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Calmer waters mean good fishing
With the winds backing off, the fishing’s been great in Port Aransas lately.
Just in time for the Fourth of July holiday weekend.
“It’s starting to get really good,” said Therisha Moreno of Woody’s Sports Center.
“The wind has died, and I’ve seen more fish today than in the past week,” Moreno said on Thursday, July 3.
Folks are catching lots of redfish and trout in the bays and off the jetties, she said.
Offshore, people are catching kingfish, Atlantic sharpnose shark, vermilion snapper, grouper, ling and dorado, according to Gary Peschke and Chrystal Oestreich at Dolphin Dock.
A group of folks on a headboat out of Deep Sea Headquarters caught a few hundred small dorado this past week.
Folks also are catching plenty of ling, and vermilion snapper, plus limits of Atlantic sharpnose shark and kingfish, said Dan Hilburn, who works at Dolphin Dock.
Anglers on federally permitted trips continue to catch limits of red snapper, Hilburn said.
Private charters have been harvesting wahoo, Atlantic sharpnose shark, kingfish and ling, he said.
Big boats taking bay trips have been returning with full stringers of gafftop, Hillburn said. Bay guides have been finding a lot of black drum, limits of trout and some redfish, he said.
At Fisherman’s Wharf, Debbie Roberts said recent offshore catches have included Atlantic sharpnose shark, kingfish, Spanish mackerel, ling and dorado.
Folks venturing out to the north jetty have been catching redfish, black drum, trout and Spanish mackerel, she said.
Blake Wallingsford said catches at Horace Caldwell Pier recently have included trout, redfish and whiting as the water in the surf continues to clear up. Wallingsford works at Keepers a shop on the pier.