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RED FISH BAR. Red Fish Bar, also known as Red Fish Reef, was formed by an oyster-shell reef that begins off San Leon in north central Galveston County and extends northeastward toward Red Fish Island, dividing Galveston Bay in half (at 29°30' N, 94°52' W). The bar was long considered a hazard to navigation.


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

"RED FISH BAR," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 30, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.