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Good weather, good fishing

Last updated 3 years ago

The weather’s looking good this weekend, and so is the fishing.
 
Forecasts are calling for temperatures in the high 60s, with chances of rain at only 20 percent on Saturday and Sunday in the Port Aransas area.
 
Dolphin Dock is planning a red snapper trip in federal waters, and folks likely will limit out, according to employee Eric Peschke. (It’s not red snapper season in federal waters, but Dolphin Dock and some other headboat businesses in Port Aransas have special permits to catch and keep the fish because they’re taking part in a government-sponsored fish population count.)
 
A recent state water trip nabbed black drum, oversized redfish and limits of red snapper, Peschke said.
 
At Deep Sea Headquarters, Art Purcell said recent offshore excursions have meant lots of blackfin tuna, amberjack, big grouper, some nice vermilion snapper and Atlantic sharpnose shark.
 
Bay anglers have been catching redfish and trout, Purcell said.
 
At Fisherman’s Wharf, Bob Roberts said he’s been seeing the south jetty produce sheepshead and redfish.
 
Anglers hauled in limits of red snapper, some weighing up to 14 pounds, during a recent trip into federal waters, Roberts said. They also scored vermilion snapper, he said.
 
Bay boats have been finding black drum and some redfish, Roberts said.
 
At Horace Caldwell Pier, Jeff Miller said whiting has been hot.
 
“Man, they’ve been filling up five-gallon buckets with whiting,” said Miller, who works at Keepers, a shop on the pier.
 
Folks at Fisherman’s Wharf couldn’t be reached late this afternoon.

 

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