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Whether it’s kingfish offshore or redfish near shore, Port Aransas waters have something for every angler these days.
At Dolphin Dock, Eric Peschke said a recent trip into state waters offshore resulted in catches of gafftop, stingrays, black drum and Atlantic sharpnose shark.
Further offshore, anglers were catching kingfish, shark, jack crevalle, ling and red and dog snapper.
The bays have been producing a lot of gafftop, Peschke said. Kristen McLavey of Deep Sea Headquarters echoed that. And she said anglers who went out in a pair of vessels on a 12-hour expedition offshore brought home red snapper, kingfish and Atlantic sharpnose shark.
At Woody’s Sports Center, Sharon Keehlisen said someone caught a 6.5-pound flounder off the south jetty, using live shrimp, on Friday, June 20.
Anglers have been catching trout in the surf, redfish and black drum in the flats and large gafftop from the bulkheads and J.P. Luby Pier at Roberts Point Park, Keehlisen said. The Island Queen II, which docks at Woody’s, has been finding whiting, large gafftop and a few Atlantic sharpnose shark, she said.
Tara Grumbles at Fisherman’s Wharf reported that offshore catches have included Atlantic sharpnose shark, ling, kingfish, dorado, red and vermilion snapper and a sailfish of undetermined size.
People venturing out to the north jetty have been returning with redfish and trout, Grumbles said. Bay guides have been getting into trout and limits of black drum and red fish, she said.
Things have been a little slow this week at Horace Caldwell Pier, where anglers mainly have been limited to gafftop and hardhead catches, reported Blake Wallingsford, who works at Keepers, a shop on the pier.