Calaveras Lake

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Fishing in Calaveras Lake

What started as a power plant cooling pond 50 years ago quickly became a great fishing destination. Calaveras Lake is just a 30-minute drive from the center of San Antonio and a great city break spot. Here you’ll find hiking trails, water sports, and trophy-sized fish. With a year-round season to take advantage of, Calaveras Lake fishing guides are always at your service, ready to start their next trip with you. 
 
Freshwater Redfish? You bet! To anglers’ delight, this fish adapted to its new home and thrives in Calaveras Lake. The best time to catch them is from March–late August. The lake has great stocks of Largemouth and Spotted Bass, which peak from March–May. This is also the best time to go after Hybrid Striped Bass, although they are present in high numbers from January. If you’re up for some heavy-pounders, target Catfish year round.
 
Local fishing guides offer both morning and afternoon trips, so you can choose what feels best for you. Half day trips are more popular but you can also take an eight-hour adventure if you want to spend a whole day on the water. If you’re coming in May, be sure to book your spot in time – this is the busiest month of the year and charters sell out in advance. If the fishing action is better on Braunig Lake just 3 miles away, your guide may take you there instead. 
 
Take your pick of Calaveras Lake fishing guides for a relaxing day on the water!
 

Rules & Regulations

Every angler 17 and older needs to purchase a Texas freshwater license. For most fish species, there’s a general state-wide bag limit. The only exception is Redfish (three fish max) for conservation purposes.

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Calaveras Lake Fishing Seasons

Start the year by targeting huge Redfish! The record on Lake Calaveras is 30 pounds. Can you beat that?
 
Whether you jig or spin, you’ll have a great time targeting Catfish and Redfish in February. The lake isn’t crowded this time of year, so enjoy the low fishing pressure. 
 
Target Largemouth Bass in shallow water in March. The Redfish bite is as good as always, and you’ll also notice a lot more Hybrid Bass.
 
April is probably the best time of year to go after Channel Catfish, White Bass, and Largemouth Bass.
 
May is by far the most popular time to fish at Calaveras Lake. It’s peak season for most fish species, so just take a full day trip and target everything!
 
Time for a delicious catch! Go after Sunfish and Crappie and treat yourself to a tasty lunch after the trip.
 
July is one of the best months to go after Bass. You can catch Hybrid, Spotted, and Striped Bass. 
 
Redfish and Sunfish dominate the lake in August. You can go trolling, jigging, or popping and see what works best.
 
Besides Redfish and Sunfish, there’s a pretty good number of Largemouth Bass. They usually stick to shallow water. 
 
In October, the fishing action starts to slow down but you can still have a good time targeting Redfish and Largemouth Bass. 
 
Going after Redfish is always a good idea on Lake Calaveras. Cast near the dam or fishing piers for Largemouth Bass.
 
At the end of the year, Catfish numbers increase, so it’s a great time for bottom fishing. Redfish are always great targets here. 
 

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Top Targeted Species in Calaveras Lake

Redfish

Redfish

Catfish

Catfish

Hybrid Striped Bass

Hybrid Striped Bass

Bass (Striped)

Bass (Striped)

Bass (Largemouth)

Bass (Largemouth)

Bass (White)

Bass (White)

Bass (Spotted)

Bass (Spotted)