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Web link to rigs and reefs #14000567 05/17/21 02:06 PM
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I've looked a little and have been unsuccessful.
There has to be a link out on the internets that has coords to man made reefs, fish attractors and near shore oil structures.

Can you point me in the right direction as far as what I type in to search for or organization that is good with having this kind of info?


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Re: Web link to rigs and reefs [Re: Holzer] #14000775 05/17/21 04:27 PM
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I use an app called Fishidy, they have a map on their website, but the app on your phone has way better maps. This is Arcadia reef behind Follet's Island in Surfside:

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Not sure I trust the contours completely, but they should give you an idea. I think these maps are roughly as good as the laminated "hotspot" maps they used to sell, but I think these aggregate more information. Either way, I can confirm the maps are "pretty good"...you probably wouldn't want to use them for navigation, but for pointing you to a starting place when you're fishing, they're not bad.

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Not really looking for a map.
Looking for a gps coordinates list or data base of man made artificial reefs / fish attractors. Also wondering for the same with nearshore structures, if they may be oil related, gas, or what ever other pipes stick out of the water.


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Re: Web link to rigs and reefs [Re: Holzer] #14001191 05/17/21 10:00 PM
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If you fish Galveston, Reef Recon (from Trout Support).

Re: Web link to rigs and reefs [Re: Holzer] #14001198 05/17/21 10:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Holzer
I've looked a little and have been unsuccessful.
There has to be a link out on the internets that has coords to man made reefs, fish attractors and near shore oil structures.

Can you point me in the right direction as far as what I type in to search for or organization that is good with having this kind of info?



Try this, it might help.

https://tpwd.texas.gov/gis/ris/artificialreefs/

Re: Web link to rigs and reefs [Re: Holzer] #14001223 05/17/21 10:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Holzer
Not really looking for a map.
Looking for a gps coordinates list or data base of man made artificial reefs / fish attractors. Also wondering for the same with nearshore structures, if they may be oil related, gas, or what ever other pipes stick out of the water.


The spots that are marked on the map will have GPS coords. I showed Christmas bay, but they also have rigs and stuff out pretty far.

Have you checked NOAA: https://nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/data/wrecks-and-obstructions.html

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Dang, hope this is what youre looking for, but it's cool as hell. Lots of wrecks off of Galveston/Freeport that I'm sure don't get any fishing pressure...

https://wrecks.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/viewer/

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@Mods -- someone should bookmark that site smile

Re: Web link to rigs and reefs [Re: Holzer] #14004396 05/20/21 02:12 PM
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Thanks for the links!


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Galveston and no fishing pressure are never used in the same sentence.


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Re: Web link to rigs and reefs [Re: Pat Goff] #14009028 05/24/21 11:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Pat Goff
Galveston and no fishing pressure are never used in the same sentence.



Heh...that's fair. I've fished both those wrecks in West Bay, but there are a bunch of obstructions that you could fish if you launched at the old KOA on San Luis Pass, within a 10-20 mile run. I never really had a boat, maybe everyone knows about these. But I didn't think there was much near shore on West Galveston/Follet's.

Re: Web link to rigs and reefs [Re: smith04] #14010075 05/25/21 07:30 PM
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Originally Posted by smith04
If you fish Galveston, Reef Recon (from Trout Support).

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Re: Web link to rigs and reefs [Re: Holzer] #14011137 05/26/21 05:51 PM
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Here you go. Texas reefs


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Re: Web link to rigs and reefs [Re: Holzer] #14026399 06/09/21 09:30 PM
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