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Lake Fishing Trip in San Antonio

Freshwater Reds - Weekday Trip

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21 ft 1 - 6 People $

Lake Fishing Trip in San Antonio

Calaveras Lake Weekend Getaway

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21 ft 1 - 6 People $

Lake Fishing Trip in San Antonio

Calaveras Lake Freshwater Reds

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25 ft 1 - 5 People $
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Lake Fishing Trip in San Antonio

Redfish Trips

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24 ft 1 - 6 People $

River Fishing Trip in New Braunfels

Hill Country Bass Trip

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12 ft 1 - 2 People $

River Fishing Trip in New Braunfels

Trout On The Fly

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1 - 2 People $

Most Popular Types of Trips in San Antonio

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Float into the water with Kevin for an awesome 4 to 9-hour adventure in the Texas hill country! On this fly-fishing trip you'll be targeting Brown Trout and Rainbow Trout on the beautiful Guadalupe River. The Guadalupe River is a perfect spot to fly fish for Trout without leaving Texas. It is listed as one of the 100 top trout streams in the United States, and is the southernmost trout fishery in the United States. Be ready to catch some Rainbow Trout, this river is known as a hot spot for them! You'll be aboard a 14' Aire Raft drift boat designed for 2 anglers. These rafts are very stable and comfortable, and are great for getting through shallow water. Whether you're new to fly fishing or not, Kevin will surely show you some helpful tips. He has been guiding fly fishing trips for 20+ years and is a wildlife fanatic, so expect to get some bites! Kevin will provide all rods, reels and tackle. He will even provide a tasty lunch for you, so all you need to bring is a valid Texas Fishing License. Enjoy your day out on the river with Kevin! Read More

River Fishing Trip in New Braunfels

Guadalupe River Drift

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14 ft 1 - 2 People $

Guided fly fishing trips targeting largemouth, smallmouth, guadalupe bass and trout. **Guadalupe River** The fall and winter months find us chasing trophy sized Rainbow and Brown trout on the Guadalupe River below Canyon Lake Dam. The efforts of Texas Parks and Wildlife along with the Guadalupe River Trout Unlimited chapter have helped make this river one of the top trophy trout fisheries in the U.S. Catching trout in the 20+ inch range is very common. Tyler offers half or full day raft fly fishing trips from mid October through the Spring months. **San Marcos River** The San Marcos River is one of our top Bass fishing destinations in TX. An abundance of trophy sized Largemouth bass, Guadalupe bass, and Tyler's favorite, the Smallmouth Bass. We offer Full or Half day float trips on a beautiful remote stretch of river near Martindale TX. Its tough to beat throwing deer hair poppers off the banks and getting absolutely BLOWN UP by an angry bass! Come spend a day on this beautiful spring fed fishery with Tyler and see what the talk is all about! **Blanco River** The Blanco River is another great bass fishery located just outside the small town of Blanco TX. We spend many days on this river during the early spring and summer months. An otherwise not so pressured fishery, the Blanco offers great opportunity of catching big bass on the fly. We offer full and half day float trips on the Blanco! For Half Day trips, Tyler only provides ice, water and any special request beverages you would like to enjoy. So make sure to bring snacks if you think you might need them! Everything is provided on his Full Day Trips. Read More

River Fishing Trip in New Braunfels

Texas Rivers Adventure

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13 ft 1 - 2 People $

Fly fishing in the Texas Hill Country is an experience you won't soon forget. The scenery is beautiful, and the fishing is great. Fly fishing is a sport that has been around for centuries and is enjoyed by people of all ages. It's a great way to relax and enjoy the outdoors, and it can be very rewarding. Embark on an unforgettable 4 or 8-hour adventure in the Texas hill country with Captain Chris. He has been fly fishing all over the country for over 30 years, so expect to get some bites! On this fly-fishing trip, you'll be targeting Largemouth Bass, Perch, Rainbow Trout, and Smallmouth Bass on the beautiful Guadalupe River. The Guadalupe River is listed as one of the 100 top trout streams in the United States and is the southernmost trout fishery in the United States. This river is known for its abundance of Rainbow Trout, so expect to find one at the end of your line! You'll be aboard a whitewater raft custom-designed for 2 anglers, complete with casting platforms and lean bars. These rafts are very stable and comfortable and are great for getting through shallow water. Whether you're new to fly fishing or not, Chris is eager to help. Make sure to bring a valid Texas Fishing License, and don't forget your sunscreen! Chris will provide the rods and reels, as well as a tasty lunch. All you need to bring is yourself and a smile. Enjoy your day out on the river! Read More

