Good News to report!
I took 2 sixteen year olds and 1 seventeen year old with me becuase they wanted to float the river before school starts. I am telling you guys this because I had only a few windows I could fish between picking them up and dropping them off.
I went to the Grueneoutfitters fly shop and spoke with several of the guys that were extremely helpful (Davis) is the only name I remember, nice guy. He told me of a nice spot not too far away by River Acres park and recommended two flies.
I dropped the teenagers off and went to River Acres Park on the Guad, walked upstream from the Common Street Bridge and the action was on. My 5th or 6th cast produced a really nice Bull Rio. I got a pic of him and will post below. I continued to fish upstream and hooked several nice LMB and numerous hand sized longear perch that were some of the most beautiful I have ever caught. In about two hours I managed to catch and release 22 fish in that short stretch.
Wednesday morning dropped the teenagers off at Schlitterbahn and drove up to Pedernales State Park. Got to the park about 945 ish and asked the Park Ranger inside the office where some good places to fly fish would be. I did not receive much help from him, but he did say not to park in any of the numbered campsites! I had studied a map of the park before going so I kinda knew where I wanted to go. I parked between campsite 33 and 34 then walked down a small gravel service road to the river. Second cast really nice longear, tenth cast another big Rio and so it began a great morning of fishing. I did see a guy about half a mile down river in a tube, but no traffic in the 3 hours I was there. I will post of of those pics below as well. Packed up and drove back to New Braunfels, stopped at Dairy Queen and got a belt buster with onion rings, best rings I have had in a long time.
I picked up the boys at Schlitterbahn and dropped them back at the comal river mid afternoon. So I had some time to kill so I went back to River Acres park. Again a epic two hours of nonstop action with several different species. Tubers were light and polite as they went to the other side of the river as they approached me. I only fished about three hundred yards of each side of the river but there was plenty of action. Fantastic trip and I think I will go again in a few weeks without the teenagers. Tuesday night ate at Gristmill and Wednesday night at Alpine Haus, great food both places.
I found that the fish in both places sure liked the crawdad or crawfish colored flies as recommended by Davis at Grueneoutfitters.