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.