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PORT ARANSAS OFFSHORE & BAY FISHING REPORT: DECEMBER 2016

 

 

The crew at South Bay would like to thank all of our wonderful customers for coming and patronizing our store. We appreciate your business very much. We enjoy hearing your fishing stories and hope you continue to come in and share them with us.  We all Hope that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and looking forward to a wonderful Merry Christmas.

Our offshore boats are still fishing when the weather allows and they are catching Atlantic Sharpnose Shark and Kingfish up to 38 pounds each.  We are offering 8 to 48 hour trips this season and into next year thru the summer. Call for details on the 24 hour trips and longer 361-758-6900.

Our Bay Fisherman are coming in with limits of Redfish, Black Drum and a Few Speckled Trout. The fisherman off the docks here at South Bay are catching nice Sand Trout, Sheepshead and Whiting to name a few.

We have been able to keep Live Shrimp in stock, Live Mullet, and a few Croaker. We also have fresh Shad (menhaden) at times just ask.  When you are ready to book your fishing trips just give us a call and we can help you put together a great adventure, call us! 
 Ph: 361 758 6900.  You can check out the different boats by going to our web-site www.portaransasadventures.com.
 

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.) 

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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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12-1-2016: Hello To Everyone,  My Goodness, talk about a "Cast and Blast" opportunity now is the time! A lot of Ducks showed a few weeks ago and it has done nothing but get better and better just like the fishing. Speaking of fishing you can catch Reds on shrimp when you can get shrimp, or use mullets either live, or fresh cut up. Either way a a blast, as a play on words, because it is...shoot ducks in the morning, clean them, and go fishing for the rest of the day. To me it's getting the best of both worlds. Please contact us.....and....."lets go catch and bag you some memories"!
Contact me - Call: 432-349-0353  "Prime Time Red Fishing Season is year-round!!

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Captain Lanny Phillips

 

12-1-2016 What a great passed couple of weeks! The fishing has been holding out great for this time of year. There have been very few cold fronts to keep water temps down so the fish have been very aggressive. I have had good limits of trout either wading or drifting with shrimp or your favorite soft plastics. Red fish have been good wading using shrimp or soft plastics and in the boat on cut mullet or crab. There has been good size reds in the surf on good current movement out at the bayou. I expect the big flounder will start moving back thru soon and should be able to catch a few out at the bayou also. I have had great duck hunts this November and I expect December and January to be no different. We have great number of birds here this year with redheads, pin tails, widgeon, gadwall and teal.. I even had a mallard a few days ago and a banded redhead . If your down for a cast and blast or just a fishing trip this December give me a shout I have a few good days still open. I also do gift certificates for that special person for Christmas or any special occasion. I hope you have a happy Holidays.
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

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12-1-2016: No gigging the month of November has got me prepping the boat for December and I'm ready to go!! The biggest flounder of the year are out there and they're catching them in various exit channels going out to the gulf. Cedar Bayou, Lydia Ann, Packery Channels and the Ship Channel are producing flounder! We've been using live cut mullet on a rod and reel plus mud minnows. These are my favorites for light line and small, multiple hooks work best. When you feel a bite, feed him line and don't set the hook. Wait a long time then just raise up and reel. Be sure and have a net handy - they shake the hook and get away. They are hard to hook. Well, good fishing to you my next report will be the December run!!! Happy Holidays to you and yours!!!


ATTENTION SPECIAL PRICING!
December 1st Ė 14th:
2 people for $250 and $50 for each additional person up to 5-6.
Limits Ė 2 Flounder, 5 Sheepshead and 5 Drum per person/per night

After December 14th:
2 people for $400 and $75 for each additional person up to 4.
Limits Ė 5 Flounder, 5 Sheepshead and 5 Drum per person/per night

January February March I'll be running a Winter Special call for details, so please check back to see that Winter Special!!
NEWSFLASH!  I'm proud to announce I'm building a new boat with enhanced capabilities. Larger and more stable with a bigger engine to increase power and performance. I'll be giving updates and progress report with photos too! 
 

Thank you for looking in

Capt. Joe, Your Flounder Gigging Specialist!!
 

Weekends fill-up fast!  PH: 361-463-3217  REMEMBER - FLOUNDER LOVE THE NIGHT LIFE - COME FIND OUT WHY!!!

