You came to Port Aransas for Texas warmth, fun, sand, and water at the beach along the Gulf of Mexico. Anglers will want to make sure they pack in plenty of Port Aransas fishing, too in the “Fishing Capital of Texas.” In addition to fishing there is other beach and water fun to be had as well. Pack up all your fishing gear, stock the cooler with snacks and drinks, and head out for a day on the water. You may even pack your swim suit for a refreshing dip or water sport afterward. Make sure to obtain a Texas fishing license before casting a line.
Bay & Shallow Water
The waterways around Mustang Island are the perfect place for bay and shallow water fishing. You can expect to hook redfish, flounder, black drum, snapper, and trout.
The Horace Caldwell Pier is just steps from your Dunes vacation rental – and it’s also a great place to cast a line. You can fish 24/7, but there are pier attendants available during business hours (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.). Bait, tackle, and equipment are available for sale in the Keepers at the pier shop. Admission is $3/person plus $4/pole and is cash-only. Kids under six-years-old are free and discounts are available for military and seniors (65+).
Charter a fishing tour or brave the waters of the Gulf on your own. The adrenaline and excitement of a deep sea excursion on the Gulf is one an angler won’t want to miss. Cast a line in hopes of snagging kingfish, sailfish, marlin, tuna, and much more, following the instructions of your Port Aransas fishing guide.
Fish Pass Jetty is a little further south down the island from Horace Caldwell Pier, but worth the jaunt. The jetty spans a national park. Enjoy surf fishing or cast a line in the bay. The South Jetty is another gem where nearshore species come close to shore and inshore species enjoy the calmer water.
Port Aransas Fishing
When you stay in a vacation rental in Port Aransas provided by The Dunes, you’ll enjoy easy access to the beach and the crashing waves of the Gulf, as well as other great fishing spots. We’re also close to many other area attractions, shopping, dining, and activities the area has to offer. We offer one-bedroom units for a solo or small group Port Aransas fishing experience, up to three bedrooms for a fishing trip with all your closest fishing buddies. Prepare the catch of the day or another meal in the fully equipped kitchen. Afterward, spread out in an open living space for a movie or to relax. Enjoy the view from the private balcony or patio or spend some time near the pool. For a premium experience, choose a unit with bonuses like multiple flat screen TVs, stainless steel appliances, and more.