December Fly Fishing Report

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It's winter time and the trout angling is great! The Guadalupe river has had a brown trout and three rainbow trout stockings. There were a few tiger trout mixed in with the browns, so take lots of pictures if you catch one. It will likely be a state record since tiger trout haven't been stocked before. Our 15th annual Learn to Fly Fish event added over 1000 additional rainbow trout to the Guadalupe river right here at Action Angler. Lots of fish are staying together in shallow and deep water. The super low flow is making for some soft and quick bites. December is a great time to book a trip to experience some epic fly fishing. Check out to book a trip, buy some gear or gift certificate, or get up to speed on the latest river info.

Give the gift of fly fishing this holiday season! 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 57 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 a few 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 to stay informed of the lake level and dam release. Make sure to book a trip soon to secure your date.


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.


  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 $600. 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. Our four hour Trout Fishing 101 and 201 events are scheduled for January 9 and 10, 2021. Please click here for details:

  4. Guadalupe River Trout Unlimited Troutfest is officially cancelled for 2021 due to Covid. Go to grtu,org for more details.

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


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