A large variety was reported, including big wahoo, amberjack and blackfin tuna.
Bay anglers have plenty of live shrimp available and are using it to catch large amounts of speckled trout, drum, sheepshead and flounder.
Bobby Richter of Port Aransas said the fishing was good in 40 to 50-fathom waters. Ling are showing up at the deep rigs and wahoo and blackfin are at the deeper rocks. He also reported great red snapper catches in state waters. "The sargassum is moving in, so we should start seeing the summer fish pretty soon," he said.
Sharon Keehlisen at Woody's Sports Center said state water anglers brought in some "huge, beautiful snapper," this week, as well as some big amberjack and grouper. Bay guides bagged redfish, speckled trout and a few flounder. Jetty anglers are still catching sheepshead, using live shrimp.
According to MaryAnn Heimann at Offshore Adventures, offshore trips brought in limits of kingfish, vermilion snapper and Atlantic sharpnose shark. Bay fishermen are landing black drum, redfish and speckled trout. Anglers have been catching big black drum off the dock there, using live shrimp.
John McNatt at Fisherman's Wharf reported offshore limits of amberjack, blackfin tuna, kingfish, vermilion snapper, and Warsaw grouper. North jetty anglers caught black drum, redfish and sheepshead.
Sandy Martin at Dolphin Dock reported offshore limits of amberjack, kingfish and vermilion snapper, with some grouper, triggerfish, wahoo and shark thrown into the mix. Bay anglers, including a group of Marines who fished a bay charter, caught speckled trout, whiting and gafftop.
Scott Garrison at Deep Sea Headquarters said offshore trips yielded kingfish, blackfin tuna, shark and vermillion snapper.