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trip description for Brazos River Fly Fishing in Rio Vista

This is a fly fishing trip for the annual white bass run above Lake Whitney. Guests will meet the guide at Hamm Creek Park near Rio Vista and travel up the Brazos River in a 18 foot center console boat. Fishing will be a combo of boat and wade fishing for white bass, stripers, and large mouth bass. All tackle can be provided along with ice and water on the boat. Full day trips will include lunch. Read More

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trip description for Brazos River Luxury Overnight in Granbury

Get out there on one of Texas' most scenic rivers for a two-day, one-night overnight fly-fishing adventure! Your guide, Ben, is a terrific angler and a master instructor who knows this water better than almost anyone. Whether you're a season fly fisherman or looking to up your game, this trip is perfect for you. Unlike most fly-fishing trips that target Trout, Ben specializes in catching Bass on the fly. In addition, you'll be able to chase bites from tons of freshwater species, including Catfish, Crappie, Gar, Drum, and more! These fish are a blast to fight on a flyrod, and can really help improve your casting technique, hookset, and more. On this overnight trip, you'll be treated like a king, with three meals a day, excellent camping accommodations, and a tailored experience that you can make all your own. Breakfasts and lunches will be light to keep you moving, but dinners are extremely hearty, with pork osso buco, venison barbacoa, and tons of other game-forward meals on offer. In addition, wine and liquor of your choice are available! Give us a call and let us help you book the Texas fly-fishing trip of a lifetime! Read More

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trip description for Hybrid & Sand Bass Slam in Runaway Bay

Want to catch a big fish on Lake Bridgeport, but you don't have a boat? Captain Keith is the man for the job! With over 25 years of experience and the current lake record Hybrid Bass under his belt, he is ready to help you catch that next trophy fish. On Lake Bridgeport with Captain Keith, you will be fishing for White (Sand) Bass and Hybrid Striped Bass. He fishes year-round and likes to use both lures and live bait depending on the time of year. In the winter months specifically, he likes to fish lures, using "slabs" and "Deadstick" jigs. It's a fun, hands-on way to catch them up! And as the water warms up in the spring and summer months, he will mix in more live bait action but is always willing to throw a lure! You will be fishing out of a 22 ft Key West Center Console (with T-Top!) equipped with everything needed to put fish in the boat, including a state-of-the-art bait tank. His service is complete, all you will need is a freshwater license and what you want to eat or drink. Kieth will supply all of the rods, reels, tackle, lures and will even clean/bag any fish you want to bring home. Read More

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Fishing in Granbury
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trip description for Brazos River Drift Trip in Granbury

Enjoy this trip on one of North Texas' most beautiful rivers—the Brazos. You'll be in a perfect place to catch over ten species of freshwater sportfish, all while surrounding yourself with some of the best scenery this part of the state has to offer. From November to February, Texas Parks and Wildlife stocks this section of the Brazos with Rainbow Trout, so you can get a Rocky Mountain fly fishing experience without having to leave the state. This trip is a great "mixed bag" adventure, and because Bass, Trout, Gar, Cats, and Crappie all eat some of the same bugs, you never know what species is going to blow up your fly! Wade trips are also a great way for you to work on technique by receiving specific, one-on-one instruction from a professional fly fishing guide. Your guide, Ben, will provide everything you need for an epic trip, including rods, reels, tippet, and flies. The fish are biting—what are you waiting for?! Read More

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trip description for Brazos River Float Trip in Fort Worth

Float into the water with Greg for an exciting fly-fishing adventure on some beautiful Texas rivers! On this 4 to 8-hour fly-fishing trip, Greg will float you out on the Brazos River, a smaller tributary such as the Paluxy River, or one of the many of the area lakes. Here, he'll give you some of his expert fly fishing tips as you target several fish species including Largemouth Bass, Spotted Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Striped Bass, Hybrid Striped Bass, White Bass, and a variety of the Sunfish species. There is even Carp, Smallmouth Buffalo, Freshwater Drum and Gar. No matter your experience level, from beginners to experienced, Greg is passionate about making your day on the water one to remember. Whether it’s floating the scenic Brazos River, wading the “hill country like” Paluxy River, or taking you out on one of many picturesque lakes, Greg will guide you to a Texas sized, fun filled, fly fishing trip of a lifetime! Depending on conditions and where the fishing is the best, Greg will choose from a couple of options for the best way to go. You'll either be aboard a custom 16 1/2 foot Hog Island Skiff with a Jet Motor or a 14 foot Aire Raft equipped with an Outcast fishing system. These vessels are very stable and comfortable, and are great for getting through shallow water. Greg will provide flies, leaders & tippet, fly rods & reels (available by request, please make arrangements prior to your trip), drinks, snacks and will even do some expert photography to leave you with some pictures! Lunches will be provided on the full day trips as well. All you need to bring is a valid Texas freshwater fishing license, and we recommend polarized sun glasses, a hat, rain gear & clothing for the season and sunscreen. You are welcome to bring our own fly rod and reel. He recommends a 4-6 weight Fly Rod for wade trips on smaller waters such as the Paluxy River. However, on the Brazos River or one of the many area Lakes, he prefers a 6-8 weight Fly Rod. Big flies allow opportunities to catch some bigger fish but require a heavier fly line. Big fish are also easier to control and land on a 6-8 weight fly rod. In terms of lines, he recommends floating, weight forward and shorter taper fly lines. On the Brazos River and some of the lake areas, there are times when an intermediate sink, or sink tip and full sinking lines are best. Enjoy your day on the water and catch some fish with Greg! Read More

