TPWD District Fisheries Office

12861 Galm Road #7
San Antonio, Texas 78254
(210) 688-9460 or 688-9516
Mitch Nisbet, Biologist

About the Area

Local Information

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Braunig Lake

Quick Links: Fishing Regulations | Angling Opportunities | Cover & Structure | Tips & Tactics

Braunig Lake is open and has some new rules for visitors. Get the details.

Lake Characteristics

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
Impounded: 1964

Water Conditions

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

(210) 632-4128

Reservoir Controlling Authority

CPS Energy
PO Box 1771
San Antonio, Texas 78292
(210) 632-4128

Aquatic Vegetation

Primarily bulrush and cattails along shoreline

Predominant Fish Species

Lake Records
Current Fishing Report
Stocking History
Latest Survey Report

Lake Maps

Provided at entrance point

Fishing Regulations

This reservoir has a special regulation on red drum. See bag and size limits.

Angling Opportunities

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.

Species Poor Fair Good Excellent
Largemouth Bass   yes    
Catfish     yes  
Hybrid Striped Bass       yes
Red Drum       yes
Fishing Cover/Structure

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.

Tips & Tactics

Red drum fishing is good March through August with many fish in excess of 20 pounds harvested annually. As on the coast, this schooling species may sometimes 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.