Lake San Antonio offers great fishing for largemouth and smallmouth bass, striped bass, redear sunfish, channel catfish, crappie, and bluegill.
Those going after stripers usually have the best luck at the south end of the lake around the dam and around the Pleyto Launch Ramp. Other favorite haunts for stripers are around Twin Creek, Three Fingers Creek, Laguna Creek and Harris Creek. Trollers like working the area from the South Shore Marina down to the mouth of Harris Creel. Largemouth bass can be caught off the rocky points of the lake, especially along the north shore opposite Cemetery Cove. Crappie are found in the shallows at the north end of the lake where the San Antonio River enters the lake and in Cemetery Cove. You’ll often find them around brush or other kinds of cover. For catfish, anglers like the southwest side of the lake, especially Bee Rock Cove, Harris Cove, and Cemetery Cove.
- Bass: Plastic Worms, Crank Baits, South Bend Spinners, Fly-fish with Streamers, Hurricane Bucktail Jigs in white, Shad, Anchovies, Top-water Poppers, Sardines, BassTrix Paddle Tail Swimbait in Shad
- Catfish: Nightcrawlers, Chicken Livers, Clams, Anchovies
- Crappie: Minnow Lures, Rat-L-Traps
- Bluegill: Meal Worms, Dry Flies
Lake San Antonio Record Fish
- Largemouth Bass – 9 pounds, 4 ounces
- Smallmouth Bass – 3 pounds, 14 ounces
- Striped Bass – 36 pounds, 4 ounces
- Channel Catfish – 25 pounds
- Crappie – 3 pounds, 8 ounces
- Bluegill – 1 pounds, 12 ounces