Some folks along the Port Aransas waterfront are getting revved up about redfish.
Bay guides and folks fishing at the north jetty have been catching a lot of reds recently, according to Wyatt Hickman of Fisherman’s Wharf.
“Right around toward the middle of May to June, they’ll start showing up real thick in the bays and along the jetties,” Hickman said.
Bay guides also have been returning with a lot of nice trout, Hickman said. In addition to redfish, north jetty anglers have been hooking pompano and trout, he said.
Nine-hour offshore trips have been returning with vermilion snapper, Atlantic sharpnose shark, and kingfish
Folks on 12-hour trips have been nailing vermilion snapper, grouper and pompano, Hickman said.
At Dolphin Dock, Nancy Groening said Atlantic sharpnose shark and b-liners have been the catches on recent eight-hour trips.
Twelve-hour trips have resulted in Atlantic sharpnose shark, vermilion snapper, a 30-pound ling and a 50-pound amberjack, Groening said. Bay guides’ customers have been hooking redfish, gafftop and small shark, she said.
At Horace Caldwell Pier, Blake Wallingsford said anglers have been catching a lot of small Atlantic sharpnose and blacktip shark. A woman also caught a blue runner, and an angler’s line was broken by what was believed to be a sizeable ling, Wallingsford said.
Dan Hilburn at Deep Sea Headquarters said folks on recent eight-hour runs have been reeling in Atlantic sharpnose shark, a few ling, kingfish, grouper and hammerhead shark.
Twelve-hour trips have returned with Atlantic sharpnose shark, some kingfish, grouper, ling and limits of vermilion snapper, Hilburn said. On the five-hour trips, folks have been catching mainly Atlantic sharpnose shark, he said.
Folks on bay trips have been getting into trout, black drum and increasing numbers of redfish, Hilburn said.
Therisha Moreno with Woody’s Sports Center said bay guides have been coming back with black drum, speckled trout and a lot of redfish.
The Island Queen II, which docks at Woody’s, has been getting into oversized redfish, Atlantic sharpnose shark and bonnet head shark, Moreno said.
Fishing report courtesy of the Port Aransas South Jetty Newspaper.