If you love fishing but don’t want to pay for a license, you’re in luck — Saturday, June 1 is Free Fishing Day across Texas, and it’s one of the best free things to do in San Antonio this weekend.
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) announced that people can fish for free, without a license at any public body of water in Texas this Saturday, June 1. Free Fishing Day is an annual program that helps promote a fun activity that everyone can enjoy while getting outdoors.
Top Places to Visit in San Antonio for Free Fishing Day
Gather your fishing gear and head to these best fishing places in San Antonio this Saturday for a relaxing and free day of fun.
While you may have been to Brackenridge Park to walk around the paved trails or feed the ducks, fishing here may not have crossed your mind. But the San Antonio River is stocked with trout and boasts numerous restrooms, parking, and playgrounds making it the perfect place to spend with family on Free Fishing Day in San Antonio.
Calaveras and Braunig Lake
Located in south San Antonio off Loop 1604, Calaveras Lake has 3,624 acres of water to explore. While there is a small entrance fee, the lake has two boat ramps and access to red drum, largemouth bass, channel catfish, and blue catfish. A day pass can also get you into the nearby Braunig Lake, all owned by CPS Energy.
$8/adult, $6/6-15 years, children 5 and under are free.
Located on the east side of the city, Lakeside Park offers a quiet day of fishing and family time. It features ample tree shade, a fishing pier, playgrounds, a few picnic tables, and even BBQ grills to cook up some delicious burgers or hot dogs for lunch.
If you don’t mind driving a short distance for the perfect fishing spot, head over to Medina Lake located about 40 miles northwest of San Antonio. The 5,400-acre clear water has various catfish and bass but is best known for its large yellow catfish.
Your Neighborhood Lake
Want to stay close to home for Free Fishing Day in San Antonio? Find your closest neighborhood lake or pond and walk or drive over for a day of free fishing this Saturday. Being close to home is always nice with little ones who may require more attention or a short nap after lunch. And oftentimes, you can still get a good catch!
What’s your favorite fishing spot in San Antonio? Tell us in the comments below!