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Corpus Christi is the largest city of Nueces County in Southern Texas and one of the most popular tourist destinations in the state, if not the country. 

Aerial view of Corpus Christi looking over part of the sea and cars parked by the beach

So why is it such a tourist magnet? Well, for one, the city is a true coastal paradise as it is situated along Texas' south-eastern region, which faces the Gulf of Mexico. Secondly, it’s nestled into a bay that is sheltered by two barrier islands, which not only provide excellent views, but also protect its beaches from strong currents coming from the Gulf. Lastly, the city boasts of a number of world-class accommodations, attractions, and activities that would make any visitor’s stay memorable.

Corpus Christi, TX: The Lone Star State’s Top Fishing Location

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Corpus Christi is an angler's paradise given its easy access to various fishing spots such as Corpus Christi Bay, Laguna Madre, Corpus Christi Lake, Sunset Lake Park, and of course, the Gulf of Mexico. These bodies of water are filled to the brim with different fish species to target including jack, bluefish, redfish, pompano, speckled trout, flounder, barracuda, red snapper, cobia, tuna, wahoo, marlin, mahi-mahi, billfish, and yes, even different types of sharks. 

It doesn’t even matter if you’re new at fishing or a seasoned pro because Corpus Christi fishing caters to all types of anglers. If it’s your first time to fish, for instance, a Corpus Christi fishing guide would probably take you to Bob Hall Pier, a popular fishing pier that extends 1,240 feet into the Gulf. Here you can buy and/or rent all your fishing supplies and land some of the most “catchable” fish out there.

If, however, you’re an experienced angler who’s looking to catch some real monsters, a Corpus Christi fishing charter will be the best option for you. You can either join a fishing party— if you don’t mind fishing with other like-minded anglers, or you can choose to go privately— if you don’t mind spending a few extra bucks. Either way, fishing charters will take you a bit further into the Gulf of Mexico, most probably near offshore oil rigs where you can catch huge tuna, wahoo, marlin, mahi-mahi, billfish, and sharks.

Fish species
Wahoo  fish

Habitat: Nearshore, Offshore, Reef

Weight: 15 - 35 Pounds

Length: 8" - 100"

Striped Marlin
Striped Marlin fish

Habitat: Onshore

Weight: 417 - 440 Pounds

Length: 137" - 165"

Skipjack Tuna 
Skipjack Tuna  fish

Habitat: Offshore, Temperate Waters

Weight: 18 - 76 Pounds

Length: 30" - 43"

Redfish fish

Habitat: Onshore, Flats, Backcountry, Nearshore

Weight: 10 - 45 Pounds

Length: 30" - 61"

Corpus Christi, TX: Top 3 Most Popular Activities

Texas State National Aquarium

Here are some of the fun things you should never miss when visiting the beautiful coastal city of Corpus Christi:


1.Charter Fishing 

A coastal city surrounded by bodies of water teeming with marine life? Of course, fishing will definitely be one of the top attractions in the city and Corpus Christi charter fishing will surely make your fishing experience truly a memorable one.

2.Nature Tripping 

Texas State National Aquarium, South Texas Botanic Gardens, and of course the beautiful sandy beaches are just some of the city’s attractions where you can experience nature full on.

3.Museum Hopping 

Texas Maritime Museum, The Art Museum of South Texas, and the Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History are a must-see if you want some history, arts, and culture.  

Find out for yourself why Corpus Christi is an angler’s paradise—visit this beautiful city and experience fishing like no other!

Fishing Techniques
Heavy Tackle Fishing
Heavy Tackle Fishing
Drift Fishing
Drift Fishing