The Colorado River
in Texas is one of the best bass fishing rivers in the entire Texas Hill Country. It is the longest river in Texas, with its source and mouth both within the state of Texas, and is the 18th longest river in the United States. The 862-mile river runs from Dawson County to the Gulf of Mexico at Matagorda Bay.
Action Angler guides the lower Colorado River stretches between Austin and Smithville. We have been guiding central Texas rivers for over 10 years. The watercrafts we use are whitewater rafts custom designed for 2 anglers, complete with casting platforms and lean bars. These rafts are very stable and comfortable, and are great for getting through shallow water.
The Colorado River has an abundance of fish species, including the state native Guadalupe Bass, Largemouth Bass, White Bass, Sunfish, Rio Grande Perch, Freshwater Drum, and Catfish, all of which will take a fly. All species of fish found on the Colorado River are some of the largest found in central Texas rivers and streams. The best rod to use on this river is a 9 to 10-foot, 7-weight or 8-weight fly rod. Long and accurate casts can sometimes be required.