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YELLOWFIN TUNA SHARK
REDFISH SPECKLED TROUT
Phone: 361-758-6900 OR 800-567-5132
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The Finest Offshore & Bay Fishing
Anywhere on the Texas Gulf Coast!
FISHING REPORT FOR JAN 1ST THRU JAN 31ST,
Wintertime is here.........
The offshore fishing trips have slowed down but the fishing is doing
good on the days we can make it out. The bay fishing is doing
excellent !!!!! We are catching nice Speckled Trout up to 25",
Redfish, Sheepshead and lots of Whiting of nice size, off the docks
here at South Bay Marina. The guides are coming in with limits of
Redfish and Sheepshead. The kayakers are also doing well with their
limits on Redfish. Seems the fish are behind us in the shallow water
counted over 14 boats in the back yesterday. Live shrimp is hard to
come by. All the guys are catching them with live mullet and dead
shrimp seem to be doing the best. It is time to start thinking about
booking your fishing trips for the season. We are already taking
reservation for the year. Give us a call and we will be happy to
assist you in planning your special day out on the water.
Who We Are:
professionally-staffed and our boats are USCG Approved.
Adventures is a professionally-staffed company dedicated to providing
customers with quality and service. By location, we have access
to the best fishing areas on the Texas Gulf Coast and all of
captains are USCG Licensed Fishing Captains.
About Our Charter
We Cater to Individuals,
Couples, Families with Children, Small and Large Groups.
Call Offshore to discuss your ideas and they'll be able to
help you find the perfect adventure - built around your needs.
Our marina store has sandwiches, soda, ice cold beer, ice, tackle, boat
batteries, t-shirts, hats, snacks, seafood, shrimp and live
crab when available.
Convenient - Stop by and say hello!
Seafood is Available
Straight-off the Boat Into
Your Ice Chest!
located on the Intracoastal Channel as you're leaving Aransas Pass on
Hwy 361 toward Port Aransas. South Bay Marina is on your left
about mid-way between Aransas Pass and Port Aransas. We are
accessible by land or boat.
Live & Dead Baits:
Marina carries a large assortment of live baits, shrimp, squid,
mud minnows, finger mullet, croaker (when in season) and piggy perch.
We have a variety of dead baits: finger mullet, shrimp, bait crabs,
eel, sea lice, and menhaden for in the bays. Offshore baits
include: ribbonfish, sardines, squid and threadfin herring.
Cleaning Services are Available!
Kayak Rentals & Custom Trips: We rent kayaks
and can accommodate customers by water with several docks. If
you're more interested in a taking a birding tour, a sunset cruise,
tour of the Lydia Ann Lighthouse, go on a popular Dolphin Watch
(Kid-Friendly), ready to experience a "Photographic Safari" or a dream
trip of your choice... just tell Offshore Adventures about your trip
ideas and they'll do their utmost to accommodate!
Reporting Program Aims to Ensure Texas Anglers Get Share of Red Snapper
AUSTIN– Red snapper are a favorite among anglers for its tenacious
fight and, arguably, as the tastiest fish in the Gulf. But management of
the species over the years has been challenging and controversial.
In light of those challenges, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Coastal
Fisheries Division staff is asking recreational anglers for assistance to
help manage red snapper.
Beginning June 1, Texas anglers (with the
exception of party boat anglers) are asked to report their red snapper
landings via a short online survey at www.tpwd.texas.gov/snapper. At the
end of each day’s trip or soon afterwards, parties that land red snapper
are asked to submit basic information about the trip’s total red snapper
catch, the date it occurred, number of fish landed, etc. Only one person
needs to report for the entire angling party. Anglers fishing from
party boats are exempt from reporting as the captain reports for you.
Party boats are generally larger boats where people pay per person, as
opposed to paying a single fee (for one or more persons) for a guided
This data will be used in conjunction with
current harvest monitoring programs, and will be useful in designing
future harvest monitoring programs. It will also serve as an indicator of
the health of the red snapper fishery off Texas shores. “Anglers are
strongly encouraged to report their landings,” said Robin Riechers, TPWD
Coastal Fisheries Division Director. “Not only does it help manage the
fishery, but it allows all red snapper anglers to get involved in the
management of the species.”
Texas and the other four Gulf states, cooperatively with National Marine
Fisheries Service (NMFS), manage red snapper in federal waters. One of the
key pieces of information in the management of the red snapper fishery is
the total recreational harvest, that is, how many red snapper are landed
by recreational anglers in a given year.
Texas state waters (less than 9 nautical miles from shore) are open
year-round for red snapper with a four fish bag limit and a minimum size
limit of 15 inches. Regulations in federal waters (greater than 9 nautical
miles from shore) may differ from state regulations. This year, the
recreational season in federal waters will run June 1-9 with a two fish
daily bag limit and 16-inch minimum length limit. For more information on
federal fisheries regulations go to
www.gulfcouncil.org or call toll-free
While TPWD currently performs routine dockside creel surveys to monitor
the landings and fishing effort for a variety of species along the Texas
coast, this pilot program will utilize angler reported data to compliment
these routine surveys allowing for better estimation of the recreational
red snapper landings in the state.
If you have further questions
regarding red snapper management and/or the
program, contact the TPWD Coastal Fisheries office at (512) 389-2011.
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