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Folks reported getting a good dose of dorado during an offshore excursion out of Port Aransas this week.
A group that went out a 50-hour trip aboard the Dolphin Express came back with more than 30 dorado averaging about 35 pounds each, according to Crystal Oestreich, who works at Dolphin Dock, home of the Dolphin Express.
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Folks going offshore also have been catching yellowfin and blackfin tuna, barracuda,
vermilion snapper, Atlantic sharpnose shark, kingfish and some nice grouper, she said.
At Deep Sea Headquarters, Gary Gorman said offshore trips have been producing catches of Atlantic sharpnose shark, ling, oversized redfish and blackfin tuna.
Gorman said he also saw two good loads of redfish on private boats this week.
Jessica Gaskins at Woody’s Sports Center said anglers in the bays have been hooking red drum, black drum, a few whiting, gafftop and Atlantic sharpnose shark.
George Beaver at Fisherman’s Wharf said offshore trips have been returning with vermilion snapper and kingfish.
People fishing on the north jetty have been finding lots of redfish, Beaver said. Tarpon are running at the end of the jetty, and some big kingfish have been seen there too, he said.
At Horace Caldwell Pier, Blake Wallingsford said hardhead have been the rule, but someone using live shrimp as bait caught a 23-inch redfish at the pier on Thursday, Oct. 23, he said.