Llano River

The Llano River is formed in Kimble County by the union of the North and South Llano Rivers. The main stream flows east through Kimble, Mason, and Llano Counties for approximately 100 miles where it joins the Colorado River and aids in forming Lake Lyndon B. Johnson. The Llano is a spring-fed stream of the Edwards Plateau and is widely known for its scenic beauty. The river from Junction to Lake LBJ best accommodates recreational use when the river is on a slight rise. Many challenging rapids are formed at high water levels. When the water level is normal or below normal, several shallow areas hinder recreational use.

The South Llano and the North Llano River meet in Junction, TX just below the dam.  The water clarity in both south and north llano as well as the main Llano are very clear and shallow water ways with deep water through out the river, usually along turns in the river.  There are a variety of fish from the Largemouth Bass, Guadalupe Bass, perch, channel cat, and the much sought after Yellow Cat (Flathead, Op).  For a shallow river, their are several yellow cats brought in over the 50lb mark each year.  During the colder months the South Llano is stocked with Rainbow Trout by the Texas Parks and Wildlife.

There are several location to fish from including the South Llano State Park, City Park in Junction, which has a small lake, and several crossings along highway 377 south of Junction and along Ranch Road 385 at a place called Yates Crossing.  Fly Fishing has also increased in popularity in the past few years and is quite popular along the River. 



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