Constructed in the late 1800s to protect the ship channel from erosion, Galveston's two large jetties also produce an unintended side-effect: incredible fishing opportunities. Functioning much the same as a natural reef, they serve as anchors for plants, crustaceans and microscopic sea life that serve as food for game fish, drawing vast schools throughout the year. Even typically deep-water, offshore fish are tempted to come inland to feed and it's not unknown for tripletail, jack crevale and even tarpon to occasionally make an appearance along the shoals.
Galveston boasts some of the the largest jetties in the
united states, and provides miles of unique
beachfront fishing opportunities.