Galveston's 61st Street Fishing Pier, Galveston

Categories: Piers & Boardwalks, Tourist Spots
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3.7/5 based on 300+ reviews on the web
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  • visiting the Pier was exciting to see the beautiful beach from a great point view, so great that me and my friends took pictures. the people that were fishing were they looked like they were having a ...  read more »
  • For my first time visiting Galvaston I really enjoyed it. Standing on the Pierr was a stress relief moment.It cleared my head from a lot of things. Knowing that this was a area that I could relax at, ...  read more »
  • We went to the pier and got to stand on the pier and watch the beautiful ocean waves as the calm cool sea wind breezed past us. It was peaceful calm all you could here was the sound of fishing lines b...  read more »
  • Beautiful view, tons of people enjoy the fishing, margaritas were a bit small but tasted good
  • my group and enjoyed our time here. We went in the morning and later that evening. A lady helped us in the morning and she was helpful. The night had men working and they were even more helpful. Everyone on the pier was fishing having a good time. The wristband allows you access to the pier so that will be the only fee if you have your own gear. Don't let bad reviews keep you from coming here. This is a great place!
  • My friends and I saw the Groupon fishing deal and decided to check this place out relatively early on a Saturday morning. $41 for the day for 4 rods rentals and 1 lb of bait. We chose the shrimp option and went out to the pier to pick a spot to try our luck. There were not too many people fishing at the time but as the day progressed, the pier started to get packed. Nobody had much luck in those four hours we were there, but the only thing that was caught was a snail and sunburn. As we were leaving, someone did catch a small sized stingray.
  • I just walked down here for a few photos while on vacation. I can't say much for the fishing here.
  • I like this pier but it is always so crowded. I've never seen anything great caught there the times we've been on it fishing but I've heard about good fish being caught. It seems to be hit or miss. It's hard to fish without being tangled in at least one other person's line. People don't throw their lines straight out and if you have someone on your left throwing to the right, and someone on your right throwing to the left, you have nowhere to throw and can only drop straight down and get tangled on the pier. It's impossible to get on the T to fish the good spot because just a few people take up all of the spots with tons of gear. You have to have a surf rod to fish the ends of the T and those spots are always filled with a few people with several rods each. I guess if you could fish at times when it wasn't so crowded it would be a great pier, but you'd probably have to go on a weeknight.
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