July 20, 2010 Port Aransas Fishing Report
It is still business as usual for the Port Aransas Fishing charters. This is the last week of red snapper season, so I hope everyone got a chance to get out and catch a few. The kingfish are thick around the shrimp boats in 150 feet of water, maybe eventually some blackfin tuna will start to show up on some of the deeper shrimpers. With all of the rain, the blue water is out further than normal, but if you can find some decent color chages or weedlines, they have been producing mahi mahi some wahoo and sailfish. Nate Forbes relesed a sail today and had another one take a look.
Speaking of Nate, a huge congratulations to him and his crew for taking first place in the POCO Bueno Blue Marlin Tournament with a 465 pound blue. Nate also released a second one during the tournament and a few meat fish as well. I happened to be fishing aboard the Happy Hour the same tournament and took 2nd place with a 454.5 blue marlin. Here is the video of Happy Hour’s fish:
There have been reports of some excellent weed lines and color changes the last few weeks. I know there is a lot of green water nearshore, but the blue water should be moving right back in in the next week or so. When it does, the fishing should be non stop again. Here are some pics from a weedline in 200 feet of water just inshore of Southern.
Congratulations are also in order for bay fisherman guru and good friend Josh Garcia. He took grand champion at the Port Aransas Boatmen’s Deep Sea Roundup. Mitchell Collins also had an impressive tournament by putting his son on the winning fish to take home the top junior prize.
There is still a lot of fishing season ahead so call today to book your trip and I hope to see you on the water!