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Fishing in Graford
Fishing in Graford
Fishing in Graford
trip description for Brazos River Exclusive Access in Graford

For a lot of Texans, the Brazos river might evoke notions of urban, domesticated, and overcrowded water. Which for a lot of stretches on this river, might be true... But JD specializes in fishing a stretch of the Brazos that is all but inaccessible to the daily fishermen and remains a safe haven of sublime water & wildlife, beautiful cut-banks, and Giant Largemouth Bass! JD has 4 private access points along the 20 mile stretch from PK Lake down to Farm to Market #4, that otherwise would take multiple days to float your way through. Instead JD invites you to come fish with him for half day 4 hour or full day 8 hour trip targeting that same incredible water in half the time! JD will be rowing you down the river in his customized NRS Star fishing raft. Which provides a comfortable ride for 2 guests. Additional guests will be on a separate boat with another guide, but ya'll will stick together, and can mix and match who fishes with who as you drift along. Whilst floating through the slow pools as you move down the river you'll be hammering the banks with poppers looking to excite some big fish for some topwater action. But when a run or deep pool looks particularly tasty, JD will tie the boat up on the bank so ya'll can get out and hone in on the best water and the biggest fish! The raft will be loaded up with all the necessary gear, water, and ice you'll need for the day and JD recommends bringing your favorite snacks, drinks, or even a light lunch, but the only thing you need to bring with you is a Texas freshwater fishing license, so don't forget that! Read More

River Fishing Trip in Graford

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Everything to Know About Booking a Fishing Guide in Graford

What are the best fishing trips in Graford?

Why should I book a fishing trip in Graford with Captain Experiences?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 2 trip in Graford: Brazos River Exclusive Access guided by JD.

Our guides in Graford are rated a 5 out of 5 based on 3225 verified reviews on Captain Experiences.

All guides on Captain Experiences are licensed, insured, and vetted by our team. You can access their reviews, click through trip photos, read bios to get to know them, and preview trip details like species, techniques, group sizes, boat specs and more.

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What types of fishing trips are common in Graford?

River fishing is the most popular in Graford as well as lake fishing.

The most commonly sought after species in Graford are: 1. largemouth bass, 2. smallmouth bass, 3. hybrid striped bass, and 4. striped bass.

The most common fishing techniques in Graford are fly fishing, wading, and artificial lure fishing but sight casting and trolling are popular as well.

How much does a Graford fishing trip cost?

in Graford prices can range anywhere from about $360 to $4,020, but the average price for a half day trip in Graford is $979. The average price for a full day trip in Graford is $2,611.

Is booking a fishing guide worth the money?

Hiring a guide provides a number of benefits and many choose to book a fishing guide for a combination of experience, local knowledge, convenience, and cost-effectiveness.

Working with experienced fishing guides who know the best local spots and techniques can dramatically increase your odds of a great day. Having someone who is on the water every day and knows the area like the back of their hand is going to give you the best chances of success.

Booking a guide is also more cost effective, especially if you only get out a handful of times per year. When you consider all of the costs you would incur on your own such as the price of a boat, maintenance, insurance, gas, high-quality gear and tackle, repairs, and more, you’ll find that DIY is sometimes not worth the expense.

Even if you’ve got a great setup already in your home waters, booking a guide also provides a great opportunity to experience new techniques, new locations, or even a chance at a new target species to knock off the bucket list.

What month is best for fishing in Graford?

The most popular season for fishing in Graford is fall, and most anglers book their trips 36 days in advance.

Do I need a Graford fishing license and what are the bag limits in Graford?

See here for more information on fishing licenses in Graford, bag limits for target species, and fishing season regulations in Graford. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations in Graford.

What is fishing in Graford?

