Larry Onken Stringer of Sheepshead

Visiting from Thompson Illinois Larry Onken catches a stringer of sheepshead at the Port A Jetty. Using Ghost shrimp for bait.http://tales.justgofishin.com

Aaron Evins Sheepshead catches

 Aaron Evins caught a few sheepshead at the Port Aransas Jetty today using live shrimp. Looks like about a 3 pounder. http://tales.justgofishin.com

Mike Burkhart Speckled Sea Trout Catches

Mike Burkhart from Blanko Texas enjoys fishing at the Port A Jetty this New Years Eve. Caught a few nice keepers while using live shrimp. Mike also a fishing guide part time. He's the only angler catching trout today. http://tales.justgofishin.com

Jay Mclellan Sheepshead catches

Visiting from Fort Hood Texas, Jay McLellan enjoyed a nice day at the Port A Jetty. Had a nice stringer started of Sheepshead using live shrimp. Nice way to end the year. http://tales.justgofishin.com

New Years Eve Fishing at Port A Jetty

The anglers were out today at the Port A Jetty enjoying a calm mild day. There were reports of a few Bull Redfish caught and released in the morning. Sheepheads were the main catches today with some speckled trout. One angler caught a snook the was just on the short side of keeping.

Hilton Crocker of Port Aransas shown in the picture with his backpack was out enjoying New Years Eve with hopes of catching a few fish for the dinner table. He said his backpack is easy to make. Just pick-up a backpack frame at a local pawn shop and attach needed accessories. I've seen other backpacks used at Port A Jetty which makes it easier to hike the large bolders while selecting your fishing location. http://tales.justgofishin.com


Austin's Great Sheepshead Stringer

Austin of Flour Bluff (Corpus Christi, TX) and his family caught this nice stringer of sheepshead at the Port A Jetty using live shrimp. Not a bad way to spend your Christmas break from school! You could see that it was a great family outing. http://tales.justgofishin.com

Rob Ortlieb Great Sheepshead Catch

This 22 inch Sheepshead was caught by Rob Ortlieb of Lincoln, Nebraska using Ghost Shrimp at the Port A Jetty. Rob is visiting family for this Christmas season and had a great day of fishing. Rob had a few more smaller sheepsheads in his bucket. Welcome to Texas Rob! http://tales.justgofishin.com

Tom Weister Great Sheepshead Catch

Tom Weister of Oostburg, Wisconsin caught a nice 22 inch Sheepshead while I was walking by at the Port A Jetty. He's in town enjoy the Christmas season with his daughter and son in law. He took a break and went to Port A Jetty for a nice day of fishin. Using live shrimp for his catch of the day. http://tales.justgofishin.com

Cesar Moriel Great Sheepshead Catch

Cesar Moriel of Corpus Christi caught this nice 17 inch Sheepshead at the Port A Jetty Using Dead Shrimp heads. http://tales.justgofishin.com

Tale of Two Jetty's

After a couple weeks of cold fronts with wind and rain has made it difficult to enjoy fishing at the Port A Jetty and the Packery Channel Jetty. The Packery Channel Jetty Northside access has been closed for road construction and you have to drive further North to the Newport access road. This weekend is the first nice weather we have had to get out and place your hook in the water.

I stopped by the Port A Jetty and the anglers were out in full force using live and dead shrimp and taking nice catches of Sheepsheads. The weather is fabulous and the water is clear and setting up a great day of angling. I was able to visit with several anglers vacationing from different parts of the country and staying there in Port Aransas. They seemed to be enjoying the day away from the shopping malls for Christmas gifts.

After taking several pictures at Port A Jetty, I decided to run down to the Packery Channel Jetty to see what kind of angling was going on there. I found just a few fishermen and the end of the Jetty. Their only catches were hardheads, nemeses of the bottom.

What an interesting difference today between the Port A Jetty & the Packery Channel Jetty. Port A Jetty is more of a vacation destination for many from other parts of the country and therefore will have more anglers. The Packery Channel Jetty is more of a "locals" destination and with the North access road closed made things more scarce. Both jetties produce great numbers of catches but on this day the Port A Jetty had much more going for it. http://www.justgofishin.com


Mando Martinez Bull Redfish Catch

Mando Martinez caught a couple of Bull Redfish between 10:00pm and 2:00am at the Port A Jetty. Using cut piggy perch his kids caught earlier in the day. The Bull Redfish pictured is 36 inches. He caught several other species for the cooler. http://tales.justgofishin.com