The wife and I took our daughter Brynlee who I call Bream down to the Guadalupe today for her first fishing trip. At 7 months Momma wouldn't let me take her into the water with me so they watched from the bank. We only fished for an hour or so but I landed 2 nice trout and long distance released 3 others. As quick as the last 7 months have gone by it wont be long before Bream is in the water right next to me with her own flyrod.
The Guadalupe River Trout Unlimited Chapter has a lease access program for the Guadalupe River. This program, provides a path to the river over private property to legally access the Guadalupe River. The program runs from November 1 to October 31 of the following year. Several of the lease sites are open year around, most site are only open during the prime winter fishing season. All trout caught on a GRTU lease sites are catch and release only. The GRTU chapter along with TP&W stock the river every winter with Rainbow Trout. You can check out more about the GRTU Chapter by clicking this LINK.
Went and fished the Guad this morning and caught a few nice fat healthy trout that were a lot of fun on the 3wt. Didn't have good light so the under water shots didn't come out as good as I've would have liked them to. The first pic looks like the fish is smoking a cigarette, lol. It was near freezing this morning and surprisingly there were a few snakes out.
One of the best things about tailwaters is that you can pretty much fish them year round. When most other waters are freezing up in the winter your local tailwater is probably fishing great. Being from Texas all the trout waters within 10 hours of me are tailwaters. Tailwaters are what I learned to trout fish on so when I heard Terry and Wendy Gunn put together a book on the "50 Best Tailwaters to Fly Fish" I had to get my hands on it. Having already fished a number of the tailwaters listed in this book and personally knowing and fished with several of the fine folks that helped contribute to this book I can tell you the information you will find is spot on. The book can be ordered from StoneFly Press and will make a great gift for the trout fisherman in your life.
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Things have been pretty slow for me in the fishing dept lately. Here is a trip I made to Miami a number of years ago. This is a fun urban trip that is cheap and can easily been done yourself. Just rent a car and use google maps to lead you to the canals. Talk to some of the local fly shops and they will help you narrow down your choices to the better canals to fish. They are full of a variety of fish that are willing to take a fly. I caught most of my fish on a fire tiger conehead wooly bugger. A nice light weight 5wt rod is perfect for these peacocks. I can't remember how many different species I caught but below are some pics of the better/more memorable fish caught. Unfortunately I lost a lot of pics when my old computer crashed so this is all I was able to recover.