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PORT ARANSAS, TEXAS BAY & DEEP SEA FISHING REPORTS

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With over 30 years of experience in saltwater fishing the Coastal Bend area year around, Capt. Brent Hopkins is a full-time professional fishing and hunting guide for the Rockport, Texas area and beyond. While owning his own business for the last 15 years now, he is well-seasoned to accommodating individuals, families, corporate groups and tournament fisherman, both male and female alike, for over 300 days a year which sets him apart from most other guides and outfitters found on the coast that spend much less time out on the water.

 

Individual, Corporate Groups, and Tournament Fishing Charters are available.

CAPT. BRENT HOPKINS ~ USCG LICENSED

CALL TO RESERVE: 361-534-4007

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5-1-2016: For the last couple of weeks we've been on some unusually high tides and the catching had been awesome! These high water conditions are really bringing in good numbers of fish and creating lots of current. I've been limited on slot sized reds by 10am most mornings with a lot of the fish averaging above 25"! In fact yesterday my clients had boated 21 slot sized reds before 9:00am! I look for the fishing to stay really good through June. I still have a few dates open in May before school lets out if you would like to get in on some ACTION!

I still have some dates open if you would like to book a trip - Give me call and we'll go stretch some lines!

Until next time remember when the cards are down and the bet is called, you still have your ...

Ace in the Hole!  Ph: 361-534-4007

Capt. Brent Hopkins

 

 

 

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~ Specializing in Sightcasting, Bay, Flats & Wade Fishing in the Coastal Bend Area ~

Fishing the areas of Rockport, Port Aransas, Aransas Pass, Corpus Christi ~ Nueces Bay and Baffin Bay.

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5-1-2016: Croaker is in the bait shacks and the trout are showing up just in time. Wading with croaker is bringing some solid trout and producing some solid sizes and numbers. Hitting the shorelines in waist deep water has proven to bring the most consistent bite. Reds are in flats and moving around is key with the high water we currently have. Moving around a lot has helped put them in the box while waiting it out in one area has been the most productive. Baits we're currently using is Shad, cut mullet and pin perch. It's been crazy with the bait, one minute they're hitting shad and then they want mullet the next. So keep a little of each and your day should be a good one.

Need an Experienced Tournament Captain?   361-633-1288 - Call today!

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Rod tips up and tight lines to all,

Capt. Russ Wheeler

USCG Licensed & TPWD Certified Fishing Captain

 

Capt. David Dupnik is One of the Most Successful Flounder Gigging Experts in the Coastal Bend.

 FLOUNDER GIGGING AT NIGHT IS FANTASTIC!  CALL 361-790-3271

5-1-2016: High Tides & Windy Nights! Our spring flounder run is now over. This past month we have had very high tides - causing lots of flounder to get pushed in the bays and flats during the strong tidal surges. The incoming tides at night are bringing in clear gulf water into the bays, and even with the strong winds, the water is staying crystal clear on the flats. We are gigging solid fish every night. Most of the flounder are averaging two pounds. We have gigged a few three to four pound flounder also. To gig a 20 fish limit, it is taking us about 2.5 to 3.5 hours. Most of my fish have been laying on top of hard sand that is usually dry land on a normal tide. We have seen very few sheepshead and drum. Don't wait before it's too late, BOOK your SUMMER GIGGING TRIP - NOW!!
Make sure you stop by the Facebook page to see the newest photos. Call NOW to RESERVE! 361-790-3271

E-mail Capt. Dave: captdavedupnik@yahoo.com and visit: SURRENDER AT SUNRISE TO RESERVE!

We Don't Give-Up Until Sunrise!

Capt. David Dupnik 

 

 

BAY SYSTEMS FISHED:

Aransas Bay

Cedar Bayou

St. Charles Bay

Copano Bay

Mesquite Bay

San Antonio Bay

San Jose Island

ARANSAS BAY FISHING ADVENTURES

Capt. Lori Sims - USCG Licensed/TPWD Certified Captain ~ Capt. Kevin Sims - USCG Licensed/TPWD Certified Captain

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~ Take Your Friends & Family on a "Reel" Fishing Adventure ~

We know where the fish are - everyday!! We provide everything you need for a great day of fishing!

