Galveston Island is a great place to fish around. The island is surrounded by the gulf coast and around this area, a fisherman has plenty of areas to camp and fish. There are different jetties like the popular one off 61st street for example, where excellent fishing often happens. You can also fish off piers and rock pilings, however don’t be surprised when you get your bait stuck in a rock while reeling the line in.
Usually fishing by the surf will land you fishes such as red fish, sting rays, gafftop catfish, whiting and croaker. Once in a while you’ll land a shark and even a spanish mackeral. If you want a wider variety of fish such as snapper, bull reds and pompano, there are excellent fishing charters you can book.