Event: Port Aransas Jetties Night Fishing, Aransas Pass/Rockport, Texas
Texas Flyfishers are heading to the North Jetty at Port Aransas for a night of fishing. Boat departure is 4 pm on Saturday, 8/21 with a return to the dock on Sunday morning 8/22.
We will be fishing on both the rock jetties and the beach front of San Jose Island. Lots of fish species to target with the most plentiful being: trout, reds, ladyfish and Spanish mackerel. We can also target the big stuff: tarpon, bull reds, jack crevalle, king mackerel, snook.
We will take the jetty boat to and from to the North Jetty. The last jetty boat leaves the dock at 4 pm on Saturday and first return trip is 9 am on Sunday. The jetty boat costs $18. Location of the jetty boat is Port Aransas Fisherman’s Warf – 900 Tarpon St, Port Aransas, TX 78373 (361-749-5448).
Trip leader: Scott Fossum
When: Sat, Aug 21; returning Sun, Aug 22
Where: Port Aransas Jetties
Start Time: Sat – 4 pm jetty boat (the last one..don’t miss it) Return Time: Sun – 9:00 am – First boat in the morning
Trip Leader: Scott Fossum
Phone/text: 2 ate 1 – 7 ate 2 – eleven 60
Where: We will take the jetty boat to and from to the North Jetty. The last jetty boat leaves the dock at 4 pm on Saturday and first return trip is 9 am on Sunday. The jetty boat costs $18. Location of the jetty boat is Port Aransas Fisherman’s Warf – 900 Tarpon St, Port Aransas, TX 78373 (361-749-5448).
How to sign up:
1. Evite link (Click here)
2. Or e-mail / call the trip leader.
How to get waiver forms: Download Waiver form here:
Cost: Personal expenses and transportation
Tides are favorable, we will have moving water the entire time.
Rods: 7 wt and greater
Fly lines: floating or sinking. Pro tip: bring a spare fly line. Jetties love to eat sinking lines.
Flies: Baitfish flies – floating, suspending and sinking . Bring some large ones to target the big stuff (big bait catch big fish)
3 fly collection: VIP popper, gold spoon, lead eye clouser
Tippet: 20 lb minimum
2 flashlights with extra batteries
clear safety glasses for casting at night
The best footwear for walking on the jetties is steel spiked golf shoes. The worst is flip flops. I’ll be wearing wading boots with rubber soles and being very careful.
To sleep at the jetty, I’ve seen tents, tent cots and sleeping pads. The granite jetties are very hard, so you might want to bring a pad to sit on or sleep on. The beach sand is softer and more comfortable for sleeping.
Jetty Boat info:
Plan on departing from Fisherman’s Warf, 900 Tarpon St, Port Aransas, TX 78373 (361-749-5448). on the 2 pm boat. If you miss it, take the 4pm (last) boat.
It can take up to 1 hour to cross on the ferry. Sometimes it is quicker to cross on the Corpus JFK causeway and drive down the island.