447-pound mako caught

Fishing report
Capt. Jake Alkire holds up a 447-pound, roughly 10-foot mako shark at Fisherman’s Wharf on Monday, Jan. 31. Glen Ratchford caught the shark from aboard the Scat Cat. Courtesy photo

Capt. Jake Alkire holds up a 447-pound, roughly 10-foot mako shark at Fisherman’s Wharf on Monday, Jan. 31. Glen Ratchford caught the shark from aboard the Scat Cat. Courtesy photo

A 447-pound, roughly 10-foot mako shark made for a notable catch during last week’s fishing activity in Port Aransas.

Glen Ratchford caught the shark during a trip out of Fisherman’s Wharf, aboard the Scat Cat, on Monday, Jan. 31.

(See a photo of the shark on this page of the South Jetty.)

Other fish reeled in, according to cashier Brianna Pool, include yellowfin tuna, kingfish, vermilion snapper and sheepshead.

Employee Robin Williams of Dolphin Dock said inshore anglers brought in oversized redfish, ranging from 34 to 38 inches in length.

Offshore catches consisted of blackfin tuna, yellowfin tuna and bull shark.

At Deep Sea Headquarters, a 36-hour trip brought back blackfin tuna, vermilion snapper, barracuda and scant grouper, according to dockhand and salesclerk Lloyd Easterday.

Stingray were the primary fish type hauled in at Horace Caldwell Pier, according to Blake Wallingsford, who manages the shop, Keepers, on the pier.

In a report for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Capt. Doug Stanford said Port Aransas is yielding sheepshead, redfish and trout.

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