September 2005 Port Aransas Fishing Report, Texas Charter Fleet

Port Aransas Deep Sea and Bay Fishing Report

  • 7/26/04 -  Offshore General -Count on the Kings and Sharks on the 8 hour trips. Cobia and gaffer Dorado still hanging around inshore as well. Deeper water temps a little high this week with the fair winds causing Billfishing to slow a little, but there is still a bite. Look for the shrimpers moving offshore to improve the shot at Tuna.
  • 7/26/04 -  HIGH BID – Capt. Aaron Chambers/Brian Cody – Nice Kingfish and Snapper limits this week. Steady numbers of Cobia and Dorado mixed in. Bilfish bite slowed a little.
  • 7/26/04 -  TEMPTATION - Capt. Matt Haworth – Steady Kingfish and Snapper limits all week. 5 Nice Ling up to 30 lbs, limits of AJ’s to 35 lbs and several Blackfin up to 27 lbs!
  • 7/26/04 -  MUY CALIENTE – Capt. Keith Schoolcraft – Limits of big Kingfish and Big Blacktip Sharks this week. Shrimp boats have been holding good numbers of fish.
  • 7/26/04 -  MAKAIRA – Capt. Jim Harmon – Kingfish and Snapper all week on the 8 hr trips. Sharks and Cobia still mixed in. Fish still in close. 
  • 7/26/04 -  REEL EASY – Gene Ashley – 2 for 4 on Sailfish, both double headers! Picked up a few Blackfin, and a Wahoo. Flat and hot water out at the Dumping Grounds, but some good current slicks to fish.
  • 7/26/04 -  YELLOWFIN – Capt. Tommy Gueldner – Good action at the rocks with Kings and Snapper. Limits all week on Kings. Still picking up nice Amberjack and a few Dorado and Wahoo. Missed a Blue over the weekend.
  • 7/26/04 - FISHIN IMPOSSIBLE – Capt. Randy Feikls – 11 Big Kingfish on Saturday, several others released. Snapper bite a little slow, but picked up a few. Spooled by a Blue Marlin on light tackle out at Southern. 
  • 7/26/04 - ORION – Capt. Mike Miglini – Spearfishing tournament over the weekend – 1st Place- 64 lb Amberjack! Also placed first in Dorado, Snapper, and Barracuda.
  • 7/26/04 -  JUST 1 MORE – Capt. Frank Eicholz – Solid limits of Trout all week long. The bite in the surf is especially hot with croaker. Also good action along Quarantine and Trailor.
  • 7/26/04 -  WOODHOUSE GUIDE – Capt. Ed Woodhouse - Limits of Trout and several nice Reds this week. Fishing the Lydia Ann with piggies – Big Slew a good bite too. 
  • 7/26/04 – CHARLIES GUIDE SERVICE – Capt. Charlie Hutchins – Good action with Trout and Redfish. Big Reds hanging around the end of the jetties. 
  • 7/19/04 -  Offshore General – Shrimp season is back on, so look for the Bonita, Blackfin and Sharks to heat up on the nearshore bite. Kings are still pretty steady on the 8 hr trips. Hope to see a few Tuna start to show up as the shrimpers venture a little deeper. The deepwater bite still producing some nice Amberjack, a few Wahoo, and dorado this week. Sounds like the White Marlin have also started to show up. Two releases on Saturday, and reports of Many others missed. The Blue bite slowed a little… in fact, only one keeper Blue won Poco!
  • 7/19/04 -  HIGH BID – Capt. Aaron Chambers/Brian Cody – White Marlin release on Saturday! All week steady with Kingfish, Snapper, and a Ling here and there. 
  • 7/19/04 -  TEMPTATION - Capt. Matt Haworth – Shorter trips this week, but with good results: Limits of Snapper, several small Dorado, Kingfish, and a few Cudas.
  • 7/19/04 - RED DOG – Capt. Randy Prichard- Amberjack and Cobia bite pretty good to the South near Ranzells. Also had plenty of Kingfish to release, and some nice Snapper. 
  • 7/19/04 -  MUY CALIENTE – Capt. Keith Schoolcraft – Kingfish bite remains steady, along with Red Snapper. More Dog Snapper this week, as well as a few Grouper.
  • 7/19/04 -   FINATIK Capt. Mike Gibbs – Saturday the bite was dead with a west wind but we scratched out a few nice fish. A couple of amberjacks, 45 & 52# as well as a couple of tuna kings and a horse eye jack.
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  • 7/19/04 -  WOODHOUSE GUIDE – Capt. Ed Woodhouse – Red hot Trout bite this week. 27″, 28″, 29″, 30″, and released another 28″ on one trip. LEft them biting! Also some nice Black drum limits on the afternoon trips. 
  • 7/19/04 -  JUST 1 MORE – Capt. Frank Eicholz – Limits of nice Trout and Whiting in the surf. Also picked up a couple of Kingfish this week!
  • 7/19/04 -  SANDPIPER GUIDE – Capt. Buddy Coker – Been limiting out on Redfish and Trout in the surf. Early bite. A best bet when the seas are calm. 
  • 7/19/04 -  MILLER TIME – Capt. Don Miller – More Trout than Reds right now, but a steady bite using piggies around C.C. Bay. Good Surf action too when the seas permit with limits of Trout quickly.
  • 7/12/04 -  Offshore General – Kingfish are in close! Good fish of size coming in. One up to 58lbs! Snapper, Cobia, and Sharks remain steady inshore. Blue water bite tapered off a little, however, still several Blue Marlin and Sailfish releases this past week. Bigger Dorado also showing up. Hot spot remains around Falcon to Dutra. 
