions.  Kerry Howell and Bill Cason joined us for a 6 mile float from Lazy L and L to points downstream.  The action was steady with quite a few fish hitting the Prince Nymphs and others hitting the Golden Stonefly.  The weather was nice with high temps near 85 degrees F.  The skies were clear blue this morning and there was a massive Mayfly hatch.  Tricos are the smallest member of the Mayfly family with a one day life cycle above the surface.  There were literally millions of them hatching today.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing trips. lessons, and instruction on the Texas Hill Country Rivers near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels.

Guadalupe Trout Guide Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Saturday February 15, 2019, half day morning trip with Bob Long from New Mexico produced too many Guadalupe trout hook ups to count.  Several of our early hook ups fled when we found the hook that represented our Trico Spinner was straight with no barb.  We are not required to have barbless hooks and it only allows for a short battle and a jump or two before they become un-buttoned.  The sucker spawn egg performed well too.  The release from Canyon Lake Dam was 400 cfs with clear water conditions.  The weather was superb with partly cloudy skies and temps in the 80's F.  Expedition Outfitters provides fly fishing trips, lessons and instruction on the Texas Hill Country Rivers near San Antonio, Austin and New Braunfels.

 

Guadalupe River Trout Fishing Guide Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Updated Saturday February 16, 2019; Full day trip with talented fly designer Robbin Murphy from Dallas produced too many hook ups and Guadalupe Trout fights to be counted.  We braved cold temps and light rain but it was worth it.  The outflow from Canyon Lake Dam was 500 cfs with clear water conditions.  Our best flies were the Girdle Bug with a Prince Nymph dropper.  There were lots of guide boats on the river but there was plenty of action to go around.  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 Trout Guide Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions: Updated Thursday February 21, 2019.  Private fly fishing lesson with Florence and Tim from Austin produced two new fly fishers.  The weather was overcast but pleasant with temps in the low 50's F.  The release from Canyon Lake Dam was 400 cfs with clear water conditions.  The winds were light making for easy instruction.  We didn't see any big hatches but we did notice a few Micro Caddis and a few BWO's and tricos.  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 Trout Fishing Guide Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions: Friday February 22, 2019; Nine mile float with Marcos Enriquez and Kyler Gartner from Gordy and Son's produced too many hook ups to count.  The boys caught and released Guadalupe Rainbow Trout and a Brown Trout too.  These guys were experts and I was just driving the boat.  The release from Canyon Lake Dam was 280 cfs with clear water conditions.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing trips on the Texas Hill Country Rivers near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels.

Guadalupe River Trout Guide Fly Fishing Report and River Conditions: Monday February 25, 2019; We had multiple two hour fly fishing lessons and the participants learned a lot and caught on quickly.  The release from Canyon Lake Dam was 296 cfs with clear water conditions.  The day was nice with temps in the 60's F. with partly cloudy skies.  There was a massive Mayfly hatch with Tricos and BWO's coming off.  Although the fish weren't rising reliably it was possible to entice them with a Trico Spinner drowned under a worm.  The water temp was 52 degrees F at mile 10.5 below Canyon Lake Dam.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing trips, lessons and instruction on the Texas Hill Country Rivers near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels.

Guadalupe Trout Fly Fishing report and River Conditions:  Wednesday February 27, 2019; David Roberts and his lovely daughter Beth joined us for a half day Guadalupe River float from Rio to Lazy L and L.  David was an expert fly fisher and Beth was following in his footsteps.  We caught and released several nice rainbow and brown trout.  The weather was great with temps in the 70's and almost reached 80 in the afternoon with clear blue skies.  Our best flies of the day were the Caddis emerger and the Prince nymph.  The water was clear and we did some sight casting but most of our fish were caught while dead drifting.  The release from Canyon Lake Dam was 280 cfs.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing trips on the Texas Hill Country Rivers near New Braunfels, San Antonio and Austin.

Guadalupe Trout Fly Fishing Guide Fishing Report and River Conditions for Friday March 1, 2019; Canyon Lake Dam release was 290 cfs with clear water conditions and water temps in the high 40's F.  The weather was cool with overcast conditions and very few insects hatching even though the conditions looked right.  Consequently, the bite was slow.  Even though, Chad Linahan and his nephew Wyatt landed some nice Guadalupe trout.  Other guides were struggling for the same reasons but I think we excelled because of fly selection.  The Prince Nymph and Zug Bugs made them eat.  Expedition Outfitters provides fly fishing classes, lessons and instruction on the Texas Hill Country Rivers near New Braunfels, Austin and San Antonio.

Guadalupe River Fly Fishing Guide Trout Fishing Report and River Conditions:  Updated Saturday March 2. 2019; Private fly fishing lesson with David and his buddy from New Braunfels produced two new fly fishers.  The release from Canyon Lake Dam was 290 cfs with clear water conditions.  The water temp was in the low 50's F.  The air temp was in the mid 50's F. with overcast skies and light rain/fog.  We saw a nice BWO and Trico hatch with a few cream colored Caddis coming off too.  We only saw a couple of fish rising but with no regularity or pattern to the risers.  The guys learned the "pick up/ set down" cast, the "roll cast" and we learned "distance casting" too.  We went over knots, fly selection and reading the water.  Expedition Outfitters provides guided fly fishing trips, lessons and instruction on the Hill Country Rivers near Austin, San Antonio and New Braunfels Texas.


          
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