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North jetty seeing good action
Other than a remote ranch, San Jose Island doesn’t have a human community. But the island is surrounded by plenty of fish.
Visitors to the island’s north jetty lately have been hooking nice trout up to 27 inches long, said Martin Harris at Fisherman’s Wharf.
“The guys who have been fishing those rocks for a long time have been doing real well,” Harris said. Anglers there also have been nailing black drum, pompano, jackfish, Spanish mackerel and oversized redfish, he said.
Folks on recent 12-hour trips offshore have been finding that vermilion snapper have been “holding up real well,” Harris said. They’ve also been catching kingfish and Atlantic sharpnose shark, he said.
On recent nine-hour drift fishing trips, anglers caught Atlantic sharpnose shark, kingfish, ling and two mako sharks, one weighing about 120 pounds, and the other about 10 pounds heavier, Harris said. Bay guides have been returning mostly with redfish and black drum, he said.
At Dolphin Dock, Bill Fintel said anglers on recent eight-hour trips have been catching Atlantic sharpnose shark and some kingfish.
Ten- and 12-hour trips have been producing catches of amberjack, Atlantic sharpnose shark, kingfish, vermilion snapper and a few spinner sharks that weighed 100 to 125 pounds each, Fintel said.
Bay boats, Fintel said, have been nabbing sheepshead, gafftop, whiting and a few dog snapper.
At Horace Caldwell Pier, Blake Wallingsford said catches have included blacktip, bonnet head and Atlantic sharpnose shark, Spanish mackerel, pompano and whiting.
Paula Housman at Deep Sea Headquarters said folks on a recent eight-hour trip reeled in amberjack, Atlantic sharpnose shark, vermilion snapper and a 145-pound hammerhead shark.
Folks fishing in the bays have been getting into redfish, black drum and a few speckled trout lately, Housman said.
Therisha Moreno with Woody’s Sports Center said the Island Queen has been bringing in mangrove snapper, gafftop, Atlantic sharpnose shark, bonnet head shark and a few redfish.
Bay guides have been catching redfish, black drum and a few big speckled trout, Moreno said.
Fishing report courtesty of the Port Aransas South Jetty Newspaper.