Is there good fishing on Guadalupe River?

Is there good fishing on Guadalupe River?

Is there good fishing on Guadalupe River?

Fishing on the Guadalupe River The Guadalupe River is known for some of the best fly fishing in Texas and is one of the top 100 trout streams in the United States! Cold water is released from the Canyon Lake dam, making the waters of the Guadalupe River cold enough for rainbow and brown trout to survive year-round.

What flies to use for trout on the Guadalupe River?

Midges are always a safe bet because they are the most prolific insect in the tailwater. Tricos and Blue-Wing Olives can also be steady producers if you catch them right. Caddis have been great this year as well. The chance at a fish on a dry fly is possible, but opportunities are few and far between.

How do you catch the bass in the Guadalupe River?

The rivers they inhabit are mostly clear and rocky, and they often hide along rock ledges. If there are stumps, deadfalls or cypress trees present, these are also good spots to target. The best lures for Guadalupe bass are scaled-down versions of largemouth lures.

Where do you fish for Guadalupe bass?

Guadalupe Bass Fishing Destinations

  • Colorado Bend State Park.
  • Lake Buchanan.
  • Inks Lake.
  • Lake LBJ.
  • Lake Marble Falls.
  • Lake Travis.
  • Texas River School River Camp Leased Fishing Access Area.
  • Wilbarger Paddling Trail.

Are there crappie in the Guadalupe River?

Bass fishing this time of year can be very rewarding. The current world record Guadalupe Bass was caught by one of our clients in February. Several of us have caught bass in the 7 to 8 pound range this time of year as well. Other possibilities this time of year are large white bass, crappie and freshwater drum.

What is a Trico fly?

What Is a Trico? Tricos are small mayflies that hatch in extraordinary numbers from July to October. Tricos are an incredibly fun dry fly to fish, especially on rivers like the Bighorn River that boasts a large trout population.

Do trout reproduce in Guadalupe River?

Depending on rainfall, lake levels, flows and water temperature, Trout can and usually do survive year round, especially in the first several miles below Canyon Dam. They also successfully reproduce some years when conditions are good.

What do Guadalupe bass eat?

Guadalupe bass are adapted to flowing streams. Like other black basses, the Guadalupe bass eats fish, crayfish and insect larvae.

What do Guadalupe bass bite?

The diet for this fish consists of worms, crayfish, fatheads, golden shiners, gizzard shad, and insect larvae. A lot of types of artificial baits can catch this fish, including underwater spinners, spoons and topwater lures. Some best lures to use are plastic grubs, streamers, and small crankbaits.

How big can a Guadalupe bass get?

Guadalupe bass do not grow very large—rarely topping three pounds—and the official record is a 3.69-pound fish caught from Lake Travis in 1983. However, in March 2014, Dr. Bryan Townshend landed a 17-inch, 3.71-pound beauty on the Colorado River below Austin, and that record is pending.