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Anglers Can Enjoy ‘No Fee’ Public Access Lease at Camp Huaco Springs

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Anglers Can Enjoy ‘No Fee’ Public Access Lease at Camp Huaco Springs

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Camp Huaco Springs provides great bank angler-access to river trout fishing coupled with gorgeous Guadalupe River scenery. Image courtesy of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) says anglers can enjoy free fishing at Camp Huaco Springs, located at 4150 River Road on the Guadalupe River between New Braunfels and Sattler.

TPWD will stock this and other sections of the Guadalupe River, also known as the Canyon Reservoir Tailrace, with more than 20,000 rainbow trout during weekly stockings from early December through late-February.

“This lease location provides great bank angler access to river trout fishing coupled with gorgeous Guadalupe River scenery,” said Patrick Ireland, TPWD Inland Fisheries Division San Marcos and Austin District Supervisor.

Public access to the site is open from 30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset through Saturday, March 5, 2022, for angling from the banks and launching non-motorized boats, canoes, kayaks, or other floatable devices for the purpose of fishing.

The location boasts nearly a half-mile of bank access along with alternating pools and riffles. The bank is gently sloped and rocky. Anglers also can wade fish both upstream and downstream.

There is a low-water dam at the upper end of the property and a deep pool at the lower end.

Camp Huaco Springs falls under statewide trout regulations. Anglers may keep up to their daily bag limit of five trout with no minimum length limit. Trout anglers 17 years and up will need a valid fishing license that includes a freshwater fishing endorsement.

Anglers may find public access to the river in other areas being stocked with trout – including Guadalupe Park, operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – but should note that special regulations and limits are in effect starting 800 yards downstream from the Canyon Dam release to the second bridge crossing on River Rd.

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