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San Gabriel River - Laneport - Texas

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Water Flow Chart

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Using Water Flow Charts & Weather Reports: Begin with our water flow charts to grasp stream velocity and volume – look for stable or rising trends to pinpoint ideal fishing times. Learn to interpret sudden spikes or drops, which can indicate potential challenges. Next, consult our weather reports to understand ambient conditions. Pairing the two, you can anticipate fish behavior, choose the right gear, and select the best fishing spots. Use these tools together for a holistic approach to your next fishing adventure.

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Hatch Chart

Month Hatch Time of Day Recommended Fly Sizes Popular Fly Patterns
January Midges Afternoon 18-22 Zebra Midge, Disco Midge
Blue Winged Olives Cloudy Days 16-20 BWO Emerger, Pheasant Tail
February Midges Afternoon 18-22 Zebra Midge, Disco Midge
Blue Winged Olives Cloudy Days 16-20 BWO Emerger, Pheasant Tail
March Caddis Afternoon 14-18 Elk Hair Caddis, X-Caddis
April Caddis Afternoon 14-18 Elk Hair Caddis, X-Caddis
Mayflies Mid morning - Afternoon 14-18 Adams, Hare's Ear
May Caddis Afternoon 14-18 Elk Hair Caddis, X-Caddis
Mayflies Mid morning - Afternoon 14-18 Adams, Hare's Ear
Terrestrials Warm, Calm Days 10-14 Hopper Patterns, Ant Patterns
June Terrestrials Warm, Calm Days 10-14 Hopper Patterns, Ant Patterns
July Terrestrials Warm, Calm Days 10-14 Hopper Patterns, Ant Patterns
August Terrestrials Warm, Calm Days 10-14 Hopper Patterns, Ant Patterns
September Terrestrials Warm, Calm Days 10-14 Hopper Patterns, Ant Patterns
Mayflies Mid morning - Afternoon 14-18 Adams, Hare's Ear
October Mayflies Mid morning - Afternoon 14-18 Adams, Hare's Ear
Midges Afternoon 18-22 Zebra Midge, Disco Midge
November Midges Afternoon 18-22 Zebra Midge, Disco Midge
Blue Winged Olives Cloudy Days 16-20 BWO Emerger, Pheasant Tail
December Midges Afternoon 18-22 Zebra Midge, Disco Midge
Blue Winged Olives Cloudy Days 16-20 BWO Emerger, Pheasant Tail

While we strive to ensure the precision of our hatch charts, some reflect broader river region insights. Through ongoing partnerships with local guides and fly shops, we’re committed to refining our data. Should you notice any inconsistencies or have feedback, we welcome you to reach out. 

Best Fishing Spots

The San Gabriel River in Laneport, with its flowing clean water, serves as an ideal fly fishing spot for anglers.

  • Granger Lake Dam: This stretch of the river is known for a variety of fish species. Fishing opportunities are abundant after a dam release.
  • Taylor Park: Offering wading spots, this area is great for lighter flies and more chartered fishing.
  • East of Georgetown: A quiet section of the river offering some of the best spots for fly fishing, particularly for Large Mouth Bass.
  • Tejas Camp: An ideal spot for fly fishing due to the ample space for casting and the diverse aquatic environment.
  • San Gabriel River Trail: A great spot for both beginners and experienced anglers, with plenty of space to fish along the trail.

Best Access Points

Excellent access points for fly fishing along the San Gabriel River at Laneport are:

  1. San Gabriel Park: This park at the confluence of North and South San Gabriel offers fishing opportunities in multiple spots.
  2. Tejas Camp: Located on North San Gabriel, this camp offers both bank and wade fishing.
  3. Blue Hole Park: A scenic lagoon on South San Gabriel which is a hotspot for fishing.
  4. Brushy Creek Confluence: The confluence offers excellent opportunities for wade fishing.

These public access spots allow for great fly fishing, although ensuring you follow state and local fishing regulations is a must:

  • License: A valid Texas fishing license is required.
  • Bag and Size Limits: Ensure you adhere to these regulations which can be found on Texas Parks & Wildlife’s website.
  • Catch and Release: It is encouraged to ensure sustainability of the fish population.

Local Fish

  • Guadalupe Bass: This is the official fish of Texas and is a particularly prized catch among fly fishers on the San Gabriel River.
  • White Bass: Also known as sand bass, this species is abundant during the spring.
  • Bluegill: These small fish are plentiful in the San Gabriel River and present a fun challenge for fly angling enthusiasts.
  • Longear Sunfish: These colorful sunfish are another local favorite for fly fishers.
  • Smallmouth Bass: This species, while not native, is immensely popular with fly fishermen.
  • Rainbow Trout: The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department stocks the river with this species every winter.
  • Largemouth Bass: Known as “bucketmouths,” these dominant predators are sought after by fly anglers for their battle prowess.
  • Channel Catfish: Abundant in the San Gabriel River, they provide a unique fly fishing opportunity.

About The River

The San Gabriel River – Laneport, flows majestically through Texas, carving its own splendid path through the heart of the Lone Star State. Winding its way from two main forks near Burnet and Georgetown, it eventually merges into the Brazos River.

The river receives its unique name from Spanish explorer Alonso De León’s expedition, harkening back to the early years of Texas history. A significant trading and transportation point, it served native tribes, settlers, and eventually towns that sprouted along its banks.

In the list of its luminous past, a few highlights are-

  • The first recorded bridge was built in the early 1800s, aiding commerce and travel.
  • Local folklore says pirates buried treasure along its shores!
  • Mills, like the bold ‘Laneport’, operated along its edge, leveraging the river’s water for power.

Today, the San Gabriel River is a crown jewel in Texas, offering recreation, natural beauty, and continued lifeblood for the communities it nurtures.

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