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Mason Travel Guide

Fly-Fishing

Though the Guadalupe River has received much acclaim for its vast angling opportunities, the Mason County side of the Llano River is little slice of heaven for fly-fishers. It's one of the longest remaining wild rivers without flood control or electric generation in the country. Anglers will delight in the copious amounts of largemouth bass, blue gills, and Guadalupe River smallmouth bass (the state fish of Texas). And if you're lucky, you'll get a hit from the beautiful Rio Grande perch, a dark gray perch dotted with brilliant sapphire spots. Large outcrops of granite protrude from the river depths, creating easily navigable rapids and great deep pools. Some of the river is wadable, but a kayak or canoe is advised.

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