REDFISH    SPECKLED TROUT    BLACK DRUM    FLOUNDER

 

5-1-16: GREAT FISHING... HAPPENING NOW!!!

April was the epitome of spring-like conditions on the water and for the fish too!   May is going to be a great month of fishing though!  The early spring has brought warm temperatures and warmer than usual water. The trout bite is excellent drifting over mud close to shell reefs and they have "croaker" at the bait stands. We have been most successful with live shrimp under popping corks. Soft plastics are excellent as well. The Redfish bite has been a little later in the morning but we are still catching nice-size reds!   Using peeled shrimp is working well for the drum.  And if you're using live shrimp - you may pick-up a flounder or two as they are moving back into the bays!  Get out on the water and have some fun this summer and until next month may you have "Following Seas and Tight Lines".

LOOKING FOR "BIGGER THAN LIFE" STYLE FISHING?

RESERVE NOW!  PHONE: 361-790-3746

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Remember a bad day fishing is always better than a good day at the office! You Deserve This!

Capts. Kevin & Lori Sim

 

 

 

Captain Kevin McCoy...

 is a USCG licensed, fulltime professional guide.  Whether you are a novice or experienced fisherman, like to fish with artificial or live bait, large or small group, Kevin would like to take you fishing; any Season of the Year!  Kevin welcomes families with children.  Member of Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce & the

Coastal Bend Guides Association.

  

5-1-2016:  5-1-2016:  Hello Everybody, Reds are in the flats with boat limits common most days. They are eating Shad, Pin perch and Mullet. Trout are here and boats limits are common as well. The croaker are here but still a tad small. The next 30 days will see stabilizing weather and fishing only getting better. Both trout and reds will fall victim to the many anglers. You should be one of them.
Call: 1-888-948-7688 Schedule Your Next Fishing Adventure Online - Now!
Until Next Time, Go Fishing!

Capt. Kevin McCoy

Reel McCoy Guide Service

 

 

Capt. Dan's Flounder Gigging Trips are top-rated in the Coastal Bend! With over 30 years of experience, his unique knack for gigging flounder & finding fish sets him apart from the rest!

WEEKENDS FILL-UP FAST! 

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He has an outstanding reputation for providing his customers with safety, fun, plenty of fish in the ice chest and excellent customer satisfaction.

We also catch Drum and Sheepshead!

 

ALL SKILL LEVELS ARE WELCOME HERE!

5-1-2016: Hello South Texas!  It's been a productive April, considering the normal spring weather wind and rain, but we got on some really good fish the nights we ventured out.  Check out the fish that Cindy, Gloria, and Richard caught on the night of the 7th!  All these fish were in the 2 up to 5 lbs. range!  They were mostly caught in the potholes on the flats, plus it was a very low tide and a very full moon. They were completely covered with sand and you could only make out an outline with their eyes reflecting in the moon light...they were some big fish!  This has been the norm this year.  That's not all....the trout have been active and biting live shrimp around the wells across from Rockport and in the Copano Bay area and we've been seeing signs that the croaker are now showing up at the bait stands and in the bays too! The bites really turn on for the trout when they are thrown live croaker.  Also there have been schools of black drum on St. Joe shoreline directly across from Rockport.  Redfish have been good around the causeway between Port A and Aransas Pass as well - lots of fishing going on down here!!!  I even heard the guides out of Port A have been catching these large redfish in the Lydia Ann Channel and in behind the Lighthouse.  They said they were catching them on mostly live bait! 
CALL TO RESERVE - 361-386-3219

May your Fishing Always Be Catching!  

Capt. Dan Pike

 

 

 

 

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PORT ARANSAS OFFSHORE & BAY FISHING REPORT: MAY 2016

Spring is here and the fishing is great !!!!


The offshore boats are coming in with Atlantic Sharpnose Sharks, Kingfish, Amberjack and some real nice Blacktip and Spinner Sharks up to 80 pounds each .


Bay fisherman are coming in with limits of Redfish, Black Drum and a few Speckled Trout.
A few lucky fishermen have caught some nice Speckled Trout off the docks here at South Bay at night.


We have live shrimp, pin perch and blue crabs for bait.  We have started getting fresh Shad in also.


Time to plan for your fishing adventure give us a call so we can help you plan your next trip. 361 758 6900
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Book early so you have the day and boat your choice.  

