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Guadalupe River by Camp Huaco Springs: Suggested Areas for Rainbow Trout Fishing

Updated on December 27, 2013

Update: 12/27/2013

Camp Huaco Springs

Camp Huaco Springs is located along the Guadalupe River near New Braunfels, Texas. It is a privately managed campground that offers the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors.

Of note to fishermen interested in Rainbow Trout fishing in the Lonestar State is the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) stocks Camp Huaco Springs each year from December to January on a weekly basis.

For more on scheduled stocking dates, check out TPWD's Trout Stocking Schedule and look under the Canyon Tailrace section. This section includes Camp Huaco Springs and other locations along the Guadalupe River that are stocked with Rainbow Trout.

Overall the Canyon Tailrace (to include Camp Huaco Springs) received almost 21,000 Rainbow Trout during the 2012-2013 Stocking Season!

Suggested Areas for Rainbow Trout Fishing

Although there are other areas to fish for Rainbow Trout along the Guadalupe River, this article focuses on Camp Huaco Springs for three reasons:

  1. Designated camping and parking areas are nearby.
  2. Bank fishing is easily accessible.
  3. Wade fishing is good - weather / river conditions permitting.

Map of the Area


View Camp Huaco Springs Rainbow Trout Fishing in a larger map that includes suggested areas for Rainbow Trout Fishing as described in the section below.

Referring to the map of the area and the detailed map in the link in the section above, the following briefly describes suggested areas to fish for Rainbow Trout:

  • Area A - This area has pockets and holes that run its length; note where the water flow slows down and/or the deeper areas. Look for Trout resting out of the current waiting for a tasty morsel to come by. Additionally, action tends to be better on the downriver side of Area A as it transitions into Area B. This area also provides ample parking by the river making it easy to load and unload gear.
  • Area B - As you move downriver and past the parking area, you will approach Area B. Note the gaps between the rocks and the channel that runs its length. This area will hold trout at times.
  • Area C - Next is a rocky area with lots of runs and pockets that hold Trout. Located just before the waterfall that transitions into Area D. Always surprised by the number of Trout caught in such a small and shallow area.
  • Area D - Last is the lower pool that is downriver from Area C and below the waterfall between Area C and Area D. Continue to work the pockets and deeper areas. Also, look for seams and the "bubble line" where the Trout will tend while waiting to ambush a tasty morsel going by!

Suggested Tips!

Before you go, here are suggested tips to consider:

  1. Review fishing regulations and be familiar with local restrictions on size and daily limits of Trout.
  2. Be sure to have your Texas Fishing License and Driver's License on you at all times. Be ready to present them to the Game Warden when asked.
  3. Bring waders; this will afford you access to more areas to catch Trout.
  4. For Wade Fishermen, bring a Wading Stick.
  5. Bring a change of clothes (as at some point you will enjoy a dunking). Also, dress in layers as temps will vary at times.
  6. For Bait Fishermen, bring Power Bait, Cheese, Corn, Bread, Nightcrawlers, and Salmon Eggs. Be ready to change baits based on what is working that day.
  7. For Spin Fishermen, bring Super Dupers, Panther Martins, Roostertails, and Mepps Inline Spinners (size 1/24 - 1/16).
  8. For Fly Fishermen, Wooley Buggers, Gold Ribbed Hares Ear Nymphs, Prince Nymphs, Flashback Pheasant Tail Nymphs, Midges, and San Juan Worms are a good start. But, do checkout the locally tied fishing flies as well as the Guadalupana - a local streamer variant that is effective for Rainbow Trout.
  9. Bring polarized sunglasses! This will allow you to see lurking trout as well as see the river bottom - rocks, holes, pockets, and shallows. It will make a difference!

Good Luck and Good Fishing!

The fishing can be great at times as well as frustrating. We hope this article is helpful for those planning a trip to the Guadalupe River.

Berkley PowerBait Glitter Trout Bait, Rainbow, 1.75 Ounces
Berkley PowerBait Glitter Trout Bait, Rainbow, 1.75 Ounces

Floating Glitter Trout Bait is infused with bright, sparkling glitter to reflect light and increase visibility throughout the water, catching the attention of anything in the area, enticing even the most fickle of fish to bite. Designed to float for optimal scent and flavor dispersion and stay in the strike zone. Its moldable, convenient and easy to use. You’re missing trout if its not on your line in lakes and streams.

 

PS: Bait of Choice

One item to suggest when deciding on what bait to use for Rainbow Trout Fishing at Camp Huaco Springs....

We strongly recommend PowerBait Trout. Over the years, it seems to consistently produce limits of Trout!

One that our Fishing Club (COAF Field Team) has been using is the Rainbow, Glitter Trout variation of PowerBait.

Lately, it seems to be the bait of choice. Not certain why but the different colors mixed in it may be one reason.

Regardless, it works!

12/24/2012

12/24/2013

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    • hbng84 profile imageAUTHOR

      hbng84 

      4 years ago

      Texas Parks and Wildlife to stock the Choke Canyon Tailrace and various access points to the River beginning in December... in the mean time been checking out the Guadalupe River Trout Unlimited stockings at Lazy L&L and Rio Raft. Been a rough go but did manage to get a Rainbow Trout that went 14" at Lazy L&L and a 16" Rainbow Trout at Rio Raft!

    • hbng84 profile imageAUTHOR

      hbng84 

      5 years ago

      FYI... Guadalupe River Trout Unlimited Troutfest 2013 Fly-fishing Exposition is happening soon. Banquet planned for Feb 15, 2013 and the Exposition on Feb-16-17, 2013. Special Guest Speaker is Lefty Kreh!

    • hbng84 profile imageAUTHOR

      hbng84 

      5 years ago

      One item to add: Your Texas Freshwater Fishing License allows you free day use access at Camp Huaco Springs as well as other locations participating in the TPWD's Trout Stock Program!

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