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Fall is here, and the bass bite is on! The changing seasons will increase a variety of bug hatches. It won't be long before the first trout stocking on the Guadalupe river. Some cooler temps and cloud cover should make for some great streamer fishing. October is a great time to book a trip to experience some epic fly fishing. 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 flows on the Guadalupe below Canyon Lake are 57 CFS. We are recommending half day float trips because of the lack of water, and the Covid risk with food preparation on full days. This is the time to enjoy all the warm water species the Texas Hill Country has to offer. Many great fishing stories of bass biting on poppers and streamers. 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 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.
FLY SHOP and RIVER ACCESS
The Action Angler fly shop and river access has now reopened. 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. We are also experimenting with a vending machine on the front porch that will be stocked with basic fly gear (cash only). Purchases can be made through our website at any time of the year.
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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 $600. 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/
Please let us know if you are interested in a premier Bull Trout fly fishing destination in the Northern Rockies of British Columbia.
The Guadalupe River Holdover Tournament hosted by the new Braunfels Fly Fishers is scheduled for November 7, 2020. More details provided soon!
Guadalupe River Trout Unlimited Troutfest is officially cancelled for 2021 due to Covid. Go to grtu,org for more details.
The 15th annual Learn to Fly Fish event is scheduled for December 5, 2020 from 9am to 11am. Action Angler has arranged with the Texas Parks and Wildlife stocking program to stock 1,000 rainbow trout for this event. This event will be limited to the first 20 anglers. The entry fee is $40 per angler, and is nonrefundable (the entry fees are used to purchase the rainbow trout). Please email firstname.lastname@example.org 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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