River Fishing Trip in New Braunfels

Hill Country Bass & Trout On The Fly

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14 ft 1 - 2 People $

If you're looking to spend a peaceful day fly fishing for Rainbows, this might be your trip. The Guadalupe River is one of the top 100 Trout streams in America, so whether you're an experienced angler or just giving it a shot, you'll have many chances to hook up a personal best! During the winter, this river is stocked several times by Texas Parks and Wildlife and Trout Unlimited, so by the time spring rolls around, it's ready to go! Riley is a top guide in this area, and he knows the river like the back of his hand. Cast out some dry flies, nymphs, streamers and enjoy the beautiful surroundings—but when you feel that tug, get ready to set your hook! There are some big fish in the deep holes and eddies, and they're just waiting for that fly to come their way. Read More

River Fishing Trip in New Braunfels

Trout On The Fly

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1 - 2 People $

Come join Captain Trey on this fishing adventure in New Braunfels, Texas! You'll be fishing the San Marcos, the Guadalupe, or the Colorado River, depending on the fishing conditions and season! All of these rivers are pretty much jammed with great fish, so you can hook a mixed bag of Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, and even White Bass! Don't worry if you're new to fly fishing - Captain Trey is happy to teach you all the tricks of the trade. You'll have a blast reeling in these feisty fish and bragging to your friends about your catch. On this trip, you'll be fishing from Trey's 12' drift boat, which is ideal for river fishing because it can easily move with the current and can get into shallow riffles and slow seams where fish like to hang out. As you cast your line and wait for a bite, you'll also be treated to stunning views of the surrounding environment. There are plenty of birds, deer, and other critters here to keep your eyes open for. Plus, with Captain Trey at the helm, you'll have a knowledgeable guide who knows all about the Hill Country environment. He also provides all the rods, reels, and flies, so you just need to bring some sunscreen and a good attitude. Get out there and enjoy a fantastic fishing trip on one of Texas' beautiful rivers! Read More

River Fishing Trip in New Braunfels

Hill Country Bass Trip

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12 ft 1 - 2 People $
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Embark on an exciting Redfish fishing expedition led by the seasoned expertise of Captain Raymond on Calaveras Lake, Texas. With an impressive 13 years of experience navigating the waters, Captain Raymond invites you to join him for an unforgettable angling journey, targeting the elusive Redfish. Set against the backdrop of Calaveras Lake's natural beauty, this fishing trip promises an exhilarating blend of skill and adventure. Captain Raymond's extensive knowledge and years on the water ensure that every angler has the opportunity to hone their techniques and experience the thrill of reeling in Redfish. Navigating the freshwater expanses of Calaveras Lake alongside Captain Raymond unveils a world of angling possibilities. Targeting Redfish in a freshwater environment creates a unique angling challenge that is both rewarding and captivating. Immerse yourself in an adventure marked by professionalism, angling prowess, and a deep respect for the local ecosystem. Captain Raymond's commitment to responsible fishing practices guarantees an experience that is both gratifying and environmentally conscious. Delve into the world of Redfish fishing in Texas, casting your line under the guidance of Captain Raymond on Calaveras Lake, and create lasting memories amidst the serene beauty of this Texas fishing destination. Read More

Lake Fishing Trip in San Antonio

Redfish Trips

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24 ft 1 - 6 People $
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Everything to Know About Booking a Fishing Guide in San Antonio

What are the best fishing trips in San Antonio?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 11 trips in San Antonio, and the most popular trips in the area are Freshwater Reds - Weekday Trip guided by Bryan, Calaveras Lake Weekend Getaway guided by Bryan, and Calaveras Lake Freshwater Reds guided by Travis.

Our guides in San Antonio are rated a 5 out of 5 based on 2509 verified reviews on Captain Experiences.

All guides on Captain Experiences are licensed, insured, and vetted by our team. You can access their reviews, click through trip photos, read bios to get to know them, and preview trip details like species, techniques, group sizes, boat specs and more.

Another popular city nearby for booking a charter is New Braunfels.

Looking for kid friendly guides in San Antonio? Check out our beginner and family friendly guides in San Antonio.

What types of fishing trips are common in San Antonio?

River fishing is the most popular in San Antonio as well as lake fishing.

The most commonly sought after species in San Antonio are: 1. rainbow trout, 2. redfish, 3. largemouth bass, and 4. blue catfish.

The most common fishing techniques in San Antonio are fly fishing, artificial lure fishing, and drift fishing but light tackle fishing and trolling are popular as well.

How much does a San Antonio fishing trip cost?

in San Antonio prices can range anywhere from an affordable $300 to $3,000 and up, but the average price for a half day trip in San Antonio is $530. The average price for a full day trip in San Antonio is $1,090.

What month is best for fishing in San Antonio?

The most popular season for fishing in San Antonio is spring, and most anglers book their trips 39 days in advance.

Do I need a San Antonio fishing license and what are the bag limits in San Antonio?

See here for more information on fishing licenses in San Antonio, bag limits for target species, and fishing season regulations in San Antonio. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations in San Antonio.

