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Anglers reeling in big kingfish offshore
Deep Sea Headquarters is reporting that some of its customers caught some king-sized kingfish in offshore Port Aransas waters this week.
“Some really monster kingfish,” said employee Mike Mitchell. More than a few were in the 45-pound range, he said.
Other recent offshore catches have included dorado, ling, red snapper (by special federal permit) and a sailfish that was released, Mitchell said.
At Dolphin Dock, Gary Carter said an 80-hour offshore excursion that got back to shore today (Friday) yielded 270 blackfin tuna, one yellowfin specimen, tilefish and wahoo.
Also hooked offshore this week have been red snapper (by permit), ling, kingfish, Atlantic sharpnose shark and more blackfin tuna, he said.
At Woody’s Sports Center, Sharon Keehlisen said anglers have been catching speckled trout in the flats and the surf, gafftop from piers at night and pompano and whiting at the jetties.
Guides have been finding limits of black drum and redfish, she said.
Karen Leister at Fisherman’s Wharf said folks venturing offshore have been returning with Spanish mackerel, kingfish and Atlantic sharpnose shark. People taking the jetty boat to San Jose Island have been nabbing trout and black drum at the north jetty, she said.
At Horace Caldwell Pier, Blake Wallingsford said anglers have been finding clearer water lately, and they’ve been catching small shark. One lucky visitor hauled in a six-foot blacktip on Thursday, June 19, said Wallingsford, who works at Keepers, a shop on the pier.