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Old 07-21-2021, 10:29 PM   #1
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Taking my daughter and grandson fishing Saturday on Whitney, we are coming back thru Fredericksburg, then east. Never been floating/ tubing, any places or things to look for, or any other hill country type stuff that would appease a 7 year old? Thanks
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Old 07-21-2021, 10:30 PM   #2
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San Marcos River

Put in at the lions club in San Marcos and use their shuttle.
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Old 07-22-2021, 06:51 AM   #3
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Schlitterbahn Waterpark.

You can pack a cooler (no glass), sammies and itís a fun time.
One of the old parks slides runs into the river to float. Good times. I recommend the tubes with the mesh in the bottom. The rapids can sometimes be powerful to suck their little bodies thru the adult ones.

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Old 07-22-2021, 06:53 AM   #4
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Wanted to add that just outside of Whitney is Bosque Fun Lake/ Bosque Resort Waterpark.

Smaller but fun time and the restaurant has great food!


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Old 07-22-2021, 07:33 AM   #5
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The Comal River float in New Braunfels is always a good time. We float the San Marcos river through Don’s Fish Camp the most.
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Old 07-22-2021, 09:33 AM   #6
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Cave with out a name, near boerne
Float the River in berghiem on hwy 46 east
Enchanted rock in Fredericksburg
Lots of tourists stuff in new braunfels
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Old 07-22-2021, 04:27 PM   #7
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Wanted to add that just outside of Whitney is Bosque Fun Lake/ Bosque Resort Waterpark.

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Thanks a bunch, will check out the one near Whitney, after we fish Saturday morning.
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Old 07-22-2021, 04:46 PM   #8
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Taking my daughter and grandson fishing Saturday on Whitney, we are coming back thru Fredericksburg, then east. Never been floating/ tubing, any places or things to look for, or any other hill country type stuff that would appease a 7 year old? Thanks
What are you fishing for, it’s been several years since we’ve been on Whitney. I heard the water was up may check that on encore engineers Site. Post to catch have a great time.
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Old 07-22-2021, 04:51 PM   #9
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San Marcos River

Put in at the lions club in San Marcos and use their shuttle.
10 years ago I would've given you 100 reasons why not to do this one.

I've grown to enjoy the simplicity of it.

For a easy float that won't take up an entire day this is a great one. You don't have to worry about them asking you what that funny smoke smell is or why does that lady have her top off either.
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Old 07-22-2021, 05:01 PM   #10
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10 years ago I would've given you 100 reasons why not to do this one.

I've grown to enjoy the simplicity of it.

For a easy float that won't take up an entire day this is a great one. You don't have to worry about them asking you what that funny smoke smell is or why does that lady have her top off either.
I feel the same way, we floated the San Marcos last week and it was really nice. Water was nice and cold and it only took about an hour. We used the Lyons club as well.
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Old 07-22-2021, 05:14 PM   #11
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What are you fishing for, itís been several years since weíve been on Whitney. I heard the water was up may check that on encore engineers Site. Post to catch have a great time.
Water is just right! Got way up during the monsoon season tho!
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Old 07-22-2021, 10:31 PM   #12
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What are you fishing for, itís been several years since weíve been on Whitney. I heard the water was up may check that on encore engineers Site. Post to catch have a great time.
We were going to fish Belton, but the guy Iím usin (Matt Baur) told me he hadnít been having much luck on belton. He suggested Whitney or Lake Waco, both places heís been catching lots of fish.
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Old 07-22-2021, 10:32 PM   #13
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We were going to fish Belton, but the guy Iím usin (Matt Baur) told me he hadnít been having much luck on belton. He suggested Whitney or Lake Waco, both places heís been catching lots of fish.
Sorry, stripers
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No help on the float trip(that san Marcus float sounds like the way to go)Whitney has been on fire lately for stripers.Good luck to y'all!
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San Marcos River

Put in at the lions club in San Marcos and use their shuttle.
This right here! Don't have to worry about any BS.
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Did the San Marcos for first time this year. Always done the guad or comal in the past (20 years worth). Will be doing the San Marcos next year.

Water is cool, flowing, lots of fish. More grass in the river but that’s fine. Far less BS than the new braunsfels rivers. Stayed at an air bnb on the river. Drove to the lions club out in and walked back to the house. House was on the river, not the main channel but a cut around an island. Was very nice. Had kayaks and tubes, rope swing, deck on the water. Bring a pole.
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