The fishing piers of Port Aransas offer great
access to both the bay system and the Gulf of Mexico. In addition to the
Port Aransas South Jetty and the north jetty on St. Jo's
Island there are three public fishing piers in Port A.
Robert's Point Fishing Pier
Located on the edge of the Corpus Christi Ship Channel the Robert's Point
Fishing Pier is situated where the Gulf of Mexico and Bay waters meet. This
provides for excellent fishing.
The pier is located by the Ferry landing and the Port Aransas City Marina.
This pier is free to the public and also is lighted. Live or dead bait such
as shrimp, perch, mullet and crabs are available at several of the bait
stands at the Marina.
The video to the right is of Robert Point Park and Pier
Charlie's Pasture Pier
This public fishing pier is located toward the end of Port Street. If coming
from the Ferry Landing take a left from Cotter onto Port and continue till
you come to a parking area and the pier on the right side of Port Street.
Charlie's Pasture is a bit more protected right the prevailing Southeast
wind in the summer than Roberts Point Pier. There are no baits stands or
other facilities at the pier. Come prepared with tackle. Charlie's Pasture
Pier is known for the large schools of fish that pass through during the
fall and spring months.
Horace Caldwell Fishing Pier
I.B. Magee Park is located on Mustang Island. Located with in the park is
Horace Caldwell Pier. This is a concrete pier that is well lighted and
easily accessed. The pier is 1200 feet long providing access to the Gulf of
Mexico. The pier has an entrance fee based on number of rods. The cost to
enter the pier is $1.25 as of 2008. A store/grill located at the pier offers
food and also sells fishing tackle and dead bait. The pier is provides great
fishing in both the summer and winter months. In the months of July, August,
September it is common to catch offshore species such as king mackerel of
the end of the pier. An occasional tarpon may be hooked. Year round catches
of red drum, speckled trout, black drum, sheepshead and shark are possible
at the pier. Many species of shark are caught year round at Horace Caldwell
Pier including bull, tiger, hammerhead, bonnet head and others. The I.B
Magee Beach Park has public camping and showers available. Camping with R.V.
hookups is available as well as tent camping. Check in for camping is at the
visitors station with in the park. Camping gives immediate access to the
Texas beaches, Horace Caldwell Pier, Port Aransas jetties, University of
Texas Marine Science Institute and is adjacent to the City of Port Aransas.
Click here to view information, photos and a detailed map of all the fishing
piers and jetties in the Corpus Christ, Port Aransas and Surrounding area