The summer fishing season is going strong, according to folks on the docks in Port Aransas.
“Fishing is just great,” said Paul Dirk at Dolphin Dock. “I think, for any boat in town, it’s the same. Just catching all kinds of fish.”
Red snapper catches remain strong as the season continues to June 29, fishing business employees said.
Dirk said customers on a recent five-hour trip caught limits of red snapper, plus a 40-pound kingfish and an 18-pound kingfish.
Folks have been catching limits of red snapper on recent 12-hour offshore trips, plus vermilion snapper, b-liner, ling and kingfish, according to Bob Roberts at Fisherman’s Wharf.
Anglers on four- and five-hour trips have been hooking kingfish, Atlantic sharpnose shark and a few good blacktip shark, Roberts said.
Blake Wallingsford at Horace Caldwell Pier said pier anglers have been reeling in blacktip shark and hardhead during the day and trout and redfish at night.
Marsha Walker at Deep Sea Headquarters said customers on a recent five-hour trip caught “snapper, snapper, snapper, snapper.”
They also got snapper on recent eight- and 12-hour trips, plus kingfish, Atlantic sharpnose shark and kingfish, Walker said.
A 12-hour trip aboard a private charter brought in a blacktip shark that weighed about 110 pounds Thursday, June 13, Walker said.
Bay guides have been returning with red and black drum and speckled trout, she said.
Larry Youngblood with Woody’s Sports Center said recent offshore trips have come back with red snapper, kingfish and ling.
The Island Queen II, which docks at Woody’s, has been getting into bull redfish, a lot of Atlantic sharpnose shark and a few black drum, Youngblood said.
Bay guides have been finding trout and redfish, he said.
Fishing report courtesy of the Port Aransas South Jetty Newspaper.