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It's Hot Out There But So Is The Fishing

In spite of the summer temperatures settling in, the fishing has been great. The key to success , not to mention comfort, is to get an early start. We have been starting most of our trips at just after sunrise. Temperatures are pleasant up until 11 :00 or noon most days. We do have a couple of options for full day trips for folks who are acclimated to the heat. Check out this AWG blog post from 2014 for some tips to dealing with the Texas summer heat.

An added bonus of the early starts are topwater fishing. On most of our recent trips topwater has been the most productive method. The bass usually go deeper once the temps start to climb.

Right now we actually have multiple options for float trips on several different rivers. The San Marcos, Colorado and the Upper Guadalupe Rivers have all been fishing well. The San Marcos is best on an early morning half day to beat the heat and the tubers. The Upper Guadalupe is a longer stretch so it is a full day float only; and since it is flow dependent, fishing there may not be an option as flows drop later in the summer. The Colorado River below Austin has been very good lately and as flows drop the water conditions will improve on the lower sections of the river opening up many more miles of seldom fished water. Check out some recent photos below to see what we have been catching. Hope to see you on the water soon.

Colorado River 7-13-19 Fly Fishing Report

Guides Day Off 7-11-19

looking Good For 2019

2019 is off to a good start. Trout fishing on the Guadalupe River has been great. Although higher flows have made wade fishing pretty tough , float fishing has been good, and the trout really do much better with more water in the river. An additional benefit of the higher flows is a longer season. Trout fishing on the Guadalupe should be good well into the spring this year.

Bass fishing is usually slow this time of year but we have still been having some luck on the warmer days. Good flows on the San Marcos and Llano Rivers should give us some great bass fishing once things warm up a bit. The Colorado River has been high all winter, but with dropping lake levels the flows should return to normal in the coming weeks. Most of the largest Guadalupe and Largemouth bass are caught during the late winter and early spring on the Colorado River.

Higher winter flows on our local rivers mean good runs of white bass in the late winter and early spring. The Llano, Pedernales, San Gabriel, and the upper Colorado should all be good this year. White bass runs on the lower Colorado have been getting more consistent as well.