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September Fly Fishing Report

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It has been a great summer for fly fishing. The temperatures are about to drop as the fall season approaches. The changing seasons will increase different bug hatches. The fish bite will also increase as we get closer to the brown trout spawn. The annual rainbow trout stocking has already occurred on the Gunnison river. Some cooler temps and cloud cover should make for some great streamer fishing. September is a great time to book a Colorado trip to experience some epic dry fly fishing. It's also a good time to reserve your dates for fall and winter in Texas. We'll be targeting bass through October and November, then trout late November through April. 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 too warm to target trout. The flows on the Guadalupe below Canyon Lake are 84 CFS. 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 very 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. Make sure to book a trip soon to secure your date.

Flows on the lower Gunnison river in Colorado are above 650 CFS, and should remain that way through October. This means plenty of cold water with great hatches. Hoppers, BWO, and Stone Fly nymphs are a few of the long list of flies currently working. There are some great trout opportunities on the Roaring Fork and Colorado rivers as well.

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 remain 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. There's still some dates in September to reserve. 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 September 27, 2023. The annual holdover tournament has been scheduled for November 4, 2023.

  4. Guadalupe River Trout Unlimited Troutfest is scheduled for February 16-18, 2024. Go to grtu,org for more details.

  5. Our annual Learn to Fly Fish 2 hour class is scheduled for December 2, 2023 from 9am to 11am. A second class from 2pm to 4pm will be added if there's enough demand. There's a maximum of 20 anglers per class. The entry fee is $40 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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