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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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12-1-2016:  Another year almost gone! Wow, I canít believe itís nearly over. Overall 2016 has been a another good year for me and my clients. I was just looking at my books the other day on the record of fish Iíve taken over the year. Pretty much keeping up with what I normally do every year. The count was 1685 redfish, and 210 black drum. I was a bit surprised at my black drum count, but then after I thought about it, they did seem to show themselves a little later this year compared to previous years.  Itís really been a warm year, as far as early fall temps go, but as I write this report we are finally receiving a substantial front in the area tonight. Hopefully it puts our fish into our normal fall patterns. November was good to me, but itís looking like December could be a great month to fish this year with it cooling off later than normal. With this cold front, it should pick up our duck hunting also. The first split of duck season has really been warm, too warm in fact, but my duck hunts have been good to fair so far. Iím looking forward to that great success with full straps of ducks along with keeping my big box of fish. This front should really turn things around for me on the duck hunting side of things by pushing a lot more birds down into the area.
During our closed duck hunting split season I will be running some doe only meat hunts if you are interested. Hunting dates are Dec 4-8.  2 day hunt / 4 does / $600 and we supply lodging as well. Give me a call to reserve dates and other details.  With this being the last report of the 2016 year, I want to wish all of you a Merry Christmas, and a Happy Prosperous New Year!
I still have a few dates yet to book in December to be full, and plenty of dates in January as well open if you would like to get in on some duck hunting and possibly some fishing.

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

 

 

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

12-1-2016: Hot, Hot, Hot! Where is our cool weather? November has been unusually warm, but that is a good thing for the flounder gigging. The flounder will stay in the bays with the water temperature staying warm. I have been out just a couple of times this month scouting to see where the flounder may be. I have come across lots of flounder hanging around the main pass going out to the Gulf. The gigging season will reopen December 1 and I have just a few weeknights available. I hope to be able to run late trips for my customers as well. If you want your chance to gig a trophy fish, this is the time to go! Please give me a call for some big flounder!
REMINDER: The flounder gigging season reopens December 1st. During the first two weeks of December the bag limit is dropped to 2 per person.
I would like to send a big shout-out to all my customers during the summer! "Thank You!" Hope to see you all again next year! Remember to book early!
Give me a call TODAY, or you'll be left at the dock. Book your trip NOW!

Make sure you check-out my 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!

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Capt. David Dupnik 

 

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

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11-1-2016:  Hello Everybody, October is normally the cooling trend toward fall. What has happened? We are tying and setting record highs. It is cooler than July and August, but where is our fall weather? With that said the fish don't know any better or simply do not care. Trout are still eating piggy perch and croaker (if you can find them) with boat limits still being the normal day. Red fish are scarce in some bays and the flats are very inconsistent. One day a boat limit is caught and the next day two to three fish are caught. Basically for the month of October that is the story in the flats. Hopefully November will tune in weather wise and the red fish will fall into pattern. Regardless with the mild weather a day on the water is very nice and productive.
Call: 1-888-948-7688 Schedule Your Next Fishing Adventure Online - Now!
Until Next Time, Go Fishing!

Capt. Kevin McCoy

Reel McCoy Guide Service

 

 

~ 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.

Exceptional Results for Beginners & Experienced Anglers!  Families with Young Children Always Welcome!

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112-1-2016: Cold fronts are moving through consistently at this time and the tides are moving the fish around. The last few weeks we have been fishing the Rockport area looking for reds. Having some good days while moving around quite a lot. Bait of choice has been fishing cut mullet when you can get it. Reds have been hanging around the mud and shell areas so be patient. If you don't get a bite going within 15 to 30 minutes, move to another area. Most of the reds we've been getting are on the lower slot size with a few oversize mixed in the box. Don't forget this is the time of the year where there is not a lot of live bait available. Dust off those top waters and gold spoons and give 'em a try. Top waters in the small pink Skitterwalk have been producing good numbers of both reds and trout while drifting and wading.
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. 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

