Fly Fishing the Guadalupe River

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This past Sunday Aaron and I left the kayaks at home, grabbed the fly rods, and headed west to fish the Guadalupe river for rainbow trout.  While I’ve practiced at the local ponds, I’ve never actually caught a fish on the fly.  I’d like to spend some time this summer chasing redfish with the fly rod so this trip would allow me to learn  few things and practice on some smaller fish.

We left Pearland at 4:15 am and made a quick stop at Whataburger before reaching the river in New Braunfels around 7:20.  Temps were holding in the upper 30s with an occasional gust of wind but we had blue clear skies and temps that would rise throughout the day.  We hopped into our waders, rigged our rods for nymphing, and headed down to the river.  After a few quick tips from Aaron we got our flies in the water and had a double hook up on our 2nd casts.  Aaron had a nice fish to start the day while my first fish was in the 6 inch range.

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The action stayed pretty consistent for most of the day with each of us landing a little over 20 fish each.  The majority of the fish were in the 6-10 inch range but we caught half a dozen each that were around 16″.  The Guadalupe River provides some beautiful scenery and great trout fishing during the winter months for Texas residents.

 

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