The Guadalupe River
runs from Kerr County, Texas to San Antonio Bay on the Gulf of Mexico. The river has several dams along its length, the most notable of which, Canyon Dam, forms Canyon Lake northwest of New Braunfels. Canyon Dam releases water from the bottom of the dam, creating the lower Guadalupe tailrace. This allows the Guadalupe river to stay cool enough to sustain trout throughout the year. The Guadalupe River is listed as one of the 100 top trout streams in the United States, and is the southernmost trout fishery in the United States.
Action Angler guides the Guadalupe River between Canyon Dam and the town of New Braunfels. We have been guiding central Texas rivers for over 10 years. The watercrafts we use are whitewater rafts custom designed for 2 anglers, complete with casting platforms and lean bars. These rafts are very stable and comfortable, and are great for getting through shallow water.
The Guadalupe River has an abundance of fish species including Rainbow Trout, the state native Guadalupe Bass, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, several species of Sunfish, and Rio Grande Perch, all of which will take a fly. The best rod to use on this river is an 8 to 9-foot, 3-weight to 6-weight fly rod. Roll casting a nymph rig is the most commonly used technique for trout. Poppers and streamers are used for bass and perch.