Copano Bay Fishing Pier

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Sunset at the Copano Bay Fishing Pier

The Copano Bay Fishing Pier is a pier in Aransas County, Texas, United States used primarily for recreational fishing. The pier has two separate sections. One is 2,500 feet (760 m) long on the south side of the bay and the other is 6,190 feet (1,890 m) long on the north side.

The pier was originally the causeway across Copano Bay for State Highway 35. In 1967, a new causeway opened and the old one was closed to vehicular traffic. The new causeway had a higher middle section than the old one, so the old middle section was removed to allow for passage of larger ships. This left the two piers.

The State Department of Highways and Public Transportation (Now part of the Texas Department of Transportation) transferred ownership of the pier to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) and the pier became a 5.9 acres (2.4 ha) state park. On November 1, 2005 TPWD transferred control of the pier to the Aransas County Navigation District No.1 (ACND).

In 2013, the popular pier, open twenty-four hours a day, is the subject of a segment of Bob Phillips' syndicated television anthology series, Texas Country Reporter.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Copano Fishing Pier". copanopiers.justgofishin.com. Retrieved February 23, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Weekend of February 23, 2013". texascountryreporter.com. Archived from the original on April 15, 2009. Retrieved February 23, 2013. 

Coordinates: 28°7′14″N 97°1′11″W / 28.12056°N 97.01972°W / 28.12056; -97.01972