The Guadalupe is our “home” river. It runs from the Texas hill country to the Gulf of Mexico. While there are several dams along the river, the one closest to our home base is Canyon Lake Dam. Below the dam, the river flows along limestone cliffs in an area that is heavily used for recreation. In the summer months, you’ll find a flotilla of tubers going down the river enjoying the cool, clear water. When winter comes, the river becomes home to the southernmost trout stream in the US. The river is stocked with trout in the winter months by both the Texas Parks and Wildlife department and the Guadalupe River Trout Unlimited chapter.
Barb and I fish the “Guad” whenever we can from late fall through spring and plan to setup our RV right on the river when we aren’t traveling the country to the other 99 trout streams in the Top 100 (according to Trout Unlimited). I had the distinct pleasure of floating the river with some dear friends and a couple of great guides from All Water Guides, Alvin Dedeaux and JT Van Zandt. More on them in another post coming soon. For now, enjoy this short video!
Guadalupe Ramble from Tom Burnett on Vimeo.
We embark on our fly fishing adventure soon but needed to find a home first… and we did. We are the proud owners of a Winnebago View 24J which we will travel the country in this year (and beyond). While it is small, we wanted to be nimble to be able to get to places we might otherwise not fit into… national park campgrounds, small state campgrounds, pull offs next to the rivers, etc…
Behind it is our little Subaru XV Crosstrek that will really take us down those one lane, potholed dirt roads to the best fishing holes.
We are on the shakedown cruise with the RV before driving it back to our home base campground on the Guadalupe River near New Braunfels, TX. Stay tuned for more updates as we prepare for our journey.
This is the beginning of a journey for my wife and I. We’ve had many fly fishing adventures already. Mainly fishing in Montana and Wyoming. What we’ve found is that our time in the northern rockies, hanging out, sharing a “hobby” together has been a very pleasant new discovery in life for us.
We are planning to embark together on a nationwide trek…. fly fishing; seeing old friends and making new ones; fishing new waters and revisiting some favorites; finding some great live music wherever we can; learning new things for sure; and capturing whatever we can, whenever we can to share it with you.
We hope you will join us on this adventure!
Fishing the Snake in Grand Teton National Park
Hello and welcome to our DRAFT blog. Notice the emphasis on DRAFT. Just getting our feet wet and trying to learn things on the fly (pun fully intended. see content ideas below… wink wink). A wise man told us to “jump in” so here we are.
Content? Oh yes, what is the point of this blog? First and foremost, we’re going to try and use this blog to simply LEARN to blog as well as see what others find interesting, engaging and want more of along the way. To begin, the focus will be on fishing. More specifically, it will be about fly fishing. Not that we’re any good at it but it holds an important place now in our lives and we have more to share on this topic. I’m sure we will ramble on about other topics that seem to dovetail with our fishing adventures.