You may want to visit the Texas City Dike. This is a 5 1/4 mile long stretch of roadway that jets out into Lower Galv. Bay. It's maintained by the City. It offers well kept boat ramps, small fishing piers on the North side, solar powered lighting in areas, Porta Cans, and a beach area. It's the home of famous Mosquito Island (a banana shaped oyster reef) on the far West End just as you go over the levee on left. Boyd's One Stop/Bait Camp and Grill and Lee's Bait Camp are at the base of the Levee prior to getting on the Dike. The Dike has a 25mph speed limit and is patrolled. From March 1st-Nov 1st, their is a charge of $5 a car load to get on the Dike...weekends and holidays only. The South side of the Dike is no place to swim due to ships entering and existing the Turning Basin where the refineries are located. Their is beach access.Beware of the Undertow that is created by other ship traffic. Wear PFD's please, especially for our children sake. The West side of Mosquito Island lies the Deep Hole...Waders Beware.
Their is a wide variety of fish to be caught...Trout,Redfish,Sheepshead,Flounder,Black Drum,Croaker,Jackfish,and the usual trash fish !! Night fishing under lights (w/ personal generator setup) is the norm. If you launch from any of the ramps, be sure to lock your vehicles and all valuables out of sight. At the base of the Dike, the City offers a Childrens Park w/ various rides,shelters, and BBQ pits (I think). Have Fun, Be Safe.
BTW..The City puts on a Fireworks Display for July 4th...it takes place on the Levee. It does get crowded
Coastal Bend Weigh Team