Aransas, you must not be fishing.
A huge variety of species are being
caught, including some that are unusual
for this time of year, or unusually close
Anglers are still hooking into sailfish off
the end of the south jetty, and quite a few
billfish were reported over the weekend.
Bobby Richter of Port Aransas took
h is boat , the Blues Brothers, ou t to the
D um ping Grou n ds an d relea se d th ree
white marlin and a sailfish. All four wee
caught on ballyhoo.
Kingfish were caught just about everywhere:
The piers, the jetties, offshore, and
even in the Lydia Ann Channel.
Surf anglers reported catching big, fat
speckled trout all week.
Scott Garrison at Deep Sea Headquarters
said offs hore tr ips b rought in re d
snapper, vermilion snapper, ling, blackfin
tuna, kingfish, bonito, amberjack, grouper,
hammerhead shark and Atlantic sharpnose
Sharon Keehlisen at Woody’s Sports
Center said offshore anglers brought in
“some reall y big red sna pper f rom t he
close rigs,” as well as ling, wahoo, barracuda
and kingfish. Bay anglers caught
redfish, speckl ed trout and black drum.
A party boat caught kingfish at the end of
the south jetty, ling and bonito in the ship
channel and hooked into sailfish that threw
the bait. Deckhand Ralph Lantz said he has seen “a bunch of sailfish,’ just off the end
of the south jetty.
Beverly Stapleton at Offshore Adventures
said offshore trips brought in limits
of kingfish and red snapper, triggerfish, a
50-pound ling, vermilion and lane snapper,
Spanish mackerel, barracuda, jack crevalle
and a big hammerhead shark. Bay anglers
h ave been li mitin g out on redfis h an d
speckled trout and catching black drum,
flounder and Spanish mackerel. She said
some anglers have caught kingfish at the
end of the Lydia Ann Channel.
B ill Fin te l at Barnac le B ill’s Pier
House said Horace Caldwell Pier anglers
are reeling in “a lot of nice speckled trout,”
s hark, po m pano, Sp a nish mackerel an d
sheepshead. Kingfish were caught at the
end of the pier.
John McNatt at Fisherman’
reported great catches of red snapper, ling,
k ingfish, vermil ion snapper and amberjack.
A 12-hour of trip brought in “A bunch
of blue runners.” North jetty anglers are
catching redfish and speckled trout.
Brock K imball at Do lphin Dock reported
kingfish, shark and red snapper.