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​Bones Fishing Guide Service

Professionally Guiding for 9 yrs. at

Calaveras Lake, Braunig Lake, Canyon Lake, Guadalupe River, Nueces River and Choke Canyon Reservoir.

                Raymond "Bones" Esckilsen

Family, Company and Group Trips are Welcome

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NO CATCH, NEXT TRIP ON ME

Your San Antonio Fishing, Texas guide for Calaveras Lake Fishing, Canyon Lake Fishing, Choke Canyon Reservoir and Braunig Lake Fishing.

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Are you looking for a memorable, safe and affordable fishing experience in the Alamo city area, with a San Antonio fishing guide, than I am your fishing guide. My name is Raymond (Bones) Esckilsen I have been a professionally licensed fishing guide in San Antonio for over 9 years now. As a young boy fishing with my father created happy lifetime memories. The enjoyment of fishing whether it was with family, friends or by myself provided moments of wonderful conversations or times of self-reflections. Those experiences profoundly impacted my life that I knew someday I wanted to pursue a career in fishing. Most of my time has been devoted to Fishing San Antonio's twin lakes known as Calaveras Lake Fishing and Braunig Lake Fishing. Canyon Lake Fishing and the Nueces River Fishing are some of my favorite winter fishing spots. One thing I would like to share is: “On my pathway of chasing my dreams of fishing, I was able to achieve The Freshwater Elite Angler Award”. Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, promotes this through their programs, which awards fellow fisherman from the State of Texas an amazing certificate .There are about 25+ of us now and still growing.

"NO CATCH, NEXT TRIP ON ME”


Fishing guides San Antonio, Calaveras Lake and Braunig Lake fishing Guides.

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 "Bones Fishing Guide Service" focuses on providing you and your guest with a fun and productive day of fishing.

   For Canyon Lake, the bite for Stripers is good in the fall, especially June through October, and early February through first part of April. While the White Bass bite run is really good in the spring( February through March) and June through October. For the Nuecess River or Choke Canyon, the bite for White Bass fishing can be fantastic to. For Choke Canyon, the bite usually starts mid January through March, sometimes the Crappy make an appearance. Also, if the water is real low, wade fishing the Nuecess is an amazing experience to do.(Late January through February.) Until the snakes start showing up.Fishing at either Choke Canyon or the Nuecess River can a great way to get out of town and see some beautiful wild life.. 

San Antonio fishing,  Striped Bass and Redfish fishing

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When the San Antonio Fishing slows down, it’s time for Canyon Lake and the Guadalupe River fishing. The bite for Stripers is good in the fall, especially June through October, and early February through the first part of April. While the White Bass bite runs from February through March, the bite is also very good from June through October. For the Nueces River or Choke Canyon Reservoir, the bite for White Bass fishing can be fantastic too. For Choke Canyon Reservoir, the bite usually starts mid-January through March, sometimes the Crappy make an appearance. Also, if the water is real low, wade fishing the Nueces River is an amazing experience to do late January through February, until the snakes start showing up. Fishing at either Choke Canyon Reservoir or the Nueces River can be a great way to get out of town and see some beautiful wild life.

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San Antonio fishing, the Twin Lakes, Calaveras Lake fishing can very productive. The picture on the right depicts a successful fishing trip in which numerous fish were caught at Calaveras Lake; the catch of the day was a memorable and rewarding experience for the clients. The fishing experience was an exciting 4 hour trip that was taken at the end of May where the clients ended up with a boat load of Redfish and Blue Cats. The method of fishing used believe it or not, was trolling also known here in San Antonio as down rigging. All these fish were caught on soft plastics and swim baits. That monster Blue Cat weighed over 22 pounds .WOW!! Keep in mind, San Antonio, Texas has some of the best freshwater fishing that Texas has to offer. If you get the chance, feel free to ask me about some of my favorite recipes for your dinner options.

San Antonio Fishing, Blue Cat and Redfish fishing, Calaveras Lake

My job is to put you on FISH!

San Antonio Fishing for 

Redfish, Blue Cats, White Bass and Striped Bass

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San Antonio Fishing, Twin Lakes, Drifting for Blue Cats


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