The Guadalupe is our “home” river. It runs from the Texas hill country to the Gulf of Mexico. While there are several dams along the river, the one closest to our home base is Canyon Lake Dam. Below the dam, the river flows along limestone cliffs in an area that is heavily used for recreation. In the summer months, you’ll find a flotilla of tubers going down the river enjoying the cool, clear water. When winter comes, the river becomes home to the southernmost trout stream in the US. The river is stocked with trout in the winter months by both the Texas Parks and Wildlife department and the Guadalupe River Trout Unlimited chapter.
Barb and I fish the “Guad” whenever we can from late fall through spring and plan to setup our RV right on the river when we aren’t traveling the country to the other 99 trout streams in the Top 100 (according to Trout Unlimited). I had the distinct pleasure of floating the river with some dear friends and a couple of great guides from All Water Guides, Alvin Dedeaux and JT Van Zandt. More on them in another post coming soon. For now, enjoy this short video highlighting the beauty of this river.