Fishing opportunities are extensive and we enjoy everything from fly fishing the Colorado or Tres Palacios rivers to fishing the bay for Red Fish, Trout or Flounder.  From May through October, we hold fishing tournaments throughout the county. Biking enthusiasts love the area for its wide open spaces and there is no better place to sail than in Matagorda Bay.

Education and Saltwater fishing videos are provided on the Texas Parks & Wildlife site.  If you love fishing, you might like to know where to fish in PalaciosSargent or Matagorda.  Maybe you would like to take a look at the current Gulf Coast Fishing report.

If you are going to fish at any of the public waters in Texas, and that includes both fresh water and salt water, you will need a fishing license and the appropriate tags.  Residents or non-residents can purchase fishing licenses that allow them to fish.  You can find commercial fishing guides at Matagorda, Palacios and Sargent.

Calendar of Events

We are a busy city! Check our calendar to see different events going on in our community. 

Please email to let us know if your organization would like to add an event.

Upcoming Events / Calendar »

27 February 2017

Bay City Video

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28 January 2017

Wild Game and Wine Camofest

The Bay City Main Street program is hosting the Wild Game and Wine CAMOFEST on January 28, 2017 f… Read More »

8 December 2016

Rock The Block...Ugly Christmas Sweater Party and Christmas Karaoke

Come down to the Historic Downtown Bay City from 5 to 7 pm. Don your ugliest Christmas sweater an… Read More »

19 November 2016

November Market Days on the Square

Bay City Market Days on the Square will be held from 9 am to4 pm. Saturday, November 19 at the Ma… Read More »

I have lived in Bay City for 7 years after moving from the Deer Park area. We enjoy living in Bay City for many of the city's attributes; from the slow pace, friendly atmosphere to the close proximity to the beach and river. It is easy to be involved in the community's organizations because people are friendly and willing to help each other out. It is such a great welcoming culture from the Houston lifestyle.

avatar Rafael Gonzales Bay City Resident