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River: San Antonio River

Visiting San Antonio

Post By: Bassnfly      Posted: 12/12/2013 11:53:28 AM     Points: 5682    
I am visiting San Antonio this week and spending a lot of time around the River Walk. I am curious to know if any bass live in the River Walk. Has anyone ever caught one?
 Reply by: Flyrodn      Posted: 12/12/2013 2:51:27 PM     Points: 184621    
Live there yes. Not far away Espada Park offer decent fishing. I need to take the time and get the river section fleshed out.

Do tell me you're packing bass gear and are going to have an interesting blog(s) for us when you get home!

I've only passed through San Antonio on my way to the coast. I see I need to slow my travels a bit the next go.
 Reply by: Bassnfly      Posted: 12/12/2013 5:44:17 PM     Points: 5682    
No fishing gear, this time. I've been scanning the water, pretty clear in places, for sign of life but have not seen a fish, yet.
 Reply by: Flyrodn      Posted: 12/13/2013 12:42:09 PM     Points: 184621    
It's almost impossible for me not to carry a rod tube with 2-4 rods, a couple reels, and some flies. If there's people, there's water, where there's water there's fish, and where there's fish, I want to be fishing. Although my wife doesn't always agree with this line of reasoning, she tolerates my carrying gear fairly well. No whether or not I manage to use it is another story.

Enjoy your stay, beautiful country.
 Reply by: Bassnfly      Posted: 12/13/2013 5:04:03 PM     Points: 5682    
Found signs of subaquatic life today. A false fish that at first looked like a catfish but was then a rock. A carp, and an art installation.
 Reply by: Lloyd Tackitt      Posted: 12/13/2013 9:39:55 PM     Points: 18678    
I don't know about fishing the San Antonio River...but I do know that County Line BBQ, right there on the river walk, has the best ribs and coleslaw you ever ate. And plenty of it too. And their beer is as cold as a banker's heart. I am in no way affiliated with them. Just a huge fan. And let me tell you a little secret if you ever visit there in the summertime. Go to County Line BBQ and sit outside. You need to face away from the river, and look towards the stone stairs. The view that goes up and down those stairs is spectacular. Far more interesting than the little dinky algae infested river. Tell your significant other that she deserves the best view and face her to the river so you can watch the steps. Trust me on this. And hey, keep this to yourself.
 Reply by: Catman1979      Posted: 12/14/2013 3:45:26 AM     Points: 570    
Hahaha Lloyd, that is true. I remember visiting the river walk some time ago, and there were many many great things to see.

Nice photos of your trip.

Proof that carp are indeed everywhere.
 Reply by: Bassnfly      Posted: 12/18/2013 5:05:23 PM     Points: 5682    
Had lunch at County Line BBQ. Not bad at all. Good brisket and sausage. Not KC BBQ, but not bad!
 Reply by: Lloyd Tackitt      Posted: 12/18/2013 6:26:47 PM     Points: 18678    
I love their ribs and coleslaw myself. I've had KC and it is dam good, used to actually live in KC. But Texas BBQ is different, less sweet and more smoky I think.