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Freeport, Texas

Freeport has been designated an official Texas Main Street City. The Texas Main Street Program, part of the Texas Historical Commission's Community Heritage Development Division, helps Texas cities revitalize their historic downtowns and neighborhood commercial districts by utilizing preservation and economic development strategies.

Historic downtown Freeport is being lovingly restored. Located between the banks of the Brazos river and the shores of the Gulf, this newly discovered jewel is rebuilding the splendor of it's past.

After a day of offshore fishing, beach combing, bird watching, or a host of  water sports, come visit the specialty shops including art galleries, nautical supplies, antiques and crafts.

 Stop by one of the fine restaurants offering everything from award-winning seafood,  authentic Mexican food, or home barbecue.

Freeport offers many attractive accommodations in the city, with hotels, motels, condominiums, and bed and breakfasts.

The city has several public boat ramps for the convenience of it's visitors as well as charter and party boats services. So come on down and enjoy a day or two, you may even be tempted to stay a while.

Freeport also has a large picturesque shrimp fishing fleet which helps supports the local economy with jobs as well as much needed tax revenue for the city and two of only a few of the nations net manufacturing businesses are located in Freeport.

 

 
You can also spot many shore birds feeding in the vast marsh areas that line the roads, on the way to the coast. I almost always see an Osprey or two near the Freeport bridge.
 

During the annual Christmas bird count Birders from across the nation gather at Freeport, and the surrounding area to identify the many species that are present, and include them to their lifetime bird count.

Truly an outstanding birding location, Freeport ranks as one of the top areas in the nation for number of species counted.
 

Many parks have been set aside for migrating tropical birds, such as the Neo-tropical Bird Sanctuary in Quintana, adjacent to Quintana Beach County Park.

 
 
Port Freeport boast one of the largest and fastest growing deep water ports in Texas. New projects such as the deepening of the channel to 60 feet, the new berthing areas, and the building of the on-dock refrigerated warehouse, Port Freeport continues to expand and move forward. Centrally located on the Texas coast, transportation by inter-coastal waterway, rail and highway make Port Freeport one of Texas major ports.

For more information regarding Port Freeport

www.PortFreeport.com
 
Port Ranking
16th in the US in foreign tonnage
24th in the US in total tonnage

Tonnage
25,929,095 tons

Vessel Calls
1,300/year

Number of T.E.U.s
70,000
Truck Traffic
155,000/ year
Railcar Transits
50,000/ year
Economic Impact
$7.06 billion annually
30,000 jobs

Top Import Commodities

Aggregate, Chemicals, Clothing, Foods (Bananas), Plastics
Top Export Commodities
Autos, Chemicals (Resin, etc.), Clothing, Foods (rice), Plastics, Paper Goods
 
The Fishing in Freeport is Legendary

Whether its offshore fishing for red snapper, tuna, wahoo, tarpon and even marlin, or bay and jetty fishing for redfish, speckled trout and flounder, there is no doubt that Freeport is one of the top fishing locations on the Texas Coast.

So, check out the guides below and book your fishing trip of a lifetime, soon.

Fisherman line up on the Quintana jetties in Freeport.
 
Working Man Charters
Galveston Bay and Offshore Fishing in the Gulf of Mexico and Freeport, Texas". Capt. Bill has been fishing Offshore just about all his life. He has dove the rigs and wrecks in the gulf and knows where and when they produce so if one spot isn't producing he moves on to another.
Captain Anthony's Fishing and Scuba Charters
Now Fishing out of  Freeport or Galveston Offshore or Bay/jetties. We also do pleasure trips.
Beacon Charters
Contact email address is
beaconcharters@juno.com. Phone number is 281-687-0600
 
 

DoDaBlu Charters
Texas Deep Sea Fishing from Freeport & Galveston, Texas.   Head offshore in the Gulf of Mexico for Texas deep sea fishing at its best.   From bottom hugging snapper to high flying Mahi Mahi, DoDaBlu boats 'em all.

