Location: In the San Antonio River watershed
on Calaveras and Chupaderas creeks, 17 miles south of San Antonio
on Highway 37 in Bexar County
Surface area: 1,350 acres
Maximum depth: 50 feet
Conservation Pool Elevation: summer 506.5 ft., winter 505.5 ft. msl
Fluctuation: 1-2 feet
Normal Clarity: Stained with visibility of 1-2 feet
Camping & Recreational Facilities
Thousand Trails Management Services
Reservoir Controlling Authority
PO Box 1771
San Antonio, Texas 78292
Primarily bulrush and cattails along shoreline
Predominant Fish Species
Provided at entrance point
This reservoir has a special regulation on red drum. See bag and size limits.
Red drum are the most popular sport fish in the reservoir. Hybrid striped bass and catfish are the next most sought after species. Although quality to trophy size largemouth bass are present, a limited fishery currently exists.
|Hybrid Striped Bass|
The main cover is provided by bulrush and cattails along the shoreline and the main structure found at Braunig consists of rock rip-rap along the dam and peninsulas.
Red drum fishing is good March through August with many fish
in excess of 20 pounds harvested annually. As on the coast, this schooling
be located by watching for feeding activities by seagulls or pelicans. In winter,
red drum may be found near the heated discharges. Crawfish and tilapia are
very good natural baits; good artificial lures include
spoons (gold and silver), rattle traps and trolled deep-diving crankbaits..
Hybrid striped bass fishing is good from January through August, and peaks in spring. Again, watch for birds' feeding activities. As with red drum during the winter months, hybrids may be found in the heated discharge areas. Chicken liver has proven to be a very good natural bait; spoons and rattle traps are effective artificial baits. Channel catfish are good all year with some of the best fishing occurring in the spring. Look for cormorant roosts as one possible site to fish. Better natural baits include cheese baits, liver, shad and cut tilapia. Largemouth bass fishing is at its best January through April, with the majority of fish being caught from February on. Carolina rigged plastic worms, spinner baits, crank baits and grubs are the most used artificials.