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#11268076 - 12/07/15 04:09 PM 1st Rainbow Trout of the Season
1960texan Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 11/09/15
Posts: 213
Loc: New Braunfels
It's about danged time, too! I fished the Guadalupe these last four days, with a flow rate at 565 or above. Not even a nibble until yesterday when I caught a largemouth bass than was an inch too short to keep. Seven of my favorite lures are snagged in currently unreachable areas of the river due to the high cfs rate, but it was worth it.

Finished work early today so I could give it one more try. I'm relatively new to fishing rivers (always been a pond, lake or ocean kind of guy) and I'm happy to say that my patient (or stubborn, yeah...probably stubborn) nature has paid off.



This little morsel was only 10 and 1/2 inches long and dressed out at just under half a pound, but will make a nice appetizer for tonight's dinner.


Edited by 1960texan (12/07/15 04:10 PM)
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#11268442 - 12/07/15 06:54 PM Re: 1st Rainbow Trout of the Season [Re: 1960texan]
Aquiles Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 04/24/11
Posts: 1234
Loc: Texas, Dallas
Sweet ! Please explain are they stocked in the river this time of the year too, I've heard that they stock them in ponds but was unaware they did it in rivers also.

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#11268482 - 12/07/15 07:08 PM Re: 1st Rainbow Trout of the Season [Re: Aquiles]
1960texan Offline
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Registered: 11/09/15
Posts: 213
Loc: New Braunfels
Originally Posted By: Aquiles
Sweet ! Please explain are they stocked in the river this time of the year too, I've heard that they stock them in ponds but was unaware they did it in rivers also.


Yes, they've been stocking the lower Guadalupe for many years now, it's the southernmost trout fishery in the U.S. For several miles below the dam the water is cold enough year-round to sustain a small population of trout. The Guadalupe river chapter of Trout Unlimited also stocks trophy trout in parts of the river. I'm just learning all of this myself, the last time I went trout fishing was over 20 years ago in a stocked mountain lake in southern California.
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#11268573 - 12/07/15 07:41 PM Re: 1st Rainbow Trout of the Season [Re: 1960texan]
Ledeez Offline
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Registered: 09/01/15
Posts: 751
Loc: Lake lavon
You never know til you go!? That away to stay at em! Nice read
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#11270162 - 12/08/15 12:33 PM Re: 1st Rainbow Trout of the Season [Re: 1960texan]
MtnDew Offline
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Registered: 12/14/11
Posts: 926
Loc: Irving, TX
congrats ... I completely understand the stubborn part smile ...
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#11273395 - 12/09/15 09:47 PM Re: 1st Rainbow Trout of the Season [Re: 1960texan]
banker-always fishing Offline
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Registered: 07/12/10
Posts: 38726
Loc: Universal City Tx.
Nice fish. Good job on some tough conditions! cheers
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#11275505 - 12/10/15 10:01 PM Re: 1st Rainbow Trout of the Season [Re: 1960texan]
cbag1 Online   content
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Registered: 03/11/05
Posts: 567
Loc: New Braunfels
I fished right below Canyon yesterday and no one caught anything while I was there. Going to look for other places.

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