From the remote marshes of San Jose Island to the pristine flats of the Upper Laguna Madre and the famed trout rocks of Baffin Bay, the Corpus Christi area offers a level of fishing that Texas Gulf Coast anglers either want to boast loudly about or perhaps quietly keep to themselves. The Coastal Bend is known for its acres of shallow bays, all of them isolated from the Gulf of Mexico by a series of narrow barrier islands. The region supports four separate bay systems: The San Antonio Bay system, the Aransas Bay system, the Corpus Christi Bay system and the Upper Laguna Madre. Each has unique qualities, but all of these bays are prolific fisheries.
The most popular sport fishes include speckled trout, redfish, black drum, flounder and sheepshead. Secondary species include gafftop catfish, croaker, whiting, pompano and a list of other non-game species available to anglers who use artificial and natural baits. Corpus Christi's many top-notch fishing guides can help you find and identify any type of catch you're looking for.