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December Fly Fishing Report

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Winter is here, and the trout bite is on! The Guadalupe has had several stockings of trout with one of the loads containing a good number of Palominos. There's a variety of bug hatches, so there's a long list of fly patterns and techniques that are producing some bites. Dries, nymphs, and streamers have all had success so far. We've had a good amount of cloud cover and unusually warm air temps. Fishing without waders has been the norm, but will likely change soon. 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.


The flows on the Guadalupe below Canyon Lake are 119 CFS. We are recommending half day float trips for trout because of the lack of water. This is the time to brush up on all of your fly fishing skills so you are ready for the January and February prime time. Many great fishing stories of trout biting on dries, nymphs, and streamers. The Canyon Lake level is finally full. Flows below the dam could change at any time. 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 and river access is open. For everyone's safety, 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. Purchases can be made through our website at any time of the year.

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. Check out 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..)

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. The next meeting for the New Braunfels Fly Fishers is scheduled for January 26, 2022.

  4. Guadalupe River Trout Unlimited Troutfest is officially being planned for 2022. Go to grtu,org for more details.

  5. Our 4 hour trout fishing 101 class is scheduled for January 8, 2022 from 8am to noon. A second class from 1pm to 5pm will be added if there's enough demand. There's a maximum of 12 anglers per class. The entry fee is $150 per angler, and is nonrefundable. Please email to register.

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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