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
Finding new areas to fish that are holding a good number of trout and reds, with this high water.
We concentrated on areas holding a lot of bait, which were crotch to waist deep grass flats. My guys threw a variety of baits in different brands. Their best baits were red/white, mansfield margarita, and chicken of the c.
I found a few fish on topwaters early then switched to DSL’s blue moon and strawberry wine. Great day with these repeat customers!
Give me a call for availability Oct-Dec. let’s get you down here and in on the action!
Sometimes slow and steady wins the race! Each wade produced a good number of bites, just not always keepers. Picking up a few fish each wade was how our day went.
Had a lot of fun spending the day with this new to wading saltwater family, once they learned a few of the tricks they were set. Mid-day was our best bite on 16-19” trout, which were caught on Strawberry Wine, Pumkinseed, and Plum/chart.
Give me a call to book October-December, you won’t regret it!
It started off slow with the calm conditions, then we had to dodge some rain. By late morning till about 1:30 we found the bite. It was a mix of smalls and keepers, mostly ranging from 17-19″.
Working areas of crotch deep grass beds throwing DSL red/white, strawberry wine, and plum did the trick. We were seeing rafts of bait darting through the water. Throwing into these areas and dragging through was how we found our trout.
Managed a few reds tight to the bank on our last wade of the day, throwing topwaters and red/white.
If you don’t have a trip booked with us to wade in September or October, pick up your phone today!
Did a little fun fishing today with good friend Chris Cady, he found some very solid fish on topwaters, and I had them thumping DSL soft plastics. Our wades were concentrated over sand/grass from knee deep to crotch deep. Soft plastic colors were chicken of the c and victorious secret super models. The topwaters were bone/silver and Texas chicken.
Everything is falling into place to be a great fall fishery. We have all our tide back, the salinity level is down and water temps are cool from lastcweeks rain. This creates good feeds from both trout and reds, and makes patterns a bit more normal. Not to mention potentially our first cool front of the year next week.
I couldn’t be more excited about the things to come, absolutely the best time of year to be on the water. Don’t miss your chance.
The full moon may have got the better of us this time, but it’s always a fun couple of days when these boys come down.
As expected the bite was on from sun up until about 10:30 for 16-20″ trout, then it died both days. But that didn’t slow us down. We tried many different areas and even managed to chase down a few reds.
We have a lot of water in our bays, and I’m hoping it sticks around this time. Because of that the fish have started to move on the shorelines. Finding areas with widely scattered grass beds was key, along with areas that had rafts of finger mullet. Over the two days our bait selection stayed pretty much the same in sandy green water.
We threw pumpkinseed, victorious secret, blue moon, frozen smoke, and even chicken of the c before the sun came up.
Give me a call to book your fishing trip, from wading artificial, sight casting reds, and bull red trips. We have plenty of availability from September-November.
Strange bite today! All our wades produced a good number of hits, but many fish were lost immediately after the hookset, or halfway in. It didn’t seem to matter if they were dink trout or 18-20” keepers, each of us only had a couple good thumps.
Other than a little frustration from loosing a few solid fish, we stayed busy on each wade. Had a lot of fun trading fishing stories with this father/son team.
With the water around normal levels most of the trout have pulled up over the grass, with a few lingering over the scattered sand pockets.
Our fish were caught on a variety of baits, even a 1/4oz silver spoon. But the best bait colors today were pumpkinseed, victorious secret, and blue moon.
Fun last couple of days. We tried many different areas from shell to shorelines. Each spot produced a good handful of fish, but by mid-day the bite fell off. This is to be expected this time of the year, with winds that die and the water temps rising.
Today when it went slick we found 4 small pods of reds to keep us busy. It is always fun chasing these golden fish down the bank.
Best bait over the last 2 days has been Victorious Secret super model, and also managed a few on Blue Moon.
Plenty of dates still available for August-October. We are taking bookings for wading artificial, sight casting reds, and Bull red trips at the POC Jetties(late September-November). Don’t wait any longer to book a trip of a lifetime!
Fun day of sight casting! We had the perfect weather, light south winds 5-10mph and sunny skies. With these low tides fish are grouped up along shorelines and drains. Had a great photographer with us this morning who captured some cool pics of these reds. She was able to capture reds crushing grass shrimp and bait fish on the bank, and one really cool close up of a red coming up to inhale our lure. A handful of fish we saw were up to shallow for us, and just had to wait them out. We had a lot of refusals until mid morning, then the bite started coming together.
If wading isn’t for you, and you would like to experience the saltwater version of spot and stalk deer hunting give us a shout and let’s go chase redfish through the miles and miles of back country Matagorda Island has to offer.
All you need to bring is a good pair of polarized sunglasses and some food and drink.
The last couple of days have been tough, running out into a 15-20mph west wind and tides that look like we should be in late January. Trout that have been holding on the edge of sand/grass have either fell out further into the bay or are just laying there.
Rather than working an area of scattered fish, we have run into no bites for 50-100 yards out of the boat, then hit 4-6 fish just as fast as you can. Followed by another 100 yards of nothing.
The bait fish are still in these areas by the thousands mainly because of the lack of water, and I feel the fish are too, but just not feeding like the past week. Except for the occasional blow up, bait has seemed to swim the shorelines undesturbed.
I believe when the wind backs off to a more managable level, the water should come back up a bit in turn the feeding pattern will improve.
Working through the tough times, staying out a little longer most of the times has helped us put together a decent box. Redfish are starting to school up and hopefully that means changes are on the way. You never know unless you go!
The plan came together today. Our first wade over thigh to waist deep sand pockets produced good numbers of trout. The water was chalky green and the baits that worked best were white ice, dirty tequila, and pumpkinseed.
Lunch time we decided to walk knee deep flats looking for cruising reds, and after an hour or so of walking, 3 pods of 10-15 reds showed up in front of us. Gold spoons and pumpkinseed is what we threw, but I don’t believe it really mattered! Lol
Give me a call or shoot me a text to get your trip is the books for
August/September dates. You won’t want to miss it!