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Favored Honey Holes for Fishing the Texas Hill Country

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Creeks, rivers and streams, and lakes that sparkle in the sunlight as the wind gently makes ripples enough for your bobber to bounce, are all it takes to make a fisherman/woman happy in the Texas Hill Country. Some of the most breathtaking views here are often backdrops for many of the best fishing days and stories to come out of Texas. With an abundance of water features, both natural and man-made, not to mention an abundance of fish, the conditions couldn’t be more perfect on most days, giving anglers a number of chances to reel one in. Here are three of our favored honey holes for fishing the Texas Hill Country, and we’re sure you’ll have a few more to add!

1. San Saba River, Near Menard

Favored Honey Holes for Fishing the Texas Hill Country

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Near the town of Menard, the San Saba River gives you a wilderness fishing adventure unlike any other in Texas. A transitional area between the Hill Country and the Panhandle, a four or five-mile float along the San Saba can get you a good eight to ten hours of fishing on this slow-moving river with great undercuts in its banks, and deep fish-rich pools.

2. Guadalupe River, Below Canyon Lake Dam

Favored Honey Holes for Fishing the Texas Hill Country

Photo: Facebook/Ray Sutton

Home to Rio Grande perch and Guadalupe bass (both native to the Texas Hill Country), the Guadalupe River is also stocked annually in fall and winter with brown and rainbow trout by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, together with a year-round stocking of freshwater trout. Suitable for wading, at a flow of 300 cubic feet per second (cfs), the river bottom is a mixture of cobble and limestone, and is home to some good catches feeding on midge, caddisfly and mayfly hatches.

3. Cypress Creek, Wimberley

Favored Honey Holes for Fishing the Texas Hill Country
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