Top 10 Easy-Access Fishing Spots in Houston

Whether you have started the fishing family tradition or looking for a new pastime with family, Houston is one of the best cities for fishing of all kinds. Dock fishing, boat fishing, pond fishing, river fishing, deep sea fishing, you name it, we’ve got it!

If you are looking for some easy-access fishing to take your kiddos this summer, look no further! We have partnered with the local community and Texas Parks and Wildlife (TPWD) to bring you the best easy-access fishing spots close to home.

Before we get started, we wanted to share a few tips on fishing, courtesy of TPWD.

  • Support the Sport. Buy a fishing license! Good for those 17 and older. The purchase supports angler education, fish stocking and habitat restoration.
  • Protect the fish. Use barbless or circle hooks. Play and land fish quickly.
  • Protect the fish habitat. Clean up and dispose of your trash. Give away or trash your unused bait.

Top 10 Easy Access Fishing Spots in Houston


Burke-Crenshaw Lake

Location: Pasadena
Type: pier and bank access
This lake is stocked with trout and aligned with picnic tables and plenty of places to cast your reel.

Clear Lake Park and Community Center

Location: Clear Lake
Type: pier access
Beautiful park with pavilions, play area, picnic tables and a boat ramp.

Eldridge Park Pond

Location: Sugar Land
Type: bank access
Restrooms, picnic tables and a pavilion where you can fish for trout.

Herman Brown Park Pond

Location: Houston
Type: bank access
Complete with restrooms, picnic tables and walking paths to fish for trout.

Lake Conroe Park

Location: Conroe
Type: pier and bank access
13 acres of fun with BBQ pits, picnic facilities, swimming areas and fishing piers.

May Jo Peckham Park Pond

Location: Katy
Type: bank and pier access
Picnic tables, trails and restrooms at this location with a pond stocked with trout and catfish.


McGovern Lake

Location: Houston
Type: bank and pier access
Perfect for an afternoon picnic, fishing and renting a paddleboat. Restrooms on site.

Sylvan Beach

Location: La Porte
Type: Bank and pier access
Pier requires a fee, but families can enjoy fishing with a bait and concession stand, restrooms and picnic area.

Texas City Dike

Location: Galveston Bay
Type: Bank and pier access and wading
This is the longest manmade pier with a beach, bot ramp and picnic tables to make a day out of fishing.

Tom Bass Regional Park

Location: Houston
Type: bank access
Make an entire day out at the park complete with three fishing ponds, frisbee golf, cricket, picnic tables and restrooms.



To keep up with all the current fishing regulations, you can also download the TPWD app!