For anglers here in southern Texas, there is no shortage of fantastic fishing to be had. While you’re at Pearland, if you’re looking for the best fishing spots in Houston, look no further. Here you’ll find many scenic, well-stocked fishing holes – it is the perfect respite from city life and offers so much, from secluded spots to big game hunting grounds.
Tom Bass Park
This is a doozy of a fishing spot just Northwest of Pearland and is so huge, there are three sections – all of which have ponds with bank access. Section 3 includes a fishing pier. Here you will catch catfish and trout, among others. Due to the size, anglers have ample opportunity to spread out and claim their own little area for that big catch.
As part of a national wildlife refuge about 45 miles east of Houston along the coastline of Trinity Bay, this is one of the few places with access to both freshwater and saltwater fishing. In this peaceful oasis you will find speckled trout, southern flounder, and redfish along the East Galveston Bay. Good freshwater fishing can be had along the banks of the East Bay Bayou, where you will find lots of flounder, white crappie, and largemouth, and catfish. It is a large area with much to explore – you may find yourself coming back here more than once!
Clear Lake Park
Tucked in between Clear Lake City and Seabrook, this park is great for inshore fishing. It features a public boat ramp and fishing pier, as well as ample parking space. If you are fishing off the pier, expect to catch a nice variety of panfish. But the flounder is what really gets the anglers returning. It is also one of Texas’ best spots to catch the flavorful flatfish in the bay.
An hour’s drive south of Houston will take you to one of the best places to fish the Gulf. The fishing here is superb both inshore and offshore, and the town of Freeport is bucketlist material for any angler. Just off the coast, enjoy some of the area’s most fruitful fishing hotspots such as San Luis pass, Christmas Bay, and Chocolate Bay. These waters hold a dizzying array of redfish, flounder, black drum, speckled trout and sheepshead. Go further out for the bigger catch, such as cobia, kingfish, and even sharks. Offshore, Freeport’s treasures reveal themselves in the way of giant mahi mahi, hard-fighting billfish, and huge tuna.
This is the best saltwater fishing spot near Houston. You’ll likely rub elbows with guides and charters here who make a living by taking groups out to fish at this prime spot, so you’ll have some competition for that big catch! But if it’s solace you seek, you can find some more secluded spots, such as The Galveston Fishing Pier, Pelican Island, and Eagle Point. With 32 miles of beaches, find your own spot at one of the most sought-after fishing spots in the country – the mighty Gulf of Mexico.