Fishtrips has been providing top-notch fishing guide services since 1989. The action is just about 20 miles away from downtown San Antonio, TX. Whether you’re looking to cast a few lines with friends or enjoy a day on the water with your family, Captain Shawn Reese will be more than happy to oblige.

His boat is a 22’ Carolina Skiff that’s powered by a 150 HP Suzuki engine. With enough room for up to 3 people, it’s perfect for getting the whole family together for some fun times fishing. The boat also has a pair of Bimini tops to provide shade on those hot summer days. With all the necessary safety and navigation gear on board, you’ll have all you need for a safe and productive trip.

You’ll be fishing in Calaveras Lake, home to species like Catfish, Hybrid Stripers, and some Redfish. The lake record is a good 30 pounds, so you’re looking at some big and healthy fish out there. Any time’s a good time for fishing around here, so you’re welcome aboard all year long. Capt. Shawn will provide you with all the necessary rods, reels, and terminal tackle for the trip.

He’ll also clean your catch after the trip so you don’t have to worry about it. You’ll need to have a valid fishing license, which you can buy online or at a gas station that’s near the park. The entrance fee for the park is $8 per adult and $6 per child and isn’t included in the price. It’s also a good idea to bring a cooler with your own drinks and snacks for the day.

If you’re in the market for an exciting freshwater fishing trip near San Antonio, Fishtrips has got you covered!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $550
    If you're looking to experience everything Calaveras Lake has to offer, this trip is for you! Your main targets for the day will be Catfish, Hybrid Stripers, and Redfish.
  • Private trip
    Weekend Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Sat, Sun)
    $300
    Same as the weekday trip.
  • Private trip
    Weekend Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Sat, Sun)
    $300
    Same as the weekday trip.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $275
    Four hours is still plenty of time to do some awesome fishing at Calaveras Lake. You'll be fishing for the likes of Redfish, Catfish, and Hybrids during the trip.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $275
    For anyone who's not a morning person, an afternoon fishing trip is just what the doctor ordered. You'll spend 4 hours on Calaveras lake, fishing for Hybrid Bass, Redfish, and Catfish.
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About the Captain

Shawn Reese
San Antonio, Texas, United States
Angler's Choice
6 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
35 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2019
Captain Shawn Reese grew up fishing with his dad and brothers. This created unforgettable memories and sparked a lifelong love for fishing. He decided to start guiding so he can bring the same sort of joy to other people and families out there. With more than 20 years of guiding experience, there's nothing he'd rather be doing!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Catfish Catfish
Hybrid Striped Bass Hybrid Striped Bass
Redfish Redfish

Boat Specs

Carolina Skiff (Bay boat) originally built in 2012. Powered by a 150HP Suzuki engine.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Spinning

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
GPS
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Jacksonville, FL
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Awesome trip!

VERIFIED   NEW  Weekend Half Day Trip (PM) on May 22, 2021
Captain Shawn Reese knows where the fish are and how to catch them! Got 13 Reds only lost one! Caught and Released! Book with...
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Queen City, TX
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Red and Blue on Calaveras

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on May 7, 2021
Shawn is an excellent guide who knows this lake like the back of his hand. We limited early On Reds and then went after Blue...
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San Antonio, TX
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on April 22, 2021
Great fishing trip. Captain Shawn is very passionate about his customers having a great experience. He takes the time to help...
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Pharr, TX
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on April 1, 2021
Father son trip. We ended up catching our limit of red fish and the fish put up a good fight. Captain Shawn is very patient...
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Bastrop, TX
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May fishing trip

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FAQs about Fishtrips

Fishtrips offers the following trips to customers:
  • $275 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $275 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $300 per group - Weekend Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $300 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Weekend Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Fishtrips, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder

Trips booked with Fishtrips include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Fishtrips offers the following type of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing (Calaveras Lake Park)

Fishtrips offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Spinning

Top targeted fish species with Fishtrips include:
  • Catfish
  • Hybrid Striped Bass
  • Redfish