Gulf, bays produce fish
Anglers abound on the piers, in boats, along the jetty and in the surf. The weather has been beautiful and the water has cleared. Fishing season is in full swing. Hopeful anglers have been lucky in catching kingfish, red and vermilion snapper, ling, barracuda and shark from offshore fishing. Bay fishermen have had success with redfish, drum and speckled trout, while those fishing the jetty have been catching whiting, speckled trout and redfish. Pier anglers have been reeling in gafftop, trout, Spanish mackerel and shark. Mary Ann Heimann of Offshore Adventures said redfish have been caught in the Aransas channel, at the cut, as tides are going out.
Heimann at Offshore Adventures reported red snapper up to 23-pounds, Atlantic sharpnose shark, kingfish, ling, dorado and vermilion snapper have come back from offshore trips. She said the water has been looking pretty, and large, healthy trout have been caught in the bays.
Therisha Moreno at Woody’s Sports Center said offshore boats leaving their docks have returned with kingfish, snapper, ling and barracuda. Bay anglers have been bagging redfish, drum and speckled trout. Fishermen on the bay boats fishing just off the jetties have been reeling in shark and drum.
According to John McNatt at Fisherman’s Wharf, kingfish, ling, dorado and vermilion snapper have been the catch this week by anglers fishing on the open boats. Jetty fishermen have been pulling in speckled trout and whiting. Redfish have been caught along the jetties as well as from in the bays.
Melisssa Moses at Horace Caldwell Pier reported a much better week of fishing from the pier. Besides one angler who caught a 6.5- and a 5.7-foot blacktip shark, fishermen have been reeling in bonnethead shark, trout, Spanish mackerel and whiting from the pier. She said stingrays and lots of baitfish are also being caught.
Scott Garrison at Deep Sea Headquarters, said red and lane snapper, kingfish, ling, amberjack, grouper, shark and dorado have come back from offshore trips. Redfish, drum, speckled trout and flounder have been reeled in by those fishing the bays.