U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Fort Worth District
819 Taylor Street
P.O. Box 17300
Fort Worth, TX 76102
You must have a Texas Fishing License to fish in Canyon Lake.
Local Known Species Of Fish Caught In Canyon Lake:
Bass: Largemouth, Smallmouth, White, Striped
Sunfish: Hybrid Green, Redbreast, Redear, Longear
Catfish: Blue, Channel, Flathead
Crappie: Black, White
Gar: Longnose, Shortnose, Spotted
Cichlid: Rio Grande
Tilapia: Blue, Unclassified Specie
*For lake Maps related to fishing or boating, click on this link HERE.
There are two (2) fishing piers on the lake. One is on the north west end of the lake and the other on the south west end of the lake.
Western Pier:There is also one handicap accessible concrete fishing pier at the base of the dam, by the power plant on the Guadalupe River where the water lets out of the base of the dam.
North 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.
South Pier: CLOSED RIGHT NOW DUE TO DAMAGE BY WEATHER. This pier is located in Cranes Mill Park. 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 walk way to the pier. This pier is located 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.
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
Texas Parks and Wildlife
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.
Fishing License - General Canyon Lake Info - Current Fishing Report - Lake Records - Stocking History - Locations of Boat Ramps
Trout are stocked each year in later winter and early spring by Texas Parks and Wildlife.
If you want to know the next seasons stocking information please use the link below.
Canyon Lake is listed as Canyon Tailrace on the records.
Trout Fishing Map Link
Winter Trout Stocking Schedule
Guadalupe River Trout Fishing Rules
SHARE LUNKER PROGRAM
TPWD along with sponsor Toyota, manage and run the Share Lunker program. To learn more about the program click on the image below.
This site last updated on
October 24, 2012