Rollover Pass is a great place to catch fish and has been for more than half a century.
How much longer that holds true likely will be determined in coming weeks as forces pushing for closure of the man-made channel on Bolivar Peninsula and those battling to keep the hugely popular fishing spot open struggle toward some resolution.
“We’re going to use everything in our power to keep it open,” said Wayne Stupka, an officer in the Gulf Coast Rod, Reel and Gun Club, which owns the 22 or so acres bracketing the pass and allows visitors no-cost access to the site.
But the efforts of the club, the Gilchrist Community Association and a cadre of recreational anglers who want to see the pass remain open may not be enough, Stupka admitted, to overcome plans to close the 1,600-foot channel connecting East Galveston Bay to the Gulf of Mexico.
“It would take a miracle to save the pass at this point,” he said.