It was a nice day today but I slept through the sunrise so I didn't get any pictures, I'll try again tomorrow.
I when out on the pier yesterday and walked around taking a few pictures. I don't go out on the pier every day, there's no need to. I don't have the right equipment to fish, my tackle being way to light, especially if I had to hoist a decent sized fish over the handrail. So I mostly go out on the pier to see what's going on, and absorb a little of the local ambience. A lot of the local ambience consists of the smell of dead fish and old bait, so it's very easy to absorb the ambience and a lot harder to wash it off.
The pier was packed with people, I guess because it was a beautiful day, and a Saturday. There was enough people lined up along both sides of the pier that you had to be careful walking between them that some careless caster didn't plant a hook in you.
I think fishing from a pier is as much about family, and camaraderie, as actually catching a fish. Everybody's having a good time, the little kids are running around having fun, people helping out complete strangers with any bait or extra tackle they need, folks lending a hand if you need help getting a fish up on the pier, it's like people come here to have fun with their friends or family and maybe catch a fish in the process.... I like that.
The nice weather brought a lot of people to the pier yesterday.
View of Padre island beach from the Bob Hall pier.
I watched this guy catch a little baby shark. I think my grandson will like this picture.