Guadalupe River 11-10-15
I got out on the Guadalupe River the other day with Chris Jackson AWG guide and owner of The Action Angler. I hadn't been on the Guadalupe River since before the big rains this fall and I was curious to see how things were looking. I was also wanting to catch a few of the striped bass that had ended up in the river after the high flows coming from Canyon Lake. Flows were just under 1,000 cubic feet per second and the water still had a green tint to it but had a couple feet of visibility. It was great to see the Guadalupe with some water in it after so many years of drought. Chris and I were both just happy to be able to row the boat and not have to get out and drag it through the shallows. The fishing was good as well. We caught a handful of nice stripers and even got a really nice smallmouth as a bonus fish. We also saw quite a bit of flood adamage that was a real strong reminder of what the the power of water can do. At the moment it looks like the high flows will continue for a while. The river is definitely not wadable at this level. The good thing is that all the fish in the river tend to do a lot better at higher water levels. This winter should be one of the best trout seasons we have had in years, and the warmwater fishing should be good until the trout get going.