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#5260770 - 09/01/10 10:29 AM Crappie Fishing in San Antonio
fishing88 Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 07/06/10
Posts: 19
Hi everyone,

I'm just wondering if anyone knows where I can go fish for some crappie in or around San Antonio. I checked the TPWD site and it doesn't seem like they've ever stocked'em anywhere to my knowledge. I've never caught one and would like to try it out.


#5261296 - 09/01/10 12:46 PM Re: Crappie Fishing in San Antonio [Re: fishing88]
USMC_Guy Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 12/14/09
Posts: 2131
Loc: Selma, TX
I caught quite a few nice ones from the Crane's Mill pier on Canyon Lake, but that is when it was quite a bit cooler back in May and June. I caught a nice 12 incher on Monday on Lake Dunlap while fishing for sunfish but I don't know of any hotspots in the area. I have read some reports of guys doing ok upriver on Canyon Lake as well, especially at night under lights. I hardly ever read reports in this area dealing with crappie. I think the few areas that may produce are kept under wraps. I read tons of reports from other areas and lakes but I don't think the numbers are down here. I think your best bet of getting into them may also be when it cools off a little.

Edited by USMC_Gy_09 (09/01/10 12:48 PM)
Mike C.

#5261355 - 09/01/10 01:04 PM Re: Crappie Fishing in San Antonio [Re: USMC_Guy]
fishing88 Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 07/06/10
Posts: 19
thanks for the reply!

I always see that crappie are slow at calaveras, the last time they were stocked was in 2004(tpwd). I have never seen anyone catch one. Typically everyone fishes for cats/reds/hybirds... never crappie or bass.

I went to cranes mill I think July 4th weekend.. its closed for construction...

#5262655 - 09/01/10 07:17 PM Re: Crappie Fishing in San Antonio [Re: fishing88]
chascat Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 01/26/03
Posts: 570
Loc: Canyon Lake, TX
That is Cranes Mill Park that is closed for construction.
Turn left at the barricades to go to Cranes Mill Fishing
pier. It is open. I was just there last week. Hope this
helps. Good Day,

#5263145 - 09/01/10 09:37 PM Re: Crappie Fishing in San Antonio [Re: chascat]
crappie1 Offline

Registered: 01/29/02
Posts: 365
Loc: Taylor,TX
If you are looking for crappie, one of the best crappie lakes in Texas (Granger Lake) is an easy 2 hour drive from SA just north of Austin. I have several clients from there that come up here to fish for crappie. The crappie fishing is really good right now. I guided 2 trips last Saturday and caught 80 nice keeper crappie. I just got a cancellation for this weekend if anyone might be interested.
Crappie Guide (since 1986)
Granger Lake, Texas


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