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February Fly Fishing Report

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It has been a great season so far, and the best is still to come. The Guadalupe is seeing more anglers than usual. The additional stockings to come should make for some great fishing experiences into the summer. We are seeing a broad range of bug hatches this year that have been missing in the past. Everything from Midges, Caddis, PMD, Trico, BWO, Slate Drake, and Hexes are hatching. There have been moments where all the bugs are visible at the same time. These great bug events have made lots of food choices for the trout. A deep fly collection, and frequent fly change has been necessary to keep up with the bite. Many fly patterns and techniques are being used. Dries, nymphs, and streamers have all had success. The air temps have been consistently cold and more cold days in the forecast. This should make for a great setup for the summer with cold lake water out of Canyon Lake. February and March is a great time to book a trip to experience some epic fly fishing for trout. 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 81 CFS. We are recommending half day float trips for trout because of the lack of water. Many great fishing stories of trout biting on dries, nymphs, and streamers. 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 continue to have the most experienced guides on the river. Please let us know if there are any issues with booking trips online. Start planning now for bass trips in March, April, and May. 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. There's one boat left to reserve for the month of June on the 3rd. 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 February 23, 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 February 26, 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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