Captain Nathan Beabout has guided fishing trips and duck hunting trips on the Middle Texas Coast since 2007. He has fine tuned his fishing and hunting skills, and adapted to all skill levels of customers for a successful trip. Spending many days on the water every year, his knowledge and skills of fishing from San Antonio Bay to Cedar Bayou and Port Mansfield areas, has developed and can lead you to a memorable trip. Call Capt. Nathan at (210) 452-9680
Aaaaaannd day 5!
It has been an eventful string of trips with these boys. As always, I can’t wait for the next ones.
Today we didn’t find any big trout, but some solid 3# fish, along with a couple nice flounder. Our top baits were DSL’s chicken of the c, purpatraitor, and purple reign. We managed a few bites on dirty tequila and magic grass. All our fish were caught on windward banks in thigh deep water.
Day 3 and 4 of 5, started before the sun came up wading over oyster shell. With 5 guys we did 2 pack drop offs on small reefs, that way we all had room to fish the right zone. From the moment we hoped out, we had fish hitting DSL’s chicken of the c and purpinator.
With the wind staying low all day, we stayed on the shell and was able to consistently catch fish throughout the day. The only thing that changed was our bait selection. As the clouds burned of magic grass and chicken of the c were the better baits.
Today we planned to go to the jetties. Unfortunately with the strong SE winds it over took the currents, and for me, I have never been successful at the jetties for bulls without a current. We still had a lot of fun sharing stories, and ooh yeah missing one bite! Lol.
Tomorrow we are setting our sites on wading, and trying to use the approaching front to find one or two big trout. Whatever happens, I know we will have a ball doing it.
It was a pretty consistent bite before sunrise, there were some smalls mixed in, but the better fish were 17-19”. Then shortly after sunrise we started playing musical chairs with the thunderstorms. Finally settling in on a windward bank of sand/grass for some redfish action!
The trout on the shell this morning wanted strawberry wine and chicken of the c. Redfish were after dirty tequila and spicey pumpkinseed.
We got some good fronts coming later in the weekend and early next week. Hopefully it will drop our tides, and cool the waters back off. If this will happen I know the fishing pattern will become a little more predictable throughout the day.
Give us a call for November availability, whether its wading or sight casting.
Fun day with repeat clients, taking advantage of cooler water temps to find better trout.
We didn’t get many bites today, but as Mike McBride would say, we were in the right zipcode. All our fish were released today. DSL’s Strawberry Wine, Super Natural, and Spicey Pumpkinseed in the super models fooled our 3.5-5# trout.
Great day chasing redfish with DSL’s high cotton, and popping cork/gulp on some custom POC Rods.
Even managed a couple nice flounder, of which one was the clients personal best at 21.5”. Caught the reds early, and spent the day playing catch and release. It’s always nice to have trips like this with repeat clients.
Mattson, our little boy, has been asking me for a big boy fishing pole. So being that he turns 4 on Saturday, we gave him a Zebco 202 with a 5.5 foot rod.
Today he wore it out, catching 2 of his 3 reds by himself. Put a 1/2oz black spoon or a crazy mullet and he could throw it a mile. Luckily we had a pod of redfish that we were able to keep up with. He landed 2-26’s and a 27” red for dinner tonight. He also fought one I hooked on a DSL strawberry wine, which was 33”. He said it was HUGE!
Another great day with beautiful redfish chasin’ weather! Reds were found today working sand shelves next to 3/4 foot of water.
We had to throw a few baits at em to figure out what they wanted. DSL’s candy apple, and Buggs Lures worked good early when they were crawling on the bars. Then they wanted the crazy mullet as the day heated up and the fell off the edges.
Started before sun up wading for trout with DSL’s chicken of the c, on the oyster shell. The trout weren’t wanting to play nice today.
So as the winds slicked off we decided to go chase pods of reds. The first shoreline we pulled up to had reds in small groups, and singles crawling down the bank. But wouldn’t you know it, they didn’t wanna play either. Making some really good casts on single fish swimming right at us, and nothing. It took a few hours and a couple of moves to finally stick a few fish.
You would have thought with the perfect conditions, the outcome would have had a perfect ending. But, sometimes this is how it goes. We were in the right zip code, and tomorrow is a different day.