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Don't Mess With Texas!
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Who needs a free litter bag? 🙋‍♂️🙋‍♀️Get one at: dontmesswithtexas.org

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WinterFisch trout fishing action continues on the Llano River south of Mason, Texas. Y'all come! Great fishing, amazing scenery and no crowds. ... See MoreSee Less

Mason County WinterFisch Great winter fun for everyone! 1000 more trout were recently released just below the James River Crossing Bridge. Take your cleaned catch to Mi Pueblo Mexican Restaurant #2 or Keller's Store and they will cook them up for you and pir them with sides. Both of these restaurants are BYOB, so pair your meal with your favorite brew or a nice wine from Murphy Creek Cellars or Sandstone Cellars Winery.

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MASON COUNTY WINTERFISCH CONTINUES!
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WINTERFISCH CONTINUES! 1000 more trout just went in the river. Decent weather forecast for the weekend with Sunday being exceptional. The release was just below James River Crossing on Hwy 2389, miles south of Mason. For more information call 512-496-2020 or email tonyplutino@gmail.com.

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Our buddies at the Castell General Store took the plunge. Good times on the Llano! ... See MoreSee Less

There were some brave and crazy people for the Polar Bear Plunge this morning! Happy New Year!!🎈🎊

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River Checklist

Make sure you come prepared for your adventure!

  • Sunscreen
  • Hat and/or Sunglasses
  • River Shoes
  • Appetite for Adventure!

Pricing and Information

  • Kayaks- $40 day (includes PFD (life jacket), paddle, small dry bag)
  • Canoes- $60 day (includes PFD (life jacket), paddle, small dry bag, ropes, bailers)
  • Shuttle - Varies starting at $35
  • Guiding—Starts at $250 per day for two people. Includes basic lessons & natural and cultural interpretation. Discounts available for groups.

About the Llano River

The Llano River is a tributary of the Colorado River and runs about 105 miles. Two spring-fed tributaries, the North and South Llano, stretch across West Texas before merging just east of Junction, forming the head of the Llano River proper. It stretches through the Edwards Plateau and into the Llano Uplift, joining the Colorado as an arm of Lake Lyndon B. Johnson. Because it is so remote, the Llano River is a peaceful and serene kayaking journey with amazing views of the natural geological formations. The Llano is also a wonderful fly fishing destination with Guadalupe bass and largemouth bass, as well as alligator gar and sunfish.

What Folks are Saying…

“We went with Tony to observe the Indian Pictographs near Paint Rock during the Winter Solstice. This was a fantastic trip with the Sun cooperating at just the right time. Truly a memorable adventure. Thanks Tony!”

5 stars

“Very knowledgable about the river, safety conscious, helpful in every way possible. My first time to do this activity and they gave superb guidance and institution. I will be back!”

5 stars

“If you love nature and the water then I highly recommend spending the day on a guided kayaking tour with Tony. The eagle viewing tour was excellent. Tony is extremely knowledgeable in not only kayaking safety & skills but also in all things Mason, Tx and history. I will go back for sure!!!”

5 stars

Contact Me

Please call Tony Plutino at 512.496.2020

About Your Guide

Whether it's exploring Hill Country geology, Native American Pictographs or going on a kayaking adventure down the Llano River, Tony Plutino is always happy to share his knowledge and passion about nature.

Hitting the Wildflowers in Mason County

If you think Texas is only cactus, mesquite trees and sagebrush, you haven’t visited the Hill Country in the springtime. The bluebonnets burst forth first, in late March and early April, followed by flowers of every hue; reds, whites, yellows, and pinks throughout April and May. And this winter, the Hill Country has been blessed with the plentiful rains that practically guarantee a Technicolor wildflower display. On the northernmost edge of the Hill Country, you’ll find Mason County. It’s not a big county geographically speaking, but our wildflowers put on a ‘Really Big Show’ and we invite you to attend a ‘viewing’. To help you enjoy this show at a slow country pace, the Mason County Chamber of Commerce offers “Mason Historic Country Lanes”, this is a selection of three different drives through the county on the back roads. #1 – James River Road, #2- Fredonia-Pontotoc Drive; and #3 – Hilda Drive is available from the Mason County Chamber of Commerce.

How to Find Us

Mason is a beautiful drive from...