Gas Wells of Corpus Christi Bay

Through out Corpus Christi Bay, there are a number of platforms where gas wells have been drilled. Under the wells, the companies build shell pads to stabilize their rigs, inadvertently creating artificial reefs for area fish. These well structures can hold good numbers of trout and sheepshead. Not all of the platforms in the bay are wells. Some are for support structures like compression stations. Only the the well sites typically have the shell pads under them and tend to be the most productive. Look for a well head for confirmation. Fish all sides of the wells and top to bottom of the water column to find where the fish are holding. Fishing on the bottom can be productive, but there tends to be a fair amount of debris around the site so expect occasional hang ups on this as well.

Shell Pad