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The Colorado River is a long winding river amongst some of the largest rivers in the United States. This 862-mile long river flows southeast throughout the state, eventually emptying into the Gulf of Mexico in Matagorda Bay. The stretch of the Colorado River we fish is between Austin and Smithville....Read More
The Colorado River below Austin offers some of the best bass fishing central Texas has to offer. It is home to Largemouth, Guadalupe Bass, White Bass, and several other species that love to eat flies including Gar, Freshwater Drum, and Carp. The Colorado will produce larger bass on average than most other hill country rivers. It is not uncommon to catch a 5lb bass and always has potential for a 7+lb bass. The Colorado River is also the best river to target the Texas native Guadalupe Bass, which is the state fish of Texas. The current Guadalupe Bass state record was caught here below Austin.
We use 6-8wt. fly rods that make it easy to cast large flies with distance and accuracy towards cover. Depending on the conditions, we will switch between topwater poppers and subsurface articulated streamers to target these aggressive fish.
Despite being so close to the metropolitan area of Austin, the Colorado River gets very little fishing pressure. There is very limited access on the banks, as well as long distances between boat ramps, which makes it even harder to access the best spots. We use jet drive skiffs, operable in very shallow water, to get you where the best spots are on the river. The skiffs we use are comfortable and spacious, suitable for 2 anglers and 1 guide. The best time of the year to fish this river is during the fall, summer, and spring.
Born and raised in Austin, Texas, Captain Dylan developed a passion for the outdoors and everything the great state of Texas has to offer. Fly fishing has been the center of his focus since graduating college in 2014 where he played baseball and studied Economics at Texas A&M. From bass fishing on the lakes and rivers of the hill country to traversing the salt marshes and lagoons for redfish on the coast - Captain Dylan has immersed himself deep in the heart of Texas searching for year-round fishing opportunities....Read More
Inevitably, he found his calling as a full-time freshwater and saltwater guide, sharing his knowledge of fly fishing and the beauty of Southeast Texas with his clients. Captain Dylan will customize a trip specific to your needs, skill level, and targeted species to ensure your day on the water is successful and most of all enjoyable. Come aboard for a day of fishing and experience the best of what Texas fly fishing has to offer.
Awesome day fishing with a great guide thank you for all your hospitality and putting us on the fish highly recommend his services you won’t be disappointed
Great guide and even better person. He’s awesome guide to fish with.
We vet our guides to make sure they are the best of the best. We want guides who not only catch fish, but show you a great time on the water, keep you safe, and give you a memorable experience with your group.
Once you've paid your deposit at checkout, we'll send you a QR code (like a mobile boarding pass). Just show your guide your QR code on the day of the trip, they'll scan it, the remaining balance will transfer automatically, and you'll be all set to go fishing. Just make sure you bring a cash tip for the guide!
In the case of inclement weather, our guides will make the call and we'll work with you to reschedule your trip or issue a full refund. Your safety is our top concern.
We're always available to answer your questions via email, text, chat, or call!
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
All rods, reels, and tackle are included.
Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.
You will get a refund if the trip is canceled due to weather.
No cleaning service provided.
No, this boat does not have a bathroom on board.
No meal provided.
Rods, Reels, Tackle, Flies
At an Additional Rate
No added costs.
Your own Fly Rods, Reels, and Flies, Weather Appropriate Gear, Snacks and Drinks
Texas Fishing License, Sunglasses
Payment & Tipping
After paying the deposit, a QR Code will be emailed to you. On the day of the trip, your guide will scan your QR code to automatically transfer the remaining balance. The only cash needed is for a customary tip (we recommend 20%).
Yes, cancel for free up to 14 days before the trip.
Where to Buy a Fishing LicenseFind out more about licenses here.
Texas River School, Lorado Drive, Austin, TX, USA