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San Antonio Area Fishing Spots

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Spots marked with (*) may receive stockings of rainbow trout in winter. Most of the small lakes are Community Fishing Lakes and have special harvest regulations for catfish. Size limits, daily bag limits and gear restrictions for all sites can be found in our fishing regulations.

1 Millers Pond, 6 acres Neighborhood Fishin'*

This lake is a Neighborhood Fishin' site, receiving frequent stockings of channel catfish and rainbow trout.

Site Information

Bank fishing access, no boats or swimming allowed. The park has picnic tables, portable restrooms, a playground, lighted jogging track and team sports facilities.

Driving Directions

From San Antonio, take I-35 south to Loop 410. Merge right onto Loop 410. Exit Old Pearsall Road. Lake will be on your left at 6075 Old Pearsall Rd.

Contact Information

Millers Pond Center (210) 623-2900

2 Espada Park Lake, 19 acres

Site Information

Closed for renovation until 2013.

3 Southside Lions Park Pond, 7.5 acres Neighborhood Fishin'*

This lake is a Neighborhood Fishin' site, receiving frequent stockings of channel catfish and rainbow trout.

Site Information

Excellent, shaded bank access, no boats or swimming. The park offers picnic tables, restrooms, a playground and a jogging track. Three pavilions are available by reservation.

Driving Directions

From I-10 east of downtown, exit Pecan Valley Drive south to Southside Lions Park. From I-37, exit Southcross Blvd., go east and turn left on Pecan Valley.

Contact Information

San Antonio Parks & Recreation Department (210) 207-8480

4 Braunig Lake, 1,298 acres

Site Information

This power plant reservoir has a boat ramp and excellent bank access. Picnic areas, primitive camping, restrooms and concessions are available in the park. One day use fee covers both Braunig and Calaveras lakes.

Driving Directions

Take exit 130 from I-37 South.

Contact Information

Braunig Lake Store (210) 635-8289

5 Calaveras Lake, 3,450 acres

Site Information

Power Plant reservoir with boat ramp and bank access, with picnic areas, camping, restrooms, boat rentals and concessions in the park.

Driving Directions

Take I-37 south to U.S. 181 east, turn northeast on Loop 1604 and take Stuart Road to park.

Contact Information

Calaveras Lake Store (210) 635-8359

6 Brackenridge Park, San Antonio River *

Site Information

Good bank access. This well-developed park offers picnic areas, restrooms, covered pavilions and many other services.

Driving Directions

From I-37/McAllister Freeway, take Hildebrand east to north park entrance or Mulberry east to south entrance.

Contact Information

San Antonio Parks & Recreation Department (210) 207-8480

7 Live Oak City Lake, 30 acres *

Site Information

Good bank access, no boats or swimming. Picnic tables, restrooms, covered pavilions and team sports facilities are available in the park.

Driving Directions

Located just east of I-35 in the City of Live Oak. Take Toepperwein Rd. south to Narrow Pass, turn right on Lone Shadow and left on Lazy Forest

Contact Information

City of Live Oak (210) 653-9140

8 Lake Dunlap, 410 acres

Site Information

Boat ramp and limited bank access; No other facilities.

Driving Directions

Take I-35 north to City of New Braunfels. Ramp is on north bank of Guadalupe River directly below the bridge.

Contact Information

Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority (830) 379-5822

9 Lake Placid, 400 acres

Site Information

Boat ramp and limited bank access; no other facilities.

Driving Directions

Take I-10 east to Exit 605. The ramp is located under the bridge.

Contact Information

Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority (830) 379-5822

10 Canyon Lake, 8,240 acres

Site Information

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Comal County operate more than a dozen parks on this lake. Most parks have boat ramps, bank fishing access, picnic areas and campgrounds. Some are closed at certain times of the year; contact the Corps for current information.

Driving Directions

Take I-35 north to the City of New Braunfels and exit west on FM 306 to reach lake area. Parks are located in various communities around the lake shore.

Contact Information

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (830) 964-3341;

11 Medina Lake, 4,246 acres

Site Information

A county park at the end of Park Road 37 offers a boat ramp, dock and some bank access along with restrooms and a swimming area. Commercial facilities are available in the town of Mico on the south side of the lake off FM 1283.

Driving Directions

Take Texas 16 northwest to Park Road 37. To reach Mico, take 16 to Leon Valley, turn left on FM 471, and turn right onto FM 1283 just west of the Bexar County line.

Contact Information

Bexar-Medina-Atascosa Counties Water Control and Improvement District (830) 665-2132


Note: This is not a complete list of fishing spots in the San Antonio Area.

 
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