Guadalupe Bass Summer Fishing Facts and Information
Guadalupe Bass’s natural food consists of water-bound insects, small crayfish, minnows and small gizzard shad.
Guadalupe bass are limited to a small part of the United States in Texas. They can be found in the headwaters of the San Antonio river, Guadalupe river, Colorado river, Lampasas river, Leon river and the Brazos river. These rivers are shallow flowing rivers that are well oxygenated and not very big.
These waters are commonly clear and flow from the mountains or springs, with some tolerance to turbid waters. They will remain in the rivers and streams so long as they stay cool. Once the water temperature reaches into the 70°Fs/21°C+, they move deeper trying to maintain a temperature range in the 60°Fs/15°C+.
As the water heats up, the best place to find them are in the lakes and reservoirs, such as the Stullhouse Hollow Reservoir, Lake Travis or the Amistad Reservoir.
Their natural food consists of water-bound insects, small crayfish, minnows and small gizzard shad.
Effective light tackle include the every popular plastic worm, crayfish, small spoons, and insect lures.
Fly tackle is also highly recommended for catching the Guadalupe Bass. We recommend using flies that replicate the appearance of damselflies, dragonflies and caddis as they are common around the Texas waterways all year and a popular food fair for the Guadalupe Bass.
You can also use a rod in the four to six weight range, which is perfect for Guadeloupe bass of all sizes. Effective lures include plastic grubs, streamers and small crank baits. Some brand names that work are the Madam Xs, Convertibles, Clouser Minnows, Woolly Buggers, Pencil Poppers and Prism Divers.
Guadalupe bass are also caught using flies. Excellent flies include the bass buddy with a long 6X hook with a flat silver tinsel rib, a white floss body and a red neck; the bass bugger with a pink tail, purple body on a straight eye hook are two examples of flies that work the rivers of Texas for Guadalupe.
Use a rod in the four to six weight range, which is perfect for Guadeloupe bass of all sizes such as a 7.5 foot 2X leader and a Teeny T-130 line.