Notices
Gulf Coast
 Houghtalinglaw

Galveston/Texas Gulf Coast

Old 04-27-2019, 05:55 PM
  #1  
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Posts: 1
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default Galveston/Texas Gulf Coast

I am new to the Houston area and will be moving my boat over this summer. Looking for a recommendation for a dry stack storage or lift near Galveston.

I have a 24’ bay boat with an approximate 11” draft. I would like easy access to inshore fishing with the ability to do some near shore on a calm day. I would also like a location with bait/gas/supplies. I would also need a spot to store my trailer. Any suggestions? Are lifts secure in that area or is there a lot of theft?

Also, is Galveston the best spot, or should I consider other areas.

Thank you!

Old 04-27-2019, 08:21 PM
  #2  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 986
Received 242 Likes on 180 Posts
Default

if Galveston try the yacht basis-suggest you look at Freeport/surfside area -strongly recommend surfside marina
Old 04-28-2019, 02:22 PM
  #3  
cp3
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 41
Received 8 Likes on 6 Posts
Default

For Galveston I like to put in a Galveston bait and tackle. 5$ ramp fee but it’s conveniently located for fishing west bay or making a run to the jetties.

East Matagorda has been on fire this year. I’ve only been a couple times, I put in at Charlie’s Bait Camp.
Old 04-28-2019, 03:56 PM
  #4  
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Posts: 50
Likes: 0
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
Default

If you wanna do Galveston I suggest the yacht basin. Your right there in Galveston bay and also have access to the Galveston jetties as well as offshore. If your doing Freeport then I suggest the Surfside marina. You defiantly have a much much longer ride to the bay but you are much closer to jetties. In my opinion the best times to go offshore in smaller boats are August and July. With a bay boat though you probably want to keep situated closer to the bay then offshore
Old 04-28-2019, 04:07 PM
  #5  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Southeast Tx. Goodrich
Posts: 647
Received 455 Likes on 194 Posts
Default

I have fished the Texas coast from Quintana to Big lake Louisiana for 25 years. I fish Sabine lake and Big lake most of the time. Sabine is not that far from you. It's very easy for a newbie to navigate. The jetties are not reachable by foot so none of that crap to deal with. You can get right up on them. The boat traffic is minimal and the people are polite and respectful (most of em). It has some of Texas last natural marshes. It is full of redfish and trout and there are close oil rigs called the short rigs that are in range of some smaller boats. The bullred fishing at the end of the texas jetty is some of the best (halved blue crabs and cut mullet). Calcasieu is just as good if not better but it is a little farther. Galveston is full of people but the fishing is good there too. If you like smaller crowds go east. Good luck.
Likes:
Old 04-29-2019, 06:15 AM
  #6  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 127
Received 112 Likes on 45 Posts
Default

Welcome to Houston. This thread covers opinions on the Freeport / Surfside Marinas. Freeport Marinas I keep my boat in Surfside and it's safe as a kitten. They have ice, fuel, frozen bait, and a good selection of supplies. You can store your trailer here as well. Santos will take care of your boat, and his brother Hector will make sure its running well. Directly across from the marina is Bridge Bait and Tackle where you can always pick up live/dead shrimp, croakers, crabs, etc. They too have a good selection of inshore tackle.

There are some good spots in state waters and just a little outside state waters coming out of the jetties in Freeport. Surfside is a sleepy little town with not much going on, but that's the way we like it.
Old 04-29-2019, 06:40 AM
  #7  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Sienna Plantation, TX.
Posts: 3,525
Received 1,772 Likes on 846 Posts
Default

For Galveston, you want the Yacht Basin for dry stack. As mentioned, it's ideally located for access to the bay, jetties, off shore. All amenities provided including live bait on site.

Freeport are is really a near shore / off shore port. There are not many inshore opportunities unless you want to fish the ICW or run the 25 miles in either direction to Galveston or Matagorda bay. I am going to swim against the tide here and say that I appreciate Freeport Marina more than Surfside.
Old 04-29-2019, 08:39 AM
  #8  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 305
Likes: 0
Received 40 Likes on 30 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by bpesnell1027 View Post
I am new to the Houston area and will be moving my boat over this summer. Looking for a recommendation for a dry stack storage or lift near Galveston.

I have a 24’ bay boat with an approximate 11” draft. I would like easy access to inshore fishing with the ability to do some near shore on a calm day. I would also like a location with bait/gas/supplies. I would also need a spot to store my trailer. Any suggestions? Are lifts secure in that area or is there a lot of theft?

Also, is Galveston the best spot, or should I consider other areas.

Thank you!

Where do you live? I live in ATX and fish out of POC. It's closer to deep water. Port Aransas is also a good location. It depends on where you are coming from.

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.