If you haven’t tried wading in the Coastal Bend area, you are missing out on a great experience. However, there are some things to be aware of that might be different from your usual wading spots.
Areas that are good for wading are also good at collecting debris of both man-made and natural varieties. These objects are also often very sharp. Because of that, wading boots are a must. Additionally, something unique to our area is that stingrays tend to be heavy. You’ll need to make sure that your footwear can protect against a stingray. Predator Reef boots are a great option, but the key is a very thick, rubber sole. It’s also key to move along with a sliding, shuffling step. This lets stingrays know you’re coming so they’re not startled.
Sturdy boots will also help you remain steady in the strong currents of the Coastal Bend. The areas around channels and passes tend to be especially strong. Because of this, it’s a good idea to get a flotation wading belt as well. You can attach your gear to it and don’t have to worry about losing anything.
On the north part of the shoreline, near Rockport, you’ll have good luck at Goose Island State Park, the east shore of Copano Bay, and the Italian Bend of Port Bay. Near Port Aransas and on Padre Island, you’ll enjoy fishing at the Brown and Root Flats, the Packery Flats, and Fish Pass. If you want to stay more inland, near Portland and Corpus Christi, check out the Portland Shoreline, Indian Point, or the Oso Bridge. You can also head down 77 past Kingsville to the Riviera Pier for a spot that’s not as heavily trafficked.
Whether you’re fishing this weekend or enjoying other activities, let Boat Stop Storage’s Rockport or Corpus Christi locations keep your boat safe and protected. For more information or to reserve your spot, check out our website here or call us at 361-937-2423 (Corpus) or 361-238-7177 (Rockport).