10 Fishing Spots Near Houston, Texas

Fishing Spots Near Houston

There are many options for free entertainment that you can opt for in Houston. When you’re exhausted with touring the city and too full of information and tales about its culture and history, you can enjoy some relaxation. You can visit one of these secluded areas with water bodies stocked with a number of fishes, such as crappie, catfish and the like. You will find fishes here all year round, both seawater and freshwater fishes. You can enjoy here with your family or by yourself. You don’t even need to travel too far to go fishing because these fishing spots are only a few miles away from the regular residential areas. There are kid-friendly fishing spots too where your children are sure to have a lot of fun. The size of the fish caught doesn’t matter, but the whole act altogether and then going back home and cooking your own meal is the main delight. Listed below are the best fishing spots near Houston, Texas.

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1. Goose Creek Park

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The Goose Creek Park, situated just by the water has a playground, a volleyball court, a basketball court, a walking trail and two piers to facilitate fishing, among other things. The park is not on the main street but is tucked away in one hidden corner. The fishes found in abundance here are largemouth bass, bluegill, white and yellow perch, and crappie. Both salt and freshwater fishes are found here.

Goose Creek Park

Address: 3 Price St, Baytown, TX 77520, USA

Opening hours: 5 am to 10 pm

Website: Goose Creek Park

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2. Mary Jo Peckham Park

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This park is in Katy and has both pier and bank access for fishing. This is a great place to visit with family and fish for huge trouts during the winters and catfish during the summer. There are other amenities in this park, including picnic tables, recreational centers, trails, and restrooms. The lake is a 5-acre (2.02 hectares) spread and is a great fishing spot to teach and learn fishing at.

Mary Jo Peckham Park

Address: 5597 Gardenia Ln, Katy, TX 77493, USA

Opening hours: 7 am to 10 pm

Website: Mary Jo Peckham Park

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3. Lake Anahuac

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In Lake Anahuac, you will be able to find both saltwater and freshwater fishes. It is really a part of a wildlife shelter situated 45 miles (72.4 km) towards the East of the city along the Texas coastline. Along the East Galveston Bay, you will find saltwater fishes like speckled trout, redfish and southern flounder all throughout the day, while along the East Bay Bayou you will find freshwater fishes. You will find white crappie, black drum and flounder in abundance in Lake Anahuac.

Lake Anahuac

Address: 4017 FM 563, Anahuac, TX 77514.

Opening hours: 9 am to 4 pm

Website: Lake Anahuac

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4. Pine Gully Park

Fishing pier at Pine Gully Park 2014
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The Pine Gully Park is located on the shore of Galveston Bay, in Seabrook near Houston. It is a 52.27 acres (21.15 hectares) area with a 1000 feet (about 305 meters) pier, which allows for fishing, given to its rich wildlife concentration. It has a walking/biking/hiking trail made of granite, restored woodlands and salt marshes along with several wildlife species owned and protected by the Seabrook Trail System.

Pine Gully Park

Address: 605 Pine Gully Rd, Seabrook, TX 77586, USA

Opening hours: 7:30 am to 5:30 pm

Website: Pine Gully Park

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5. Lake Conroe

Lake Conroe Kayak Rentals - panoramio
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Lake Conroe is known in Texas for its proportion of fish stock availability. It is situated 40 miles (64.37 km) North of Houston. There is a record made by The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department of a largemouth bass of 16 pounds (7.25 kgs) and a mammoth 52 inch (1.32 meters) blue catfish being caught here. It is one of the most favorite locations for fishermen.

Lake Conroe

Address: 14968 TX-105, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA

Opening hours: 9 am to 6 pm

Website: Lake Conroe

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6. Pundt Park

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It is a 380 acres (153.7 hectares) park which is a part of the Spring Creek Greenway. It is a multipurpose park consisting of a picnic loop with seating arrangements, a playground, a dog park, a walking trail, and two lakes among several other amenities. Late winter and early spring is a good time to fish for white bass and crappie, while catfish can be found all year round. Fishing is allowed in the lakes as well as along the banks of the Spring Creek.

Pundt Park

Address: 4129 Spring Creek Dr, Spring, TX 77373, USA

Opening hours: 8 am to 6 pm

Website: Pundt Park

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7. Lake Livingston

Lake Livingston SP Day Use Area
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This is one of the largest lakes in Texas, located right next to the Sam Houston National Forest. You can borrow fishing equipment from the stores around and find other facilities like three boat ramps, two fish cleaning stations, a fishing pier, and bank access. The lake is mainly populated with white bass and catfish.

Lake Livingston

Address: 300 Park Road 65. Livingston, TX 77351, USA

Opening hours: 9 am to 8 pm

Website: Lake Livingston

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8. Galveston Bay

Galveston Bay
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At Galveston Bay, you can fish at spots like Eagle Point Fishing Camp, Galveston Fishing Pier, and Pelican Island. The island has beaches stretching up to 32 miles (51.4 km) and thus offering a fantastic fishing experience along the Gulf of Mexico. The saltwater fishes that you will find here are bull sharks, flounder, and redfish. If you are new to fishing then the good news is a lot of guides and charters take groups of tourists to Galveston Bay for fishing.

Galvestone Bay

Address: 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, TX 78744

Website: Galveston Bay

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9. Double Lake

View of the Double lake and the cottage from the top of Mt. Mala Tičarica
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The Double Lake has three fishing piers, a limited access boat ramp, however, only boats with small motors and canoes are allowed in the lake. The area also has other recreational options like hiking trails and campgrounds. The lake, an hour north of Houston is filled with bass, bream, and catfish and serves not only as a fishing spot but also a beautiful scenic location.

Double Lake

Address: 301 Fm 2025 Rd, Coldspring, TX 77331, USA

Website: Double Lake

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10. Crenshaw Park

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Crenshaw Park is a good place for a family gathering, which allows not only fishing but also fun group activities like a baseball game, wildlife viewing and the like. There are walking trails around the pond to take scenic strolls along with loved ones or alone. You will also see a variety of birds in this park. Crenshaw Park is stocked with hundreds of rainbow trouts every week to increase the availability of fishes and to make fishing more fun.

Crenshaw Park

Address: 4950 Burke Rd, Pasadena, TX 77504, USA

Opening hours: 6 am to 11 pm

Website: Crenshaw Park

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Seek some seclusion from the bustling city life

Galveston Fishing Memorial Day Weekend 2012 - Sarah Worthy
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You owe yourself some relaxation and what better way to spend ‘me’ time than engaging in the leisurely activity of fishing? Houston is the fourth largest city and as much as there are fancy and entertaining things to do in Houston, there are also several leisure activities to engage in. Fishing is one of these leisure activities where you can escape the hustle of the city and relax, given to the availability of a number of parks in Houston that have water bodies stocked with fish.

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