The Best Fishing Spots In Port Aransas, TX

Port Aransas, Texas is located on Mustang Island in the southeastern region of the state and roughly 180 miles southeast of San Antonio. Port Aransas‘ unique geography has helped to make the small town (less than 4,000 year-round residents) a popular resort/vacation area, especially in spring and summer when the population regularly exceeds 60,000.

This unique geography has also been a factor in earning Port Aransas the unofficial title of the ‘Fishing Capital of Texas,’ with almost limitless resources in the bay, pier, shallow water fishing, deep sea fishing and various (and always-popular) fishing tournaments. Billfish, black drum, bluefish, flounder, kingfish, marlin, redfish, red snapper, sailfish, shark, sheepshead, trout, tuna, and whiting are just a sampling of abundant saltwater species that populate the region’s waters. The city provides more than ample fishing opportunities for sports fishermen of all ages and experience levels.

For over half-a-century, pier fishermen have beat a steady path to Keepers at the Horace Caldwell Pier in Port Aransas. Having discovered that the name ‘Keepers’ is appropriate as the popular ‘hot spot’ is considered one of the most reliably consistent locations along the entire Gulf Coast. With a concrete pier that extends more than 1200 feet out into the Gulf, this allows anglers access to the same fish as boaters.

Another popular (and productive) pier fishing locale is Robert’s Point Fishing Pier, ideally situated at the convergence of waters from the Gulf and the two channels, providing constant and heavy fish traffic.

For ‘serious’ and more adventurous fishermen seeking a highly-sought after ‘trophy’ fish, there are literally dozens of deep-sea charter boat excursions available in and around the Port Aransas area, giving ambitious fishermen countless options and opportunity to land the ‘big one.’ These professionally staffed charters guarantee an unforgettable outdoor experience along some of the Gulf Coast’s most challenging and scenic waters. Some of Port Aransas’ more popular deep-sea charters include:

Deep Sea Headquarters, Dolphin Docks, Fisherman’s Wharf, Just 1 More Outfitter, Woody’s Sports Center, WaterWorld Guide Service and Island Queen Inc. All of these services have admirable track records and offer packages ranging from leisurely, small-party afternoon excursions, day-long or overnight trips and even week-long adventures. Many also provide group charters of varying sizes, perfect for intermediate-to-large family outings, business, and civic group gatherings, offering a guaranteed fun-filled adventure that you won’t forget.

If you’re not participating in an overnight charter, check out Mustang Island Vacation Rentals for rental homes near popular Port Aransas fishing spots.

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