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If you’re planning on purchasing a waterfront home on Galveston Bay, you may be interested in taking advantage of the many opportunities for bait fishing that are available in the area. A waterfront home in Laguna Harbor provides immediate access to Galveston Bay, with a secure place to dock your fishing boat. Here are some great tips for choosing the best bait for fishing in Galveston Bay.


Advantages of Using Natural Bait 
Natural bait includes both live and dead bait, both of which have distinct advantages. For a casual fisher, or one who might be fishing in Galveston Bay for the first time, live bait is the best choice. For those with waterfront homes on Galveston Bay, the most popular live bait used for stationary fishing in the deeper waters of Galveston Bay is live shrimp. To keep the shrimp alive on the hook, you’ll need to hook it just under the horn on the top of its head. Other types of live bait include finger mullet, croaker, pin fish and mud minnows. There are two ways to hook these types of bait fish. One way is to hook the bait fish through the tail region under the adipose fin, which is the fin just behind the dorsal fin. Another way to hook the bait fish is through its lips. 


Benefits of Using a Popping Cork With Live Bait 
Popping corks are extremely popular among fishermen in Galveston Bay, and this method is particularly useful with live bait. As you pop your rod, the popping sound made as the cork hits the water imitates the sound of a fish popping the surface in search of food. This sound is very effective at attracting fish to your bait, particularly if you pop your rod in quick, successive jerks at a long distance. Small corks are best for the shallow, grassy areas  near shorelines or over oyster shell beds that can be found in Galveston Bay on the bay side of Bolivar Peninsula and Galveston Island. Larger corks work well in the deeper waters of Galveston Bay, because they make a louder popping noise. Our favorite popping corks are Cajun Thunder Popping Corks. 

Artificial Baits for Experienced Fishermen 
The more experienced Galveston Bay fishermen prefer artificial baits. Artificial baits in soft plastics are the most popular bait amongst drift fishermen and wade fishermen in Galveston Bay. Artificial bait works best for fishing in the shallow waters of the bay where there is less boat traffic and the bigger fish hangout. Popular artificial lures include Skitterwalk Topwaters, Gulp Shrimp, Corkys, and Gold or Silver Spoons. 

So, who's ready to do some fishing? Check out the video below of one of our fishermen catching a monster speckled trout in Galveston Bay! Or, take a look at our site plan to pick one of our few remaining waterfront lots to build your dream home on the Texas Gulf Coast near Houston, Beaumont, and Galveston, Texas. Give us a ring at (409) 684-9500 or shoot us an email at to take the first step in living the dream on the Texas Gulf Coast!

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At Laguna Harbor, our residents enjoy the peace and beauty of a waterfront property on Galveston Bay, while having unlimited access to all of their favorite activities on the water. Whether you’re looking for a waterfront home for year-round living, or a vacation home, you’ll find that our community has a lot to offer its residents.

Each of our waterfront homes provides stunning views of the open water of Galveston Bay, or the serene natural wetlands of the Bolivar Flats Shorebird Sanctuary.  Considering all of the lots in Laguna Harbor are waterfront, you will have direct access to Galveston Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, making it easy to enjoy a sailing or boating trip whenever the urge strikes. Or, if you are not the boating type, our canals are teaming with marine life, whether it be brown pelicans diving down for their afternoon snack, or dolphins catching their breakfast, there's always a sight to see or something to do. The most common dockside activity in Laguna Harbor is fishing. The fishing in our canals is second to none in the Galveston Bay Area! There are times when the bait fish is so thick in our canals, that you can nearly walk across the backs of the finger mullet!

If you are looking to purchase a waterfront property on the Texas Gulf Coast that is nearest to Houston, Beaumont or the Dallas Forth Worth area, look no further than Laguna Harbor. Each of our home sites feature waterfront amenities and unique features that ensure a luxurious coastal living experience for our residents that is catered to their needs and interests. Laguna Harbor is a secure, protective inlet, and each of our homes is flood insurable through FEMA, ensuring that your home, valuables, and vessel are always protected. Our community is happy to call Laguna Harbor home, and once you visit, you will be too.

Here's a copy of our site plan showing the remaining available lots in Laguna Harbor; the remaining lots are shown in Green. At the time of this blog entry, we are over 75% sold out and activity within the community is booming! We currently have three homes under construction and expect several more to break ground within the next couple of months. 

