July Fishing Report and Pictures

The fishing has been exceptional this month of July so far.  Besides a new State Record Blue Marlin being caught offshore of  Port Aransas.  There have been a number of blue marlin, white marlin, sailfish, wahoo, dolphin and tuna being caught on the longer trolling trips. A lot of these fish are being caught off of some nice weedlines 50 -70 miles offshore.

If the trolling is not for you, there are a few boats, High Bid, El Gato and the Taryn It Up that have been catching limits of red  Snapper, kingfish, some ling, sharks, dorado and other fun fighting fish on their 8 hour state water trips.

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High Bid 5 Hour Trip

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High Bid State Water Trip

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another boat that has been venturing into federal waters and having excellent success is the Iced Down.  Take a look at these pictures of dog snapper, ling, kingfish, wahoo and the red snapper they managed to get during the Red Snapper season earlier in June.  Andy can get you on the fish.

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Iced Down Sportfishing

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Iced Down Sport Fishing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The bay guides have been on the different varieties of fish too check out some of the pictures of the catches by Rene Lopez… and a special congrats to Rene for putting his best fishing partner Natasha on the fish for the Deep Sea Round Up!  From catching her first redfish in January to winning top women angler of the Deep Sea Round Up, bay and surf runner up , first place redfish, first place flounder.  They even had a shot at a Tarpon on the jetties! Way to go Team Lopez!

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Tray Clark has been having excellent results gigging for flounder, sheepshead and black drum this summer.  Here are the pictures to prove it!

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La Parguera, Puerto Rico Blues, Hoos & Mahi too.

Here are some pictures from a recent trip to La Parguera, Puerto Rico.  Fished with the “Mareja“, a beautiful 31 Bertram with an exceptional crew.  The pictures speak for themselves and just how great of a trip it was!  Thanks Captains Mickey & Juano!

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Port Aransas Fishing Report, Spring has finally Sprung!

After a consistently cold winter for just about everyone this past few months, the weather has started to warm up and the fisher men and women have been taking advantage of the bountiful waters around Port Aransas.  The weather did cooperate for some boats to get offshore the last month with the High Bid and the Iced Down taking advantage of the calmer waters to put their clients on some great deep sea catches.

The High Bid is going to be doing  state water trips ( 8hrs) year round which allows them to go after the ever popular Red Snapper anytime of the year.  You can see by the catches below that they know what they are doing.  There will be a couple of other boats doing 8 hour, state water trips as well, the Taryn It Up for those wanting a large comfortable boat and also the El Gato.

The Iced Down made it out during spring break and got their clients into some very large fish.  The grouper below ended up at 118 pounds.  That is a lot of sandwiches.  You can see that they also got into kingfish, some large amberjack and even some good sized shark.  Congrats on the great day Iced Down!

The bay fishing started off slow due to the cold water at the beginning of March with most of the guides targeting black drum and sheephead.  They were quite succesful and have added some redfish and a few trout towards the end of this month.  With the recent flounder regulations of the past couple years, there have even been a flounder or two on a good number of the bay charters as well.  If you really want some flounder, you can book a flounder gigging trip with one of the guides.  This is the time of year that the flounder move back into the bays. Check out Backstabber Tray Clark and the flounder he put his clients on.

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Josh’s box full of dinner!

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Josh Garcia’s happy clients!

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High Bid with some groceries!

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Excellent catch on the Iced Down!

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Grouper 118 lbs.

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Iced Down 118# grouper

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Rene Lopez w a happy client!

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Rene Lopez Bay Slam

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Fishing Report in Pictures, Deep Sea Fishing and Bay

I could tell you what has been caught recently, but the pictures are more enjoyable to look at.   The bay catches are from Rene Lopez, Josh Garcia and Steven Simanek.  The offshore pictures are from the last month of trips and some tournaments.  Give a call to get out there, the weather has been great and the fishing even better!

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Blue Marlin! Tournament Season & Excellent Bay Fishing! Red Snapper fishing still available!

Do you have the summertime blues?  Down here in Port Aransas we do, Blue Marlin.  It looks like the blue marlin have shown up in good numbers again this year and have stuck around.  The boats billfishing have been able to get up to 2-3 shots at them a day along with some sailfish and white marlin.  Besides the billfish, these day charters have also been catching some meat for the grill…wahoo, dolphin (mahi mahi) and tuna.  The fish are mainly being caught around some deep weedlines 45-60 miles out, easily within reach of the charter fleet.

