- Thu Jul 16, 2015 10:45 pm
I was out there last month, the fishing was pretty slow, water still off color from heavy rains. Should be better now. I usually flyfish the South Llano, and catch lots of perch, guadalupe and largemouth bass, and the occasional catfish and rio grande cichlid on wooly buggers and poppers. Heads and tails of pools often fish the best, and don't overlook the swifter water, that is often where you'll find the most fish. Long tree-lined pools will often hold nice fish, especially cats. Really, it's hard to go wrong on the South Llano. Rhonda is right, there aren't just a ton of islands on this stretch of river, but you'll find something. There is a pretty good-sized island right below where Bailey Creek comes into the river above CR 150, I've never camped there, but it might have some decent spots. You can easily paddle from Telegraph to the state park in a day, but you'll want to take your time fishing and swimming, this is just a beautiful stretch of water. Two days ought to be just right. Have fun, and post up a report!