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Welder Flats WMA: Rules

Phone: (979) 323-9553
County Courthouse, Room 101
Bay City, TX 77414

Contact: Matt Neslon

Dates Open: Open year round. Access is by boat.

General Access

The WMA is located off shore in San Antonio Bay, between the mainland and Matagorda Island, just south of Seadrift. The boundaries are hard to define, but they extend about one and a half miles along the Victoria Barge Canal and four and a half miles along the Gulf Coast Intracoastal Canal.

Permits Required

Permits are not required.