2022-06-18 23:11:45 By : Mr. Ducan Chen

Mary Claire Patton , Digital Journalist

Mary Claire Patton , Digital Journalist

SAN ANTONIO – What did the fish say when he hit a concrete wall? “Dam.”

I love fishing so it seemed like an obvious choice for this mid-month edition of the Things To Do newsletter.

There are tons of fishing spots around San Antonio that are great for casting and many fishing fans likely have their own secret spot.

Some of these fishing destinations also feature hiking trails, playgrounds, picnic areas, and camping if you aren’t getting any bites.

Here’s a list of fishing spots around the city that my buddy Cody King and I came up with:

Converse North Park City Lake

A fishing license is required for adult anglers and can be purchased starting at $11 for a one-day, all-water access license. Children aged 16 and younger can fish for free. You can purchase a license at local retailers or online. Anglers no longer need to carry their paper fishing license. A legible digital photo, emailed receipt, online purchase record or digital copy of your fishing license is also acceptable.

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department regularly stocks Texas lakes with catfish throughout the summer as part of the Neighborhood Fishin’ program and two of those lakes are in San Antonio.

San Antonio’s Southside Lions Park and Miller’s Pond will be regularly stocked with catfish through the end of October. Catfish won’t be stocked in August due to the heat — but who are we kidding? It’s hotter than heck outside already.

Exact stock dates will not be posted, but Inland Fisheries San Antonio District (IFSAD) shares updates on Facebook from time to time.

Most recently, Woodlawn, Converse North, Elmendorf, and Live Oak waterbodies were all stocked with largemouth bass.

Largemouth Bass stockings across San Antonio! Woodlawn, Converse North, Elmendorf, and Live Oak were all recently...

“In total around 9,000 Largemouth Bass fingerlings were stocked and about 80,000 Lone Star Bass fry,” IFSAD officials said.

Keep it clean when you’re out fishing and enjoying the great outdoors. Discarded fishing lines cause issues not just for the environment, but for wildlife.

“Fishing line left out in the wild can be unsightly and dangerous to humans, boats and especially wildlife, by causing entanglement and ingestion leading to injury or death,” said TPWD Aquatic Education Training Specialist Adam Comer. “Modern fishing line includes a number of types, but the most popular – monofilament and fluorocarbon can be recycled into new products. Modern fishing line is believed to last 600 or more years before breaking down.”

Yes, you read that right — 600 YEARS.

Many fishing spots and tackle shops have bins where you can recycle your fishing line but if you’re unable to find a recycle bin for old lines, you can contact Texas Sea Grant. The organization has a Monofilament Recovery and Recycling Program that has more than 250 collection bins for discarded lines across Texas.

Get ready for a full day of high school football action at the Alamodome on Saturday, August 27.

Tickets for the inaugural KSAT Pigskin Classic are on sale now at all San Antonio Las Palapas locations.

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Mary Claire Patton has been a journalist with KSAT 12 since 2015. She has reported on several high-profile stories during her career at KSAT and specializes in trending news and things to do around Texas and San Antonio.

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