San Antonio Bay is a world-class fishing destination and the refuge provides excellent opportunities to access and enjoy this amazing natural resource.

Fishing Pier – Here is where you can enjoy year-round fishing opportunities. The 40’ boardwalk extends out into San Antonio Bay and offers excellent opportunities to catch redfish and flounder. Enjoy the views of dolphins the in the bay and watch stingrays swim past.

Wade Fishing – From April 15 to October 15 (when the whooping cranes aren’t here), enjoy excellent access to wade fishing in San Antonio Bay. For updated information on the best access points, check in at the visitor center (or pick up a refuge handout posted at the outside registration box). Reel in sea trout and black drum but beware of stingrays, jelly fish and alligators.

Boat Ramp -- There is no public boat ramp on the refuge but kayaks or canoes may be launched from the fishing pier area between April 15 and October 15.

Refuge hours are 30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset. All State fishing regulations apply.

Fishing on Matagorda Island Unit -- State lands on Matagorda Island are open for fishing. For more information, please visit Texas Parks and Wildlife’s Matagorda Island Wildlife Management Area website or call 979-244-6804 or 979-244-7697.