This Thanksgiving holiday, Port Aransas anglers are giving thanks for black drum.
Sharon Keehlisen of Woody’s Sports Center said she knows of quite a few guides who went out recently and came back with limits of drum caught around the flats and the south jetty. They’ve also been scoring slot redfish and speckled trout, she said.
Folks have been reeling in large gafftop and small flounder at Port Aransas piers, Keehlisen said. Sheepshead are starting to show up more around the south jetty and the wells in Corpus Christi Bay, she said.
At Fisherman’s Wharf, Wyatt Hickman said bay guides’ customers have been hooking limits of redfish and some black drum. Flounder is starting to show up in the flats, he said.
Port Aransas headboat businesses generally haven’t been sending many boats offshore due to the recent cold, blustery weather, but that’s starting to change, with the weather warming up. Boats were out today, and they’re planning to go out tomorrow, too.
Deep Sea Headquarters did manage to get an eight-hour trip out the other day, and it came back with some kingfish and Atlantic sharpnose shark, according to Art Purma, who works at the business.