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15 Places to Go Fishing in San Antonio 

If you're not much for swimming during the summer but are still a fan of being water-side, check out some of these spots in San Antonio where you can pull out your fisherman's flannel despite the July heat. Fair warning: Some of these places have regulations on harvesting and others require a Texas Fishing Permit! Check out the Texas Parks & Wildlife page for more info.
Brackenridge Park
3700 N St. Mary’s St., (210) 207-8480

From trails to picnic areas to fishing in the trout-stocked San Antonio River, this riverside park is one of San Antonio’s best places for outdoor activities.

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Braunig Lake
17500 Donop Rd, (210) 635-8289

Two paved boat ramps are available at this power plant reservoir which is stocked full with Largemouth Bass and Red Drum.

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Calaveras Lake
12991 Bernhardt Road, (210) 635-8359

Similar to the setup of Braunig Lake (and a one day pass to one of the lakes also allows access to the other), visitors have bank access and camping/RV areas available to them.

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Converse North Park City Lake
8200 Spring Town St, (210) 659-9513

Bluegills, catfish and more await fishermen who come to Converse North Park City Lake. Stocked annually by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, the lake is great for recreational fishing.

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Earl Scott Pond
12160 Babcock Rd, (210) 207-7275

Located in the Greenway a short walk from Rohde Park at the Buddy Calk Trailhead, this rugged spot is the ultimate man v. nature spot with no amenities but lots of catfish, perch and bass.

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Elmendorf Lake Park
3700 W Commerce St., (210) 207-7275

Recently renovated to become both more people friendly and environmentally conscious, this spot boasts a fishing pier and shore access at Our Lady of the Lake University.

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Officer John Randolph Wheeler Park
10239 Ingram Rd., (210) 207-7275

Though this park only has a few amenities-- 3 picnic tables, some benches, walking trail and pond with fishing--fishermen can still catch a few at this quieter spot named for a San Antonio patrolman who was killed in the line of duty.

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Lakeside Park
5640 Lakefront, (210) 207-7275

This 7.87 acre park is located on the city’s East side and is stocked with trout among other types of fish.

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Live Oak City Lake
18001 Park Dr., (210) 653-9140

This reservoir is the center of this activity filled park. Two handicap fishing piers, one at the lake and one at the pond, are available and fisherman can look forward to trout in the winter and catfish & bass in the summer.

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Medina River Natural Area
15890 Highway 16 South, (210) 207-3111

A 511 acre natural area awaits visitors of the Medina River Natural Area. Great for biking and fishing alike, visit the Donkey Lady Bridge, too, for some post-fishing spookiness.

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Miller's Pond Park
615 Old Pearsall Rd, (210) 207-7275

Catfish in the summer and trout in the winter are what to look forward to at this fishing spot where bank access is available. Other activities include basketball courts, a walking trail and playgrounds.

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South Side Lions Park Pond
3100 Hiawatha, (210) 532-2027

Part of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Neighborhood Fishin’ Program, this family friendly place is stocked with trout in the winter and catfish in the summer.

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Tom Slick Park
7400 Hwy 151, (210) 207-7275

Featuring two dog parks on the premises, this relatively small pond is a little bit of a challenge. For sunfish and a few small bass, this spot might be better for some catch and release on the banks of the pond.

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Woodlawn Lake Park 1103 Cincinnati Avenue, (210) 207-3000

Fishing is allowed from the banks of the pond or from the fishing pier at Woodlawn Lake, stocked once a year with catfish.

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Espada Park
1750 S E Military, (210) 207-7275

Visitors can look forward to grills and picnic tables at this park that is open from sunrise to sunset. Good bank access is available; boats and swimming are not allowed.

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Brackenridge Park
3700 N St. Mary’s St., (210) 207-8480

From trails to picnic areas to fishing in the trout-stocked San Antonio River, this riverside park is one of San Antonio’s best places for outdoor activities.

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