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.

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

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

Nice day but fishing a little slow

Braden Bennett on Sep 20 ,2021

Reservation Number : 29814 Property Name : Dogleg Ranch Reservation Date : 09/19/2021 All Day - Total Fish/Sizes : 6- small, 1 - 16” or so Lures Used : Drop shot, flashy swimmer w. Keitech Fished from about 8 am…

Slow day

Roberto Hernandez on Sep 17 ,2021

Reservation Number : 29783 Property Name : Dogleg Ranch Reservation Date : 09/17/2021 All Day - Total Fish/Sizes : 0 Lures Used : Drop shot, T rig, Tokyo rig, swim bait, soft plastics Was on the water from 6:45 am…

Report on 7/11/21

Blake Doughtie on Jul 25 ,2021

Arrived to Dogleg Ranch a lot later in the morning than I’d have liked to since I was just coming from Helotes, but weather conditions that morning seemed to be in my favor and prolonged typical AM fish activity. After getting the…

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