Blanco River

The Blanco River is one of the Hill Country's best kept secrets. With sources in Kendall county, the Blanco River comes to life from a series of springs deep beneath the limestone landscape. There is great variability in the flow of the Blanco, and during periods of low rainfall the river will actually go underground.

I offer both float and wade trips on the Blanco. Before now a float rip was a must on this river due to private property and lack of public access. I now have exclusive access to several large ranches along the river that we can both wade from or launch for a float trip. However, this lack of public use has rendered the Blanco unspoiled by daily use. If you are interested in a float trip on the Blanco, please contact me about flow info. Due to the river's susceptibility of drought conditions I will need to monitor the river flows and determine if a float trip is feasible.

Sightseeing, Bird-watching, and photography opportunities are popular draws for my clients on the Blanco. Steep cliffs and limestone outcroppings share the river banks with monster cypress tunnels and ancient Live Oaks. Whitetail deer, turkey, coyotes, and Red-Tailed Hawks are all common sights along the banks of the river.
The target fish species on the Blanco River are similar to other Hill Country rivers. Hefty Largemouth, feisty smallmouth, and a whole color spectrum of sunfish are all residents of this hidden gem!

Please note, there is an additional $75 rod fee for our private ranch access.

Blanco River at Wimberley, Texas

Rate of flow in cubic feet per second

USGS Blanco River at Wimberley, Tx Water-data graph


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Hell 'N Back Outfitters specializes in guided fly fishing trips in the scenic Hill Country. Whether you are interested in targeting rainbow trout on the Guadalupe tailrace or bass and sunfish on one of the many Hill Country rivers, we can PUT YOU ON FISH!

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