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Plenty of big sharks out there
A group of folks nabbed several big sharks recently in Port Aransas waters, and they didn’t even have to go way offshore to do it.
“We had 10 caught this morning,” Dolphin Dock’s Gary Carter said Friday, May 10. One to a customer, they were all blacktips in the 120 to 140-pound range caught in bay waters, Carter said.
Offshore, folks have been catching vermilion snapper, Atlantic sharpnose shark, a few big grouper and scads of blackfin tuna, he said.
Deep Sea Headquarters has been seeing plenty of shark action, according to Paula Housman, who works there.
Anglers hooked large hammerhead sharks three recent eight-hour trips, Housman said. They pulled aboard hammerhead that weighed about 200 pounds, another that was about 175 pounds and another that was about 100 pounds, she said.
Also on a recent eight-hour trip, folks caught vermilion snapper, some big grouper and Atlantic sharpnose shark, Housman said.
Bay guides have been getting into redfish, trout, sheepshead and black drum, she said.
At Woody’s Sports Center, Therisha Moreno said the Island Queen has been coming back with blacktip, bonnet head and Atlantic sharpnose shark. The vessel also has been finding more ling and got a bull shark that was about five feet four inches long, Moreno said.
Bay guides have been returning with redfish, black drum and speckled trout, she said.
At Horace Caldwell Pier, Blake Wallingsford reported folks have been reeling in trout, Atlantic sharpnose and bonnet head shark and a few redfish.
Report courtesy of the Port Aransas South Jetty Newspaper.