Best Llano River Fishing Guide

The south fork of the river begins in the “Country of 1100 Springs”. The springs almost guarantee adequate flow year round over beds of limestone and gravel. The fishing here is incredible. Guadalupes, largemouths, spotties, cichlids, catfish, gar and sunnies mean lots of fish action, with the BIG ONE lurking in the hole just around the next set of rapids. You’ll experience a semi-arid, rocky and beautifully rugged landscape consisting of Cretaceous limestone where Chihuahuan Desert species have a great influence on the Edwards Plateau. Cliffs carved out by the river oppose flats with large Pecan and Oak stands and accent the rugged beauty of this body of water. Wildlife is abundant.

The south fork meets the north fork of the Llano River just northeast of the town of Junction. This section of the river begins its flow over Cretaceous limestones and crosses the Llano Uplift (which should be considered an individual ecosystem) flowing over Ordovician, Cambrian and Precambrian rocks. The first 50 miles of the Llano is loaded with vegetation including Pecans, Oaks, Junipers, Mesquites, Willows, various grasses and wildflowers. The next 30 miles of river travels over Cambrian and Precambrian rocks which are over a billion years old. Oaks and Mesquites dominate the scenery with colorful wildflowers and abundant grasses. Wildlife is plentiful and so are the fish. Largemouths, spotties and Guadalupes make for great bass fishing all day long. You’ll catch sunnies, catfish and spotted gar along the way as well. The scenery is beautiful and extremely noteworthy. {Day trips & overnighters}