TEXAS HILL COUNTRY FLY FISHERS
Where To Fish
Sure, the THCFF is about conservation, education, and community. But we are just as much about catching fish. That's the point of fishing, right?
The Hill Country and Texas are full of fishing opportunities to explore. This page is your resource for discovering new fishing venues.
County road maps are available from the Texas Department of Transportation, or “The Roads of Texas” (Shearer Publishing, Fredericksburg, Texas (800)458-3808) can help locate some of the access points described. Always get permission from the landowner if you cross private land to enter a river or stream.
Check The Flowing Water Level Before You Go
The USGS maintains an interactive map of current water flows. Simply find your location on the map and click the water station dot to view current water conditions at that station.
Carp can be taken all year long in rivers and large ponds but are most active in the warmer months likely found bottom feeding in slow moving shallow water weed beds that are rich with crayfish, muscles, leeches (worms), and insect larva. Carp are extremely wary and difficult to approach without spooking. Carp are also very strong with high endurance so be prepared for a long fight if you hook one.
The White Bass run is a spring highlight. A rise in water temperature to about 60° plays an important part in triggering the run. Download the document on white bass locations.
TP&WD Leased Public Access
Areas Listed by River Basin as of Oct 1, 2021
Visit the links below for details and limitations on the use of individual sites.
Colorado River - downstream from Lady Bird Lake
Neches River - upstream from Lake Palestine
Sabine River - near Carthage
San Marcos River
Visit the TP&WD web site for more info https://tpwd.texas.gov/fishboat/fish/recreational/rivers/lease_access/