Brenham, Old Oaks Ranch

Houston Area

Property Info

  • General Availability
    This site is available year round.
  • Lake Size
    10 Acres
  • Bank Fishing
    Bank fishing is available.
  • Tent Camping
    Tent camping is not available.
  • Boat Availability
    2 man plastic boat
  • Boat Launch
    Small boats/trailers easily launched from bank.
This 5 acre pond is perfect for a 1/2 day get away and just 80 miles from Katy half way between Brenham and Navasota in the sleepy community of Independence Texas. As the ranch name implies this ranch has some of the largest oak trees in the state. Some have been estimated at 500 years old.

The lake stays fertile from the cattle who graze on the hill side and there is a small island that holds lots of fish. During our initial electrofishing survey, most fish were 13 to 16 inches, with several over 18 inches. We hear you don't want to miss all the bluebonnets on the hill side when they are blooming!

***DO NOT HARVEST ANY BASS AT THIS SITE. We have reached our harvest goal at this property for 2017. Thank you members!***


No large outside boats allowed. Two man plastic boats, kayaks and float tubes are acceptable. Be sure the boat and trailer are clean before launching.

General Directions

About 80 miles NW of downtown Houston

Fishing Report

Windy Afternoon Session at Old Oaks 1-18-21

Bob Scheidemann on Jan 19 ,2021

Started throwing from the the bank and quickly moved to my kayak. Caught 7 LMB ranging in size from 8-15”. No real pattern and caught fish eveywhere but the usually reliable island. Best bite came between noon and 2pm and then…

Ye Olde Oaks

Lane Blundell on Jun 13 ,2020

Fished Old Oaks in Brenham Friday AM after cool front came through Wednesday.   Brought my Jon boat and saw the Pelican boat but as mentioned previously, there did not appear to be any seats available.  Got on water around 7:00 am but saw…

Fish Didn't Get The News - Old Oaks 5/1/20

Bob Scheidemann on May 02 ,2020

Quick report - fished Old Oaks Friday afternoon from my kayak and apparently the fish were still social distancing. Water temp was 78F with about a foot of clarity, with a steady wind all afternoon. Caught 6 (5 dinks and one…

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