It's tuna time. Huge yellowfin and blackfin are being brought in from offshore. They're still pretty far out, but a day trip can make it. Several yellowfin weighing well over 100 pounds were brought in over the weekend.
Flounder are showing up in larger numbers as well. With the beautiful weather and clear nights, it's a great time to go gigging.
Tarpon are still being reported around the ends of the jetties, especially the north jetty. Bill Hoffman of Rockport caught and released a tarpon off the north jetty.
John McNatt at Fisherman'sWharf said offshore trips over the weekend brought in tuna, kingfish, Spanish mackerel, Atlantic sharpnose shark, vermilion snapper and five scamp grouper. Bay guides are reporting redfish and Spanish mackerel around the jetties.
Tom Creighton at Woody's Sports Center reported that offshore anglers brought in big ling. Bay guides were bringing in redfish.
Scott Garrison at Deep Sea Headquarters said offshore trips are catching yellowfin and blackfin tuna, vermilion and state-water snapper, kingfish, dorado, amberjack and shark. Inshore anglers caught red snapper, kingfish and ling.
MaryAnn Heimann at Offshore Adventures reported offshore catches over the weekend of vermilion and lane snapper, kingfish, triggerfish and shark. Redfish are still in the bays, and flounder catches are increasing.
Teresa Hornburg at Barnacle Bill's Pier House on Horace Caldwell Pier said anglers have been catching Spanish mackerel, redfish, pompano, shark, whiting, gafftop and speckled trout.