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Spring is here, and the weather has been great to get outdoors. This is the time of the year when we turn our focus to the warm water species on the various Hill Country rivers. The trout fishing is still good on the Guadalupe, and best fished before 11am or after 4pm.
This is the latest we've seen the Redhorse Sucker lay their eggs. The winter freeze in February played a big role in the delay. The trout are super charged, and seeking out the eggs. There have also been a number of successful anglers using dry flies. The crowds on the Guadalupe have greatly reduced with the trout moving to new spaces and the various other species to target elsewhere.
We've added a new boat to the fleet that provides more room and comfort for our bass and trout trips. Check out the photos on Facebook or Instagram of our new Boulder Boatworks drift boat. April is a great time to book a trip to experience some epic fly fishing. Check out http://actionangler.net/ to book a trip, buy some gear or gift certificate, or get up to speed on the latest river info. (All of our guides have been vaccinated for COVID-19)
Check out our upcoming classes and help jump start friends or family's fly fishing fun. (News & Updates - read more..)
The flows on the Guadalupe below Canyon Lake are 62 CFS. We are recommending half day float trips because of the lack of water, and the Covid risk with food preparation on full days. The Canyon Lake level is over 5 feet feet low and flows could reduce more if rainfall doesn't increase. It's very important to keep a watch on the river flows. Wading can become dangerous if you are on the river when the dam suddenly increases its flow. We recommend visiting http://www.grtu.org/flow/ to stay informed of the lake level and dam release. Make sure to book a trip soon to secure your date.
FLY SHOP and RIVER ACCESS
The Action Angler fly shop is fully stocked with everything you need to have a successful day on the river. River access is $10 per angler and only available to fly anglers. Masks will be required to enter the fly shop, and the number of customers are limited to 4 at a time. The door to the shop will likely be locked in order to control the traffic inside the shop. We have a vending machine on the front porch with snacks and drinks (cash only). Purchases can be made through our website at any time of the year.
I'd like to fill you in on the most recent news in the Texas Hill Country and west/central Colorado.
NEWS AND UPDATES
Action Angler is a booking agent and guide for 1, 2, and 3 day float trips on the Gunnison River through the Gunnison Gorge and lower Gunnison River. This allows us to hold preferred dates for our clients. The Gunnison Gorge is thought of by many as a Top 20 Destination To See Before You Die, and also referred to as a mini-Grand Canyon. The lower Gunnison River is an easier-paced section, with day trips starting at $600. Please contact us for details.
If you are planning to be in the Aspen or Glenwood Springs areas in the summertime or early fall, call Aspen Fly Fishing and/or Crystal Fly Shop to book trips. Be sure to request Chris Jackson as your guide. http://www.aspenflyfishing.com/ http://www.crystalflyshop.com/index.html If you are planning to be in the Crested Butte or Gunnison areas in the summertime or early fall, call Dragonfly Anglers to book trips on the upper Gunnison River and request Chris Jackson as your guide. http://www.dragonflyanglers.com/
The next meeting for the New Braunfels Fly Fishers is scheduled for April 28, 2021. https://www.facebook.com/NewBraunfelsFlyFishers
Thank you for supporting our small business. We hope everyone is safe and healthy during these difficult times. Sincerely,
Chris Jackson Owner/Lead Guide
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