Just kidding! Happy April Fools’ Day! Unfortunately there are still no sawfish in Texas, but if you’re curious about what actually is biting and when, they’re all listed below. To learn even more about fishing in Port Aransas, including where you can find a fishing guide, purchase bait and tackle, book an excursion, or have a local restaurant cook your catch, visit the fishing and boating page.

 

Gulf Fishing

 

Spanish Mackerel

Dates: May–September

Bait: Spoon, Live Mullet

Ling (Cobia)

Dates: April–October

Bait: Live Perch, Ribbon Fish, Sardine, Jig

Pompano

Dates: October–April

Bait: Shrimp, Fishbites

Kingfish

Dates: Year Round

Bait: Ribbon Fish, Cigar Minnow, Lure

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Dates: July–October

Maybe next April 1st there will be a real sawfish!

Sailfish

Dates: July–September

Bait: Ballyhoo, Lure, Live Tuna

Marlin

Dates: July–September

Bait: Ballyhoo, Lure, Live Tuna

Barracuda

Dates: Year Round

Bait: Live Blue Runner, Ballyhoo, Lure

Red Snapper (offshore)

Dates: June–August

Bait: Live Perch, Squid

Grouper

Dates: December–April

Bait: Large Whole Fish

Amberjack

Dates: May–August

Bait: Live Bait, Jig

Bay Fishing

 

Redfish

Dates: Year Round

Bait: Shrimp, Mullet, Lure

Speckled Trout

Dates: Year Round

Bait: Shrimp, Perch, Lure

Drum

Dates: Year Round

Bait: Shrimp, Crab

Flounder

Dates: Year Round

Bait: Shrimp, Lure, Finger Mullet