Tarpley, Hill Country Ranch

San Antonio Area

Tarpley, Hill Country Ranch

San Antonio Area

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Property Info

  • General Availability
    This site is available year round.
  • Lake Size
    28 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
April 2021 update. The lake, like most lakes in the San Antonio area is very low. Last report is the lake is down about 6 feet and about 1/2 to 2/3 full. Still fishable, but using the launch is very tough.

Hill Country Ranch is a beautiful 750 acre ranch with a 28 acre lake just 15 minutes from Bandera and is simply breathtaking. The lake is 30 feet deep when at full pool and has produced several fish over 10 lbs. Bluegill are added each year to add to the forage base.
There is a concrete boat launch and large fiberglass boats could be launched. There is a smaller 2 acre lake below the big lake and is 20 feet deep in areas. Both lakes are on a bluegill feeding program.
You must see this site to appreciate its beauty. It is as beautiful as any lake in the club.

***24 hour advanced notice is required to book this site.***

MANDATORY!!! Remove all bass 14" and under at this site. Report the total number removed, back to the club office through the online reservation system after your outing. Also fill out the on site survey located in the mailbox by the lake.

Requirements

24-hour advanced notice is required to fish this site.

***No outside boats.***

MANDATORY!!! Remove all bass 14" and under at this site. Report the total number removed, back to the club office through the online reservation system after your outing. Also fill out the on site survey located in the mailbox by the lake.

You can also fish the small lake behind the dam.

Be sure to pull the boat up on the bank and turn it upside down after using it. You will also need to remove any fishing gear, fishing line and hooks after use (cows can get them lodged in their noses).

Close all doors to the picnic area after use. (again, cows can get in there and really make a mess!)

General Directions

App. 140 miles, 2 hours 30 minutes from downtown Austin. App. 75 miles, 1 hour 20 minutes from downtown San Antonio.

Fishing Report

Beautiful Day at Hill Country Ranch

Garrett Wyatt on Mar 21 ,2021

Reservation Number : 27461 Property Name : Hill Country Ranch Reservation Date : 03/19/2021 All Day - Total Fish/Sizes : 14 / .5 to 1.75 lbs Lures Used : flukes , worms, hard jerk bait, Northland spinning minnow Not as…

Windy but good day at Hill County Ranch

James Spencer on Mar 06 ,2021

Reservation Number : 27193 Property Name : Hill Country Ranch Reservation Date : 03/05/2021 All Day - Total Fish/Sizes : 40 total, 1 @ 4.5#, 1 @ 4.0#, 1 @ 3.5#, 13 from 2# to 1.2#, 23 removed Lures Used…

First time out.

Justin Hickey on Jan 21 ,2021

Reservation Number : 26958 Property Name : Hill Country Ranch Reservation Date : 01/19/2021 All Day - Total Fish/Sizes : 10/ Lures Used : Drop shot, Lipless crank, finess jig Fished from 9:30 to about 4:30, weather conditions were not…

Property Pricing

  • Day Rate$60.00
  • Half-Day Rate$45.00
  • Under Twelve RateNo Charge
  • Youth (13-17) Day Rate$30.00
  • Youth (13-17) Half-Day Rate$25.00