Monday, May 28, 2012

Happy Memorial Day

I hope everyone had a safe and happy Memorial Day!!

Thank you to all the men and women who serve our country, remember all those who have lost their life fighting for our freedom. Prayers to them all.

The wife and I headed down to the hill country to visit her family this Memorial weekend. We sneaked off and did a little fishing on the San Marcos river and had a good time. We rented a canoe from  Spencer's Canoes and I can't say enough good things about them. They were very polite and informative and made sure everything ran smoothly for us. We floated from Martindale to Staples which is about 5 and a half miles. The upper half of this trip is in pretty quick water while the last half of the trip is in slow water. The river was lined with huge bald cypress and elephant ear plants. There was a lot of fish to be caught and as long as you threw your fly right up next to the bank you would get hit more times then not. We caught lots of nice red breasted sunfish and a mix of small bass and some nice rio grande cichlids. There has to be some monster bass in this river. Everything lines up, there is a ton of bait, including tilapia and the river is spring fed so there is almost always a good flow and stable water temperatures. The best way to fish this river is to have someone paddle you around so you can concentrate on fishing all the key spots. The faster water will push you past a lot of good spots and the wind will blow you off the good spots on the lower section of the trip. Their are a lot of good guides that fish the San Marcos. Give them a call if your interested in a great trip.

The best view on the river

Mister Guadalupe Bass 

One of many nice redbreasted sunfish

A decent Rio 

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