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“Offshore fishing is getting hot and heavy,” said Sharon Keehlisen, who works at Woody’s Sports Center, on the waterfront in Port Aransas.
Folks have been catching lots of kingfish along with dorado, bonito, blacktip shark and ling, Keehlisen said.
Bay guides have been finding limits of black drum, plus redfish and speckled trout, she said. The piers have been yielding gafftop and whiting, while the surf has been giving up speckled trout and pompano, she said.
At Dolphin Dock, Gary Peschke said recent offshore catches have included kingfish, vermilion snapper, grouper, hammerhead and spinner shark and dorado.
At Deep Sea Headquarters, Kristen McLavey said folks heading offshore have been rewarded with bonito, red snapper and lots of kingfish. One lucky angler reeled in a dorado weighing about 40 pounds, she said.
Gafftop has been the usual catch in the bays, McLavey said.
Blake Wallingsford said anglers at Horace Caldwell Pier have been hooking whiting, blacktip and bonnethead shark (some of the shark have been up to three feet long). Several redfish also have been caught at the pier, said Wallingsford, who works at Keepers, a shop on the pier.
Folks at Fisherman’s Wharf couldn’t be reached for comment late this afternoon.