Lots of big tuna caught last week, docks report
Autumn fishing in the Coastal Bend is considered a treat by many, if you listen to area guides.
A 170-pound hammerhead shark, lots of Atlantic sharpnose shark, blackfin tuna, amberjack, grouper and lots of vermilion snapper were caught last week out of Fisherman 's Wharf, according to John McNatt. Redfish, sheepshead and speckled trout were caught by fishermen and women using the Jetty Boat to go to the north jetty.
Lots of big tuna were caught by fishermen out of Dolphin Dock, Sandy Martin said. One boat brought in more than 2,500 pounds. Other catches included kingfish, barracuda and shark.
Amberjack, big catches of big tuna, vermilion snapper, kingfish, dorado and Atlantic sharpnose and other shark were caught on boats out of Deep Sea Headquarters, reported Bethany Holden. A 90-pound sandbar shark was the headliner.
Peggy Sexton of Offshore Adventures said fishing was good when the boat got to go out. Vermilion snapper, Atlantic sharpnose shark and a few kingfish were caught offshore. Red and black drum and flounder were caught using live shrimp and mullet.
Gigging flounder at night near Big Slough has been productive, according to Sharon Keehlisen of
Woody's Sports Center, with a 10-pounder brought in last week. Redfish were caught fishing in the sandy holes of the flats. Speckled trout were caught near the wreck in the Lydia Ann Channel. Large sand trout were caught off the south jetty. Anglers on the Island Queen reeled in black drum, sheepshead and gafftop.