Popular Types of Fishing In San Antonio

San Antonio fishing charters offer a variety of options for anglers of all levels. The most common types of fishing charters in San Antonio are bay fishing, offshore fishing, and fly fishing. Bay fishing is perfect for beginners and families, while offshore fishing is for the more experienced angler looking for a challenge. Fly fishing is a unique experience that requires skill and patience.

The most common fish to catch in San Antonio are redfish, trout, flounder, and black drum. Bay fishing charters typically target redfish and trout, while offshore charters go after larger game fish like tuna and marlin. Fly fishing charters focus on catching trout and bass in the rivers and streams around San Antonio.

San Antonio fishing charters visit popular landmarks like the San Antonio River Walk and the Alamo. These landmarks offer a unique perspective on the city and provide a great backdrop for a day of fishing. Whether you're a seasoned angler or a first-timer, there's a San Antonio fishing charter that's perfect for you.

The Best Places To Fish In San Antonio

San Antonio, Texas may not be known for its fishing, but there are still plenty of great spots to cast a line. Whether you're looking for a peaceful day on the water or a guided fishing charter, here are some of the best places to fish in San Antonio:

1. Calaveras Lake - This 3,624-acre lake is stocked with catfish, bass, and hybrid striped bass, making it a popular spot for fishing charters.

2. Braunig Lake - Another great option for fishing charters, Braunig Lake is known for its large catfish and hybrid striped bass.

3. Medina River - If you prefer to fish from the shore, the Medina River offers plenty of opportunities to catch bass, catfish, and sunfish.

4. Guadalupe River - Just a short drive from San Antonio, the Guadalupe River is a popular spot for fly fishing and is home to rainbow and brown trout.

5. Canyon Lake - With over 80 miles of shoreline, Canyon Lake is a great place to fish for bass, catfish, and crappie. Fishing charters are also available on the lake.

6. Choke Canyon Reservoir - Located about two hours south of San Antonio, Choke Canyon Reservoir is known for its trophy-sized bass and is a popular destination for fishing charters.

7. Lake Dunlap - This 410-acre lake is a great spot for catching catfish, bass, and crappie. Fishing charters are available on the lake as well.

8. Lake Placid - Just a short drive from San Antonio, Lake Placid is a popular spot for fishing for catfish, bass, and crappie. Fishing charters are also available on the lake.

Other Things To Do In San Antonio

While San Antonio fishing charters are a popular attraction, there are plenty of other things to do in this vibrant city. Take a stroll down the famous River Walk, where you can enjoy a variety of restaurants, shops, and entertainment. Visit the historic Alamo, where you can learn about the city's rich history. For a fun family outing, head to Six Flags Fiesta Texas or SeaWorld San Antonio. If you're looking for a cultural experience, check out the San Antonio Museum of Art or the McNay Art Museum. And don't forget to indulge in some delicious Tex-Mex cuisine while you're here!

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    Recommend without reservation of any kind. A great guy. You'll enjoy your trip. I'm going with him again!

    Eugene B. with Bryan C. of San Antonio, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Raymond was a great guide. We really enjoyed the trip and will definitely book with him again when the weather is warm. We are from South Carolina and here on our anniversary trip, but we WILL be back.

    Michael S. with Raymond E. of San Antonio, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    We loved every second! What a trip!

    Michael S. with Raymond E. of San Antonio, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    I had a great time caught lots of had a wonderful day. The Captain was fantastic

    Joe L. with Travis F. of San Antonio, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Great time! Captain Bryan is knowledgeable and put us on a lot of fish!

    William T. with Bryan C. of San Antonio, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Bryan did awesome job of putting us on the fish. A very friendly and funny guide. Highly recommend.

    John N. with Bryan C. of San Antonio, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Bryan knows Lake Calaveras. He has been guiding guests for 13 years. He was friendly and knowledgeable. He found the drum school and put us on them. We limited out and had a great time!!! We will be back soon!!!

    Byron A. with Bryan C. of San Antonio, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Bryan can put you on the fish! Caught & released plus or minus 25 reds in about 3 hours, and at 2 points we had four fish on the lines at the same time. Freshwater reds are a bucket lister for anyone. -Attison with Captain Experiences

    Attison B. with Bryan C. of San Antonio, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    My boyfriend and I had so much fun out on the water with Capt. Bryan for our trip. We had booked the charter as a joint graduation present for the both of us and it was an experience to remember. Capt. Bryan was knowledgeable about the waters, the fish, and was very personable. We went home with our limit and would recommend Capt. Bryan to anyone for a great time!

    Ashley M. with Bryan C. of San Antonio, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Great attitude and fun trip. Got us a catch 30 minutes in. Good tech on the boat and plenty of room for 4 people. Would definitely use again.

    Timothy K. with Bryan C. of San Antonio, Texas

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