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January Fly Fishing Report

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Winter is here! The temperatures are cool and it's a great time to get outdoors. The sucker spawn is on, and bug hatches have been a bit small in size. Expect soft bites on small flies. Here's a link to a local newspaper article written about the trout season on the Guadalupe:

It's also 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 50s. The flows on the Guadalupe below Canyon Lake are 63 CFS. All of the trout stockings are mostly complete. The river is full of trout catching opportunities. Trout sizes stocked this season are anywhere from 8 inches to 27 inches. The large holdover trout are mixed in. The best way to know if you have a holdover is by the color and fin development. The Canyon Lake level is 11 feet low and flows could reduce more if rainfall doesn't increase. Some of you may have heard that there is some construction scheduled for Canyon Dam. The dates that have been published are not firm. There will be dates changed and delays with the work. Notice has been given that there won't be any work done through January. The best way to approach your fishing outing is to check the flows before you head out. Fishing locations further from the dam will notice more of a delayed change in flow. 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.

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 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 $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 January 25, 2023.

  4. Guadalupe River Trout Unlimited Troutfest is scheduled for February 17-19, 2023. Go to grtu,org for more details.

  5. Our 101 and 201 classes are being planned. Please let us know of your interest, and keep an eye out for scheduled dates on our website and social media. Please email to inquire.

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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