2017-05-18 / Fishing

Fishing Report May 19, 2017

Justin Blakely of Georgetown was fishing on the Horace Caldwell Pier  when he hauled in this 33-pound, 43-inch ling. He was fishing with cut croaker. Ling are supposed to be good table fare, so hopefully Blakely enjoyed his catch.Justin Blakely of Georgetown was fishing on the Horace Caldwell Pier when he hauled in this 33-pound, 43-inch ling. He was fishing with cut croaker. Ling are supposed to be good table fare, so hopefully Blakely enjoyed his catch.Justin Blakely of Georgetown caught this 43-inch ling that weighed 33 pounds, while fishing from Horace Caldwell Pier recently. Ling is also known as cobia.

Anglers have been hauling in limits of ling and redfish in the past few days, according to those who work at waterfront Port Aransas businesses.

Folks fishing with bay guides from Fisherman’s Wharf have been catching limits of redfish within an hour, said Wyatt Hickman, an employee. He said black drum have been easy to get to on those same excursions.

Offshore trips have been finding ling, Atlantic sharpnose shark and dorado, Hickman said. A 135-pound blacktip shark and a 41-pound kingfish were caught recently, he said.

Near the north jetty, anglers have been hauling in trout, black drum and Spanish mackerel, according to Hickman.

Sharon Keehlisen, an employee at Woody’s Sports Center, said those fishing with bay guides have been catching lots of redfish and black drum. They also have been bringing in limits of speckled trout.

Offshore trips have been finding kingfish and Atlantic sharpnose shark, she said.

Folks fishing near the north jetty have been nailing gafftop, sand trout and whiting, Keehlisen said.

Limits of vermilion snapper have been biting for those fishing from offshore boats that departed from Dolphin Dock, said Bill Fintel, an employee. Several ling, kingfish, barracuda and Atlantic sharpnose shark have been biting on those same trips, he said.

Anglers fishing from the Horace Caldwell Pier have been hauling in limits of speckled trout, said Blake Wallingsford, an employee at Keepers, a shop on the pier. He said the speckled trout have biting for folks using live shrimp as bait.  Folks fishing from the pier have also been catching whiting and sand trout, Wallingsford said.

Offshore trips departing from Deep Sea Headquarters have been catching limits of kingfish and ling recently, according to Mac Owens, who runs the waterfront establishment.

 

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