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.