Texas Trout
with GRTU



Notice of GRTU Chapter Meeting, 23 January 2016

Location – CRCC Building, 125 Mabel Jones Dr., Canyon Lake, TX  78133


9 AM – Social Hour

10 AM – Business Meeting

11 AM – Presentation – Jeff Johnson – Jeff will be giving a presentation about fly fishing in Montana, primarily on the Missouri River, but will also discuss fishing other great venues as well. Huge thanks to Jeff for stepping up for the chapter at the last minute. Our original speaker George Daniel unfortunately got stranded in New York due to a Blizzard. 

Jeff will discuss the following:

- about me (Jeff Johnson/first cast outfitters)

- waters I fish

- gear, rods, reels, lines, flies, etc.



12 PM – Catered Lunch ($12.00 per plate – money goes to support conservation projects)

12:30 PM – GRTU Board Meeting

Jeff Johnson

Jeff Johnson – his of love of fishing began at an early age. He grew up along the banks of the Yakima River, in Central Washington, it became pretty obvious that fishing was in his blood. In 1997, he moved to Bozeman, MT to attend college a little, and fly fish a lot. This is where he really began to hone his skills, eventually trout bumming for entire summers on the Missouri and other area rivers. After years of freshwater guiding and visiting saltier climates, he decided to expand his business to the salt. He had been fishing the flats of Texas of over 10 years and fell in love with the town of Rockport. He decided to expand his fishing operations to Rockport and the Costal Bend of Texas.

Jeff will discuss the Missouri in detail as most may probably have not heard of this diamond of a river and the abundance of trout that inhabit it. He will give tons of insight into the river and the realm it involves. He will give us detail on how to get there, lodging, travel tips, where to eat, what flies to use, how to match the hatch and where to get the gear you’ll need while visiting. The Missouri River is the longest river in North America and Jeff can show you where the best flyfishing can be found. Miles of untamed river with trout abound.









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ATHENS—The angler who caught the first entry into Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s ground-breaking big bass angler recognition program and the organization responsible for Texas having a year-around rainbow trout fishery will be inducted into the Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame in June.

To be inducted is Guadalupe River Trout Unlimited (GRTU), the largest Trout Unlimited chapter in the nation with more than 5,000 members. GRTU has been the driving force behind the development of a year-round rainbow trout fishery on the Guadalupe River, listed as one of America’s top 100 trout streams in 2013. TPWD studies show this fishery has an annual economic impact of $1.9 million on the local economy, but GRTU’s contributions go much further. The organization maintains a leadership role in conservation and development of public access to the fishery.
GRTU leases access points along the river from landowners and businesses and uses fees from anglers to pay the lease fees and purchase approximately 12,000 pounds of large rainbow trout for stocking into the river each year. These fish become public property and are available for anyone to catch. GRTU also funds scientific studies of the fishery and supports a number of educational programs for young people, including Trout in the Classroom and Trout Camp. The organization also contributes to such programs as Casting for Recovery, Reel Recovery and Project Healing Waters. GRTU also supports conservation efforts nationwide, working with other Trout Unlimited chapters.


Wanted – Old GRTU Newsletters!

We are trying to fill the gap in some of our archives of older newsletters. We have one from 1979, then a gap for all the 1980s. If you have newsletters that you would allow us to borrow to scan in to our archives, please contact me via email at president@grtu.org.