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.