The Coastal Bend has some great fishing spots if you enjoy wading, but there are a few things to keep in mind before you go. We have some strong currents in the areas, especially around passes and channels, so stay alert! Due to heavy stingray activity, you’ll also want to use a shuffle step as you move, sliding your feet to make them aware of your presence.
Wading boots are the best footwear option, preferably the Predator Reef type which will protect against stingrays. But if you don’t have those, just make sure you’re using boots or shoes with a thick, rubber sole. Wading areas tend to accumulate a lot of debris, and those oyster shells can be extremely sharp. You’ll also want to use a wading belt. There are even some that have some flotation capability, which can be helpful. Securing your fear to the wading belt will keep you from losing your supplies.
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).