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Queen Isabella State Fishing Pier

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Address: 501 E Maxan St, South Padre Island, TX 78578-4501
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This one-acre park and fishing pier was once the Queen Isalbella Causeway.

This one-acre park and fishing pier was once the Queen Isalbella Causeway.

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Great Fishing Pier

We stay at the KOA and get passes to this pier. Without the pass, this place is a bit expensive at $9 per pole. The pier itself is great and we always do well fishing here.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2016
WHCIV
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San Antonio, Texas
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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

We stay at the KOA and get passes to this pier. Without the pass, this place is a bit expensive at $9 per pole. The pier itself is great and we always do well fishing here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

great spot to fish and friendly staff lots of people,,,,,you can see dolphins and lots of crab.....I will go back again and I recommend it for everyone...

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Midland, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

The boys went almost every night fishing, they had a blast, caught a lot of different kids of fish. For teenage boys it was perfect.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

We just got a [dizzy] thrill walking out in the water so far and it's just up to your knees, then your waist. Recommend wearing waders ...so many fishermen were out in the water in waders and boats. The bridge itself has an unusual history. Go on the Breakaway Dolphin cruise with Captain Paul [very knowledgeable le and handsome too]... More 

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Austin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

This is $9 a person with your own pole. There's a 50 cent rebate if you're a senior. There is not another one available at all in the area so if you want to fish-this is it. The staff was nice. They don't make any effort to clean up debris but do empty the garbage cans. The one chair restroom... More 

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Hopedale, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

It was a cloudy day and no one was there. Beautiful views of the bay. waters were clear and it was just a really nice place. Nothing exiting, but a very calm walk.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Access is free, and they also have a picnic area, with BBQ's provided. (Bring your own briquettes). Pier has a snack bar, that sells snacks, beer, bait etc. We opted to buy a couple of beers from Pirates Landing on the way onto the pier, and walked along in the sun enjoying the water views, and talking with a couple... More 

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Anderson, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

We were at S. Padre during red tide. That has nothing to do w/the rating. The tackle is expensive at the pier. The cost to fish off the pier is high. If you decide to go, take everything you need. You do not want to have to purchase at the pier. We did catch fish.

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Mcallen
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

It was chilly, but was a beautify day to fish. Relaxing and there's bait, restautrant and bathrooms steps away from the pier. You can even buy your fishing license here!!!

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Houston, Texas
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5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Seemed a little pricey as fishing piers go. However, it has several sheltered areas out on the pier itself so if it starts raining or you want a break from the sun there is a place to go.

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