Calaveras Lake

6 Fishing Charters

Calaveras Lake Fishing Charters

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Calaveras Lake: 6 fishing charters available

Bones Fishing Guide Service

5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (70)
San Antonio
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trips from $260

South Texas Fishing Charters

4.9 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (36)
San Antonio
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trips from $260

Off The Hook Fishing Trips

4.9 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (61)
San Antonio
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trips from $250

Fishtrips

4.8 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (40)
San Antonio
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trips from $260

Scale Chaser Fishing Guide

5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (4)
San Antonio
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trips from $300

San Antonio FISHING CHARTERS

4.9 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (60)
San Antonio
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trips from $300

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.

Calaveras Lake
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Based on 23938 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

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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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.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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.
Gary  B.
Gary B. San Antonio, TX

Bones Fishing Guide Service
Bones Fishing Guide Service
Fishing charter in San Antonio
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 70 reviews
Bones is a excellent guide, put me on numerous large fish. I would recommend him to anyone and I will use his services again!
Chris  F.
Chris F. Linton, IN
Scale Chaser Fishing Guide
Scale Chaser Fishing Guide
Fishing charter in San Antonio
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 4 reviews
Thank you for giving my kids a positive experience. They said Capt. Jesse was nice, helpful and definitely an experienced Angler. They look forward to their next fishing trip.
Julie  M.  J.
Julie M. J. San Antonio, TX
Bones Fishing Guide Service
Bones Fishing Guide Service
Fishing charter in San Antonio
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 70 reviews
Great time fishing today, Bones was an excellent guide, put us on fish immediately! Had an amazing time and would definitely like to come back for a return trip! Thanks again Bones
Aric  M.
Aric M. Kalkaska, MI
South Texas Fishing Charters
South Texas Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in San Antonio
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 37 reviews
Best fishing experience ever and super good captin id recommend everyone to go with guy super fun
Jacob  S.
Jacob S. San Antonio, TX
South Texas Fishing Charters
South Texas Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in San Antonio
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 37 reviews
Couldn’t be more pleased with the experience provide by Captain Lawrence. Very knowledgeable and personable Highly recommend!!
Adam  M.
Adam M. San Antonio, TX
South Texas Fishing Charters
South Texas Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in San Antonio
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 37 reviews
Outstanding captain. Knows where to get the fish. Very informative. Funny as all outdoors. Highly recommend this gentleman for many more tours will be coming back
Roy  J.
Roy J. San Antonio, Texas
South Texas Fishing Charters
South Texas Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in San Antonio
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 37 reviews
Captain Lawrence really knows his job. We not only caught fish but he shared his knowledge about the lake and the techniques he was using. He also made us feel like we were friends. All things considered my wife and I had a great experience. We not only would recommend him but are already planning to return and catch more fish and fun!!!
Russell  L.
Russell L. Tucson, AZ
San Antonio FISHING CHARTERS
San Antonio FISHING CHARTERS
Fishing charter in San Antonio
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 62 reviews
We had a great first experience with the right guidance, this was a perfect fishing day for the family, we have one of the biggest catch on the cleaning table for the hour we’re there. I definitely recommend San Antonio fishing charters. Travis the capitan the best guy, knows what he’s doing.
Jose  A.  M.
Jose A. M. United States
Bones Fishing Guide Service
Bones Fishing Guide Service
Fishing charter in San Antonio
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 70 reviews
Perfect weather. Perfect boat and captain (Captain Bones). To make it better I limited early. Thank you for a great day Raymond!
Felix  M.
Felix M. San Antonio, Texas
South Texas Fishing Charters
South Texas Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in San Antonio
