Guadalupe River Trout



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Next General Meeting is January 28, 2017

Location – Canyon Regional Recreation Center Building, 125 Mabel Jones Dr., Canyon Lake, TX 78133


9:00 AM – Meet and Greet Social Hour and Lease Access Orientation for New Lease Members

10:00 AM – Business Meeting

11:00 AM – Presentations from Brad Shallenberger of Wolf Creek Anglers in South Fork Colorado. Brad will discuss the diverse fly fishing opportunities in the San Luis Valley and the Rio Grande River and Basin in Colorado including the main stem and small tributaries.  From the headwaters of the Rio Grande through Wolf Creek Anglers permitted fishing and to Del Norte, CO spans roughly 60 miles and is considered gold medal fishing waters. Brad will also discuss the San Juan River in Colorado and New Mexico and its surrounding streams and tributaries.  Wolf Creek Anglers target everything from Rio Grande Cutthroat Trout in headwater streams to large Rainbow and Brown Trout in the bigger rivers.   Brad will present and handout is own seasonal fly hatch chart for your reference when fishing these waters. Bring your fly rods for a casting demonstration/clinic wrapping up the presentation.

12:00 PM – Catered Lunch ($12.00 per plate – money goes to support conservation projects)

12:30 PM – GRTU Board Meeting

Brad Shallenberger


Some of my first memories are of fishing.  A rod was stuck in my hands about the time I was old enough to cast with my Great Uncle as a mentor.  As a youngster I spent many days chasing trout in the White Mountains of Arizona.  In my early years I wandered Arizona’s trout waters and got to know them.  I got my first fly fishing guiding job while I was working and living in Park City, UT.

Brad_Shallenberger2I spent my winters on the slopes and my summers guiding anglers on the Weber and Provo Rivers.  I was in college in Flagstaff, Arizona when I got an offer to guide full time at Lees Ferry for Marble Canyon Outfitters.  I took the offer and never looked back; having been a fly fishing guide ever since.  I started working summers in Montana for Hubbards’ Yellowstone Lodge.  I instructed their fly fishing guide training courses and took their anglers to the waters in and around Yellowstone.  During this time period I continued to work at Lees Ferry in the winters and spring  for Terry and Wendy Gunn.  As timing would have it with the birth of my daughter, Bailee, I was offered a job while guiding at Lees Ferry to work for Wolf Creek Anglers in the summers.  I accepted excitedly to guide on the gold medal waters of Rio Grande during the summers which in addition to really great fishing, was also closer to home.

Brad_Shallenberger3When Wolf Creek Anglers went up for sale in 2012, I jumped on the opportunity to acquire the business.  Our guides and staff provide knowledge, passion, instruction and enthusiasm to all of our guests for a great fishing day.  Whether you need a few flies or a guided trip, we can get you educated, tackled up and out the door for a great fishing experience.  Just ask Dakus. 😉




TROUTFEST 2017 – All Saturday and Sunday Exposition Events Free To ALL!!

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It’s time to get excited for Youth Camp 2017!!!

Click here for a hard copy application that you can download, or click on the flier below and fill out the google form application online.

2017 GRTU Youth Camp Flier_Final

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