Rockport Fishing

It's never an issue finding a productive fish trap to exploit in Rockport - the area is enveloped by so many profuse bay systems, grass flats and shallow oyster reefs, the only problem on any given day is choosing which ones to traverse first! Integral part of the notoriously fishable Texas Coastal Bend, Rockport's caressed by the glassy waters of Copano and Aransas Bay, both equally adept at providing an incredible day on the water for visiting flats and fly fishing enthusiasts. Loaded with shrimp and inshore predators alike, the Bays serve as prime feeding grounds for schooling Reds and hungry Flounder, with no shortage of Sea Trout, Sheepshead, Black Drum, or even an occasional Tarpon and Jack Crevalle. Although the area is often primarily revered as an inshore haven, bluewater fishing in the Gulf for the likes of Billfish, Wahoo, Dorado, Amberjack, Snapper and Grouper is nothing short of spectacular either.

Known For

Texas Maritime Museum, Rockport Beach, Fulton Mansion, Goose Island State Park, Rockport Center for the Arts, Big Blue Crab, Memorial Park, Connie Hagar Wildlife Sanctuary, The Aquarium at Rockport Harbor, The “Big Tree”, Bay Education Center, Aransas National Wildlife Refuge tours

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.

Rockport Fishing Calendar

See what’s biting by month or species.