Blackfin and yellowfin are being caught by the boatload, literally, on offshore trips, along with kingfish, Spanish mackerel, dorado and snapper.
Onshore, flounder are the fish of the week. By all reports, anyone with a stick and the stamina to stay up late at night has a pretty good chance at flounder for dinner (get stick, drink coffee, see recipe this page ).
Scott Garrison at Deep Sea Headquarters said offshore floater trips are catching yellowfin and blackfin tuna, dorado, grouper and amberjack. Shorter offshore trips are bringing in blackfin tuna, kingfish, shark, state-water snapper, Spanish mackerel, vermilion snapper and ling.
Sharon Keehlisen at Woody's Sports Center reported that offshore boats brought in kingfish, a 50-pound wahoo and dorado. Bay guides were catching redfish, lots of pompano at the wells in Corpus Christi Bay and night giggers are bagging limits of flounder. Anglers on the south jetty caught sand trout and speckled trout. Black drum and pompano are being caught by surf anglers.
MaryAnn Heimann at Offshore Adventures said bay guides are catching sheepshead and redfish in the flats. Pier anglers have been catching trout under the lights at night, and the giggers are bringing in flounder by the dozens.
Bill Fintel at Barnacle Bill's Pier House on Horace Caldwell Pier said anglers had good luck with the sheepshead, big black drum, bull reds, an occasional flounder, Atlantic sharpnose shark, whiting, gafftop and pompano.
John McNatt at Fisherman's Wharf said that over the weekend offshore anglers brought in kingfish and vermilion snapper. Bay guides are reporting sheepshead, redfish, trout and the occasional flounder.