June 28, 2019
Those who love and enjoy all things marine biology love visiting Corpus Christi, Texas. Not only is there an abundance of water activities to enjoy (such as boating, sailing, kayaking, and fishing), but you can also study the wildlife of the area at the Texas State Aquarium. There are touch pools, a shark exhibit, and an aquatic nursery that help people appreciate the local wildlife. Or hop over to Padre Island National Seashore, an island with long beaches where nature is preserved. A perfect outdoor activity for your family’s Corpus Christi vacation!
Another favorite Corpus Christi vacation activity is booking a trip with a local fishing guide. With access to a network of lagoons, marshes, and bays – there are opportunities around every bend. Corpus Christi Bay is the largest and deepest bay on the Texas coast, with Nueces Bay a closer-to-shore option. Of course you also have the vast Gulf of Mexico as another option: here inshore and offshore fishing trips are available for your Corpus Christi fishing trip. There are also several freshwater lakes in the area if you’re looking for a nice change of pace.
Just across the bay is Aransas Pass, your access to fishing the Gulf of Mexico. Deep sea fishing is a favorite for fishermen/women in the Gulf. If you decide to fish Corpus Christi Bay, you can opt for any fishing technique available: including fly fishing, drifting, casting, or spinning. Your FishAnywhere Professional Charter Captain or Fishing Guide can help decide what technique is best for the trip. Don’t hesitate to ask questions to improve your preferred style.
The three superstars of Texas Gulf Coast fishing are undoubtedly Flounder, Redfish, and Speckled Trout. These three are favorites among anglers of all ages. Other fish species in the Corpus Christi area (whether freshwater or saltwater) include:
No matter what species your target, keep in mind that all anglers need a fishing license when fishing in Texas. While getting your Texas fishing license you can also ask about the state’s fishing seasons and regulations – or just ask your FishAnywhere Corpus Christi Fishing Guide: they are well aware of when it’s best to catch-and-release or harvest your catch.
If you’re wondering what the best time to fish Corpus Christi is: don’t worry! Fishing is a year-round sport in Corpus Christi! There really isn’t a bad season to get your rod and reel ready… if anything you’ll want to consider time of day, as most fish are active during the dawn/dusk times of the day. During the colder months fishing guides in Corpus Christi may fish the bays or nearshore waters more often than offshore. The action for deep sea fishing tends to pick up as the weather warms up, and by summer there are fishing vessels of all sizes all around Corpus Christi Bay as well as the Gulf. For those wondering when the best time to fish for Red Snapper in Texas: you’re in luck! Texas allows for Red Snapper fishing year round, but you must stay in state waters. Red Snapper fishing in Federal Waters tends to open each year around June.
If you don’t have access to a boat, shore fishing or pier fishing are options for your Corpus Christi fishing expedition. Those with smaller boats or even kayaks have incredible access to the many barrier island reefs and shallow waters in the area. Specifically the marshes around the inner shore of San Jose Island, the shoals of Baffin Bay, or the flats and seagrass beds of Laguna Madre are all great fishing spots. Of course you can head out to the Gulf of Mexico for some deep sea fishing, trolling, or bottom fishing for pelagic fish species (such as billfish, Mahi Mahi, and others). If you’re looking for freshwater fishing: Lake Corpus Christi and Choke Canyon Reservoir are nearby and have good stock of Catfish, Largemouth Bass, and other fish species. Alligator Gar is another freshwater favorite in Texas! No matter where your Corpus Christi fishing charter takes you, grab your camera to capture the adventure!
Corpus Christi arguably has the best fishing in South Texas. From pristine saltwater in the bays and backwater flats, to exciting Gulf of Mexico fishing – there’s something for everyone in this Gulf Coast city. Anglers of all skill levels are invited to visit Corpus Christi and join the community in appreciating all aspects of Texas wildlife! Start your adventure with a FishAnywhere Corpus Christi search and get ready for a great day of fishing!
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