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Port Aransas Surf (Fish Pass) #13755066 11/03/20 04:39 PM
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I spent a few days last weekend fishing the surf, on the north side of the old jetties at Fish Pass (I call them the "Double Dicks" https://rb.gy/yzwpiz). The water was fantastic, emerald green with lots of bait. Good bird action too, but didn't see a lot of blow ups. Saturday morning (10/31) was great, casting from the second bar I was fishing one pole on the shore-side of the third bar and one pole on the Gulf side, live finger mullet on a fish finder rig. I thought about swimming to the third bar, but I'm old and the water was too cold.

Total catch:
* One slot red, 26", 6.5 lbs (kept, pic of dinner follows)
* One bull red, 42", 25 lbs (released)
* Three blacktips, to 40" (ish) (all released)
* One speck that would have kept (16"ish inches), but I released him.

I lost one or two fish -- the action in the morning was pretty hot, I couldn't keep both of my surf rods out before something would hit one of them. I wish I would have been standing on the third bar freelining live mullet, but the water was too cold. One of the fish I lost was a pretty monster speck, it took drag on my surf rod, but I lost him in the wade gut. So it goes. All of the best action was on the Gulf side of the third bar.

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Yes, the fish was undercooked. It was dark and I was drinking. I threw it back on the grill for a few minutes, but I was too hungry to take another picture.

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Re: Port Aransas Surf (Fish Pass) [Re: atx_ben] #13755469 11/03/20 10:40 PM
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Good to hear. Thanks for the report!

I'm heading down on Saturday for a week. Hopefully we stay hurricane free...

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Re: Port Aransas Surf (Fish Pass) [Re: Glitchmo] #13756475 11/04/20 03:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Glitchmo
Good to hear. Thanks for the report!

I'm heading down on Saturday for a week. Hopefully we stay hurricane free...


The water seems to be cooling off, so I suspect we're ok with the hurricanes smile

I fished a bit at Packery Channel, there were a lot of people in the general area, but I didn't see a lot of people catching stuff. There was good water movement, and bait, so I suspect it's just a matter of getting the right conditions there. But that seems to be a nice place to fish from shore, with lots of places to easily launch a kayak.

Re: Port Aransas Surf (Fish Pass) [Re: atx_ben] #13759878 11/06/20 09:29 PM
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Nice fish and nice piece of meat! The wife and I just hauled 2 3lb. bass in from the bank and we were to hungry to even take pics. They hit the grease a half hour ago and now we're checking the I-net.

Good going! Nice reds.


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Re: Port Aransas Surf (Fish Pass) [Re: atx_ben] #13760017 11/06/20 11:36 PM
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Thanks @Zebco. Hitting the surf for reds in October/November, whether I'm free-lining live mullet and wading or staking out the surf rods, may be my favorite kind of fishing. And MAN I love eating them, especially like this.

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Originally Posted by atx_ben
Thanks @Zebco. Hitting the surf for reds in October/November, whether I'm free-lining live mullet and wading or staking out the surf rods, may be my favorite kind of fishing. And MAN I love eating them, especially like this.


Since you like it that way (and I do too) see if you can find a steelhead trout filet to do like that. It comes out tasting like the most tender ribeye you ever had in your life.


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