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Best Fishing Spot: Port O'Connor

By Victoria Advocate
March 29, 2011 at 3:29 a.m.


Best Fishing Spot: Port O'Connor

Whether fishing on a pier, or out on a boat, Port O'Connor offers locals and tourists alike a superior fishing experience. Redfish trout, and shrimp are some of the fishing favorites in Port O'Connor, and there's plenty of businesses nearby that sell bait and supplies for the convenience of fishermen.

"It's just a quaint little fishing village. It's close to the Gulf and it's nice here," Mary Jo Walker, co-owner of Beacon 44 Seafood Market, said.

Walker, who owns Beacon 44 with her husband, Doug Walker, said Port O'Connor attracts fishermen from all areas of South Texas including Austin, San Antonioand Houston.

"It's right in the middle of fishing tourism. Most people who come here are returning guests, and a lot of them have weekend homes here."

Port O'Connor

Located an hour east of Victoria, on the Matagorda Bay

First Runner Up

Coleto Creek Park and Reservoir

365 Coleto Park Road

Victoria

361- 575-6366

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Rockport

Located 1 1/2 hours southeast of Victoria on Aransas Bay.

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