I have the very good fortune to be making a family trip to Port Aransas this Sunday - Wednesday (August 25-28-2019) and will have my adult sons with me. Although I grew up in Flour Bluff (18 miles from Port A), I have never kayak fished the portion of the Laguna Madre near Port A. We are staying in a VRBO in Ocean Village (about a mile or so South of Port A). I could really use a little advice from you folks regarding fishing.
I have a little unusual rig. I will be taking my 14' boat equipped with a 20 HP motor and three fishing kayaks (we kayak fish regularly in Central Texas so we are not new to kayaking). My plan is for the old man (that would be me) to pilot the boat and tow the kayaks to fishing areas. I will stay in the boat along with our supplies and fish from it. The sons will head out in the kayaks and explore the surrounding areas. We have ops tested the towing and it works very well, although I keep the speed at around 5 mph. A little slow but given the possibility of winds it does make getting to where you want to fish much easier. This should be particularly helpful since we do not know exactly where we want to go.
So, I need help with two questions:
1) Does anyone know of a location in or near Port A. that I can launch the boat and the kayaks that is anywhere near decent fishing areas? On Google Earth there appears to be a decent launch site on Wilson's Cut. IF so, this would give us easy access to Shamrock Island and the various islands in that area. By the way, we have kayak fished Lighthouse Lakes but I would like to avoid the ferry and stay on the Port A side if at all possible since one of the wives will be dropping us off and taking my truck and trailer back to the VRBO while we are fishing.
2) Does anyone know if the flats between hwy 361 and Shamrock Island are decent fishing areas?
Any suggestions are welcome and much appreciated.