All posts by Capt. Nathan Beabout

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

Seadrift Fishing Report

Great day one with this North Texas family. Took us a bit to find a consistant bite, and when we did it was all smiles.

Crotch to waist deep grass beds with rafts of bait, throwing DSL’s Victorious Secret and Strawberry Wine did the trick.

The North wind was giving us trouble on day two, not many bites on the trout. But, did manage to have a customer land his PB on a DSL strawberry wine, Fins Braid 20# windtamer, and a 7’6” Waterloo salinity. The trout was 25”@4.25#, she was caught fishing a windward bank over thigh deep grass beds. This fish was released to fight another day.

The boys also had a couple of PB reds, Cannon with his first ever red on day one at 27.75”@8#, and Kyler with a brute at 31”@9.50# on day two. Both reds were fooled by Down South Lures victorious secret.

Seadrift Fishing Report

Great day of fishing

Fun day with a good group of repeat customers. Wind started off light enough to wade some oyster shell where we found 16-18” trout holding in waist deep water. DSL plum/chart and victorious secret worked best.

Then we shifted gears and switched baits to watermelon and topwaters in search of shoreline redfish. For now our water levels are near normal, and fish patterns are more predictable.

We still have july/August dates available, give us a call!

Capt. Nathan Beabout

Cell:(210)452-9680

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Top Water Trout

Great topwater action today with good friend and customer ‘ol Sully Bob! All our fish were released to fight another day.

Solid trout today from 3-5#’s and a couple of nice reds. Most fish were found in knee to crotch deep grass/sand beds

Folks, we still have some June dates, and plenty of availability in July/August to get in on the fun.

Capt. Nathan Beabout

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Sight Casting to Redfish

Great day sight casting reds in Seadrift, TX. ESE winds 5-15, very few clouds, clean water and some hungry reds.

Most of the fish were found at the mouth of creeks, or laying on the tops of sandbars just inside the creeks. DSL watermelon was the bait they couldn’t resist, on a 1/4oz Owner Cutting Point jig head.

With normal tides, redfish numbers look like they are growing in the marsh. If wade fishing isn’t for you, lets spend the day sight casting fish.

Capt. Nathan Beabout

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Seadrift report

Great topwater trout action first thing this morning, with a handful caught on DSL soft plastics. Then some hard pulling redfish to end the day.

Knee to thigh deep grass beds and scattered shell produced the best bites. Redfish didn’t want to commit to the topwater, but they couldn’t resist an XL Mirrodine.

Folks there is still time to get in on this Spring/early Summer bite, we have plenty of open dates for April-June. Give us a call and lets make a wade!

Capt. Nathan Beabout

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Seadrift Fishing Report

With the Texas weather we decided to change tactics this morning. We figured if a trout bite did happen today it wouldn’t be until late. So, Redfish were on the menu, and luckily they wanted to play.

Found a good but very light bite in knee deep scattered shell/mud. Throwing DSL chicken of the c and strawberry wine were the ticket.

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Seadrift report

Grinded it out in a bit today through some morning fog and rain. But, it’s always a lot of fun to take a first time wader. Mrs. Noel did a great job, first out of the boat, and managed to catch a few throwing DSL pumpkinseed and chicken of the c. Other fish fell for a Mirro-dine.

Hopefully the fronts are behind us, and we can move into some great Spring action. Give us a shout to get your trip booked, plenty of April-June dates available.

Capt. Nathan Beabout

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Port Mansfield Report Trophy Trout

Starting off with thick fog each morning and calm winds each day, the bite started slow. By mid day the skies would start to clear off and SE wind picked up to 10-20mph turning water color to a sandy green and concentrating bait fish. It seemed like each day from 1pm until 5:45pm the big trout bite really fired off with fish from 6.5-8.25# landed. Because the water temperatures started in the mornings around 70 degrees and reached 74-75 in the afternoon, most of the Corky bites died off. Our best baits were DSL super models color x, strawberry wine and topwaters.
Sunday morning we were able to get in one wade before the front reached us. Hoping for a good pre front bite, we were able to get on some great fish. Good reds mixed in with big trout. We had several good blow ups, but not many connected. I was the lucky one who got to land a trophy of a fish at 9# and 30.25”, with a 7.25# just a few cast later before calling it quits.
All of our Port Mansfield fish are released to fight another day!

Capt. Nathan Beabout
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Texas Trophy Trout!

This go round in Port had some highs and lows. We started off the trips with just a handful of trout bites, but the right ones with fish between 5-8.5# and 29″. Our most productive areas were ones holding rafts of mullet in knee to crotch deep water. Areas that just had widely scattered jumping mullet didn’t produce much more than a handful of 16-18″ trout and a few mid-slot reds.

Water color ranged from clear, sandy green, and muddy. Our bait selection ranged from topwaters, DSL soft plastics, to Corky Softdine XL’s. Matching up color selection in these different waters was key, and once we had the right match we had a consistent bite. The majority of our fish were caught in clear to sandy green water, walking slow and targeting edges of grass mats worked well. Sometimes it was on the third or fourth cast to the same area.

Unfortunately as the last couple days we were met with a good bite until about 11am then the bait seemed to disappear and the bite of big trout shut down. When that happened the redfish bite was good. We kept at it because I am a firm believer that big trout roam behind redfish, and you just have to be lucky enough to slip it past the aggressive reds to give that big trout a chance to eat it.

All in all it was a good trip, these repeat customers always seem to have a ball no matter the conditions, personal best were matched this week, and two were lost. One from the violent head shaking these big fish are known for, and the other broke of a topwater moments before being netted. Give us a call for open dates to go try your hand at landing your personal best, it has been a great winter in Port Mansfield, and I am confident it will continue to produce for us.

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Seadrift Fishing Report

We might not have caught a lot this afternoon in Seadrift, TX. ahead of the front, but the ones we did were solid!

Best bait today were DSL Dirty Tequila, Color X, and Corky Softdine XL bayou green/silver. Crotch deep water over grass beds worked the best.

Capt. Nathan Beabout
Cell:(210)452-9680
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Capt. Nathan Beabout
Cell: (210) 452-9680
N&M Sportsman’s Adventures
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AB Kennels
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