Bandera, Dogleg Ranch

San Antonio Area

Property Info

  • General Availability
    This site is available year round.
  • Lake Size
    18 Acres
  • Bank Fishing
    Bank fishing is available.
  • Tent Camping
    Tent camping is not available.
  • Boat Availability
    Jon boat with bench seating
  • Boat Launch
    Concrete Boat Launch
This large ranch is nestled just a few miles outside of Bandera. Bandera is a quintessential cowboy town and home to Texas Music legends Charlie Robinson, Bruce Robinson and the great Robert Earl Keen. This high fence ranch is an active cattle and horse ranch, home to a large olive orchard, and some incredible exotic animals such as Oryx, Sable and Elk.

But you came for the fishing. The main lake is 18 acres and has some giant bass. There is not much in between the giant bass and bass that are 16 inches and smaller. Most fish will be 13-16 inches but believe us when we tell you there is a population of giant bass in the lake. Our electrofishing survey produced 3 of them. There is a limited amount of cover in the lake. So, the cover (bushes- big hint) that are in the lake hold the fish.

There is a smaller 5-10-acre lake above the big lake and in wet years it is a gem. Again, in wet years there is water below the big lake that can form 3-6-acre ponds. But in most years it will be completely dry. You will want to focus your fun on the big main lake. However, for those looking for a bit more adventure, fish the smaller lake by kayak (not provided) or bank fish the upper lake.

Please remember to harvest all small bass 14" and smaller.

There is a 12 foot jon boat for members to use.

Requirements

MANDATORY!!! Remove all bass 14" and under at this site. Report the total number of each species removed, back to the club office through the online reservation system after your outing.

Take all trash with you. Clean boat of all trash including your used soft plastics.

You may keep all Crappie and Catfish.

General Directions

60 miles from downtown San Antonio

Fishing Report

DogLeg 7/9/22

Andrew Dear on Jul 10 ,2022

Removed 17 undersize released 5 under 14 inchrs,  one of which was 8 lb 2 oz.all on unweighted Senkos and Flukes  

One fish makes the difference - Dogleg (3rd place in contest?)

William Fetech on May 28 ,2022

Reservation Number : 32706 Property Name : Dogleg Ranch Reservation Date : 05/27/2022 All Day - Total Fish/Sizes : 1 - 7.14 lbs: 24” Lures Used : Unweighted paddle tail Started fishing around 7:30 and tried everything without success. Fellow…

Looking for partner May 27

William Fetech on May 23 ,2022

I have a reservation for Friday 27 May all day and I am looking for a partner. I will be fishy from my Predator kayak.    if interested, contact me at wfetech@hotmail.com   Bill Fetech  

Property Pricing

  • Day Rate$85.00
  • Half-Day Rate$65.00
  • Under Twelve RateNo Charge
  • Youth (13-17) Day Rate$45.00
  • Youth (13-17) Half-Day Rate$35.00