Bay anglers have been baiting their hooks with mostly live mullet and live and frozen shrimp, and dropping their lines for catches of redfish, drum, sheepshead, speckled and sand trout and flounder. Areas producing fish include the Aransas Channel, South Bay and Sailboat Channel.
Offshore, lots of kingfish, yellowfin and blackfin tuna, vermilion snapper, dorado and a large blacktip shark were reeled in.
Redfish and whiting have been hauled in from just short of the end of Horace Cadwell Pier. Anglers fishing the north jetty have caught sheepshead and speckled trout on the channel side and redfish on the surf side.
MaryAnn Heimann at Offshore Adventures said redfish, flounder, sand trout, a few speckled trout and some nice drum were caught this week in the bays.
John McNatt at Fisherman’s Wharf reported dorado, limits of kingfish and a blacktip shark weighing more than 60 pounds were caught on an offshore trip this week. Jetty anglers have hooked sheepshead, speckled trout and redfish. Bay catches of drum and redfish have been reported.
Eric Peschke at Dolphin Dock said a 36-hour tuna trip over the weekend resulted in 16 yellowfin and 50 blackfin tuna brought back to the dock, as well as a few barracuda. He said the bay boat has been “clobbering” the sheepshead.
Scott Garrison at Deep Sea Headquarters reported kingfish, vermilion snapper, dorado and shark were all brought back by anglers fishing offshore. In the bays, fishermen reeled in redfish, drum, speckled trout and flounder.
Chad Cryer from Horace Caldwell Pier reported anglers dropping their lines near the end of the pier have been reeling in whiting and redfish using live mullet as bait.
There was no report from Woodys Sports Center at press time.