    Call to make your reservations for your fishing adventure.

Phone:  361-758-6900      Toll Free: 800-567-5132

South Bay Marina, Port Aransas Deep Sea and Bay Fishing: Tuna, Shark, Ling, Red Snapper, Redfish, Trout, Black Drum! Boats and Kayak Rentals. Marina Services Offered!  We also have ice cold beverages from Gatorades, sodas and beer come in and take a break get you something cold to drink.  (Snapper is a Seasonal Fish.) 

 

RED SNAPPER       VERMILLION SNAPPER       DORADO     YELLOWFIN TUNA

VARIETY OF SHARK     KINGFISH      REDFISH      SPECKLED TROUT      BLACK DRUM

We are located... on the Intracoastal Channel as you're leaving Aransas Pass on Hwy 361 heading toward Port Aransas.  South Bay Marina is on your left about mid-way between Aransas Pass and Port Aransas. 

 

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Corporate groups, families on vacation with young children, tournament guiding experience.  Novice or experienced anglers.

Children Always Welcome!

Capt. Lanny Phillips

USCG Licensed / Master Certified

TPWD Certified

Specializing in Trophy Redfish and Speckled Trout.  Seasonal Black Drum

and Flounder too!

Call: 432-349-0353

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5-1-2016: Hello To Everyone, The Croakers are in, Trout Fishing is excellent, and Red Fishing is good to excellent. Trout are being caught on Croakers, or live shrimp, and Reds are being caught on live shrimp, live mullet, or shad. Soooo....what are you waiting for?
Contact me and lets go catch you some memories!  Call: 432-349-0353 ~ "Prime Time Red Fishing Season is year-round!!

You can also contact me via our website...www.tigernetfishguideservice.com, or by e-mail... tigernet@cableone.net.

I promise I'll give you 120%  of Pure Fishing Excitement!

Captain Lanny Phillips

 

5-1-2016 The fishing has been reall good and I don't see it slowing down anytime soon. I have been catching limits of good solid trout on popping cork and shrimp while drifting. They also have been hitting soft plastics on good wades. The bayou is now producing good numbers of fish with a good mixed bag most of the time. We are now starting to get croaker so that will become my bait of choice within the next two weeks. The redfish have been against the shore with this extremely high tide we have on cut mullet and shad. They are also hitting shrimp live or dead. I have dates still open in May and June so lets go fishing. Just give me a call.

TRY A ONE-OF-A-KIND CEDAR BAYOU FISHING ADVENTURE! 

If you're looking for Trophy Redfish and Huge Trout....let me be your 1st choice! I have 20 Years experience and I grew up here!  I can accommodate beginners and seasoned anglers alike.  As a father, I know all about how to keep the kiddos entertained and having the time of their lives catching fish!  You'll Travel Safe and Dry in my Custom 23' Stoner Boat with a New 250 HP Mercury Engine - Quiet and Smooth Ride! (Max 5 + Capt.)

Look Forward to Hearing from You & Visit My Site!  Phone: 361-403-7510

~Safety is Always a Priority~

 

 

 

5-1-2016: High tides, high winds... that's April for ya!!!  Getting limits every night I go out...lots of fish in the bays, everywhere this year!!!. This is going to be a "Banner Year" as long as the conditions continue as they are presently.  Flounder are 15"to 18" in length, a few sheepshead here and there which are also fun to catch - but some are under-sized. Throw them back and wait for them to grow up!!  But the drum are in full-force and picking up a few of those on every trip as well.  Trout are also showing-up in good numbers hitting the rattling bobbers and shrimp. The redfish are still a bit scattered up in the grass, but if you try free-lining shrimp and using top water lures, you'll tempt them just enough to take the bait and strike!  May is a transition month - just before summer yet cool enough to be part of spring..and the winds start laying-down more at night - which means great flounder gigging trips!  The 2nd or 3rd week of May we'll see the flounder start ramping-up, and I do mean a marked notice in the numbers we'll be catching!  My Fridays and Saturdays are booking up fast so try to call ahead if you need a weekend night!  Of course as a year-round flounder gigger, You can book on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday's too.  Why?  Those nights there is less pressure on the bays (e.g. the # of tournaments and corporate events usually take place on the weekend) meaning things are more quiet and also more quality fish in the bays! 
MOTHER'S DAY, MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND AND FATHER'S DAY - ALL COMING UP - SO BOOK EARLY AND GIVE A FLOUNDER TRIP TO SOMEONE YOU LOVE OR GIVE A TRIP TO YOURSELF AND FRIENDS - YOU DESERVE SOME FUN, DON'T YOU!!!   GIVE A CALL IF YOU WANT TO GIG WITH ME!
Thanks for looking in and don't forget to book early because weekends fill-up fast!  PH: 361-463-3217

