Yes. Both GRTU and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) stock the Guadalupe River with trout during the winter season. GRTU generally has two stockings and puts approximately 16,000 lbs. of trout into the river annually.
TPWD also stocks numerous Texas rivers with trout, check their website for more information.
Learn More About Becoming a Member of TU & GRTU
Both TU and GRTU are conservation organizations focused on protecting cold-water fisheries. Membership fees support conservation efforts including direct river and wildlife protection efforts, advocating for conservation legislation, and education. TU members receive a quarterly edition of Trout magazine which will keep you abreast of national TU news and efforts. If you fish for trout and/or believe in conserving our cold-water resources, you should join TU.
A lot actually. On the conservation front, GRTU funds grants through our Coldwater Conservation Grant Program which funds boots on the ground efforts across the country, and we conduct and support local river clean ups. We also support Trout in the Classroom, Youth Trout Camp, TU Teen Summit, and the GRTU Tomorrow Fund. Our member engagement and fundraising event, Troutfest TX has grown to become one of the largest, and most respected conservation and fly fishing events in the country.
The trout fishing season for the Guadalupe is focused on the winter months, and there are essentially two ways to fish the Guadalupe. One is to hire a local guide for a float trip, the other is to wade fish the river. Local guides run trout fishing trips throughout the winter and a quick google search or trip to a local fly shop can get you in touch with a local guide. To wade the river, GRTU offers a Lease Access Program (LAP). The LAP offers parking and river access for wade fishing for up to 1,000 GRTU members. You must be a GRTU member to join the program. The LAP is promoted on our social channels and website. Learn more about the LAP including rules, processes, registration information and timing here . Also, if you do plan to wade the Guadalupe, please read about safe wading here .
Great question. GRTU can always use financial support to help fund our conservation, education, and engagement efforts. To contribute to GRTU, click here . We also welcome volunteers to help support our efforts. If you are interested in being a volunteer for GRTU, click here to review the GRTU committees and contacts that may need support. With Troutfest TX right around the corner, we have a special volunteer link for the event that you can access here .