GUADALUPE River (LOWER)
The Guadalupe River below Canyon Lake is the southern most trout fishery in the United States. Since the late 1960’s Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife and Guadalupe River Chapter of Trout Unlimited have stocked and managed this trout fishery. A float trip down the Guadalupe River is like no other. The river flows through breath-taking Canyons, with banks lined with old growth cypress trees and giant live oaks. Visitors share the river with osprey, kingfishers and hatches of caddis, mayfly and midges which are common sights on most winter days.
Along with rainbow trout the river is home to the Guadalupe Bass, the state fish of Texas, smallmouth, largemouth Bass and Striped Bass. Anglers are also treated to several species of sunfish, eager to take a fly. The Guadalupe River holds some real trophy trout prospects, river mile after river mile is lined with unique limestone cuts creating quality trout habitat and structure making every cast worthwhile.
FISHING SEASON | November—May: The fishing is most consistent mid November through early May. The season is determined by several factors including; water flows, heat and stocking of trout. In most years we have a good population of rainbow trout year round. I usually don’t fish the river from mid May through early November due to heat and stress on the fish and the annual arrival of migrating tubers.