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#12286713 - 06/09/17 05:00 PM Galveston Pier Fishing
theduke Offline
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Registered: 07/13/09
Posts: 215
My wife and I are going on a cruise in late June and will be driving down to Galveston a day early. We will be staying at the Baymont on 63rd, what are the best producing piers and I also need pointers for setups? (i.e. bait and rigging really)

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#12286855 - 06/09/17 06:56 PM Re: Galveston Pier Fishing [Re: theduke]
1Fisher77316 Offline
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Registered: 09/09/16
Posts: 42
Loc: Montgomery, Texas 77316
2 blocks away..The 61st street pier. If the conditions are right fantastic trout fishing at night under the lights..if not then bait on the bottom for a wide variety of species. Feel free to PM if you want additional info.
Tight lines
1Fisher77316

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#12287198 - 06/10/17 01:30 AM Re: Galveston Pier Fishing [Re: theduke]
fshng84 Online   content
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Registered: 12/04/07
Posts: 3174
Hope to fish either the 61st Pier or Galveston Pier this weekend. Will post a video if we do.

Did make it to Surfside Beach and fished Jetty Park in Surfside Beach. No Bruisers but still had fun. Nice change of pace and scenery from the DFW Metroplex. Jetty Park Video.

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#12288007 - 06/10/17 08:22 PM Re: Galveston Pier Fishing [Re: theduke]
M Squared Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 08/31/12
Posts: 1077
Loc: Grapevine, Tx
There is 61st Street Pier and 91st Street Pier, both are nice I prefer 91st Street. You can rent rods and reels from both as well as get bait. You also can stop by bait shops on 61st street as you approach the seawall like Aunt Margies and they can hook you up with bait and litters if you need. Also would recommend getting the parking app as you will see throughout the city, I was fishing last week and received a $30.00 ticket. Enjoy your time.


Edited by M Squared (06/10/17 08:23 PM)

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#12288096 - 06/10/17 09:46 PM Re: Galveston Pier Fishing [Re: fshng84]
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Originally Posted By: fshng84
Hope to fish either the 61st Pier or Galveston Pier this weekend. Will post a video if we do.

Did make it to Surfside Beach and fished Jetty Park in Surfside Beach. No Bruisers but still had fun. Nice change of pace and scenery from the DFW Metroplex. Jetty Park Video.


Planned to fish Galveston Fishing Pier today (91st Street) but got sidetracked and went to Seawolf Park Pier instead. Fun time. No Bruisers but did get little perch and croaker to pass the time as well as spadefish(?) and a Spanish Mackerel!
Seawolf Park Video.

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#12289283 - 06/11/17 09:21 PM Re: Galveston Pier Fishing [Re: fshng84]
Matt AKfishco Offline
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Registered: 06/11/17
Posts: 16
Loc: East TX
Were the smacks still showing?

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#12290907 - 06/12/17 08:38 PM Re: Galveston Pier Fishing [Re: Matt AKfishco]
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Originally Posted By: Matt AKfishco
Were the smacks still showing?
Did not fish Seawolf; made it to the 61st Street Fishing Pier. Caught a Spanish Mackerel there! Now back at the casa... chillin' and grillin' Pics. Will get a close out video posted later.

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#12292997 - 06/13/17 10:32 PM Re: Galveston Pier Fishing [Re: fshng84]
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Originally Posted By: fshng84
Originally Posted By: Matt AKfishco
Were the smacks still showing?
Did not fish Seawolf; made it to the 61st Street Fishing Pier. Caught a Spanish Mackerel there! Now back at the casa... chillin' and grillin' Pics. Will get a close out video posted later.


Closed out the last day on the Coast with a few fish including a Spanish Mackerel. Did lose a big sting ray, too Video.

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#12302388 - 06/20/17 09:17 AM Re: Galveston Pier Fishing [Re: theduke]
theduke Offline
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Registered: 07/13/09
Posts: 215
I guess what I am not sure about is how do you get the fish all the way up if it's a big fish?

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#12313517 - 06/27/17 12:24 PM Re: Galveston Pier Fishing [Re: theduke]
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Registered: 12/04/07
Posts: 3174
Originally Posted By: theduke
I guess what I am not sure about is how do you get the fish all the way up if it's a big fish?


They use either a pier net or a device that grabs your leader, then you can lift it up. In our case, the leader broke when using the device.

We do have a pier net but too bulky to load in the compact car we use for road trips. Am working on a collapsible pier net; hope to have it next time.

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#12313520 - 06/27/17 12:24 PM Re: Galveston Pier Fishing [Re: theduke]
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Also, had a question from a Reader on the black and gold reel we used on our surf casting rod... used a Penn Squall 15 Reel. Here are some videos of us using it... Videos.

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#12338788 - 07/14/17 02:40 AM Re: Galveston Pier Fishing [Re: theduke]
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Registered: 12/04/07
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Finished an article in response to Readers' questions about Fishing in Galveston. May be of interest to some.

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