You must have a Texas Fishing License to fish in Canyon Lake.
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Fish Species in Lake Fishing Piers and Boat Ramps Texas Parks and Wildlife Regulations
Trout Fishing/Stocking Share Lunder Program
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All the fish list below have been stocked at one time or another in Canyon Lake or caught in the lake.
Local Known Species Of Fish Caught In Canyon Lake:
Click the name under the second column and go to info about the fish.
*For lake Maps related to fishing or boating, click on this link HERE.
There are three (3) fishing piers around the lake.
This is a handicap accessible concrete fishing pier at the base of the dam, near the power plant. This pier sets on the Guadalupe River where the water lets out of the dam. This is the same place that the trout are deposited into the river every year.
Ramp to pier.
Concrete pier with safety rails for fishing.
North Western Pier:
This pier is located near boat ramp 21, which is outside of Potter's Creek Park on the west end. The pier is set about 50 yards west of the boat ramp and floating boat dock. There is a worn foot path across the field to the pier.
South Western Pier:
This pier is located in Cranes Mill Park at the mouth of the Guadalupe River where it connects to Canyon Lake. The water is shallow near shore and much deeped the further out you cast. Go down Cranes Mill Road and turn left just before the gate house in the park. The small road leads to the pier. This area was repaved in the spring of 2010. Please stay to the right when entering the parking area. Please park in designated parking slots and do not block the road or the walk way to the pier.
Close up of pier. Lake was down about 9 feet image was taken.
Image of pier and parking fro the air. Pier is on the bottom right of image. The lake was full during this image.
There are a total of twenty-three (23) legal recognized boat ramps on Canyon Lake. Twenty-two (22) are on the lake and one (1) is upstream on the Guadalupe River leading into the lake. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Texas Parks & Wildlife name these ramps differently. Below is a list of the ramps with most known names for cross reference.
This is a list of all known names for the legal boat ramps on Canyon Lake.
Skyline Park/Canyon Dam
Comal Park 2
Comal Park 1
Tom Creek 1
Tom Creek 2
Crane’s Mill Marina
Lake Canyon Yacht Club
Randolph AFB MWR
Jacob’s Creek Park or Jacob’s Creek 1
Fort Sam Houston MWR
Little Jacob’s Creek or Jacob’s Creek North
Canyon Lake Marina
Potter’s Creek Park
Potter’s Creek West
North Crane’s Mill Road or County Ramp 23
The following are links to TPW website and their data.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers does not keep records locally about the fishing.
All questions regarding the information on these links must be directed to TPW.
Trout are stocked each year in mid-winter by Texas Parks and Wildlife.
If you want to know the next seasons stocking information please use the links below.
Canyon Lake is listed as Canyon Tailrace on the records.
Trout Fishing Map Link
Winter Trout Stocking Schedule
Guadalupe River Trout Fishing Rules
TPWD along with sponsor Toyota, manage and run the Share Lunker program.
To learn more about the program click on the image above.