As the southernmost trout fishery in the United States, The Guadalupe River below Canyon Lake aka "The Trout Section" is a truly special place that I consider home. It was first stocked with trout in the 1960's by Lone Star Brewery and since then, Guadalupe River Trout Unlimited, Texas Parks and Wildlife and countless individuals have worked tirelessly to make The Guadalupe Tailrace into an amazing fishery. Rainbow and Brown Trout are stocked between the months of November and March every year and the fishing is usually good into the summer. Depending on rainfall, lake levels and water temperature, Trout can and do survive year round. As long as water temperatures stay below 70 degrees, we fish for trout in the upper parts of the river.
Often overlooked, the warmwater fishing in "The Trout Section" is phenomenal. It is home to HUGE Striped Bass aka Stripers upwards of 40lb, Largemouth Bass and one the best Smallmouth Bass fisheries in Texas. I have prime access to the coldest water within a mile of Canyon Dam with the least amount of angling pressure and very little "tube traffic" even on a busy summer weekend. This allows us to fish for Trout into the Summer and take advantage of some amazing fishing opportunities few anglers get to experience.
While our "Texas Trout" are no fools, The Guadalupe is a great place for beginners and experienced anglers alike to hone their skills with high numbers of fish and a good chance of hooking into trout over 20 inches. We offer full and half-day guided float trips on sturdy Aire Whitewater Rafts equipped with fishing frames with plenty of room for 2 anglers and a guide. All equipment, flies, high quality fly rods (welcome to bring anything you like to use) and waders (if needed) are provided. Non-alcoholic beverages provided on all trips and lunch is provided on full-day trips.
Half-Day Float Trip: $350
Full-Day Float Trip: $450
Wade trips upon request