Welcome To Keepers Pier
From the 1950s to present day, Keepers Pier has always been revered as one of the best and most productive fishing piers on the entire US Gulf Coast. It's location, water depth, and abundance of fish species can make for an outstanding fishing experience that will leave you with memories for years to come.
The record fish for the pier is a 13'7", yes that's 13 Feet, 7 inch Tiger Shark. That was caught back in the 60s, but the most recent record was an 11' 7" Tiger Shark caught on Memorial Day 2003. Back in the old days, they used to catch sawfish and huge numbers of Tarpon.
Texas Red Fish record is 59 1/2 pounds. "Bull" reds are best caught with natural bait. Fresh cut mullet, larger live mullet (6-8 inches long) are the best baits. Both single and double-drop bottom rigs are good. A heavy grabbing sinker is needed to keep baits stationary on the surf bottom.
Texas Black Drum record is 78 pounds. Compared is landing a 40-pound drum with raising a sunken log. However, many anglers are devotees of this kind of fishing in Texas. It is probably the best chance many people have to land a 30 to 40 pound fish.
Texas Record for Speckled Trout caught is 37.25 inches and 15.6 pounds. The most popular tackle for Speckled Trout is the popping cork rig. The best bait for catching trout is live shrimp. Live fish such as mullet or pinfish and dead shrimp can also be effective.