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Fishing in Port Aransas

It's really no secret as to why the small fishing village of Port Aransas plays host to over 20 sportfishing tournaments (during the summer months alone) as well as one of the largest offshore fleets along the prolific Texas Coastal Bend. Neighboring an enormous bay system replete with Texas-sized inshore quarry, all the while being granted premier access to many of the Gulf's revered bluewater fishing grounds, the area is a real-life embodiment of fisherman's luck. The imense seagrass flats of Redfish and Aransas Bay are teeming with tailing Bull Reds and limits of Flounder, Speckled Trout, Black Drum, Sheepshead and many other staple Texas game fish, depending on the time of year. Venturing pass the Aransas Pass, on the other hand, you'll be going after the many line-melting pelagics of the Gulf, including the likes of Dorado, Wahoo, Tuna, Sailfish, Marlin and more!

Known For

Mustang Island State Park, Lydia Ann Lighthouse, Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center, The Tarpon Inn, Port Aransas Beach, Sportfishing haven, Trout Street, Lighthouse Lakes trail, Paradise Pond, Golfing central, Nature Preserve at Charlie’s Pasture, University of Texas Marine Science Institute

Rules & Regulations

A valid fishing license is required to fish in the public Texan waters, along with a freshwater or saltwater stamp endorsement in case you’re planning to take fish. A One-Day All-Water Fishing License can be purchased, which does not require an additional stamp endorsement. Licenses for consecutive days can be bought as well.