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December Fly Fishing Report

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Winter is here! The temperatures have dropped and it's a great time to get outdoors.

It's a good time to reserve your dates for winter and spring in Texas. We'll be targeting trout through April, and bass March through May. Check out to book a trip, buy some gear or gift certificate, or get up to speed on the latest river info.


The water temperatures on the Guadalupe are in the 60s. The flows on the Guadalupe below Canyon Lake are 68 CFS. There have been 4 trout stockings so far, and more on the way. Trout sizes stocked this season are anywhere from 8 inches to 27 inches. The GRTU feeding program has helped a good number of trout to survive the summer, and the best way to know if you have a holdover is by the color and fin development. The Canyon Lake level is 20 feet low and flows could reduce more if rainfall doesn't increase. We recommend visiting to stay informed of the lake level and dam release. The trout have been biting on various worm, egg, nymphs, and emerger patterns. Some streamers have also been successful.

Please contact us if you want to experience some great Colorado or Hill Country fly fishing. Guided trips and gift certificates can be purchased online at by clicking the "BOOK NOW" button.


The Action Angler fly shop and river access is open 7 days a week. Purchases can be made through or 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.


  1. 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 $700. Please contact us for details.

  2. 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. 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.

  3. The next meeting for the New Braunfels Fly Fishers is scheduled for December 13, 2023.

  4. Guadalupe River Trout Unlimited Troutfest is scheduled for February 18-20, 2024. Go to grtu,org for more details.

  5. Our 101 and 201 classes are scheduled for January 6, 2024. These are 4 hour classes designed to improve your wading experience. Please email to inquire.

Thank you for supporting our small business.


Chris Jackson Owner/Lead Guide

Go Where the Action Is!

830-708-FISH (830-708-3474)


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