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Where to bank fish in Bexar County? #14194177 11/18/21 01:42 AM
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Hi all,

This is my first post here.

I've been looking for a good place to take the boys bank fishing around Bexar. Been reading about all the ark ponds/lakes but having trouble making a decision.

Any suggestions appreciated!

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welcome to the TFF! Glad to have you on board. Looking forward to more of your post and seeing some of your catches. cheers



Side Note: There are a lot of places in Bexar County that are bank fishing friendly. Cibolo Creek, Live Oak Lake, Converse Lake, Salado Creek, Leon Creek, and the San Antonio River. You also have Calaveras Lake, and Braunig Lake. You can Google and find the exact locations of these spots. thumb


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Re: Where to bank fish in Bexar County? [Re: JMB73] #14194237 11/18/21 02:44 AM
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Originally Posted by JMB73
Hi all, This is my first post here.I've been looking for a good place to take the boys bank fishing around Bexar. Been reading about all the ark ponds/lakes but having trouble making a decision.Any suggestions appreciated!

Have you checked out the Bank Fishing Map - Texas?

Additional information about the map can be found in the Bank Fishing Forum.

If you find some spots not on the map please report them for other TFF members.

Good luck!

Re: Where to bank fish in Bexar County? [Re: banker-always fishing] #14194279 11/18/21 03:23 AM
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Thanks! I've been looking at the bank fishing map and might like to try Converse lake.. I've fished Calaveras and Braunig back years ago but never much luck for sunfish. When my son was ten he caught a 33lb cat at Calaveras but that was on a boat! I'm also interested in Cibolo Creek but not sure where we can fish there that's public access.

Bream, as we call them where I grew up have always been my favorites.

Re: Where to bank fish in Bexar County? [Re: banker-always fishing] #14194293 11/18/21 03:37 AM
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Originally Posted by banker-always fishing
welcome to the TFF! Glad to have you on board. Looking forward to more of your post and seeing some of your catches. cheers



Side Note: There are a lot of places in Bexar County that are bank fishing friendly. Cibolo Creek, Live Oak Lake, Converse Lake, Salado Creek, Leon Creek, and the San Antonio River. You also have Calaveras Lake, and Braunig Lake. You can Google and find the exact locations of these spots. thumb

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Re: Where to bank fish in Bexar County? [Re: JMB73] #14194313 11/18/21 04:25 AM
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Originally Posted by JMB73
Thanks! I've been looking at the bank fishing map and might like to try Converse lake.. I've fished Calaveras and Braunig back years ago but never much luck for sunfish. When my son was ten he caught a 33lb cat at Calaveras but that was on a boat! I'm also interested in Cibolo Creek but not sure where we can fish there that's public access.

Bream, as we call them where I grew up have always been my favorites.




Crescent Bend Nature Park is a very good place on the Cibolo Creek to catch sunfish and Rios. hooked


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Re: Where to bank fish in Bexar County? [Re: JMB73] #14194990 11/18/21 09:39 PM
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Originally Posted by JMB73
Thanks! I've been looking at the bank fishing map and might like to try Converse lake..


Not sure which Converse lake you mean but don't bother going to the Converse City Lake Park on School street. Targeting sunfish there is a losing proposition. There is literally 1 green sunfish in the entire lake. No other sunfish. It's just too big to be food, otherwise the count would be zero.

Re: Where to bank fish in Bexar County? [Re: JMB73] #14195095 11/18/21 11:33 PM
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Made a trip to Castroville Regional Park on the Medina River today to scout it out. I didn't have any live bait with me but managed to catch one bluegill on a Berkley Crappie Nibble. Looks to have potential but with the cold front and wind just too hard for me to tell.

Re: Where to bank fish in Bexar County? [Re: banker-always fishing] #14196710 11/20/21 02:28 PM
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Took an afternoon trip to Crescent Bend yesterday. Only fished one small area with the Berkley Crappie Nibbles and caught small bass .. Also caught a couple of decent Redbreast (I think) on a small beetle spin and a panfish assassin jig. Tried a plastic crawfish and missed another bass... he jumped and threw it out.

Planning to take my boys there this afternoon but this time I'll have worms.

Had a great time! Thanks for suggesting it!

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Originally Posted by JMB73
Took an afternoon trip to Crescent Bend yesterday. Only fished one small area with the Berkley Crappie Nibbles and caught small bass .. Also caught a couple of decent Redbreast (I think) on a small beetle spin and a panfish assassin jig. Tried a plastic crawfish and missed another bass... he jumped and threw it out.

Planning to take my boys there this afternoon but this time I'll have worms.

Had a great time! Thanks for suggesting it!




Spring, early summer, and fall are the best times to fish Crescent Bend. Glad you were able to catch some fish. Hope you and your boys get a few today. thumb


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Re: Where to bank fish in Bexar County? [Re: banker-always fishing] #14196915 11/20/21 04:29 PM
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Thanks. We're ready with the red worms and night crawlers

BTW, is that bridge at Schaefer road park property or public access?

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Re: Where to bank fish in Bexar County? [Re: JMB73] #14196936 11/20/21 04:42 PM
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Public access. There is parking just above the bridge off of Schaefer. thumb


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Re: Where to bank fish in Bexar County? [Re: gar1970] #14197631 11/21/21 04:04 PM
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Originally Posted by gar1970
Originally Posted by banker-always fishing
welcome to the TFF! Glad to have you on board. Looking forward to more of your post and seeing some of your catches. cheers



Side Note: There are a lot of places in Bexar County that are bank fishing friendly. Cibolo Creek, Live Oak Lake, Converse Lake, Salado Creek, Leon Creek, and the San Antonio River. You also have Calaveras Lake, and Braunig Lake. You can Google and find the exact locations of these spots. thumb

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Plus #2 on the above!

Side Note: There are countless other places to bank fish within an hours drive from the San Antonio area as well. coolio

Re: Where to bank fish in Bexar County? [Re: Laker One] #14201145 11/24/21 03:31 PM
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Originally Posted by banker-always fishing
welcome to the TFF! Glad to have you on board. Looking forward to more of your post and seeing some of your catches. cheers



Side Note: There are a lot of places in Bexar County that are bank fishing friendly. Cibolo Creek, Live Oak Lake, Converse Lake, Salado Creek, Leon Creek, and the San Antonio River. You also have Calaveras Lake, and Braunig Lake. You can Google and find the exact locations of these spots. thumb

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welcome to the TFF lots of GREAT anglers here fish



Plus #2 on the above!

Side Note: There are countless other places to bank fish within an hours drive from the San Antonio area as well. coolio




A huge plus #3.

Re: Where to bank fish in Bexar County? [Re: JMB73] #14207128 11/30/21 05:42 PM
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So since I posted this, I have been to:

Castroville Regional Park (Medina River)
Crescent Bend Nature Park (Cibolo Creek)
South Lion'sPark (Pond)
MIller's Pond Park

So far, the only place I have had a decent catch is Crescent Bend (Bass and Redbreast) using a slip bobber and worms.

Tomorrow I'm planning a trip to Converse North Park and may hit Live Oak as well.

Still no bites on trout...those big annoying birds are sure getting them though! And strangely enough, I have had no luck with the channel cats.

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