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Corpus Christi named one of the nation’s top 12 fishing cities

Posted at 1:25 PM, Dec 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-12 14:25:05-05

Corpus Christi has been named one of America’s top 12 fishing cities, according to a survey conducted by Fishing Booker, the nation’s largest website for booking fishing charters.

The survey was based on several factors, including user reviews, variety of catchable species and overall fishing experience.

“I’ve always gone fishing in small towns where fishing is the only activity,” says Joris Zantvoort, Fishing Booker’s senior director of communications. “But I love exploring new cities and having a variety of activities to choose from when going on vacation. We decided to research large and beautiful cities in the US which have a good fishing scene in order to give anglers the choice of organizing their perfect city break.”

Here’s what the survey says about Corpus Christi:

“You can’t talk about fishing in the US without tipping your hat to the Gulf of Mexico. Back bays, grass flats, reefs, and the bluewater – there’s something for everyone. Corpus Christi is a prime example of this. Catch redfish and seatrout right in the middle of town. Head out through Aransas Pass to haul in red snapper. Feeling more ambitious? Book an overnight charter and head out in search of marlin and tuna.

“And when you finish with all that, you still have plenty more to see! Take a tour of the USS Lexington aircraft carrier or see even more sea life at the Texas State Aquarium. Hit the beach to relax and cool off or hop over to the stunning Mustang Island. Corpus Christi is perfect for a family vacation.”

Here’s a ranking of the top 12 fishing cities (in no particular order) ranked by Fishing Booker.

  • Boston
  • Charleston, S.C.
  • San Francisco
  • Corpus Christi
  • Minneapolis-St. Paul
  • Portland, Ore.
  • Miami
  • Virginia Beach, Va.
  • Baltimore
  • Chicago
  • Dallas-Fort Worth
  • New York City