Guadalupe River trout fishing to expand with public access

Texas Parks & Wildlife Department
Texas Parks & Wildlife Department

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department  has signed temporary agreements with four Guadalupe River property owners to expand public access to the trout fishery downstream of Canyon Lake.

Public fishing access will be available at Mountain Breeze Campground, Rio Guadalupe Resort (formerly Rio Raft and Resort), and Whitewater Sports beginning Friday through March 7, according to a news release. Public fishing access also will be available at Camp Huaco Springs from Friday through Feb. 2.

Recognized as one of the top 100 trout streams in America and the southernmost trout stream in the United States, this segment of the Guadalupe River is managed through special fishing regulations and is stocked in winter months by TPWD  and the Guadalupe River Chapter of Trout Unlimited.

The leases provide anglers with free access to the river at the four properties from 30 minutes before daylight until 30 minutes after dusk.  Anglers may use the properties for bank fishing and to launch non-motorized watercraft for fishing.  The leases at Mountain Breeze Campground, Rio Guadalupe Resort and Whitewater Sports were made possible with funding provided by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation.

Will Leschper is founder of The Texas Outdoor Digest. He has been recognized for Excellence in Craft by the Outdoor Writers Association of America and the Texas Outdoor Writers Association. He is Conservation Editor of Texas Fish & Game Magazine and is a regular contributor to the Journal of the Texas Trophy Hunters, in addition to writing for plenty of of now-defunct publications.