Top 5 Places To Fish Without A Boat
Corpus Christi is a fishing paradise for many reasons – proximity to the Gulf of Mexico, the recently dredged Packery Channel and the deep Intracoastal Canal to name a few. If you forgot to bring your boat with you to Corpus Christi, don’t worry! Bring your gear to one of these top five places to fish without a boat!
Where: Bob Hall Pier
When: Sunday – Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., Friday – Saturday 24 hours
Why: Bob Hall Pier offers a unique opportunity to fish 1240 ft. into the Gulf of Mexico. This elevated, lighted fishing pier also offers concessions as well as bait and tackle for purchase or rent.
Cost: $2.00 Pier Pass
Where: Indian Point Pier
Why: The lighted pier is located between Nueces Bay and Corpus Christi Bay, one of the deepest bays in the state of Texas. The water flow of these two merging bays offers a great variety of species. Basically, you never know what you’re gonna catch!
Where: Mustang Island State Park
Why: There are a several reasons to enjoy fishing in a State Park, but for the traveling fisher, the most important is that you don’t have to purchase a fishing license to fish from the shore. All you have to do is show up, check in and get to fishing. OK, there are a couple more steps, but you get the idea!
Cost: Entry to the park is $5 per person (children 12 and under are free).
When: Three hour fishing excursion, reservation required
Why: The good folks aboard the Japonica have everything you need for a day on the water – bait, tackle and equipment! All you need to bring is your saltwater fishing license and an ice chest to bring home your big catch!
Cost: Call (361) 881-8503 for reservations and availability.
When: Sunday – Thursday 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m., Friday – Saturday 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.
Why: Located directly on the Humble Channel, Red Dot Pier offers a great fishing experience for beginners and experienced anglers alike. Not only does Red Dot provide a well lit pier for night fishing, but it offers bait, snacks and pole rentals as well.
Cost: $2.00 Pier Pass
Fishing licenses are required at most of the fishing spots above, get one here before you cast your line. For more information on fishing in Corpus Christi, swing by the Visitor Information Center at 1590 N. Shoreline Blvd.