Trout, kingfish, tuna, big sharks and lots more is biting. Throw a line in Port Aransas waters, and you’ll likely hook something.
At Woody’s Sports Center, Sharon Keehlisen said folks have been catching specked trout, pompano and black drum in the surf.
Anglers on the jetties have been reeling in speckled trout and some redfish, Keehlisen said. Bay guides’ customers have been getting limits of red drum, plus some black drum, a few flounder and trout, she said.
The Island Queen II, which docks at Woody’s, has been finding mangrove snapper, whiting, small shark and oversize redfish, Keehlisen said.
At Dolphin Dock, Gary Carter said 60-hour trips have been returning with blackfin and yellowfin tuna, dorado and vermilion snapper.
Eight and 12-hour trips have resulted in catches of kingfish, shark, vermilion snapper, amberjack and spinner sharks weighing 120 and more, Carter said. Bay catches have included bonnet head shark and sting rays, he said.
Paula Housman at Deep Sea Headquarters said folks on recent 12-hour trips have been hooking blackfin tuna, ling, vermilion snapper and kingfish. Eight-hour trips have returned with kingfish, ling and spinner sharks weighing about 130 pounds, Housman said.
Five-hour trips have returned with kingfish and dorado, she said. A lucky angler nabbed a blackfin tuna weighing about 85 pounds on a recent private charter, Housman said.
At Horace Caldwell Pier, Blake Wallingsford said recent catches have included black drum, trout and a three-foot ling.
Willard McMullin at Fisherman’s Wharf vermilion and lane snapper, ling, Warsaw grouper and kingfish have been caught on recent 12-hour trips.
Folks on eight-hour trips have been catching Atlantic sharpnose shark, kingfish, bonito and ling, McMullin said.
Atlantic sharpnose shark, kingfish, ling, jackfish and bonito have been the rule on five-hour trips, he said.
Fishing report courtesy of the Port Aransas South Jetty Newspaper.