Fish Species

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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.

Species
Scientific Species Name
Additional Info
Bass
Guadalupe
Micropterus treculii Native to Guadalupe River
Spotted
Micropterus punctulatus Native to Guadalupe River
Largemouth
 
Smallmouth
 
White
 
Striped
 
Sunfish
Green
 
Redbreast
 
Redear
 
Longear
 
Bluegill  
Catfish
Blue
 
Channel
Also called: Willow Cat, Forked-tail Cat, Fiddler, Spotted Cat, Lady Cat
Flathead
Also called: Yellow Cat, Opelousa Cat, Pied Cat, Mississippi Cat, Mud Cat, Shovelhead Cat
Crappie
Black
 
White
 
Perch
Walleye Last stocked in 1985. Fisherment say they have caught them as recent as 2011.
Shad
Gizzard
 
Redhorse
Gray
 
Gar
Spotted
 
Shortnose
 
Longnose
 
Cichlid
Rio Grande
 
Tilapia Blue Not native to region, but have been caught in lake
Trout Rainbow Stocked every winter in Guadalupe River

 

*For lake Maps related to fishing or boating, click on this link HERE.

 

 

 

Fish Piers

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There are three (3) fishing piers around the lake.

 

Eastern Pier:

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.

 

 

Boat Ramps

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.

USACE #

TPW #

Other Names/Descriptions:

1

D2

Skyline Park/Canyon Dam

2

D1

Turkey Cove

3

B6

Comal Park 2

4

B5

Comal Park 1

5

B4

Tom Creek 1

6

B3

Tom Creek 2

7

 

Lakeview Drive

8

 

Lighthouse Road

9

B2

Crane’s Mill Marina

10

B1

Crane’s Mill

11

A1

Rebecca Creek

12

 

Lake Canyon Yacht Club

13

 

Randolph AFB MWR

14

C2

Jacob’s Creek Park or Jacob’s Creek 1

15

C2

Jacob’s Creek Park or Jacob’s Creek 1

16

 

Fort Sam Houston MWR

17

C3

Little Jacob’s Creek or Jacob’s Creek North

18

C1

Canyon Park

19

 

Canyon Lake Marina

20

A3

Potter’s Creek Park

21

A2

Potter’s Creek West

22

 

Lakeshore Drive

23

A4

North Crane’s Mill Road or County Ramp 23

 

 

Texas Parks and Wildlife Regulations

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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

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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

 

Share Lunker Program

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TPWD along with sponsor Toyota, manage and run the Share Lunker program.

To learn more about the program click on the image above.