PORT ARANSAS, Texas, May 31, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mustang Island/Port Aransas is gearing up for the 2017 summer fishing season. Known as the "Fishing Capital of Texas", Mustang Island/Port Aransas is a world-class fishing destination, providing the best in all areas of the sport.
Mustang Island/Port Aransas offers unlimited fishing options for anglers of all ages and skill levels. Deep sea fishing excursions, ranging from 5 – 56 hours, provide the Gulf of Mexico's ultimate blue water experience. Bay fishing is outstanding in the waterways surrounding Mustang Island, where anglers can catch their limit by boat, kayak or wade fishing. Lighted, public piers offer 24/7 fishing, and anglers can surf fish along the 18 miles of wide, sandy beaches. To learn more about the variety of fishing opportunities, visit www.portaransas.org/play/fishing-boating.
Fishing tournaments abound during the summer in Mustang Island/Port Aransas, ranging from kids to women only and billfish to redfish tournaments, with one nearly every weekend. Upcoming tournaments include:
- Texas CCA (Coastal Conservation Association) Take-A-Kid Fishing Tournament, June 2-3
- Ladies Powder Puff Tournament, June 17
- Hope Devlin Kids' Tournament, June 30-July 1
- 82nd Annual Deep Sea Roundup, the longest running fishing tournament on the Texas coast, July 6-9
For listings of island accommodations, restaurants, shopping and activities, visit www.portaransas.org. Download the Visit Port Aransas & Mustang Island mobile app to help you plan the perfect island vacation.
"We are so fortunate that our destination can offer a fishing experience for all ages and experience levels," said Jeff Hentz, President and CEO of the Port Aransas & Mustang Island Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau. "There is no better option than Port Aransas to bring your son or daughter to and learn the joy of fishing and have the opportunity to catch snapper, drum, trout or big game fish like marlin and kingfish."
Discover the original ISLAND LIFE destination – Port Aransas & Mustang Island. Experience 18 miles of wide, sandy beaches, world class watersport activities, sport fishing, kayaking, nature preserves, championship golf, and more. Port Aransas is famous for nightlife and endless varieties of food, entertainment and great shopping. Accommodations for all lifestyles and budgets include hotels, vacation homes, condos, cottages, and RV parks.
Joan Garland, 361-749-5919
Port Aransas/Mustang Island Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau
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SOURCE Port Aransas & Mustang Island Chamber of Commerce and Tourist Bureau