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The 5 Best Places for a Fishing Trip in Texas

Summer is the perfect time to kick back on a boat and relax on a fishing trip. Texas fishing has a lot to offer with some solid options spread out across the coastline. From ample lakes to fishing along the coast, we've got your next fishing trip covered.

Here are our top five picks for fishing trips in Texas.

1. Galveston

Galveston fishing is great if you're looking for some time out on the ocean. There are plenty of fishing adventures to choose from like sharks, tuna, red fish and flounder as you explore all of the saltwater fishing in the Gulf of Mexico. Galveston Bay is only an hour outside of Houston so this would make the perfect day or weekend trip for those looking for a good fishing experience.

2. Port Aransas

Known locally as the "Fishing Capital of Texas," Port A has a ton of fishing options year round. Bay fishing is full of redfish, flounder, black drum and trout; deep sea fishing reels in kingfish, sailfish, marlin, and tuna. If you hate boats, you can also visit one of the four fishing piers where you can fish at your leisure.

3. Falcon Lake

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Located 40 miles outside of Laredo along the U.S./Mexico border, Falcon Lake is notorious for having largemouth bass. It's an impoundment of the Rio Grande River and anglers from all over the country come down to have a little fishing getaway and for the chance to catch some bragging rights bass. If you're serious about your fishing, this is the spot for you.

4. Lake Fork Reservoir

Located in Wood, Rains and Hopkins counties, Lake Fork Reservoir is considered one of the best bass fishing grounds in the state. It was created in 1980 by the Sabine River Authority and is full of bass over 13 lbs. You can also find some catfish but go for the bass. There's a reason over half of the largest bass in the state have come from Lake Fork.

5. Lake Sam Rayburn

Sam Rayburn is the largest reservoir in the state, coming in at a whopping 79 miles long. Here in Texas, we like our bass, and this is yet another spot where you can find largemouth bass, crappie and catfish. There are 600 miles of shoreline which makes for a full day of enjoying the beach while you take a break from fishing. There are also ample house and condo rentals to stay a few days and catch all the fish you can eat.

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