Calaveras Lake

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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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January
Start the year by targeting huge Redfish! The record on Lake Calaveras is 30 pounds. Can you beat that?
 
February
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. 
 
March
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
April is probably the best time of year to go after Channel Catfish, White Bass, and Largemouth Bass.
 
May
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!
 
June
Time for a delicious catch! Go after Sunfish and Crappie and treat yourself to a tasty lunch after the trip.
 
July
July is one of the best months to go after Bass. You can catch Hybrid, Spotted, and Striped Bass. 
 
August
Redfish and Sunfish dominate the lake in August. You can go trolling, jigging, or popping and see what works best.
 
September
Besides Redfish and Sunfish, there’s a pretty good number of Largemouth Bass. They usually stick to shallow water. 
 
October
In October, the fishing action starts to slow down but you can still have a good time targeting Redfish and Largemouth Bass. 
 
November
Going after Redfish is always a good idea on Lake Calaveras. Cast near the dam or fishing piers for Largemouth Bass.
 
December
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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Half day trip with captain Shawn.
Rene R. fished with Fishtrips on May 15, 2019
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Fish with Captain Shawn!! You will be very very glad you did!!
Half day trip with San Antonio Fishing Charter and Travis
Gary B. fished with San Antonio FISHING CHARTERS on April 26, 2019
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Use one of the Charters and fish/catch your dinner on our power station cooling lakes. The cost is about the same as a trip to the coast to fish but here you can catch and for kids that is great.

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Calaveras Lake

According to customer reviews, Bones Fishing Guide Service, Off The Hook Fishing Trips, and Fishtrips are some of the most popular fishing charters in Calaveras Lake. Full list of top fishing charters in Calaveras Lake.

Bones Fishing Guide Service, Off The Hook Fishing Trips, and Fishtrips all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Calaveras Lake.

The best way to experience fishing in Calaveras Lake is to book a private charter with a licensed fishing guide. See the full list of charters available for online booking here: List of fishing charters in Calaveras Lake.

The top 6 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Calaveras Lake are:

April is probably the best time of year to go after Channel Catfish, White Bass, and Largemouth Bass.   Check availability for local fishing charters in Calaveras Lake.