November 25, 2010
Guadalupe River Fishing Report
November 25, 2010: The Guadalupe River below Canyon Dam continues to have nice, clear water with good flows for wading and acceptable flows for floating. The first round of stockings have begun, and the new fish are settling in with their held-over brethren. Texas Parks and Wildlife will begin their annual stocking program in early December, which will further improve catch rates. New fish typically means big flies. Buggers and other streamers work well on these fish, as does standard nymphs. Hatches continue to include a number of caddis in the afternoons and some midges and slate drakes on the warmer days.
Suggested flies: for trout this time of year include eggs, san juan worms, various standards such as pheasant tail nymphs and hares ear nymphs as well as various colors of buggers. You can typically get away with heavier tippet at this time of year, which will help in landing these strong fighting fish.
Return to Historical Reports
Warm Water Report
November 25, 2010: We have had a number of cool fronts through the Texas Hill Country in recent weeks and that has started to affect our warm water fishing. Now is the time of year when you can find some big bass throughout the region but the timing of your trip is critical for success. Fishing just before a front comes through can be tremendous. We also are seeing nice, warm days between fronts that have made for nice fishing days as well. It comes down to your timing, but the warm water fishing is still good.
The Colorado River below Austin remains our most consistent warm water fishery in the Texas Hill Country. Lots of big bass produced some very nice days this fall. I am not seeing as much surface activity as I was in October but crawfish patterns and white clousers have produced many nice fish. Flows have been good on this stretch throughout the fall, and the water is clear. We are still seeing some top water action on the warmer days and in the evenings.
The San Marcos River benefits from constant water temperatures at the San Marcos Springs that help to moderate the effects of cool fronts. Typically the fishing on the San Marcos rebounds after a front a little sooner than some of our other rivers in the region but you still want to fish deep with heavy streamers.
The Llano River is typically more affected by cooler weather than some of the other river in the Hill Country. While I will fish the Llano for myself throughout the year, I typically do not guide on the Llano once we have some stronger fronts through the region. As mentioned above, timing is everything when picking a day to fish for bass on the Llano. Go deep with streamers such as clousers, heavy buggers and crawfish patterns for some bigger fish.
Suggested Flies for bass in the Hill Country include most any streamer that is white in color as well as crawfish patterns that get deep. I am still seeing some top water activity in the evenings, but for the most part I am working streamers at banks and structure.
Guadalupe River Fishing and Guadalupe River Fishing Reports as well as Llano River Fly Fishing and Llano River Fishing Reports. Castell Guide Service is your source for Guadalupe River trout fishing and Guadalupe River Trout fishing reports as well as for Guadalupe River public access information and booking a trip with Guadalupe River Trout Guides.