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
    Small boats/trailers easily launched from bank.
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.

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


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

Great day! Beautiful property!

Phillip Hunter on Jan 04 ,2021

Reservation Number : 26839 Property Name : Dogleg Ranch Reservation Date : 01/03/2021 All Day - Total Fish/Sizes : 7.25, 2.5, and 8 slot Lures Used : Cranks, jigs, glide bait My son and I visited Dogleg on Sunday. It was…

Dogleg Ranch

Michael Mozier on Dec 29 ,2020

Reservation Number : 26709 Property Name : Dogleg Ranch Reservation Date : 12/28/2020 All Day - Total Fish/Sizes : 9 Lures Used : Fan Tail Senko, Shadow Rap Beautiful property! Water clear, 52 degrees. Light rain all morning. Had that…

Outstanding day at Dogleg

Mark Wheelock on Dec 24 ,2020

Reservation Number : 26750 Property Name : Dogleg Ranch Reservation Date : 12/23/2020 All Day - Total Fish/Sizes : 30 Lures Used : Chartreuse zoom grub on a beetlespin setup The boys and I made our first trip out to…

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