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7 Amazing Fishing Spots in the Beauty of the Hill Country

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The Blanco River is 87 miles long and flows from the springs in Kendall county through the Hill Country and empties into the San Marcos River. The river has 21 named feeder creeks flowing into it, but the best fishing can be found in Blanco State Park. It is home to Guadalupe bass, smallmouth bass, Hill Country hybrid bass, sunfish and catfish. Anglers can also find stocked freshwater trout during winter months. It’s a must-visit on any list of Texas fishing spots.

3. Guadalupe River, below Canyon Lake Dam

7 Amazing Fishing Spots in the Beauty of the Hill Country

Photo by Facebook/Guadalupe River State Park – Texas Parks & Wildlife

The Texas Parks and Wildlife stocks the Guadalupe with freshwater trout year round and with rainbow and brown trout every fall and winter below Canyon Lake Dam. The Guadalupe is also home to Rio Grande perch and Guadalupe bass, which are native to the Hill Country. The river bottom is limestone and cobble as with most hill country streams, and at river flows of 300 cfs or less, the river is suitable for wading. Free public fishing access is available year-round at Guadalupe Park just below the dam. Stocked trout feed on caddis, midge and mayfly hatches, and nymphs and streamers are the most effective flies.

2. Llano River, flowing through the South Llano River State Park

7 Amazing Fishing Spots in the Beauty of the Hill Country

Photo by Facebook/South Llano River Canoes & Kayaks

Anglers will find an abundance of fishing spots in the North and South Llano Rivers, especially the South Llano River State Park. You can fish from a kayak, sit on the river bank, or wade into the river and go fly fishing. The river offers a variety of fish, including largemouth bass, Guadalupe bass, perch, channel catfish and yellow catfish.

1. Pedernales River, flowing through Pedernales Falls State Park

7 Amazing Fishing Spots in the Beauty of the Hill Country

Photo by tpwd.texas.gov

The Pedernales River is a 106-mile long tributary of the Colorado River originating from springs in Kimble County and flowing east to Lake Travis. It is named after the flint rock found along the waterway and has limestone escarpments and 23 feeder creeks. The state park offers five miles of river filled with largemouth bass, Guadalupe bass, as well as several species of sunfish and catfish.

Don’t let a big catch get away! Be sure to visit one of these great Texas fishing spots.

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