Spanish & King mackerel college send-off

August 09, 2017 by Champ Earwood

Trip Info

The Catch
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Summary

We left the dock at 7:10 on this fine Wednesday morning. The father and son team were looking for some quality fishing time before sending the young man off to college. Snapper season is closed on the weekdays, so we were going after Kingfish, ling, Spanish mackerel and whatever else we could pull out of the water. After picking up more ribbon fish at Woody’s in Port Aransas, we headed out for the platforms about 8 miles offshore. We had some concerns about the sea due to the storm down in the Southern Gulf, but as it turned out, it was a beautiful day all around. We drifted ribbon fish around the platforms for an hour and picked up a real nice Spanish mackerel that went into the box. We also managed to bring in three nice Kingfish which were released back into the sea. We left the platforms around 9:30, headed for the Mustang Island Reef approximately 7 miles away. We drifted over this reef for another 2 hours, picking up 6 more Kingfish. At one point in time, we had a double hook up. All of the Kingfish were released unharmed. Fortunately, the Spanish mackerel was big enough to make a fine meal for our two guests, who are planning to have it cooked for them in a Rockport restaurant.

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