Friends don’t let friends fish 30! LolIn 2019 fishing 30# made a difference.....
I was there twice and both times there was a period of smaller fish (40# to 60#) that were tough to get to bite. It required smaller hooks and lighter line. It was very hard to get bit on 40# and 50# was impossible. Both my trips were successful resulting in 9 YFT on the first and then 11 YFT.....of those 20 fish 9 were caught on 30# FC.
Guadalupe is my favorite LR destination. Since it has been re-opened I have been fortunate to be there 7 times. In total I have been there about 20 times going back to the 1970s, kind of forgotten some of the earliest trips. One thing I have concluded is every trip there is different and to be successful an angler must be willing to observe, analyze and adapt. The very last thing I wanted to do was fish 30# last year but it was either fishing 30# with an extreme drag or not get bit. Seemed to work out pretty good.
So friends do let friends fish 30# at Guadalupe!