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 37 reviews
Had a great time with Captain Lawrence stayed a little later than we were supposed to try to catch fish
Bobby  G.
Bobby G. San Antonio, TX
Bones Fishing Guide Service
Bones Fishing Guide Service
Fishing charter in San Antonio
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 70 reviews
I'm retired as a Bus driver from Via after 36 years of service and this was my goal to do this for myself and friend who I known for a while and the captain was more than great to accommodate us on a trip well done and I do tend to do this again and we had a great time. It was a good choice for this captain of the knowledge of this lake. 👏
Vincent  J.
Vincent J. San Antonio, Texas
South Texas Fishing Charters
South Texas Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in San Antonio
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 37 reviews
Captain Faustino is an experienced guide familiar with all area lakes. The group I fished with is already planning another fish trip with Mr. Faustino.
Lorenzo  H.
Lorenzo H. Floresville, TX
San Antonio FISHING CHARTERS
San Antonio FISHING CHARTERS
Fishing charter in San Antonio
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 62 reviews
Great time ! My daughter reeled in her 1st big fish!....glad she was able to have that experience.
James  B.
James B. United States
Scale Chaser Fishing Guide
Scale Chaser Fishing Guide
Fishing charter in San Antonio
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 4 reviews
The captain was very kind and welcoming. My son was able to experience some fishing. I definitely recommend him and can’t wait for out next trip.
Melinda  A.
Melinda A. Austin, TX
San Antonio FISHING CHARTERS
San Antonio FISHING CHARTERS
Fishing charter in San Antonio
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 62 reviews
Only by hard work and persistence we caught some today. When we came in, there were no other boats cleaning fish. That is not the norm. Just shows that our guide knew his stuff and was willing to change locations several times to get us on some fish. We plan to book again soon.
Glenn  W.
Glenn W. Converse, TX
Fishtrips
Fishtrips
Fishing charter in San Antonio
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 40 reviews
We had an amazing experience with captain Shawn. We caught 7 or 8 redfish and ended up with these 4 keepers. My son is still talking about the fishing all the time and already told all his friends about the giant fish he caught. :-) I definitely recommend captain Shawn for anyone looking for a nice fishing trip around San Antonio.
Alexandre  D.
Alexandre D. Round Rock, TX
Fishtrips
Fishtrips
Fishing charter in San Antonio
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 40 reviews
Trip was great! Caught 5 huge reds! Captain Shawn put us on the fish the entire trip. We did toss a lot of smaller ones back in but kept the bigger ones. High recommended!
Mikey  M.
Mikey M. El Paso, TX
Fishtrips
Fishtrips
Fishing charter in San Antonio
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 40 reviews
Good trip. Captain Shawn worked hard to make sure we got into some redfish. Good job! Hi
Joseph  G.
Joseph G. San Antonio, TX
Bones Fishing Guide Service
Bones Fishing Guide Service
Fishing charter in San Antonio
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 70 reviews
Bones is a good Captain. Had a great day of fishing. I liked the music and I usually do not listen to music while on my boat. I will be installing a radio on my Boat. Scale of 1 to 10 10 being the best. I personally would give him an 11! Thank you Captain Bones for the Memory.
Sal  P.
Sal P. United States
Fishtrips
Fishtrips
Fishing charter in San Antonio
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 40 reviews
Shawn is D’ man! He went over and above and we had an awesome day. We appreciate his willingness to go the extra mile - this was our best fishing trip by far. We’ll definitely be back and highly recommend him.
Mando  M.
Mando M. Selma, TX

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Calaveras Lake

To give you an idea of how much a fishing trip in Calaveras Lake costs, the average price for a 4 hour private trip is $273, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $550. These prices are based on trips booked on our site recently.

Prices will vary depending on trip length, fishing technique, as well as the type and size of the boat you booked. However, to give you an indication, the average boat size in Calaveras Lake is 23 ft and the most common vessel type is a Center console.

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

Bones Fishing Guide Service, South Texas Fishing Charters, and Off The Hook Fishing Trips 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 most popular fish species you can target are Redfish, Catfish, and Hybrid Striped Bass. Top fishing techniques include light tackle, trolling, and bottom fishing. Lake fishing, river fishing, and inshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

Start the year by targeting huge Redfish! The record on Lake Calaveras is 30 pounds. Can you beat that?   Check availability for local fishing charters in Calaveras Lake.