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Description - Copano Bay State Fishing Pier, a concession-operated state park, is a 5.9-acre park located five miles north of Rockport in Aransas County. The fishing pier, acquired by transfer of jurisdiction from the State Department of Highways and Public Transportation in 1967, was opened the same year. The old causeway was cut to aid boat traffic, so the pier now has 2500 feet on the north side and 6190 feet on the south side.

As of November 1, 2005 this facility is operated by the Aransas County Navigation District.

Attractions - The biggest attraction to Copano Bay State Fishing Pier is the various types of access provided for fishing, i.e. pier, boat and or shore.

Facilities include restrooms without showers, concession buildings (fishing supplies, dead and live bait, and a snack bar), a launching ramp, a lighted fishing pier, and fish-cleaning facilities. Fees are charged to those persons fishing. The boat ramp is located adjacent to the south side pier.

Nearby attractions include Goose Island, Lake Corpus Christi, and Matagorda Island State Parks;
Fulton Mansion and Lipantitlan State Historical Parks; and the City of Corpus Christi.

Fee charged per pole or crab net. For more details, call the park. For information on other state parks, call Park Information at 1-800-792-1112.

Recreation - Attractions to the park include picnicking (no facilities), saltwater fishing, boating, and swimming.

Climate - Copano Bay State Fishing Pier is located at an elevation of 15 feet. Temperatures within the park range from an average Current weather conditions can vary from day to day. For more details, call the park or Park Information at 1-800-792-1112.

Location - Copano Bay State Fishing Pier is situated within the Gulf Coast region of Texas. The park is located 5 miles north of Rockport on State Highway 35.


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Filed By: Raul Elizalde (san antonio, TX)
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: my son jason an i caught several sea trouts off the pier useing shrimp durring the evening hours when the lights from the pier were aluminating the water. it was fun catching one fish after another it was exhausting but yet alot of fun when fishing with your sons. thanks jay!!!!!

Filed By: charlie (sanantonio, tx)
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: about 2wks ago my boyfriend and i went to copano bridge to go fishing , niether one of us had been there for a while.It was the best fishing we had done in a long time.we got to the bridge at around 4 pm the sun was starting to go down it was a little cloudy,our evening started out catching gaftops lots of them.Towards the late evening the trout started hitting 2 at a time on glow worms it was great! even though alot of them weren't keepers we had an excellent time catching and releasing till about 4 am.we enjoyed it alot...and we will be back for more.

Filed By: Buddy Cortines (Refugio, Texas)
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Neutral
Report: My friend Tomas took me and some other friends camping at Goose Island State Park in Rockport on St. Charles Bay. On our first night there the bait stand was closed so we didn't have any bait and we went on the peir and saw some mullet so I went down and caught one about 6" cut it up and used it for bait all we caught were crabs so we went in and went to sleep. When we all woke up and went on the peir and didn't catch anything until about 5 or 6 o'clock and my friend caught a black drum about 16" and then a trout about 17" and then I caught another black drum about the same size then he had another still around 16" and that was the last thing we caught that night. The next morning we woke up and went back to the peir and caught a few more black drum but I caught a 32" one we used live perch.

Filed By: eric (bandera, tx)
Number of People Encountered: 25-50 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Neutral
Report: Well me and my cousin and my brother went to copano bay to fish but the water was a little rough but not too bad. We got there around 4:00 am and got to our favorite bait shop. we used 4 doz live croaker and 1 pint live shrimp. we got to the peir about 4:30 and we diddnt fish on the pier but on the oppisite sidee of the pier on the sand bar. we walked to the end of the sand bar and waded about 500 yards off of the point and fished back twards the point. at around 7:00 am i cought the first keeper sand trout it was about 6 lbs. then my bro cought a 5 lb ray and then a 3 lb spec. my cousin ended up catching 3 keeper specs and 1 keeper sand. The next day we waded goose island at the south end of the bridge. we went ot the second set of stairs and waded about 800 yards out untill it got deep. we found a little slick and i casted into it with a live croaker and i cought a 30lb blacktip shark i had to drag it to shore and stay up there while everyone else fished then my bro casted away from the slick into a oster reef and caught a 9 lb bull red. thats all that was caught that day so we loaded up the dodge and headed home.


More Information

Contact Information:
Copano Bay State Fishing Pier, Concession Operation, P O Box 39 , Fulton, TX, 78358, Phone: 361/729-7762

Additional Information:
Gulf Coast - The Gulf Coast region is a nearly level, slowly drained plain less than 150 feet in elevation, dissected by streams and rivers flowing into the Gulf of Mexico. This region offers some excellent recreation attractions, most of them centered around the waters of the Gulf.
Texas State Parks - Texas State Parks occupy more than 500,000 acres of pristine ecosystems, historical sites and facilities. The state parks, state natural areas and state historic sites are scattered throughout Texas.

Links:
Texas State Parks - Official Agency Website

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