San Marcos River Fly Fishing

The 3rd most popular fly fishing river in Texas.

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South of Austin and southeast of San Marcos, the San Marcos River is renowned for bass and perch fly fishing. The San Marco River starts near the town of San Marcos and flows southeast to the Guadalupe River confluence near Gonzales. The San Marcos Springs provides a pretty cool base to the river . When fly fishing on the San Marcos River, you can expect to find smallmouth bass, Guadalupe bass, largemouth bass, white bass and perch.

Fly Fishing the San Marcos River can be access by a few limited wading points, but most fishermen float fish the river.

Overall, San Marcos River is the 3rd most popular fly fishing river of all 8 fly fishing spots in Texas.

San Marcos River (TX/US)

San Marcos River (TX/US)

San Marcos River (TX/US)

San Marcos River (TX/US)


Local Contact(s):  Texas Tourism (800) 888- 8TEX; In The Hills Fishing Excursions Guide Service (830) 964-5565; Castell Guide Service (325) 423-0045.

Recommended Book:  "Flyfisher's Guide To Texas" from Phil Shook

GPS:  29.869378, -97.93038

Date Published:  12/31/2015

Date Updated:  7/4/2016

ID:  21884


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