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Deep Sea Fishing Port Aransas: Wild Lionfish

Deep Sea Fishing Port Aransas

deep sea fishing port aransas lionfish catch

Deep Sea fishing Port Aransas charters not only catches regular, edible fish, but exotic, wild fish as well. Zebra-fish, firefish, turkeyfish, tastyfish, butterfly-cod—it goes by many names. However, this species has officially earned the name Lionfish.

lionfish caught on 9 hour fishing charter in port aransas

Lionfish get their unique name from the royally colored red-and-orange pattern across the back, which resembles a lion’s mane, therefore earning it the strange name. And, not only do they have a strange name, but they live in places with other exotic creatures. They live in warm waters, which often include coral reefs. Lionfish are rare sights to see, and very interesting to look at, making their natural beauty an amazing addition to the coral reefs it lives in. Hanging around other peculiar animals—such as seahorses, lobsters, sea turtles, and lobsters—it creates a truly amazing sight via its beauty.

The Lionfish was caught on the Scat Cat nine-hour trip, May 7th, 2021. It got caught twenty-eight miles off the shore. The riders of the Scat Cat took the fish cautiously to land, where it would carefully cleaned and gutted.

In the attached photo, you can see the true splendor of this creature. With the tip of its body going down to the edge of the lower body, it has an orange base with a fresh red-like color spreading out in stripes across its body—resembling the lion’s mane, where it earned the majestic name. It also has black dots scattered across its side and top fins. Finally, it has a tailfin that’s semi-opaque.

No Enemies

Lionfish also don’t have any natural enemies to worry about. Instead, they have venomous spines along their back and sides which would puncture anything that dares threaten the marvelous creature. Luckily, while it does have venom, it isn’t deadly—but it’ll make you sick without a doubt. Threats that foolishly attempt to attack the Lionfish may not die from the poison, but if the spine punctures deep enough it can kill its foe. And, while Lionfish aren’t typically aggressive, they are a highly invasive species and will destroy habitats where they don’t belong.

Grumbles Seafood Co.

Feeling peckish after a long day of offshore fishing? Head to our restaurant where you’ll enjoy ocean front dining with the freshest catch in town. Grumbles is a fast casual restaurant where families and fisherman alike can come “as they are” directly from the beach or the boat. Enjoy the beautiful view of the Port Aransas Harbor from our large, covered deck and watch the boats return from a day of fishing as they unload their catch each afternoon. After all, you’ve already unloaded your catch!

Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Ready for your own fresh-caught adventure off the coast of Port Aransas? Check out our deep sea fishing charters today. Our captains are looking forward to making your trip memorable.

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Departing Port Aransas Fisherman's Wharf