7 Best Spots and Places to Fish Near Houston

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Best places to fish in Houston

Are you looking for a break from the daily routine? Fishing is a great way to get out of the house and enjoy beautiful scenery and relax. Just be sure to check the condition of the area you plan to fish before you go, as some access points may be closed.

The best part? The Houston area has plenty of fishing spots, so you don’t have to travel far to enjoy an afternoon of angling. Whether you’re looking for the best saltwater fishing in Houston or the best catfish fishing in Houston, our list has plenty of great options!!!

Just make sure you have your fishing license Before leaving.


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Best places to go fishing in Houston

1. Lake Conroe

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Less than an hour’s drive from Houston, Lake Conroe is a great place to catch catfish, both to eat and to brag about. The lake is also home to largemouth bass which can grow to impressive sizes. You can also find hybrid striped bass, bluegill and other species.

The south side of the lake has a lot more foot traffic and activity, so if you want to get away from everyone you might want to head to the north side of the lake.

When you’re done fishing for the day, you can make the short drive to Houston or stick around for lakeside dining, camping, and plenty of room to stretch out and to amuse you.
Where: 300 West Davis St., Conroe, TX 77301
Business hours : Monday, Wednesday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Tuesday: 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.


2. Anahuac National Wildlife Reserve

Fishing in Houston45 miles east of Houston is Lake Anahuac, offering both saltwater and freshwater fishing. You can fish for speckled trout, southern flounder, redfish, white crappie, black drum and more at this versatile wildlife refuge.
Where: 4318 FM1985, Anahuac, TX 77514, USA
Business hours : Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.


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3. Mary Jo Peckham Park

Mary Jo Peckham Park

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This Katy Park is a great place to spend a day of fishing with the family. There is jetty and shore access, and the 5-acre lake is stocked with catfish during the summer. Replenishment usually takes place every few weeks. Peckham is part of Texas Parks and Wildlife’s “Neighborhood Fishin” program. Children 16 and under do not need a license to fish here.
Where: 5597 Gardenia Ln, Katy, TX 77493, USA
Business hours : Monday – Sunday: 7 a.m. – 10 p.m.


4. McGovern Lake

mcgovern lake

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Part of Houston’s Hermann Park, this catch-and-release fishing spot is perfectly located in the heart of the city’s Museum District. There is however a catch. Only children under 12 and seniors over 65 are permitted to fish at Bob’s Fishing Pier at McGovern Lake.
Where: 6100 Hermann Park Drive Houston, TX 77030
Business hours : Monday – Sunday: 6 a.m. – 11 p.m.


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Best Places to Go Fishing in Houston – Continued

5. Tom Bass Park

Tom Bass Park

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Head to the Pearland region to enjoy tons of pond fishing at Tom Bass Park. The massive park is divided into 3 areas, each having their own ponds with shore access. Section III also has a fishing pier. Tom Bass Park is a great place to catch catfish and rainbow trout, depending on when you go. Due to its size, it’s a great place to spread out and enjoy fishing while remaining socially distant.
Where: 15108 Cullen Blvd, Houston, TX 77047, USA
Business hours : Monday – Sunday: 6 a.m. – 9 p.m.


6. Galveston Bay

Galveston Bay

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Many would say Galveston Bay is the best place to fish in the entire state. It’s huge and there are many species to fish for, including flounder, redfish, speckled trout, and more. And of course, when you’re done fishing, Galveston offers all the amenities you could need for a day trip or weekend getaway, including great restaurants, relaxing beaches, breweries, shops, accommodation, etc.
Where: 523 24th Street Galveston, TX 77550
Business hours : Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.


seven. Livingstone Lake

livingston lake

credit: https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/lake-livingston

As one of the largest lakes in the state, Lake Livingston offers excellent fishing opportunities. This is one of the best places to catch bass with bigmouths, stripers and white bass available in good numbers. You can also catch catfish, crappie and sunfish on the lake.

Livingston Lake is located about an hour from The Woodlands and offers more than just fishing for outdoor enthusiasts, such as bird watching, boating, hiking, biking and many other activities ideal for enjoy social distancing.
Where: 300 Park Road 65 Livingston, TX 77351
Business hours : Monday – Sunday: 6 a.m. – 10 p.m.


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