The Ultimate Bolivar Peninsula Fishing Guide That’s Sure to Help You Catch Something!

Learn more about Bolivar Peninsula and see its wildlife from a new perspective – from the water! A great way to experience Texas wildlife close-up is by checking out the Bolivar Peninsula fishing scene! Fishing on the Bolivar Peninsula and Crystal Beach, Texas, is always abundant. During your next Gulf Coast getaway, make sure to explore the marinas, beaches, fishing piers, and state parks for the ultimate fishing experience. And, for more things to do during your travels, unlock our free Crystal Beach Vacation Guide. You’ll get exclusive access to top restaurants, bars, outdoor recreation, museums, and other popular attractions in the area.


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The Bolivar Peninsula Fishing Report You Need For Your Trip 

Our Gulf waters always have a great selection of fish, no matter the season. For an insider’s look at which species you’re likely to see for the week, as well as the water temperature and which bait will be most effective, you can use the weekly Bolivar Fishing Report. 

Do You Need a Fishing License in Texas? 

You need a fishing license to fish in Texas if you’re older than 17 years old. Children under 17 and adults who were born before 1931 are exempt from the requirement. Anyone can fish without a license in Texas state parks, including Galveston Island State Park. 

Places to Fish on the Bolivar Peninsula 

Surf Fishing Crystal Beach 

Visit Crystal Beach, and you’ll have 27 miles of beautiful beach shoreline to cast a line from. Surf fishing is a great way to spend a day in the sun, catching some rays and some fish. It’s easy, and you won’t have to worry about finding a boat! 

Rollover Pass 

Rollover Pass in Gilchrist, Texas, is a great fishing spot near East Galveston Bay, the intra-coastal, and Rollover Bay. There, you can reel in some spectacular redfish, flounder, croaker, drum, and more for the ultimate feast during your vacation. 

North Jetties 

Looking for something a little deeper without having to find a boat? The North Jetties are a perfect fishing spot for your outdoor adventures. To get there, take Hwy 87 to 17th Street, less than 2 miles from Bolivar Ferry Landing. 

You can pick up live and fresh dead bait from the North Jetty Bait Camp before heading out over the big granite stones to cast your line. 

More Places to Fish on the Bolivar Peninsula, TX 

  • French Town Road 
  • Fort Travis Seashore Park 

Fishing Charters on the Gulf of Mexico 

Looking to explore the deep blue in search of the biggest catch? Check out one of the fishing charter companies on the Bolivar Peninsula or boat tours. Crystal Beach fishing guides will provide professional insight and local knowledge on places to go for the best bay fishing or deep-sea fishing. 

Book Your Fishing Trip with One of These Fishing Charters 

Didn’t Catch Anything? 

No worries, if you didn’t catch anything (you probably will, but if not), there are several great options for places to enjoy locally caught seafood. Stingaree Restaurant & Marina is right next to Capt. Ronnie Scheck’s Crystal Beach Fishing, and is a waterfront restaurant that offers fresh seafood, steaks, Stingaritas, and live music with a view!

More Outdoor Fun on the Bolivar Peninsula

Bolivar Peninsula Beaches

Bolivar Peninsula Jet Ski Rentals

East End Lagoon Nature Preserve

Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier

Where to Cook If You Caught Something Spectacular 

Whip up the ultimate vacation feast in the best Bolivar Peninsula vacation rentals with full kitchens, great amenities, beautiful views, and easy beach access. 

Book Aria, a beautiful 4-bedroom Beachfront Crystal Beach vacation rental. This vacation home is ideal for your perfect fishing getaway on the Texas Coast. Aria has a large, modern kitchen featuring a subzero refrigerator, granite countertops, granite bar, ample cabinet space and a pantry so that you can cook your catch after a successful fishing trip. Plus, it’s on the beach, so you can head back out for another day of surf fishing and creating memories with your family. 

Check our availability and book your favorite vacation rental now!