January 15, 2009
Guadalupe River Update
The Guadalupe River tailwater is flowing low and mostly clear. Even with the low flows we are able to float a raft through the trophy zone with a minimum of wading/dragging. Nice summer flows have helped retain a number of hold-over fish in the river this year and those fish have been supplemented with very nice fish courtesy of Texas Parks and Wildlife and Guadalupe River Trout Unlimited.
Average fish size through the special regulation zone has been 17 inches and just over 2 pounds, with some fish going in excess of 24 inches and pushing five pounds. We have seen nice hatches of tricos, midges and caddis, with various beatis and hexagenia mixed in for good measure. The better hatches start in the mid-morning and run throughout the day. Favorite patterns on the river at this time include hares ear nypmhs, black RS2s, zebra midges and bead head pheasant tails in black with a little flash in sizes ranging from 16s to 22s. Weekends have been pretty busy on the river, with those looking for a little more solitude opting for weekday trips.
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