A 150-pound spinner shark was a notable catch out of Port Aransas fishing charters this past week.
The shark was caught on a 24-hour offshore trip out of Deep Sea Headquarters. Anglers also reeled in dorado on that trip, said Tiffany Bang, an employee.
A 12-hour trip returned with blackfin tuna and yellowfin tuna. Vermilion snapper have also been caught on offshore trips.
Inshore trips made by the charter have yielded catches of whiting, stingray, bonnethead shark and gafftop.
At Dolphin Dock, a 12-hour offshore trip returned with vermilion snapper, said Erin Felix, an employee.
Anglers reeled in blackfin tuna and yellowfin tuna on a 36-hour offshore trip.
Inshore trips have had catches of bonnethead shark, gafftop, whiting and a few red snapper.
At Fisherman’s Wharf, bay fishing “is great with everything starting to move,” said Capt. Dee Wallace. Those trips have had good catches of redfish, drum and flounder.
The Wharf Cat has been running bay trips, and anglers have been reeling in mangrove snapper, gafftop and small sharks, Wallace said. Anglers on the Scat Cat have been catching vermilion snapper, blacktip shark and bonnethead shark.
Fishermen on the north jetty have been catching bull reds.
According to an online report by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, redfish are biting at the jetties on finger mullet, shrimp and cut ladyfinger.
Tarpon can be found at the jetties. Redfish are biting in Aransas Bay on cut mullet. Flounder are starting to become more abundant.