Fishing in Graford, Texas, offers anglers a tranquil escape into the heart of nature. Situated near Possum Kingdom Lake, this quaint town boasts some of the finest fishing spots in the Lone Star State. Whether you're casting a line from the shoreline or navigating the clear waters by boat, the opportunities to reel in a big catch are abundant. From largemouth bass to crappie and catfish, the diverse ecosystem supports a variety of fish species, making every outing a new adventure.

The charm of fishing in Graford lies not only in the abundance of fish but also in the picturesque surroundings. As you cast your line, you're treated to sweeping views of rugged cliffs, lush forests, and crystal-clear waters. It's a place where the tranquility of nature envelops you, allowing you to unwind and reconnect with the simpler pleasures of life. Whether you're an experienced angler or a novice seeking solace in the outdoors, Graford's fishing scene offers something for everyone.

Beyond the thrill of the catch, fishing in Graford fosters a sense of community among fellow anglers. Whether you're swapping stories at the local bait shop or sharing tips and tricks on the water, there's a camaraderie that binds fishing enthusiasts together. And with numerous events and tournaments held throughout the year, there's always an opportunity to test your skills and compete against other anglers. In Graford, fishing isn't just a hobby – it's a way of life that brings people together in appreciation of nature's beauty and the joy of the catch.

What are the most popular months to fish in Graford?

Fishing seasons in Graford, Texas, offer a dynamic and ever-changing experience for anglers throughout the year. Spring heralds the awakening of nature, with warmer temperatures coaxing fish out of their winter hiding spots. This season sees an uptick in activity as bass, crappie, and catfish become more active, making it an ideal time for anglers to cast their lines and reel in some prized catches. With the flora in full bloom and the waters teeming with life, spring fishing in Graford is a vibrant and exhilarating experience.

As the heat of summer settles in, fishing in Graford becomes a game of strategy and patience. The scorching temperatures drive fish deeper into the cooler waters, requiring anglers to adapt their techniques accordingly. Early mornings and late evenings offer the best chances of success, as fish are more active during these cooler periods. Whether you're casting topwater lures for bass or drifting bait for catfish, the summer months in Graford provide plenty of opportunities for anglers to test their skills and beat the heat on the tranquil waters.

Fall ushers in a season of abundance in Graford, as cooler temperatures trigger a feeding frenzy among fish preparing for the winter months ahead. Largemouth bass are particularly active during this time, voraciously feeding to build up their energy reserves. Crappie and catfish are also plentiful, making fall a prime season for anglers to capitalize on the abundance of fish. With the foliage ablaze in hues of red and gold, fishing in Graford during the fall months is not only fruitful but also breathtakingly beautiful, offering a sensory feast for nature enthusiasts and anglers alike.

What types of fishing are popular in Graford?

In Graford, Texas, anglers have a diverse range of fishing techniques to explore, each offering its own unique challenges and rewards. One popular method is freshwater bank fishing, where anglers cast their lines from the shoreline of Possum Kingdom Lake or nearby streams and rivers. This approach allows for a more leisurely fishing experience, as anglers can set up their gear along the tranquil banks and wait for bites from a variety of species, including bass, crappie, and catfish.

For those seeking a more adventurous experience, boat fishing is a popular choice in Graford. With its expansive lake and numerous waterways, Possum Kingdom Lake provides ample opportunities for anglers to explore by boat. Whether trolling along the lake's rocky cliffs or drifting through secluded coves, boat fishing offers access to prime fishing spots that are often unreachable from the shore. Anglers can use a variety of techniques, from casting crankbaits for bass to bottom fishing for catfish, making each outing a thrilling and dynamic adventure.

Another popular type of fishing in Graford is fly fishing, which has gained a dedicated following among enthusiasts looking to test their skills against the area's abundant trout population. Nearby rivers and streams, such as the Brazos River, offer pristine waters teeming with rainbow and brown trout, providing ample opportunities for fly anglers to hone their craft. Whether wading in the shallows or casting from the comfort of a drift boat, fly fishing in Graford offers a serene and immersive experience amidst the region's stunning natural beauty.

What species are popular in Graford?

In Graford, Texas, anglers are spoiled for choice when it comes to the variety of fish species they can target. One of the most sought-after catches in the area is the largemouth bass, known for its aggressive strikes and impressive size. Possum Kingdom Lake and surrounding waterways are prime habitats for bass, with ample cover and structure providing ideal hunting grounds. Whether casting topwater lures in the shallows or probing deeper waters with crankbaits, anglers can enjoy thrilling battles with these prized game fish throughout the year.

