Galveston's 61st Street Fishing Pier, Galveston

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#9 of 14 in Sightseeing in Galveston
Pier / Boardwalk Tourist Spot
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  • For the first time we decided to try the 61st Street Fishing Pier. We rented poles and bought bait and we caught fish! We also caught an eel which was a bit startling. Many people were fishing and the...  more »
  • Great place to fish. My daughter caught a bonnet head shark and was beyond excited. Great for children of all ages.  more »
  • Great location - there's lots to catch out here. Crab fishing is plentiful and easy as can be. Staff is awesome and very helpful, even to novice fishers. A $10 walk-on charge definitely makes it a goo...  more »
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  • Great fishing pier, better fishing and service than the competition. Had a blast and almost always guaranteed to catch something other than hard-heads. Brought my girlfriend's nephew (5 y/o) and he had a blast catching the whiting and baby black drums. At night you have a shot at nice speckled trouts and red drum. Went in the morning and caught several small sharks (bonnet heads and sharp-nose). Staff are always really friendly and helpful, will always help you get what you need and tell you what's been biting and where.
  • I love this place. Cheap beer. Gorgeous place to hang out. Great fishing, souvenirs, and, you can buy a yearly parking pass for only $20. That lets you park on Seawall, Strand, or anywhere else in Galveston that has a parking sign. If you're here for the week, it makes so much sense!
  • My wife & I were there on Sunday May 7, 2017. The tall lady working the counter was not friendly at all with us. Wanted to get my senior discount since I am the age to get the discount & tried to show my ID & she asked what was that for & told her for the discount. She was not nice how she explained that the discount is only god on Monday - Thursday, on Friday - Sunday was full price & she needed $20 for the both of us. I have no problem with that but if the discount is only good for certain days it should be posted on their facebook page so people will know when wanting to get the discount for the first time so people will know. We like the pier, good place to fish but not sure if we will be back. Also, there are sometimes a rude person there getting in my face because he messed up.
  • The perfect fishing spot. The customer service is everything. The pier is comfortably not over crowded, yet the perfect place to meet new friends. Everything you need in 1 spot; bait, polls and drinks ♡
  • The absolute best pier I've ever been too! Every single staff member is respectful and helpful. I've caught drums, reds, stingrays over a foot big, sharks of different species no smaller than 3 foot, speckled and sand trout, flounder, and of course bait fish!! Oh one thing I do recommend changing! Season bands or tickets! Its a great price for tourist but I come so often it gets out of my price range sometimes.

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