FLOUNDER LOVE THE NIGHT LIFE - COME FIND OUT WHY!!!

KEEP CHECKING BACK & THANKS FOR LOOKIN' IN, KEEP READING MY REPORTS - THANKS!

Capt. Joe - Your Flounder Gigging Specialst    VISIT ME ONLINE. ANYTIME!!!


 

 

 

 

Capt. Randy Filla

USCG Licensed Fishing Guide

Texas Parks & Wildlife Certified

REDFISH     TROUT    FLOUNDER   DRUM

Looking for a great Texas coastal fishing guide and if your idea of adventure is fishing the beautiful, pristine saltwater bays of the South Texas Coastal Bend area, then you've come to the right place!  Perhaps you'd prefer wade fishing or drift fishing Aransas Bay, Redfish Bay, South Bay, Copano Bay, San Antonio Bay, Mesquite Bay and Corpus Christi Bay.  If it's more of an eco-style fishing adventure you're after, then try out a nature and birding trip around the Barrier Islands - Mustang Island, St. Joe's Island and other scenic stops along the Intracoastal waterway!  When wind and weather conditions allow, fishing with us will be one of the greatest experiences you've had on this part of the Texas coast.

Call & Reserve Your Date! 

Ph: 361-215-2332

5-1-2016: Hello to all!  Fishing is great. Redfish are all over the flats. Look for them in 1-3 feet of water. I've been using a wide verity of baits. Shad, pin perch and sea lice to mention a few. Limits of Reds have been coming in daily. The Trout have shown up and their ready for a free lined Croaker. Look for these fish in 3-5 feet water. Fish the shell pads and grass beds in these depths. All I can say is if your not fishing now YOUR MISSING OUT! Give me a call I have some days open.
Call: 361-215-2332 or check me out on Facebook @ Randal Filla

  
CALL ME FOR A FISHING ADVENTURE!  BOOK NOW - WEEKENDS FILL-UP FAST! 
Don't Set the Hook, Until you Fill-A-Bite,

Capt. Randy Filla  Ph: 361-215-2332

FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN ALWAYS WELCOME!

 

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NO FISH, NO PAY! CALL: 313-384-6463

USCG Licensed/TPWD Certified

COASTAL BEND

TOURNAMENT

FISHING GUIDE!

Fishing the Rockport, Port Aransas

and Corpus Christi Bay Areas!

Capt. Ryan Rock

REDFISH     TROUT     DRUM  

FLOUNDER    SHEEPSHEAD

CALL TO RESERVE:

313-384-6463

Families with Children.... Always Welcome!   

"I will go above and beyond to ensure you are happy with your bay fishing charter experience.

I put my heart and soul into every trip because I love what I do".
Beginners to Seasoned Anglers - Come on, Let's go!

4-1-2016: SPRING HAS SPRUNG IN THE TEXAS COASTAL BEND! 

The weather has been fantastic and as the temperatures and water temps warm up this month - it's only going to get better!   The redfish are hitting everything in sight and there's plenty of them in the flats already.  Trout are hanging-out in their usual spots but soon their eggs will be fertilized and then trout fishing is killer fun!   Call me to book a weekday or weekend trip - bring the family or your fiends - or both!   Book your trip now before the dates get filled!

To see pictures of my most recent fishing trips, go to my Facebook Page and if you want to catch a whole lot of fish and need to reserve your trip date, call 313-384-6463 or send me an e-mail.  I will get back to you just as soon as I get off the water!  

Be Safe and Tight Lines to All,

Visit: www.corpuschristiinshorefishingcharters.com

Capt. Ryan Rock  (captain.ryanrock@gmail.com)      PHONE #: 313-384-6463

 

 

 

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