Best Places To Go Fishing Near San Antonio. Image courtesy: Andrey Trusov on Unsplash

Do you own a fishing pole and have always wondered where to go fishing in San Antonio? Well, there’s plenty of parks, ponds, and places to go! So pack a canister of bait and get ready to reel in some catches at these San Antonio fishing spots.

Top Places To Go Fishing In San Antonio

Tom Slick Park

This suburban park features a small pond for fishing. It’s great for catch and release as well as practice. This park also features a dog park and fields for outdoor activities.
Where: 7400 Texas 151 Access Rd, San Antonio, TX 78227 


Brackenridge Park

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Located right near Downtown, Brackenridge is one of the best places to fish in San Antonio. This city pond is a part of the Neighbor Fishin’ program so it’s stocked with channel catfish. 
Where: 3700 N St Mary’s St, San Antonio, TX 78212


Earl Scott Pond

This pond is located near Buddy Calk park and can be accessed off the Leon Creek Greenway. This pond is also a part of the Neighborhood Fishin’ program so it’s stocked with channel catfish. Another great option for small pond fishing!
Where: 13101 Babcock Rd, San Antonio, TX 78249


Espada Park

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Espada Park is right off the San Antonio River. This location offers a spacious area making it easy to get in and out of the banks. Bass and bluegill are the most popular fish found within this water way.
Where: 1750 SE Military Dr, San Antonio, TX 78214


Medina River

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Medina River is a natural nature area that has roughly seven miles of trails. This spacious river is great when you want to spend hours fishing. Hybrid striped bass is often caught here. The river is also great for a swim. One of the top places to go fishing in San Antonio! 
Where: 15890 Poteet Jourdanton Fwy, San Antonio TX 78224


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Top Places To Go Fishing In San Antonio – Continued

Victor Brauning Lake

This rural lake is located on the outskirts of San Antonio. It’s one of the quieter places to go. Almost as if it’s a secret fishing spot. Red drums are the most popular fish within this reservoir.
Where: 17500 Donop Road, San Antonio TX 78223


Choke Canyon State Park

While a drive from the city, Choke Canyon is a local favorite fishing spot near San Antonio. Water in the low portion of the reservoir often remains clear for ease in reeling. With rocks and streams, you may be in for a treat with what you end up catching!
Where: 700 TX-72, Three Rivers, TX 78071


Boerne City Lake Park

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This park has it all. A fishing pier and boat dock, it’s the perfect fishing place near San Antonio to make a day out of.  With plenty of space and spots, you’ll have enough room to set up your gear. Always makes the list of top picks for fishing spots in San Antonio!
Where: 21 Upper Cibolo Creek Rd, Boerne, TX 78006


Canyon Lake Marinas

Canyon Lake has salt within its waters that provides a great variety of fish. With a breathtaking view of the waters and sunset, you’ll be wanting to come back here every time you fish.
Where: 280 Marina, Canyon Lake, TX 78133


Landa Park

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This riverside park offers many amenities. With giant oak trees across the 51 acres, it’s a great park to go to when it’s sunny! You can only fish as long as you use a regular rod, that way there aren’t any disruptions.
Where: 164 Landa Park Dr, New Braunfels, TX 78130


While these parks, ponds, and lakes aren’t the ocean, these fishing spots in and near San Antonio make up for that by being close. Many are free entry, but a fishing license is required, especially if you plan to bring home some of your catch. Also, make sure to check with each individual fishing spot for any other specific guidelines to follow. Are you ready to reel yet?


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