If you are currently in the market for a waterfront lot or a waterfront home in the Galveston Bay Area that boasts premier access to the Gulf of Mexico and Galveston Bay, Laguna Harbor is the place to be!

What sets Laguna Harbor apart from the other waterfront communities on Galveston Bay? Here are a few of the many reasons:

  1. Proximity to the Gulf of Mexico - Laguna Harbor is located closer to the Gulf of Mexico than any other waterfront community where you can safely keep a boat docked behind your home. The next closest communities are Tiki Island, Harborwalk, and some of the homes in Galveston on Offatt's Bayou. Laguna Harbor is approximately 10 miles closer to the Gulf of Mexico than Tiki Island and the homes on Offatt's Bayou, and approximately 12 miles closer than Harborwalk, not to mention it can be quite difficult to navigate your way into some of these communities. Since our community is located immediately on the Intracoastal Waterway and only 1.1 miles from the intersection of the Houston and Galveston Ship Channels, meandering your way to jetties leading out to the Gulf of Mexico is a breeze, not to mention you will save lots of fuel and precious time!
  2. Pricing - The cost of our waterfront lots and waterfront homes are substantially less than our competitors. In some cases, our lots can be only half the price of our competitors! Here's how it generally works out: A couple buys a lot in Laguna Harbor, builds a home, and when it's time to buy a boat and the wife say's, "We don't need a boat that is so expensive", just whisper in her ear and say, "Honey, don't you recall that we saved $100,000 or more by buying in Laguna Harbor?" Then there's a long period of silence... And, she finally replies, "Yes, I do. Go ahead and get the bigger boat!"
  3. Fishing - The fishing in the canals of Laguna Harbor is spectacular! Whether you are targeting trophy trout, slot redfish, or huge flounder, it's no secret that Laguna Harbor boasts some of the greatest fishing in the Galveston Bay Area, and the best part is that you don't have to leave the comfort of your backyard to catch lots of fish. We aren't exactly sure why the fish love Laguna Harbor so much, but the amount and size of the fish caught in our canals is something worthy for a marine biologist team to look into. It's that awesome! 

One of resident's sons with a trophy flounder caught in the canal behind his home in Laguna Harbor

8 man limit of Flounder Caught in the canals of Laguna Harbor in November 2016

For more information about the available properties in Laguna Harbor, you can reach us by emailing us at or by calling (409) 684-9500. Don't wait, reserve your lot today!






Whether you prefer pier fishing or angling from a boat, Galveston Bay offers something for everyone. That’s part of the reason why the waterfront lots at Laguna Harbor on Galveston Bay are popular with fisherman and those who appreciate the seafaring way of life. Not only do these waterfront canal lots offer immediate access to some of the best fishing in the Gulf of Mexico, but the entire community was designed to maximize the residents’ enjoyment of Galveston Bay and the surrounding waters. To help you have a successful haul, here’s a look at some of the best fishing spots around Galveston and Bolivar Peninsula.

Galveston Bay


Although not as large or well-stocked as the Gulf of Mexico, Galveston Bay is often much calmer, which means a more relaxing and enjoyable fishing trip. The Bay’s calm waters also means you can fish from smaller boats that you might not feel comfortable taking out into the Gulf or further. There are also dozens of beaches and sandy bottom sites around the Bay that can make your fishing trip enjoyable for the entire family. You can expect to catch redfish, flounder and speckled trout in Galveston Bay, among many other species that call it home.


Piers and Jetties

There are many jetties and fishing piers around Galveston Bay that provide ample room for shore angling. Seawolf Park is home to one of the most popular fishing piers on Galveston Bay, offering up some of the best flounder fishing on the Upper Texas Gulf Coast.


The Gulf Of Mexico

Fishing Yacht

Of course any avid fisherman who moves into a seaside home in Galveston won’t want to miss the excitement and adventure to be had in the Gulf of Mexico. Kingfish, snapper, and even shark are abundant within 30 miles of shore. A helpful tip: spend a little time around the oil rings and you might come across schools of tuna.


Blue Water

If your boat can handle it, go about 100 miles out for some of the most challenging sport fishing anywhere in the world. Serious anglers can try their luck (and test their will) battling white and blue marlin weighing hundreds of pounds. 

Are you ready to take the next step in becoming the next best fisherman in the Galveston Bay area? Click one of the links below to learn more about the available homes and waterfront lots in Laguna Harbor. Until then, Tight Lines!