The marlin bite is good news for everyone fishing in the tournaments this summer.  During the next two months, the top sportfishing teams and boats will be competing in a number of different tournaments along the Texas coast.  This is prime time to catch many sailfish and white marlin along with the blue marlin.  There are also some very large dorado, wahoo and yellowfin tuna brought in to be weighed.  Check out the tournament schedule and see if you want to fish one or just show up and enjoy the festivities.

In a week or so, the charter boats not billfishing will welcome the shrimpers of the coast of Texas, normally within 35 miles and can be targeted during an 8 hour trip.  The shrimp boats normally hold a variety of different types of fish…king mackeral, ling, blackfin tuna, sharks, dorado…and just about anything else that likes an easy meal.

For those of you who missed red snapper season, there are a few boats that are able to keep on fishing for them in state waters year around.  Not only that, but you can keep up to 4 per person as well as gong after kingfish, sharks, ling and other fun fish.  HTe bopats that can fish for red snapper are the High Bid, Taryn It Up and the El Gato.  These boats vary in size and price range so there should be one for you.

The bay fishing has been very consistent with the guides targeting red fish, black drum and trout.  I even saw that a few of the guides are taing advantage of the light winds and calm seas to put there clients on some kingfish around the jetties.  This is also when the tarpon should start to get show up in good numbers.  There are a few guides who like to target the tarpon in case you are interested in catching a “silver king”.  Check out the picture below of  the catch made by Josh Garcia of Bernie’s Beachhouse Guide Service.

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Red snapper fishing season extended

NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service has announced a 28-day recreational red snapper fishing season in Gulf of Mexico federal waters. NMFS indicated it will publish a temporary rule in the federal register on June 10 to establish a Gulf-wide season closure at 12:01 a.m., Saturday, June 29.

Even if you Can not get out during this time, there will be a couple of boats running state water trips that can get you up to 4 red snapper per person along with a chance at kingfish, ling, sharks and more fun fish.  The boats that will be fishing state waters are the High Bid and the El Gato.  So if you want to catch Red snapper anytime of year, ask for these boats.  There are some pictures of the catches from the High Bid this last week below.

There have been catches of each species of billfish this last week from some large blue marlin, white marlin and sailfish on the daytrips.  You will also get into dolphin and wahoo like the 40# mahi mahi pictured below caught on the PortAfino.

In the bay, the reds and black drum have been filling up the coolers.  The picture below was caught June 9th by Rene Lopez and Josh Garcia.  Give a call to get out with them.

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Check out the weather forecast for the week, winds 10-15 knots, seas 3-4 feet.

Waters From Baffin Bay To Port Aransas From 20 To 60 Nm-
Waters From Port Aransas To Matagorda Ship Channel From 20 To
60 Nm-
Tonight
South wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Monday
Southeast wind around 10 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Monday Night
Southeast wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening… then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight.
Tuesday
Southeast wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Tuesday Night
Southeast wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Wednesday
Southeast wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning.
Wednesday Night
South wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight.
Thursday
South wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 feet. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning.
Thursday Night
South wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 feet.
Friday
Southeast wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 feet.
Friday Night
Southeast wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet.

State Water Red Snapper w/ High Bid and Fishing Reports

Fishing in Port Aransas has been very good both offshore and in the bay. A couple of boats have been offshore recently, the Iced Down with Capt. Andy Eccleson and the High Bid with Captain Aaron Chambers.  The ICed Down has been catching amberjack, kingfish and sharks on there longer trips and even tangled with a mako.  On the shorter trips, they have been getting into kingfish, bull tigers, triggerfish and almaco jacks.  They have also been releasing numerous red snapper.

The High Bid will be fishing 8 hour state water trips this summer for Red Snapper and more.  So if you want to catch some red snapper anytime this year, they will be able to get you your 4 per person limit.  They will also catch sharks, jacks, ling and kingfish on these trips.  Below you will see just what type of catch they can make in state waters.

In the bay, there was a good run of big uglies, Black Drum.  Some of the fish were pushing 50 pounds which can be very fun on some light tackle.  Guides Josh Garcia, Rene Lopez and Steven Simanek have also been getting a variety of other fish, speckled trout, red fish, black drum, sand trout and flounder too.  Check out the pictures below of some recent catches.

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26.5 inch trout on lure.

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45# Black Drum with Rene Lopez, Seeing Red Charters

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Drum with Capt. Josh Garcia

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Steven Simanek with a half day catch of black drum and redfish.