san marcos river


Price: 3/4 Day – $425/boat | Full Day – $500/boat
Duration: 3/4 Day – 6 hours | Full Day – 8 hours
Fish Species: Guadalupe Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, Rio Grande Cichlids, Sunfish, Carp, Gar, Catfish
Seasonality: Year-round
Location: San Marcos, TX



Though we have many great rivers in Texas, the San Marcos is unique as the heart of it starts right on the edge of the Texas Hillcountry. It is regarded as one of the most biologically diverse aquatic ecosystems in the Southwestern United States. Bubbling up from San Marcos Springs in the middle of San Marcos and the Texas State University campus, the river is crystal clear and resembles an aquarium. As it flows southeast out of town the river takes on a darker green hue and is surrounded by areas of lush habitat. With constant flows, great aquatic vegetation, and a predominantly deep river bed, this watershed has all of the key factors for being a prime time fishery, and it is! We float this trip in 14’ AIRE Whitewater Rafts with plenty of room for two anglers. Expect good fishing and beautiful scenery.


  • Fly Rods/Reels and fly fishing equipment

  • Shuttle service

  • Guides and boats

  • Rates are per boat and each boat can hold up to 3 people total (2 anglers + guide)


  • Gratuities for guides and staff

  • Texas fishing license

Monster Redear Sunfish

Monster Redear Sunfish

A $100 deposit is required at the time of booking to secure your trip.

All deposits are refundable up to two weeks before your scheduled date. Cancellations less than 15 days forfeit your deposit unless the days can be re-booked at a full rate.

All safety concerns due to inclement weather will be called based upon the guides judgment. Once you hop in the boat, a trip has started. Poor weather during the course of the day may happen but as long as it is safe we will continue to have a good time!