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Spring is here! The temperatures are warming and it's a great time to get outdoors. There's still some spawning activity with various species. Bug hatches have been inconsistent, but growing in variety as we move into summer. Expect soft bites on small flies and frequent change outs. The bass fishing has been great on various stretches of the Guadalupe and other hill country rivers. Anglers are having good results with surface flies and sub-surface flies.
It's a good time to reserve your dates for spring/fall in Texas and summer in Colorado. We'll be targeting trout through April, and bass March through May. Check out http://actionangler.net/ 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 59 CFS. All of the trout stockings are complete, and the trout have settled into their new environment. The river is full of trout catching opportunities. Keep an eye on air temps. Once we get consecutive days of air temps over 90 degrees, it will have a bigger impact on water temps. We will discontinue trout fishing as soon as water temps hit 69 degrees. The Canyon Lake level is 12 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. That work has been cancelled, and there is no plan for any flow disruption. The best way to approach your fishing outing is to check the flows before you head out. Wading can become dangerous if you are on the river when the dam suddenly increases its flow. We recommend visiting http://www.grtu.org/flow/ 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 http://actionangler.net/ by clicking the "BOOK NOW" button.
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NEWS AND UPDATES
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.
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. http://www.aspenflyfishing.com/ http://www.crystalflyshop.com/index.html 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. http://www.dragonflyanglers.com/
The next meeting for the New Braunfels Fly Fishers is scheduled for April 26, 2023. https://www.facebook.com/NewBraunfelsFlyFishers
Guadalupe River Trout Unlimited Troutfest is scheduled for February 16-18, 2024. Go to grtu,org for more details.
Please let us know if you are interested in a Devils River trip. These dates are very hard to come by and require advanced planning. We are currently trying to book the following with Expedition Outfitters: Arrive: Tuesday November 7 at 2:00 pm...Guided fishing: Wednesday Nov. 8, and Thursday November 9...Depart: 10:00 am Friday November 10.Deluxe, fully guided fly fishing package at 8,700 acre Sycamore Canyon Ranch. Two days guided fishing in a 14 ft. custom whitewater raft (two clients per boat), three nights lodging in an air conditioned, riverfront, ranch house with fireplace. Rock art tours and four-wheel drive tours included upon arrival in the afternoon. We serve fire grilled dinners, hearty breakfasts, and lunches...and most beverages. Note: We will visit Dolan Falls on this trip. Cost: $2000 per person. We only do parties of four clients with this package. Please email email@example.com to inquire.
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