Texas Fly Fishing

People interested in fishing have probably come across the name fly fishing. However, Texas is not in an accessible location for fly fishing when it comes to experienced fly fishers. Most people think the streams and rivers of classic mountain country are perfect for fishing. However, the fact is, people can find Texas Fly Fishing experience great. 

There are approximately more than 80,000 miles of streams and rivers that comprise 41 major waterways. The waters range from fast-flowing hill country streams, slow-moving bayous, clear to turbid. Texas Rivers can give you excellent fishing success just like on the Texas reservoirs in the summer.

One of the best areas to fly-fish in salt water is Rockport, Texas. You will find seven major bay systems connecting Texas coastline that make the Rockport, Texas an excellent fly-fishing destination. The shallows of the bay are filled with a sea grass carpets that provide an ideal place for fish as well as acting as an incubator for young fish. The sea grass carpets also act as a filter for draining out impurities and ensuring that environment excellent for fish such as red fish, speckled trout, flounder, and black drum.

It is along the Guadalupe River that you can find amazing trout fish. The river is in the middle of San Antonio and Austin and is the southernmost fresh water trout fishery in the US. The river is packed with several trout varieties. Note that there is a catch and release regulation on the river in a bid to ensure the trout is in plenty from year to year. 

While fishing at the Guadalupe, you should know that most of the best spots are accessible after you cross private lands. Finding people willing to grant you access is easy, but be ready to pay a small fee for that. However, there are public access points that you can find and take advantage of that. It is wise to look for them first before trying to access private areas. 

Another river is the Blanco River, a classic hill country river that varies from a wide, deep river to merely a trickle in places. The banks of the river are lined with cypress trees that make the scenery along it to look excellently beautiful. You can fish several species here. They include perch and bass. It is easy to access the fishing points, and you can catch perfectly all year round.

Colorado River that is located 60 miles from north Austin is one of the main drainages that flows in Texas hill country. During winter and spring, it has plenty of basses that migrate from Lake Buchanan that is going up the river. However, to fish in Colorado River, you have to pay a small fee, but you should note it is worth the name.

In conclusion, while many people do not fancy Texas Fish Flying, Texas is an excellent place to fly fish. If the timing is right, you can catch plenty of trout and bass. Once the word is out about the good Texas Fly Fishing, it will only be a matter of time before Texas becomes a prime area up there with Washington and Colorado.

Carla Arbuckle
Carla Arbuckle

Carla is a staff writer for Fishing.org and Shooting.org. She is an avid outdoors enthusiast and photographer. She can be found most weekends fishing and exploring the wilderness.