Port O'Connor, Texas is the "Best Kept Secret on the Texas Gulf Coast." A real jewel between Galveston and Corpus Christi sporting the finest sportfishing, birding and gulf fun and activities. Port O'Connor is an unincorporated village of approximately 1,000 permanent residents, and is located in Calhoun County.
The primary industry of Port O'Connor is sportfishing and tourism, with shrimping very close behind. The area is reknown for bay, off-shore and wade fishing, with redfish, trout, and flounder among the most common catches. Sports enthusiasts also come to Port O'Connor to hunt duck, geese and alligator.
Just off the shore of Port O'Connor lies one of the most pristine natural habitats: Matagorda Island. Once an army air base, the island is now a National Preserve and home to a wide variety of endangered migratory birds. Visitors come from all over the country to observe these rare and beautiful species.
The weather in Port O'Connor is warm to hot in the summers, with winters mild to cool. Humidity is rather high, and the area has been host to hurricane landings in the past 100 years.
Web Sites and Links
Port O'Connor Chamber of CommerceIncludes history of the area, information about Matagorda Island State Park, and directory of members.