Popular Fishing Rods
By David Sikes
1. South Jetty - This year-round preferred fishing spot is practically in downtown Port Aransas. With about 200 yards of level tangible area at its beginning, the rocky buffer is very easily accessible to perhaps the not-so-sure footed. Further out, anglers frequently wear golf shoes to help keep from sliding. The most common fishes caught on the jetty consist of sheepshead, speckled trout, flounder, black colored and purple drum. The channel part is best. Parking can be acquired within inches regarding the jetty. No parking sticker is needed. Expense: Free
2. North Jetty - This jetty, considered the best on Tx coastline, is available if you take the Jetty Boat from Woody's Sports Center in Port Aransas. A round-trip solution prices about ten dollars. If the seafood are not biting, almost always there is beachcombing across the remote San Jose Island shoreline. Trout, redfish, pompano, black drum, Spanish mackerel and sheepshead are common on either region of the stones, with regards to the climate, liquid conditions and time of the year. Anything is always in season. Summertime and spring is best. Look out for fish-stealing raccoons. Call 361-749-5252 for Jetty Boat deviation times.
3. Horace Caldwell Pier - This lighted pier juts out 1, 280 feet in to the Gulf from Mustang Island in Port Aransas. It really is available year-round, 24-hours each and every day. Trout, redfish, black colored drum, sheepshead, sand trout, gafftop, pompano and shark tend to be among the most common fish caught off this preferred pier. Expense: $1 per individual and $1 per fishing pole (three-rod limitation). Concessions, bait and tackle and restrooms can be obtained in the day. Rods and reels are available to hire. No parking license is necessary.
4. Bob Hall Pier - this one, 280-foot Gulf pier is located near J.P. Luby Surf Park on Padre Island. It really is a beneficial year-round place for anglers who donot need to travel definately not Corpus Christi. In the event that liquid is green, then whiting and sand trout are biting. If murky seas continues, attempt for drum and redfish. Cost: $1 per individual and $1 per fishing pole (three-rod restriction). Concessions, bait and tackle is sold through the day. Restrooms readily available. Rod and reels for rent.
5.Indian Point Pier - This pier in Portland juts out about 1, 000 feet into Corpus Christi Bay. Evening fishing for drum and redfish is a favorite pastime with this pier. But speckled trout and sand trout are also caught regularly, based on weather and water circumstances. Price: $1 per individual and $1 more for every fishing pole (three-rod restriction). Meals, beverage, bait and tackle are sold. Restrooms available. Rods and reels for rental.
6. Fish Pass Jetties - Located on the beach close to Mustang Island State Park, this short jetty offers fishermen a top and dried out perch to fish the gulf surf. Anglers target whiting, sand trout, speckled trout, sheepshead, redfish and flounder. The basic angling style is dead bait regarding bottom, but live mullet or shrimp works best. Since the jetty runs beyond the breakers, it usually permits fishermen to fish calmer, clearer and much more effective waters. Anglers can park right next to the jetty. No parking sticker is necessary is you access the jetties from Beach Access path 2. or perhaps the jetties tend to be available from Mustang Island State Park.
7. Oso Bay Bridge/Pier - This location on Ocean Drive beside the campus of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is when the shallows oceans of Oso Bay bare to the deep waters of Corpus Christi Bay. Its a prime cold temperatures gathering place for redfish and trout since the oceans of Oso Bay tend to be warmer compared to depths of Corpus Christi Bay. Anglers fish the station beneath the bridge and shoreline facing Corpus Christi Bay on either region of the bridge. Nearby Oso Bay Pier is an excellent summer evening place for trout and preferred area for black drum within the wintertime and planting season. Price: $1 per person and $1 per pole (three-rod restriction).
8. Humble Channel
Take your pick of Trainer's Pier or Red Dot Pier on the JFK Causeway. Search for croaker, flounder, redfish and trout early in the wintertime and redfish and drum during belated winter months. Fishing are best in bad weather. Concessions, real time and lifeless bait and tackle can be obtained at both piers. Red Dot: $1 per person and $1 per pole (three-rod limitation). Trainers: $2 per individual with 2 rods. Children under 12 fish no-cost and on Wednesday fishermen older than 55 seafood no-cost. Attempt the pier pass/pound of shrimp unique at $4.50.
9. Copano Causeway Pier
This condition fishing pier within the Rockport-Fulton area is really the previous causeway bridge stretching across Copano Bay. Bring your walking shoes because it provides 2, 500 feet of angling accessibility during the south end and 6, 190 legs of pier at north end. Anglers on a regular basis catch speckled trout, sand trout, sheepshead, drum, redfish and flounder. Action is usually better as soon as the liquid is obvious and winds are light. Bait, tackle and restrooms are available. Cost: $1.75 per pole
10. Aransas Pass
Cast your range for free at the San Patricio County Navigation District Park Pier & Con Brown Harbor Pier at Hampton's getting. These community piers are great for trout, flounder and redfish. Both piers have nearby boats ramps, picnic places, bait appears within a couple of hundred yards and restroom facilities. There are no charges. Both tend to be lighted piers for evening fishing.