Leased Fishing Access

Guadalupe River downstream from Canyon Lake

With funding from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation, TPWD has signed temporary agreements with property owners to improve fishing access to rivers and streams.

Whitewater Sports

Located on the north side of FM 306 just east of the easternmost bridge crossing of the Guadalupe River. See map.

Lease period: December 5, 2014 – March 5, 2015
Phone: (830) 964-3800
Website: www.floattheguadalupe.com
Latitude: 29.861426
Longitude: -98.157397

Area Description

Provides 500 feet of bank access upstream of the 306 bridge crossing along the east side of the river. The bank is rocky and lined with cypress trees. A deep pool is located just above the bridge. Anglers can wade fish both upstream and downstream. The next downstream take out for float trips is the TPWD lease access site at Rio Guadalupe Resort (lat 29.843805, long -98.169170) located approximately 1.6 miles downstream at the fourth bridge crossing on River Road.

Angling Opportunities

Rainbow and brown trout, Guadalupe bass, smallmouth bass. This site is stocked by TPWD with rainbow trout from December – February. Check the trout schedule for specific stocking dates.

Special Conditions on Public Use

Access is open from 30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset each day for angling from the banks and launching non-motorized boats, canoes, kayaks, or other floatable devices for the purpose of angling. Anglers with vehicles and/or trailers are required to park in the lot behind the resort office and portage their boats to the river. Uses covered by this lease include only the items above associated with angling. All other uses will result in a daily access fee being charged.

Fishing Regulations

At this site, statewide regulations apply for all species. For rainbow and brown trout there is a 5-fish daily bag limit with no minimum length.

The special trout zone begins just downstream of the Whitewater Sports Lease Access Site. (See map.) From the easternmost bridge crossing on FM 306 downstream to the second bridge crossing on River Road there is an 18-inch minimum length limit and 1-fish daily bag limit for rainbow and brown trout. In this section of the Guadalupe River, any rainbow or brown trout harvested must be caught on artificial lures. Living or dead baits such as fish, crayfish, insects, worms, any other vegetable or animal material, or synthetic scented materials may be used to harvest all other species of fish. See our regulations page for limits on other game species.


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