Fishing Piers in Port Aransas

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.

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