12-1-2016: To all a happy thanksgiving. We really haven't had much of a winter yet. This has made for some very nice days on the water. There is still and abundant number of trout in a lot of areas. Many fishermen will be wading and drifting for them. Fish for them in 2 to 4 feet of water on live shrimp free lined or under a popping cork. As winter comes in to play throw artificial baits in a soft plastic with and 1/8 once jig head with a very slow retrieve on cooler days. You have to experiment with colors as the pattern will change often. The redfish bite will continue to be good. The redfish will be biting on a wide verity of baits. Shrimp dead and live, mullet, pin perch. Look for these fish in 1 to 3 feet of water. Artificial baits will also work good in the same depths. Black Drum will be good on dead or live shrimp in cuts and small channels in and around shell. This winter will see some high north winds that will push our water out making for lower tides. When this happens there will be some excellent fishing in certain areas. Don't forget the winter months. They can be some of the best days you can have on the water!!
CALL ME FOR A FISHING ADVENTURE!  BOOK NOW - WEEKENDS FILL-UP FAST!   PH: 361-215-2332
Don't Set the Hook, Until you Fill-A-Bite,

Capt. Randy Filla  Ph: 361-215-2332

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ARANSAS BAY FISHING ADVENTURES

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

Catch Fish & Have Fun...That's Our Motto!

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

REDFISH    SPECKLED TROUT    BLACK DRUM    FLOUNDER

 

12-1-16: GREAT FISHING... HAPPENING NOW!!!

DECEMBER means AWESOME REDFISH OPPORTUNITIES!

As the water begins to cool down, which is happening late this year, you can switch from piggy perch and croaker to live shrimp and cut baits. We are catching nice red fish fishing the grass with cut mullet. Live finger mullet have been producing nice stringers of Reds and Flounder fishing the flats and back lakes. Trout are still hitting best on Croaker and Perch for now. After another cold front live shrimp under a popping cork will be fantastic.

Surf fishing as of late has been outstanding. Full stringers of large slot Redfish are coming on Croaker, dead shrimp, and live finger mullet.

Free lining live baits will catch you some nice trout. Until next month, Rockport Fishing Trips wishes you tight lines and following seas.
Don't wait - call now: 361-790-3746

Get out on the water and have some fun this summer and until next month may you have "Following Seas and Tight Lines".

Capts. Lori & Kevin Sims - USCG Licensed Fishing Captains

 

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

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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!

12-1-16:  Itís getting to be my favorite time of year to catch fish. The winter months make for great fishing no matter what kind of trip you are looking for. Big trout, redfish, or an ice chest full of trout or Sheepshead are all possibilities during the winter. Many wade fishing enthusiasts love wading for that trophy trout while families with kids can build lasting memories as they catch their limit of Sheepshead without having to take a long boat ride. Donít miss your opportunity to head down to Corpus Christi Texas to fish the Laguna Madre or Baffin Bay.

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

 

 

 

 

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!

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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! LET'S GO GIGGING!!

NOVEMBER  ~  TRIP OFFERED FOR FIRST TIME  ~ 

6-HOUR COMBO TRIP!!

FIRST 3-HOURS, ROD & REEL FISHING USING LIVE BAIT

FOR FLOUNDER AND REDFISH

(Limit 2 flounder & 3 redfish per person; all fish caught will be cleaned & bagged.

ONLY $350 FOR 2 PEOPLE - $100 PER ADDITIONAL PERSON (MAX. 4 PEOPLE)

SECOND 3-HOURS GIGGING FOR SHEEPSHEAD AND

BLACK DRUM - GREAT TABLE FARE!

Trips will depart at 3pm and return by 10pm.

Call Capt. Dan: 361-386-3219

DECEMBER  ~  2 WEEKS ONLY  ~ 

FLOUNDER GIGGING SPECIAL!!

5-HOURS, LIMIT 2 FLOUNDER GIGGED OR CAUGHT ON ROD & REEL

TPWD rules for December 1st, opens to 2 flounder per person gigged or caught on rod & reel - for this 2 week period only.

(I can not exceed 875 lbs. of persons and gear due to USCG regs. for the size of my vessel.)

ONLY $300 FOR 2 PEOPLE - $75 ADDITIONAL PERSON (MAX. 4 PEOPLE)

Trips will depart at 5pm and return by 10pm; all fish caught will be cleaned and bagged by the Captain!
 

12-1-2016: Hello South Texas! This will be short and sweet, since I only run flounder trips these days, everyone knows we are closed for the month of November. too gigging, I have not been out since the 1st of November. This month I have been busy refurbishing the boat for my customers when we open on the first of December, so book your trip now, there will be plenty of flounder, drum, and Sheepshead to fill your coolers, and a ton of adventure doing it, just give me a call and we will set something up! Happy Holidays! TIME TO BOOK IS NOW!!!

May your Fishing Always Be Catching!  

Capt. Dan Pike - The Flounder Man - 361-386-3219

 

 

 

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