Offshore boats that were able to go out reported the usual kingfish and vermilion snapper, along with some ling and big grouper. Several reports of ling indicate that they are beginning to move in.
Bay anglers are harvesting speckled trout, sheepshead, redfish, black drum and lots of pompano.
Arthur Toscano of San Antonio fished the south jetty on Easter and caught some fat trout using live shrimp under a lemon rig. He also reeled in an eight-pound sheepshead.
John McNatt at Fisherman's Wharf reported offshore catches of kingfish, vermilion snapper and ling. Some offshore boats fishing at the nearer platforms have brought in good catches of pompano and sheepshead. Bay anglers are reeling in big redfish and speckled trout.
Brenda Jackson at Dolphin Dock reported offshore catches of African pompano, amberjack, dorado, kingfish, vermilion snapper and Atlantic sharpnose shark.
Scott Garrison at Deep Sea Headquarters said offshore trips brought in kingfish, blackfin tuna, amberjack, ling, vermilion snapper, African pompano and grouper, including one 87-pound Warsaw grouper.
According to MaryAnn Heimann at
Offshore Adventures, offshore trips brought in vermilion snapper and lane snapper. South Bay and Kayak Trail anglers are landing big redfish and black drum. Speckled trout and flounder are also abundant.
Bill Fintel at Barnacle Bill's Pier House said anglers on Horace Caldwell Pier have been catching pompano, blacktip shark, some undersized flounder, sheepshead, whiting, gafftop and a few sand trout. Fintel said one angler brought in a four-foot blacktip shark.