This may not have much to do with fishing, but the place is dear to my heart. Even though mom had to have the carpet cleaned every time i drug mud back in from this place. I digress…. Ever since I was a boy, I’ve been visiting the Comal during warm seasons. What was once an exciting new experience has now become a tradition I hold dear while still enjoying every bit of the activity. These days, I more often find myself tubing down the Guadalupe, seeking new thrills and challenges, but I make a point of not forgetting just how much charm the Comal River can still offer even to a resident who’s been visiting it all his life. Fishing on the comal is awesome, there are species of fish that live here and only 1 other place in the world. (but don’t fish for those fountain darters, they’re endangered) Go for the Bass! Theres a big bass hole downstream.
It’s important to understand what the Comal can offer to tubers, and that’s a high degree of comfort and relaxation mixed with a unique social experience. Sitting in a tube and sipping drinks for hours will make you forget all about your troubles, and you can even meet interesting people that are also looking to have a good time. In fact, I’ve met several of my friends exactly this way, on top of meeting many unique people who were visiting the city.
Tubing in the Comal is best done with a group of friends. For our group, the so-called ‘can ban’ being overturned was huge, as we can now freely drink on the river for hours. This, however, doesn’t mean that the cans should be thrown in the water, as it’s our responsibility to keep the river free of pollution.
Another Beauty of the Comal is the scenery. The beautifully landscaped lawns which line the river are immaculate. The care taken to beautify these yards must be painstaking
Not everything about tubing in the Comal is great, as some of us have lost valuables because we underestimated the flow of the river and the amount of distraction that the whole experience provides. The river is somewhat notorious for the many precious items that the tubers have lost while having fun, and I have even witnessed divers combing through the bottom of the river in hopes of finding something notable. Hearing that Native American treasure might be found at the bottom almost had me renting some diving equipment as well, but I find it unlikely that the many divers frequenting the river haven’t already taken everything related to the indigenous tribes, leaving only the ever-replenishing tubers’ possessions as loot.