Horace Caldwell Fishing Pier
Magee Park is located on Mustang Island. Located with in the park is Horace
Caldwell Pier. This is a concrete pier that is well lighted and easily
accessed. The pier is 1200 feet long providing access to the Gulf of Mexico.
The pier has an entrance fee based on number of rods. The cost to enter the
pier is $1.25 as of 2008. A store/grill located at the pier offers food and
also sells fishing tackle and dead bait.
Ths satellite view of the map below demonstrates the great lcoation of this
pier is provides great fishing in both the summer and winter months. In the
months of July, August, September it is common to catch offshore species such as
king mackeral of the end of the pier. An occassional tarpon may be hooked. Year
round catches of red drum, speckled trout, black drum, sheepshead and shark are
possible at the pier. Many species of shark are caught year round at Horace
Caldwell Pier including bull, tiger, hammerhead, bonnethead and others. The I.B
Magee Beach Park has public camping and showers available. Camping with R.V.
hookups is available as well as tent camping. Check in for camping is at the
visitors station with in the park. Camping gives immediate acccess to the Texas
beaches, Horace Caldwell Pier, Port Aransas jetties, University of Texas Marine
Science Institute and is adjacent to the City of Port Aransas.