Where is Nueces Bay located at?

Nueces Bay (centered at 27°51′ N, 97°26′ W) is the western extension of Corpus Christi Bay at the mouth of the Nueces River in northern Nueces County just north of Corpus Christi on the San Patricio county line.

Where can I fish in Nueces Bay?

The numerous reefs and grass flats on the west end or “back” of Nueces Bay are local favorites for redfish while Whitepoint to the north, along the Portland shoreline and its reefs just offshore are also very productive for both trout and redfish.

What kind of fish are in Nueces Bay?

Port Aransas proudly proclaims itself to be the “Fishing Capital of Texas.” The bay waters in the area are home to redfish, spotted seatrout, southern flounder, black drum and sheepshead.

Is Nueces Bay freshwater?

Nueces Bay is supplied with freshwater inflow from the Nueces River which flows into the bay from the west portion of the bay, forming an estuary which is home to a diverse population of fish and shorebirds. CBI has been monitoring Nueces Bay salinity since 1991.

Where does the Nueces River begin and end?

The Nueces River rises in two forks in Edwards and Real counties and flows 315 miles to Nueces Bay on the Gulf near Corpus Christi. Draining 16,700 square miles, it is a beautiful, spring-fed stream flowing through canyons until it issues from the Balcones Escarpment onto the Coastal Plains in northern Uvalde County.

What is Corpus Christi Bay?

Corpus Christi Bay, inlet of the Gulf of Mexico, forming a deepwater harbour for the city of Corpus Christi, southern Texas, U.S. The bay is 25 miles (40 km) long and 3–10 miles (5–16 km) wide and is sheltered on the east from the gulf by Mustang Island.

What type of estuary is Nueces Bay?

Nueces Bay is a northwestern extension of Corpus Christi Bay in the San Patricio and Nueces Counties of Texas. The bay is fed by the Nueces River, forming a natural estuary, which renders it ecologically and economically vital to the surrounding area.

How deep is the Nueces River?

Nueces Bay has a mean depth of about 2.3 feet (ft) and a volume of about 39,700 acre-feet (acre-ft) (Ward, 1997, p. 10).

Are there alligators in the Nueces River?

“There are a lot of alligators in parts of South Texas, and some really big ones, especially along the Nueces River,” said Amos Cooper, who runs TPWD’s alligator programs.

Can you swim in the Nueces River?

Swim for free at the local swimming hole—a natural deep plunge below short bluffs known as “the Quince,” which is pronounced keen-sey, Spanish for 15, and named for the average water depth just below the bluffs. Or drive approximately 3.6 miles south of town where the river gathers behind the Lake Nueces dam.

How deep is the water in Corpus Christi Bay?

11 feet
Corpus Christi Bay is the deepest of these four bays, with an average depth of 11 feet. The three other bays average about two to three feet in depth. The only pass where Corpus Christi Bay waters are exchanged with the Gulf of Mexico waters is at Aransas Pass.