Crappie are another popular species to target in Graford, especially during the spring spawning season when they congregate in large numbers. These panfish are known for their delicious white meat and are often targeted by anglers using live bait or small jigs around submerged brush piles and fallen timber. Whether fishing from the shoreline or drifting over underwater structures in a boat, anglers can enjoy consistent action and fill their coolers with tasty crappie during peak seasons.

Catfish round out the trio of top fishing species in Graford, offering anglers a chance to reel in hefty catches year-round. Channels, blues, and flatheads are abundant in the waters of Possum Kingdom Lake, providing anglers with plenty of opportunities to hook into these bottom-dwelling giants. Whether targeting them with baited lines or trotlines, catfish offer a rewarding challenge for anglers of all skill levels, with the chance to land trophy-sized specimens that make for memorable fishing experiences in Graford, Texas.

What are the best places to fish in Graford?

In Graford, Texas, anglers have a plethora of prime fishing spots to choose from, each offering its own unique charm and opportunities for a memorable catch. Possum Kingdom Lake stands out as the crown jewel of fishing destinations in the area, boasting over 20,000 acres of pristine water teeming with a variety of fish species. From its rocky cliffs and submerged brush piles to its expansive flats and hidden coves, Possum Kingdom Lake offers endless possibilities for anglers to explore and discover their own secret fishing spots.

For those seeking a more secluded fishing experience, the Brazos River provides a tranquil escape into the heart of nature. Flowing through rugged canyons and picturesque landscapes, this scenic waterway is home to a thriving population of bass, catfish, and trout. Anglers can wade along its sandy shores or drift through its meandering bends, casting their lines amidst the tranquility of the surrounding wilderness. With its crystal-clear waters and abundant aquatic life, the Brazos River offers a true angler's paradise in Graford, Texas.

In addition to these larger bodies of water, Graford is also home to numerous smaller lakes, ponds, and streams that offer excellent fishing opportunities. From the serene shores of Lake Graham to the hidden fishing holes tucked away in the countryside, these lesser-known spots provide anglers with a chance to escape the crowds and reconnect with nature. Whether you're casting for bass in a secluded pond or fly fishing for trout in a babbling brook, Graford's smaller waterways offer a peaceful and intimate fishing experience that's sure to leave a lasting impression.

Other things to do in Graford

While fishing is undoubtedly a highlight of Graford, Texas, there's no shortage of activities for visitors to enjoy when they're not casting lines. Nature enthusiasts can explore the rugged beauty of Possum Kingdom State Park, which offers hiking trails, scenic overlooks, and opportunities for wildlife viewing. Whether you're trekking through the park's rocky terrain or picnicking by the shores of the lake, Possum Kingdom State Park provides a tranquil retreat for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages.

For those with a taste for adventure, Graford offers ample opportunities for water sports on Possum Kingdom Lake. From jet skiing and wakeboarding to kayaking and paddleboarding, there's no shortage of ways to make a splash and cool off on a hot Texas day. And with numerous boat rental services available in the area, visitors can easily explore the lake's hidden coves and secluded beaches at their own pace.

History buffs will find plenty to discover in Graford, with its rich heritage dating back to the pioneer days of Texas. The nearby town of Palo Pinto boasts a wealth of historic sites and landmarks, including the Palo Pinto County Courthouse and the Old Jail Museum. Visitors can step back in time as they wander the streets of downtown Palo Pinto, soaking in the small-town charm and learning about the area's fascinating past. Whether you're fishing on the lake or exploring the town, Graford offers a wide range of activities to suit every interest and make your visit truly unforgettable.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    We had a great float trip! Our guides, Cody and Mitch were fantastic!! They were very knowledgeable of the river how to get us on fish. We had a beginner that had never fly fish before and Cody and Mitch were very patient with teaching him how to cast and catch fish on a fly rod. I would highly recommend these guys for fishing on the Brazos!

    Matt L. with Ben T. of Granbury, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Excellent guide and excellent experience. We had a successful hunt. The captain experience website, however, was incorrect, it listed morning hunting as an option when this was not accurate. This Did cause some minor inconvenience with planning, travel, overnight stay, etc. that said, we would continue to use the service and same Guide for the same or similar hunts in the future.

    Adam C. with Blake E. of Nocona, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    The team was excellent and we had an hugely successful hunt. My husband and I booked this to celebrate our anniversary and although my husband has hunted a lot, this was my first time. The location we were taken to was great, the decoys and the blind were set up perfectly, and our guide (Jesse) was an EXCELLENT caller! NOTE: we were paired with two other hunters (which we were not expecting - and was not communicated beforehand) and although it worked out fine, just something to be aware of.

    Loree F. with Blake E. of Bowie, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    We had a great time with Keith. Very knowledgeable and knows where the big fish are.

    Mike V. with Keith B. of Runaway Bay, Texas

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