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As you explore Corpus Christi you will notice that anywhere you see water you will likely find someone with a fishing pole in hand and a stringer or cooler full of fish. Even President Franklin D. Roosevelt fished our Coastal Bend waters for tarpon.

We are perfectly situated on the Gulf of Mexico, and we have shallow bays protected by narrow barrier islands which provide some of the best inshore and offshore fishing throughout the year. There are also several fishing piers in the area. Many fishing fans like to wade into the bay waters or fish off the jetties.

Fish the Gulf directly from the surf or charter a deep sea fishing adventure. The most popular inshore 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 in addition to teaching new tactics for filling your stringer. When you’re offshore, snapper, dorado, king mackerel, tuna and jacks make for an exciting adventure.

If you’re into getting a workout or accessing waters that are off limits to most other anglers, kayak fishing opportunities are nearly limitless in the area. From the paddling trails around Mustang and Padre Islands to the mangroves of Lighthouse Lakes, stalking skinny water redfish is a fun and rewarding way to fish.

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