National Go Fishing day: A guide to local fishing spots


Some of the best views in the Coastal Bend {in my opinion} come from standing on a boat or on a pier in the early morning light holding a fishing pole.

The early morning breeze, the sound of water hitting the boat and the subtle glow of the sun rising over the horizon…easily one of my favorite past times!

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Getting up early for fishing trips are some of my favorite memories and one of the many reasons I love living in the Coastal Bend. I love that there are so many different ways to enjoy the sport: you can choose to fish off the beach, a pier, a boat/kayak, or just wade into the water and cast.

You can catch and release just for the fun of the experience or you can bring home what you catch and have the joy of knowing your time fishing provided a meal for friends and family. {check Texas size requirements here}

Today is National Go Fishing Day, so in that spirit, I will give you some of the most popular fishing spots in the Coastal Bend and the best local places to load up on tackle and bait!

If you have always wanted to go fishing but did not know where to start, here is a good place to be!

Great Coastal Bends spots to fish!

Packery Channel Nature Park 

Red Dot Pier

Mustang Island State Park 

Cole Park 

Indian Point pier 

Oso Pier & Grill

Philip Dimit Municipal Fishing Pier 

North Packery Channel Jetty

Cos Way Bait & Tackle

Lighthouse Lakes 

Redfish Bay

Roberts Point Park 

Rockport Beach Park 

Aransas Bay 

Goose Island State Park 

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 Local Tackle Shops to stock up on gear!

Livin Reel Salty Tackle & Bait

HARD LIFE’S Bait and Tackle 

Roy’s Bait & Tackle Outfitters 

Port A Outfitters

Island Tackle

Breakaway Tackle Inc

Cos Way Bait & Tackle

Castaways Bait & Tackle

Marinaville Bait Stand

West Marine

Bait Bucket 

Swan Point Landing

Terry’s Seaworthy Marine and Tackle

Rockport Tackle Town

Clem’s Marina

Anne’s Baithouse on the Bay

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Where are your favorite fishing spots? Let us know!


Fishing not your thing? No problem! Check out this post from the archives on

10 Reasons Why we love Corpus Christi!