Catch More Than a Tan

Known to casual and serious anglers alike as the “Fishing Capital of Texas,” Port Aransas offers challenges and a string of rewards for everyone. Virtually every type of angler casting around for a hot spot will find their own paradise here. You can even bring your fresh catch to a local eatery and have them cook it up, just the way you like it, while you sit back and enjoy dining waterside.

Bay & Shallow Water

Bay fishing is outstanding in the waterways surrounding Mustang Island, where limits of redfish, flounder, black drum, and trout are common place.

Pier & Jetty

For those who prefer to keep their feet dry, Port Aransas has several piers and the popular south jetty for around-the-clock casting.

Horace Caldwell Pier Quick Facts
  • Pier attendants will be available during business hours (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.).
  • Admission is good through 5 a.m.
  • The cost is $3 per person AND $4 per pole. Children can enter for free, and both senior citizens and military members can access for $1.
  • Bring your own fishing license or stop by IGA Family Center to pick one up because fishing licenses are not sold at the pier.
Pier at Roberts Point Park
  • Free access to the public.
  • Located at Roberts Point Park.
  • This is the perfect location for watching the boats come into the marina or trying your luck at fishing. 
  • Bring your own fishing license or stop by IGA Family Center.
Ancel Brundrett Pier
  • Free access to the public.
  • Located at the North end of the island tucked beside Cline's Landing on Station St.
  • Known by locals as the Station St. Pier.
  • This pier is great for fishing or catching a view of the Lydia Ann Lighthouse.
  • Bring your own fishing license or stop by IGA Family Center.
Charlie's Pasture Fishing Pier
  • Free access to the public.
  • Charlie's Pasture Fishing Pier is the newest in Port Aransas.
  • This pier is located along the shipping channel in the Nature Preserve at Charlie's Pasture.
  • Enjoy the tranquil environment and natural beauty of Port Aransas and find great fishing while you're at it. 
  • Bring your own fishing license or stop by IGA Family Center.

Deep Sea

Launch your boat from one of our many marinas or hire a private charter for the fishing trip of a lifetime. Tackle the deep blue waters on an offshore excursion and reel in kingfish, sailfish, marlin, tuna, and more.

Fishing Tournaments

Competitive fishing is big business in this little town. Port A hosts over 20 fishing tournaments during the summer months, ranging from kids to women only and from billfish to redfish tournaments. Check the calendar for details.