Texas FlyFishers of Houston Event: Guadalupe River

Trip Description: The first trip of the new season to chase rainbows in the Hill Country.


When:  November 21st, December 19th
Where: Guadalupe River around Sattler – New Braunfels
Start 8:00 AM
End Time: 3:00 PM
Trip Leader: Michael Quigley  See below from Paul
Phone:713-213-eight-one-five-zero  See below from Paul
e-mail: MFQuigley at yahoo dot com  See below from Paul

How to sign up:
1. Sign Up Here
2. On the sign up sheet distributed at the monthly meeting or
3. E-mail the trip leader.

[b]How to get waiver forms:[/b] Download PDF form here.

Required  Waiver of Liability, filled out and signed, along with emergency contact information.

Cost: None but your food & lodging

Directions:

About the area: You know it, you love it! If you don’t, ask someone!
Important items:
• Member dues are current!
• Waiver of Liability, filled out and signed, along with emergency contact information.  ( Can be downloaded here )
• Extra change of dry clothes
• Wind and/or water proof jacket
• Lunch, Water, snacks
• Sunscreen and Mosquito Repellant
• Hat, Polarized Glasses
• First Aid Kit

Recommended Equipment: 4-7 wt

Recommended Flies: Itty bitty ones!

Recommended guidelines for participants:
• Notify the trip leader if you have any potential concerns
• If inexperienced, then buddy up.
• Have proper safety equipment
• If you are boating or kayaking, inform the trip leader of your float plan if planning to fish alone or longer then the designated times.
• Sign in and sign out at the launch site. Inform the trip leader if you will be launching in a different place.

From Paul

“Per our conversation yesterday, I am willing to lead the trip to the Guad, as Mike Q is does not have a free weekend in DEC.  My contact info is as follows:

Phone–(7 one three) 3 zero 6- 53 one0
email—paul.akscyn (at) yahoo dot com

The program is that we will meet at “Lucky’sn Friday evening, meet at Reelfly on Saturday morning, and have dinner at the Italian place.

Please provide the contact info for Lucky’s, and the Italian place. I will make the dinner reservations once I have the contact  info.

I plan on staying at the Maracopa Lodge on Friday & Saturday evening and would be glad to make reservations for TFF members that would like to attend.

Please forward this to Mike Q, as I do not have his e-mail address.
Be Well- Fish On”

Lucky’s 18100 FM 306 Canyon Lake, Tx 78133. 830-935-3115
 
Gennaro’s. 10018 Startz Rd Canton Lake, Tx 78133. 830-899-2800

8 thoughts on “Texas FlyFishers of Houston Event: Guadalupe River

  1. Saturday morning we will meet up at Reel Fly http://www.reelfly.net/ at 7:15-7:30.

    Several of us will be staying at Maricopa Lodge in Sattler. Another choice is Rio Guadalupe and their cabins. Both sites have riverfront access.

    Remember, most of the land along the river is privately owned. The best way to get access is through GRTU and their less access program.

    We will likely meet up for dinner at Lucky’s Friday night and Gennaro’s on Saturday night.
    http://www.canyonlakerestaurants.com/

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    • It doesn’t look good for stocking before the scheduled date of the outing. I’m thinking about postponing it until mid Dec. Thoughts?

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      • The outing has been postponed. To be rescheduled 12/5 or more likely 12/19. We need a new leader as I cannot attend those days. Contact Puck or me if interested. If we don’t get a leader, we won’t have an outing.

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  2. From Paul

    “Per our conversation yesterday, I am willing to lead the trip to the Guad, as Mike Q is does not have a free weekend in DEC. My contact info is as follows:

    Phone–(7 one three) 3 zero 6- 53 one0
    email—paul.akscyn (at) yahoo dot com

    The program is that we will meet at “Lucky’sn Friday evening, meet at Reelfly on Saturday morning, and have dinner at the Italian place.

    Please provide the contact info for Lucky’s, and the Italian place. I will make the dinner reservations once I have the contact info.

    I plan on staying at the Maracopa Lodge on Friday & Saturday evening and would be glad to make reservations for TFF members that would like to attend.

    Please forward this to Mike Q, as I do not have his e-mail address.
    Be Well- Fish On”

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  3. Latest from GRTU, FYI.

    Fellow Trout Enthusiasts

    I have been asked to drop you all a short note about GRTU’s stockings this year.

    When I first got involved with the managing GRTU stocking program it was assisting the previous VP of Fisheries Bill Higdon. Many of you remember Bill as a fishing enthusiast, guide, the President and VP of fisheries for GRTU, Harley rider, and generally a good fellow. Bill was always quick with a good joke and never ran out of Crown Royal. I will never forget Bill’s big ol’ belly laugh and light hearted mantra shouted out to fellow guides and Trout Bum’s like myself, “Get a real Job!” He was a character!

    Normally we would have our first stockings around Thanksgiving weekend and some years even the first week of December. It was the traditional time as most years the water released from the lake and river were well into 60’s. When I took charge, one of the things I did was to try and move the first stocking up to an earlier date so our Trout starved anglers could get on the river as early as possible. My goal was to try and stock the river as early as conditions would allow. So I studied historical records of temperature monitors, talked to our experts and TPWD biologists, to determine when would be the earliest we could stock with 99% certainty everything would be fine. Most years that is the second or third weekend in November. But first and foremost, as a conservationist, was my responsibility to do what was best for the Fishery.

    This year I called Marvin around the 1st of August to set up GRTU’s first 2 stocking dates. The first date we settled on was Nov12th. I also told him about our spring floods and the fact that if lake and river temperatures didn’t fall fast enough we might have to postpone the first stocking.

    I have been closely monitoring the water temps of the lake and the river. The most critical factor is the discharge temperatures. We would like to see those temperatures 60 degrees or colder this time of year. So far this fall those discharges have been 68-70 degrees and that is too warm to risk stocking our valuable Trout. I have talked to Marcos Dejesus (TPWD Biologist) and David Schroeder (past GRTU webmaster, director, and consultant). My goal was to tap their knowledge and have an idea when we will see temperatures drop to a safe level for stocking the Trout and then fishing for them. This is an unusual situation this season with the lake’s thermocline being wiped out in the spring floods. The last time this happened was 2002. I was not involved in the stocking program back then and no one I’ve talked to remembers when the lake and the discharges cooled down that following fall and when we stocked.

    I have weighed the conditions and determined right now it’s too risky to stock on the 12th. So I called Crystal lake Fisheries to postpone the first stocking. I did this now because when the Hatchery is getting ready to send us our Trout they must stop feeding the Trout for about 6 or 7 days before they are shipped. This is to decrease the amount of waste the Trout produce during the trip to eliminate as much as possible Trout mortality. And let me tell you has worked great so far! We usually see only a handful of dead Trout out of each delivery averaging about 2000-3000 Trout which is outstanding.

    I have talked with the Hatchery about and the next available date. That date will put the fish in the river around Thanksgiving. After that, the next available open date was in December, and this was the best they could do for us. Now I will continue to monitor river conditions leading up to the first stocking. I do believe that this date will work out. But if temperatures still do not fall into a range that will be safe, I will do what is best for the Fishery, and postpone again (but I hope not). I hope this meets with your approval and clarifies the process we go through every year to provide you with the best possible Trout Fishery on the Guadalupe.

    Jimbo Roberts
    GRTU V P of Fisheries

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