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View of the Rollover Pass

Jerry & Roosevelt fishing at Rollover Pass

The Gulf view of the pass..

Looking toward the Bay side of the pass..

The bridge in the middle...

I went birding while they fished...more pelicans.. :-)

Jerry setting up..

Ready to fish..

I loved being able to drive right up to the fishing wall...

They enjoyed fishing for hours..

People fishing on the other side of the pass...

A very friendly boat-tailed grackle hoping for a handout..

View...not sure what this was before the hurricane hit the island..

The beach is full of shells...

Love this one...

View...

Jerry..

Roosevelt caught a nice one...

Another view...

Last one, my favorite bird picture of the day!


We spent most of our day fishing at Rollover Pass. Jerry didn’t have any luck, but the man fishing next to us caught a nice 21” drum. Jerry did catch a small catfish the day before, but he tossed him back. He also hooked a fish big enough to break his line. I guess we will never know the end of that fish story. :-) He went to the store and bought new stronger line and fixed all his rigs, he will be ready for the next big one.

Rollover Pass is known as one of the best fishing areas in Texas. Rollover Pass (also called Rollover Fish Pass) is a man-made strait that cuts through the Bolivar Peninsula and links the Gulf of Mexico with Rollover Bay. See photo of an aerial view.

Since the artificial pass was built in 1954, it has been hailed for providing easy access to no-fee, high-quality saltwater fishing - an "everyman" fishing spot where anglers lining the cut's edges or wade-fishing around its ends can enjoy tremendous success catching flounder, speckled trout, redfish, croaker, black drum and even tarpon.

It also has been touted as a beneficial pathway for migration of adult and juvenile fish, shrimp and other marine life between bay and Gulf, as well as allowing tidal "flushing" of the bay. It is also a popular place for birding, which is exactly what I did while he fished. :-) I also walked the beach and picked up more shells for my shell collection. Another wonderful day on the beach. Check back later for more from Texas.

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