Fishing in Chambers County

Fresh or Saltwater

Fresh or Saltwater

Where are the fishing hotspots?!

Chambers County offers terrific fishing opportunities, with or without a boat.  The county boasts 273 square miles of water (largely Trinity Bay, East Bay, and Galveston Bay) and the miles of shoreline that come in contact with those bodies.  Bayous offer great fishing for “non-boaters”.  There is also a stretch of the southern tip of the county on the Gulf of Mexico that includes Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge.  Spring and summer’s bounty offers flounder, gulf trout and sand trout, and the cooler temperatures of fall  winter bring redfish and speckled trout into the bay.  With extensive shoreline and calm waters, wade fishing,  drift fishing kayaking are as popular as bank or boat fishing.


 blog-icon_goose_100 TPWD Fishing Report for Texas Upper Coast


Places to fish, parks & ramps, and guides – may be found on our map below. Each listing includes a description of that location and, when available, a link to that web site. These are constantly being updated – so check often for updates. Here are some local resources for your fishing adventure.


Boating Tips:
Here is a great link to a “Boater Waste “program on the Galveston Bay Foundation website:  “Pump, Don’t Dump”

Make sure your boat is in good shape, registered and stocked. Here is a link to a FREEBeginner’s GUIDE to Boating, at the Take Me Fishing website.  


View Chambers County Fishing Sites in a larger map


View Chambers County boat ramps in a larger map

NOAA Tide Charts for Chambers County & Upper Texas Coast

Need a fishing license? check here for locations and buying online at TPWD

Check our Events page for special Fishing tournaments or outings.


 For additional information on US Fish and Wildlife areas – visit the new visitor center, named the Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, for the Texas Chenier Plain Visitor Center. It is located two miles south of I-10 on Hwy. 563 alongside Lake Anahuac. Address: Texas Chenier Plain Refuges Complex, Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge, 4017 FM 563, Anahuac, Texas 77514 Phone:(409) 267-3337.  The Visitor Center is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Places to Stay: A variety of lodging is available in the county. In the eastern portion of the county, most accommodations are located in Winnie; in the western portion of the county, most are located in Baytown and Mont Belvieu area. Additional lodging and RV sites are listed on the area lodging page. Camping sites are also available county wide in most of our public Parks. Many of the Parks have good fishing spots nearby.

 Chambers County Weather – Wunderground
Chambers County, TX, gets 53 inches of rain per year. The US average is 37. On average, there are 211 sunny days per year in Chambers County, TX. The July high is around 92 degrees. The January low is 42.

Precipitation Days 90
Sunny Days 211
Avg. July High 92
Avg. Jan. Low 42.3


Things to Know or Bring: In addition to your normal travel clothes make sure you bring appropriate gear for your activity.  Sunscreen, bug repellent, hat or cap, sunglasses and SPF lipbalm should be staples whenever you go fishing. Be sure to bring out everything you bring in, and if you encounter a piece of litter, pick it up and place it in a proper trash container. This will help continue the quality of outdoor experiences here and protect wildlife.