  • 7/12/04 -  HIGH BID – Capt. Aaron Chambers/Randy Prichard- Kingfish limits, Snapper, Sharks and Cobia all week. A few Dorado mixed in. Released a Sailfish Sunday!
  • 7/12/04 -  TEMPTATION - Capt. Matt Haworth - Dorado up to 20 lbs, Kingfish, Barracuda, some nice AJ’s mixed in. Jumped a Blue Marlin over the weekend.
  • 7/12/04 -  YELLOWFIN – Capt. Tommy Gueldner - Limits of Kings coming quickly close in, a few nice Cobia, broke of a 50+! Dorado and some nice Snapper over the weekend.
  • 7/12/04 -  MAKAIRA – Capt. Jim Harmon – Kingfish limits, a few sharks and Snapper on the 8hrs.
  • 7/12/04 -  MUY CALIENTE – Capt. Keith Schoolcraft - Kingfish bite is steady. Red Snapper mixed in with some nice Dog Snapper as well. Sharks and Cobia also coming in on the 8hrs.
  • 7/12/04 -  FINATIK Capt. Mike Gibbs – Dorado and Wahoo over the weekend. One hoo to 67 lbs!!
  • 7/12/04 -  EL GATO – Capt. Butch Findley – Kingfish and Snapper limits coming quickly. Slower on the troll around Ranzells and Ant Hill. Good action back on the bay trips with Drum and Trout steady on the piggy perch… Redfishing picking back up.
  • 7/12/04 -  JUST 1 MORE – Capt. Frank Eicholz - Late bite on the reds, but plenty to go around up in the Dagger Flats. Limits coming quickly. Trout still steady around the ship channel shoreline on piggies. A few Flounder as well.
  • 7/12/04 -  WOODHOUSE GUIDE – Capt. Ed Woodhouse - Big numbers of Trout this past week freelining piggies from Trailor to the Ship Channel. Redfish are picking up around the shoreline around Dagger. 
  • 7/12/04 -   CHARLIES PASTURE – Capt. Charles Bujan – Good Trout fishing this week on the Ship Channel. Piggies on the free line. 
  • 7/05/04 -  Offshore General – Kingfish are in close for the 8 hr trips. Sounds like the Snapper has slowed a bit since the commercial guys have started again. Reports of some nice Tuna and Dorado caught just offshore of the 26′s. Blues and Sails are out deep around Falcon, Dutra, and the Breaks. 
  • 7/05/04 – TEMPTATION - Capt. Matt Haworth – 41 lb Bull Dolphin early in the week, limits of Snapper, a few Kings and Amberjack. Released a Blue Marlin on the 4th of July! Whale Shark sighting at Falcon.
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  • 7/05/04 – HIGH BID – Capt. Aaron Chambers/Brian Cody – Kings, Lings, and Snapper all week. Overnight trip released a Blue Marlin, caught 4 nice Wahoo to 40 lbs, and a Bull Dolphin to 40 lbs.  
  • 7/05/04 – YELLOWFIN – Capt. Tommy Gueldner – Snapper slowed a little this week, but the AJ’s are still a good bite. Kingfish have fired back up inshore. Picked up a few nice Wahoo and Dorado around 40 fathoms, scattered grass. 
  • 7/05/04 – MUY CALIENTE – Capt. Keith Schoolcraft - Several limits of Kingfish all week. Snapper slowed a bit, but steady numbers. A few Ling mixed in.
  • 7/05/04 – MAKAIRA – Capt. Jim Harmon – Hammering the Kingfish this week. Picked up a few blackfin Tuna , and a few Snapper.
  • 7/05/04 – FINATIK Capt. Mike Gibbs – Released 3 Blue Marlin from East Breaks to Tequila on a two day trip. 
  • 7/05/04 -  REEL EASY – Gene Ashley – Released a Sailfish at the 100 fathom curve and broke off a big Blue, Saturday.
  • 7/05/04 – C&L ADVENTURES – Capt. David Hein – Limits of Trout for 3 guests on Sat. Steady bite all week. A few undersize Redfish released. 
  • 7/05/04 – JUST 1 MORE – Capt. Frank Eicholz – Reds are still a little few and far between, but some nice Trout can be found free lining piggies or croaker around Ingleside and Portland shoreline.
  • 7/05/04 – SANDPIPER GUIDE – Capt. Buddy Coker – Trout fishing still the way to go. Reds are still scattered, but a few keepers can be scratched out. 
  • 7/05/04 – WINDSOR GUIDE SERVICE – Capt. Bill Windsor – Limits of Trout for 5 on Monday. Good bite all week on Croaker and Piggies.

Fishing Report Port Aransas, Texas

  • 1/20/04 – Offshore General - Number of Wahoo yet to show up, but there have been  few good days to get offshore between cold fronts. Long range Tuna trips have been producing at Hoover Diana, but weather remains the determining factor on those too. A pod of Killer Whales was spotted and video taped few days ago at about 90 miles. Be ready, the weather change and the bite could be soon!
  • 1/20/04 – YELLOWFIN – Capt. Tommy Gueldner – Tuna slowing down, but still an occasional Wahoo, Amberjack, and State water Snapper. 
  • 1/20/04 – GUSTO – Greg Filtsch – Trip to Southern producing no wahoo, but a nice King and a Dolphin trolling at the Rocks. An inshore rip showed up holding Bonita, Chicken Dolphin, and a free jumping Sail, but the bite was not on. Nice water conditions overall.  
  • 1/20/04 – LIQUID ADDICTION – Capt. Chris Lindell – Big Kings at the Rocks, but no Hoo bite. State Snapper still productive.