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A lush, sprawling paradise in the remote countryside of Texas Hill Country, Boerne City - pronounced “BURN-ee” - offers endless opportunities for fishing and recreation. Much of the city’s history was born from the involvement of German founders, who emigrated to the United States during the German Revolutions of 1848-49 and named the city after German author Ludwig Börne. Traces of this rich history remain in the form of old stone buildings that infuse Boerne with a unique, old-fashioned European charm.

Boerne City is home to Boerne City Lake and part of the Cibolo Creek. Both of which are filled with some of the clearest waters you’ll ever see, thanks to the city’s conservation efforts. Equally impressive are Boerne’s well-preserved limestone structures, oak forests, and hiking trails, which all provide a beautiful backdrop for numerous outdoor activities including hiking, camping, going on picnics, playing tennis, and many more. 

Flex Your Fishing Skills in Boerne City

The waters of Boerne City are home to a variety of different game fish, and the subtropical climate and mild winters ensure a booming recreational fishing industry all year round. Many of the popular fish species available are known to put up a fight when reeled in; these include largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, white bass, yellow bass, bluegill, and redear sunfish.

These waters also have a substantial population of warmouth, an easy catch that beginner anglers will love. These fish are known to do well in swamps and marshes, and hence prefer to swim in muddy bottoms and areas with vegetation. Due to Boerne’s clear waters and hot weather, its game fish are more likely to swim in deeper waters where temperatures are cooler and they aren’t so visible. You’ll have your best luck fishing early in the morning and late in the evening with 6, 7, or 8 weight rods that are ideal for deeper waters, larger fish, and longer casts.

The best baits to use will vary on the fish you’re hoping to catch. While most of Boerne City’s game fish have flexible preferences and respond well to both artificial and live bait, yellow bass prefer live bait such as mealworms, night crawlers, and minnows.

Fish species
Bluegill 
Bluegill  fish

Habitat: Lake, Pond, River

Weight: 1 - 2 Pounds

Length: 6" - 16"

Redear Sunfish
Redear Sunfish fish

Habitat: Lake, River, Pond, Streams

Weight: 0 - 5 Pounds

Length: 6" - 17"

Smallmouth Bass 
Smallmouth Bass  fish

Habitat: Lake, River

Weight: 1 - 4 Pounds

Length: 12" - 27"

Yellow Bass 
Yellow Bass  fish

Habitat: Lake, River

Weight: 1 - 1 Pounds

Length: 12" - 18"

Get the Best of Nature at Boerne City

 

1.Discover the Wonder and Mystery of Limestone Caverns

Boerne City is a top choice for adventurous souls, as it is home to two historically and geologically significant limestone cave systems - Cascade Caverns and Cave Without a Name. Book an afternoon to explore these caves in their unmarred glory and have the adventure of a lifetime.

2. Rejuvenate Your Body and Soul with Outdoor Wellness and Recreation

Boerne City’s top recreation centers - Boerne City Park and Cibolo Nature Center - offer more than just the usual outdoor activities of swimming, hiking, and playing sports. They also offer artistic ventures for creative individuals, such as painting at the AgriCultural Museum and Arts Center in Boerne City Park.

If you’re looking for a place where you can unwind and even take classes in yoga or gardening, head to Herff Farm at the Cibolo Nature Center. As a conservation center, Cibolo Nature Center boasts some of the most beautiful green spaces in the city, perfect for putting you in a relaxed, meditative mood.