Lake Dunlap

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Lake Dunlap is located on the northwest border of Guadalupe County near New Braunfels, within an hour's drive of both Austin and San Antonio. This 410-acre lake has a storage capacity of 5,900 acre-feet. Maximum depth near the dam is 40 feet.


Free public access boat ramp under IH-35 in New Braunfels.

General Recreation

Boating, water skiing, jet skiing and fishing.


Game species include largemouth bass, Guadalupe bass, striped bass, crappie and catfish. Largemouths in excess of 7 pounds are taken year round around boat-dock and bridge pilings. Spawning period is late February to mid-April. Popular winter and spring bait is a black jig 'n' pig. A submerged stump field in the dam area usually holds fish. In the summer and fall, fish early and late with topwater crankbaits and buzzbaits around grass and lily pads. Four-inch plastic worms in purple-yellow, purple-white and black-chartreuse combinations will take largemouths. Try the flipping technique around piers and pilings. Throw skimming lures on lily pads for summer surface action. Guadalupe bass follow some pattern but prefer rockier areas. Bass anglers catch most of the stripers taken. Heavy boat traffic can put stripers in upper end of lake where some are caught at night and overcast mornings. Take crappie year-round near boat docks and submerged cover. Minnows and small jigs are popular. Trotlines and rod and reel anglers take channel and yellow catfish from spring through late fall.


General Division Office
933 East Court Street, Seguin, TX 78155
Phone: 830-379-5822
Fax: 830-379-9718

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