Speckled trout catches are on the rise in the bays, and ling, Spanish mackerel and big amberjack were added to the offshore mix.
There is still no shortage of redfish, either. Rene Lopez of Port Aransas fished the Island Moorings channel on Tuesday, May 5, and caught his limit of redfish in just a few hours. He used a gold spoon lure to catch them.
Scott Garrison at Deep Sea Headquarters said offshore trips brought in amberjack, grouper, vermilion snapper, kingfish, ling, jack crevalle and shark.
Tom Creighton at Woody's Sports Center said black drum and redfish were brought in by bay anglers, and the "speckled trout are starting to show up." Pier anglers are catching redfish.
MaryAnn Heimann at Offshore Adventures, said offshore trips brought in vermilion snapper, lane snapper, kingfish and Atlantic sharpnose shark. Bay anglers caught redfish and limits of speckled trout.
House on Horace Caldwell Pier said, "There's quite a big variety out here right now." Anglers have brought in "lots and lots of speckled trout," redfish, black drum, whiting, gafftop, pompano, sheepshead and bonnethead, blacktip and Atlantic sharpnose shark.
John McNatt at Fisherman's Wharf reported offshore catches of vermilion snapper, ling, Spanish mackerel, big amberjack at Baker, and a big bull shark. North jetty anglers brought in redfish and trout.
Brenda Fudge at Dolphin Dock reported vermilion snapper, dorado, amberjack, wahoo, grouper, blackfin and yellowfin tuna, Atlantic sharpnose shark, jack crevalle and kingfish. Some of the trips were as long as 60 hours.