Third Coast Fishing Inc.
Third Coast Sport Fishing offers private deep-sea fishing charters in the Gulf of Mexico from professional U.S.C.G. licensed captains. The Third Coast crew does their best that you & your party have a great day of fishing.

Reel Threel Saltwater Charters
Whether you prefer fighting trophy fish close to shore or prefer an offshore deep sea adventure, Reel Threel Charters will have Capt. Mike Segall demonstrate his fishing experience, and put you on the fish.
 

Rigrunners Fishing
Fishing guide services for Galveston Bay and offshore in the Gulf of Mexico Galveston & Freeport Texas Saltwater Fishing Charters Trips Available 7 Days a Week (Weather Permitting).

SeaPlay
The Sea Play II  is a 36' Tournament Fisherman specializing in offshore trolling and bottom fishing for up to 6 people.  She offers a large comfortable cabin with private restroom and shower.

Offshore--Fishing
Les Bon Temps - Gulf Fishing Charters & 2 Bayous Fishing Charters have merged together to provide you with the best Offshore, Bay and Near Shore fishing that Texas & the Gulf Coast has to offer.
 
Texas SaltWater Fishing Guide

Welcome to Capt Leaf's Fishing Guide Site.

Are you looking for the best fishing in Texas? Book your next trip with Captain Leaf Potter. With over 10 years of Gulf Coast experience, you'll have the perfect opportunity to catch the fish of your life.

South Texas Fishing News
The South Texas Fishing News is in itís eighteenth year. Johnís respect for the ocean, his love of fishing, and his skill at writing manifested itself in this publication. He was so proud to have the opportunity to publish a newspaper that targeted the "average Joe", the pier fisherman, the "weekend warrior".
 
Texas Fish Pros
Hit the Gulf from the ease of Bridge Harbor Marina. Experience Smoker King Mackerel and Bull Dolphin on light tackle. Fish up to 6 men  comfortably from the cockpit of a 30 ft. Sportfisher.
Freeport Offshore Fishing
Capt. Marc Wilkerson who has been fishing these Texas Gulf Coast waters for more than 30 years and has the knowledge to ensure the success of your fishing adventure!  979-236-8368
Cowboy Charters
The warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico make for fantastic fishing. We take you to the heart of the action. The features and capabilities of our boats make it possible for overnight runs further out into the Gulf.
 
Fishing Freeport
We are a first class fishing charter service located in Freeport, Texas. We provide all types of options on the Gulf of Mexico from trolling for Kingfish, Tuna, and Dorado, to bottom structure for Snapper, Grouper, and Sharks.
Tx Fishing
This site will provide you with a Network of sites providing Free information such as Listing of Fishing Guides, Weather Forecasts, Buoy Observations, Fishing Reports, Hotspot Maps, Tide Information, Offshore Oil Rig Details, and much much more!! 

Easy Gulf Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing & Diving Trips,
THE AREA: The Galveston, Texas, Surfside Texas, Freeport Texas, area of the Texas ,Gulf coast has long been known for its excellent deep sea fishing.
 
Underwater Expeditions
Docked in the Beautiful Brazos River in Freeport, TX , our fishing fleet is conveniently located to Houston and the entire Gulf Coast. Whether you're an avid angler or novice, a vacationing family or businessman, 
Underwater Expeditions can accommodate you.
Galveston Fishing
Galveston Fishing Guides Capt. Alan and Capt. Steven offer inshore Galveston Fishing Charters and Galveston Fishing Trips on Galveston Bay in Texas. They specialize in individual, corporate, kids, friends and family oriented private chartered trips.

 

 

Full Moon Rising

Texas Explorer Productions
Photography be George Hosek

On Oct 26th the moonrise coincided with the sunset and clear skies.  I knew the sun would set at 6:41 and the moon would rise 14 minutes later, so I positioned myself on the west side of the San Luis Pass pier and waited for the moon.

After a few minutes a large full moon started to appear, after a minor adjustment to my position I started recording the scene with my Canon XH A1 video camera, I also shot some still images as well.

Although, I didn't get the color in the eastern sky I was hoping for, the impressive blood red moon had all the color the shot needed.

 

 

 

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