May Fly Fishing Report

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Time to make plans for Summer! We are targeting the warm water species with good results. Trout are still an option early morning, but need to closely monitor the water temperatures. 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 warming, There are still some sections below the dam under 70 degrees and safe for trout early mornings. This is the time to enjoy both cold and warm water species. Many great fishing stories of trout biting on a long list of fly patterns (streamers, nymphs, worms, dry flies). Bass are taking poppers on low wind days, and streamers. With a river full of fish and good flows, fishing should be good for a while. Make sure to book a trip soon to secure your date.

Flows on the Guadalupe below Canyon Lake are currently at 96 CFS. Lots of folks are asking if we are still able to do float trips. Absolutely! It wasn't that long ago that the flows were 50 CFS. 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.

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 will be closed to the public until mid October as we turn our focus to guiding in Colorado. Appointments to purchase items from the fly shop during this time can be made by email, or purchases can be made through or website at any time of the year. Guided fly fishing trips and lessons with our numerous qualified guides are also available by email.

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. Please let us know if you are interested in a premier Bull Trout fly fishing destination in the Northern Rockies of British Columbia.

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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