West Galveston Bay offers a challenging array of fishing in shallow water and deep water. Much of West Bay is oyster reefs in 2' to 7' of water but there are also marshes and shorelines on the north and south side that offer shallow grass flats suitable for wading.
Lower Galveston Bay from the Causeway Bridge to the Houston Ship Channel and up to Texas City Dike is mostly deeper water ranging from 4' to 10' deep. This bay offers excellent drift fishing following birds and bait. There are also a few shorelines for wade fishing.
East Galveston Bay is a very uniform depth bay averaging about 6' deep. East Bay offers numerous well defined reefs that are excellent for drifting with live bait during the summer months. The south and north shorelines also offer opportunities for wade fishing.
Galveston Jetties offer many different species of fish depending on the time of year. Jetty fishing is more challenging for anglers and is affected by weather more than the inshore bays. Trips to the jetties are confined to jetty fishing only due to the distance and time it takes to get there.