Texas is one of the best places to fish in the Gulf of Mexico, and Corpus Christi is one of the best places in Texas, offering some excellent saltwater fishing inshore and offshore. There are many places for anglers, and the best bet to get a full boat of fish is to hire one of the many Corpus Christi Fishing Charters from a few of the marinas. Two of the most popular are Marker 37 and Clem’s, both located on Padre Island. They can ensure that you will be put on the fish you want to catch if you book an inshore trip to one of the many bays or an offshore excursion.
Redfish and Trout are the big catches inshore, but others, like flounder, sheepshead and drum, are found in the city’s many bays, coves, and flats. Baffin Bay is world-famous for its fishing. Corpus Christi Fishing Charters leave for this very productive waterway every day. Other places that are favorites for fishing captains and fish are Laguna Madre, Corpus Christi Bay, Oso Bay and The Land Cut. Fishing here, you can sight cast for tailing Redfish in the flats or some giant trout in Baffin Bay. Half-day trips inshore are fun and perfect for families with young children.
Offshore there are many places to go as well. Port Aransas is known as “The Gateway to the Gulf” and is a great starting point for a fantastic day. Staying near shore in the many wrecks and reefs can lead to many tasty fish in your cooler. There are many bottom feeders like the Red Snapper and reef fish like Cobia, Mackerel and more. Unlike other places in the Gulf, Red Snapper can be caught year-round as long as you stay in the state-protected waters within 9 miles of shore. It would be best if you planned on at least a ¾ day to get the most out of your trip here.
To really get the offshore experience, you will have to charter a full-day, extended day or multiple-day charter with a Corpus Christi Fishing Charter. There are great places to fish, but you have to go a minimum of 40 – 60 miles from the docks to the Continental Shelf here, and along the way, you can find oil rigs where larger fish lay. But going further out, 100+ miles, to Ranzel’s Rock or the Flower Garden can get you on Amberjacks, Wahoo, giant Tuna and monster Billfish.
Spending a day in the calm inshore waters with feisty, fun fish or awesome trophy fishing offshore will have you hooked for life. No matter what fish you want to target, your Corpus Christi Fishing Charter captains can find them. They will make your day enjoyable and full of great memories that will last a lifetime.
The must-have items you should bring while charter fishing in Corpus Christi are: