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It's all about the trout
Memorial Day weekend visitors to Port Aransas might want to be on the lookout for trout. Waters off the north jetty have been producing some nice trout lately, according to Bob Roberts of Fisherman’s Wharf.
“Some have been, like, 24 inches,” Roberts said. Anglers on the north jetty also have been catching redfish, black drum and pompano, he said.
Offshore, a recent 11.5-hour trip yielded vermilion and lane snapper and strawberry grouper.
Folks on an eight-hour jaunt caught Atlantic sharpnose shark and Spanish mackerel, Roberts said.
At Dolphin Dock, Hannah Matthews said offshore catches lately have included vermilion snapper, kingfish, ling and some nice grouper.
Brenda Owens at Deep Sea Headquarters said a recent trip offshore got into red snapper, big vermilion snapper and Atlantic sharpnose shark.
People hitting the bays have been scoring lots of gafftop and some whiting, Owens said.
At Horace Caldwell Pier, anglers recently reeled in a 40-inch black drum and a 42-inch redfish, plus a few blacktip sharks about three feet long, said Blake Wallingsford, who works at Keepers, a shop on the pier.
Folks at Woody’s Sports Center couldn’t be reached for comment this afternoon.