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Johnny Depp makes waves in small Texas town on Gulf Coast fishing trip

Johnny Depp makes waves in small Texas town on Gulf Coast fishing trip

Johnny Depp fishing in Rockport August 2013
A Rockport resident posted this Instagram of Johnny Depp with fishing guide Todd Adams on August 24. Photo by Schells/Instagram

The Texas hamlet of Rockport is all abuzz after some strange twist of fate brought Johnny Depp to the small Gulf Coast town for an apparent fishing expedition.

KIII Channel 3 in Corpus Christi reports that dozens of fans descended upon the region after a photo of the Edward Scissorhands actor with local fishing expert Todd Adams made its way onto social media on August 24.

"Oh yeah Johnny Depp likes to fish in Rockport!" writes area resident Michelle Bollom on her now-infamous Instagram post. "Hope he caught some."

Although CultureMap was unable to reach Adams for confirmation, numerous Depp devotees familiar with the star's body art claim on KIII's Facebook page that the image is legit.

Rockport — with its Gulf breezes and a population hovering around 9,000 — surely provided a pleasant respite from the negative reviews and weak box office numbers that plagued The Lone Ranger this summer. Hopefully the actor had checked out Rockport's awe-inspiring Big Tree, a live oak estimated to be as old as 2,000 years.

Depp will reprise his Captain Jack Sparrow role for a fifth Pirates of the Caribbean film expected in 2015. In the meantime, the actor is finishing work on Trancendence, a sci-fi thriller in which he plays a scientist whose brain is uploaded into a supercomputer after he's killed by terrorists.