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
Whether your just starting out or an experienced fisherman/woman, we offer different levels of our navigational trips.
Today’s trip was the beginning stages, getting use to the boat in different depths as well as learning new area, and setting up a game plan.
But if your confident in all that, and want to learn more of the ins and outs of what makes our bay systems tic. We have that too, for more info on either level of trip, give us a call to set yours up today.
Fun day with this family, celebrating an 11 year old birthday. Who caught the most fish.
We had some good pulls, and saw a handful of good reds, but unfortunately with the slightly elevated tides we were not able to get with in striking range. These fish were pushed up high in the grass chasing finger mullet and grass shrimp.
Looks like after this Low system passes we will have some good winds. If you want to try your hand at sight casting give us a call. Or, if you want to wade, it looks like there will be some good days to fish along the many reefs SA bay has to offer.
All are fish have continued to be released this year, in an effort to help our bays rebound. Thanks to all my clients.
It has been a fun 3 days with these boys from North Texas. We caught a lot of fish on a variety of baits. Topwaters, DSL Victorious Secret, Bass Assassian Morning Glory, and Mirrodine XL’s all saw action.
We made it work with the winds we were delt the first two days. we caught a lot of reds each day. On day two we did manage a couple solid trout and several 17-19” trout. Day three we opted to try a new area. We had a great bite early during the minor feed period. After that the reds turned on.
Our major feed period was slower than normal, but we had some solid redfish during that period.
It is always fun spending multiple days with a group. They got to see and understood the adjustments that took place to be successful, each day under the changing conditions.
Thank y’all gentlemen for releasing the catch over 3 days!
We had to call an audible today, and wait for storms to pass. But, the wait was well worth it. Instead of the sight casting tower, we armed ourselves with popping corks and DSL’s white ice, and gulp shrimp rigged on DSL’s 1/8oz Owner Cutting Point jig head. It was an easy day of trolling shorelines with this repeat client and good friend. As a fella who understands how valuable our resource is, he had no issues with releasing fish. He just wanted to feel the pull. Thank you.
Another fun day on the water! We were blessed in another area of our bay system. We located rafts of mullet and glass minnows early, and walked into a bite.
Being on the backside of the full moon, the bite tappered off mid morning. With just a few redfish playing in the early afternoon. Soft plastics, and baby Softdine worked the best. All the fish were released in good shape.
Great day for sight casting reds. With water temps starting off cool, most of the fish were hanging near 3-5 foot of water. Had a lot of refusals early, but as the day heated up fish became more aggressive. All our fish today were released, we were simply enjoying some hard pulls and good weather.
Check out this short video we put together from today, and be sure to check out and subscribe to our Youtube channel: Captain Nathan Beabout N&M Sportsman’s Adventures for more instructional fishing videos, as well as some action packed fishing videos from Lower Laguna Monster trout to sight casting fun!
It has been a fun week fishing the new moon in Mansfield. We had some highs, and several lows. We missed a few opportunities and some really nice trout. The higher water levels allowed us to fish a few new places that we can’t normally get to in the winter.
One thing is for sure there is no shortage of redfish. We saw several small tailing pods, and caught a lot on each wade. Fishing knee to thigh deep areas adjacent to deep water drop offs has been key. All our fish were released to fight another day.
We are back in Seadrift, and taking bookings for wading artificial, sight casting, and navigational trips.
If anybody wants to book the full moon in Mansfield, April 20-25, we will go back.
Good day back in Seadrift, TX. We got lucky with the rain, and just had a few small showers pass over.
We found trout at most every wade, but a few wades were better than others. These trout seemed to be hanging around areas with smaller sized mullet concentrations. Not much happening in areas with bull mullet.
It’s always fun fishing with Sully, and we just wanted to feel the pull. All our fish were released to fight another day.
It’s been feeling more like April than February lately. With the strong south winds, it has made it tough to stay on the big trout bite. We narrowed down the area, but the depths at which these fish were holding seemed to change daily.
We have caught some solid fish over the last few days, but today it came together with our biggest going 8.75#”. Today our fish fell for Softdine XL’s and Down South Lures chicken of the c, as well as true plum super models. All our fish have been released in great condition. Just enjoying the great fishery of the Lower Laguna.
Sometimes when your chasing big trout, you just have to hang in there and grind.
That’s exactly what these boys did, and were rewarded for it. We saw ever changing conditions over their 3 days. Gale force winds, slick calm days, and 85 degree air temps.
I would like to congratulate Walker on his PB trout, 7#” long, caught on a black/green Softdine XL. We had a couple other big troutthat were picture worthy, but the bites were few and far between. Had several in the 4-5# range over the 3 days. There were a lot of baits detroyed by bruser redfish too! All our fish were released in great shape.
Let me start this story by saying, the good Lord blessed me on the water today!
I would have loved to seen the clients fighting these fish, over me.
I had 5 bites today, second bite of the morning was a 31”@8.25# trout. Got two more bites on our next few wades. Then the last wade of the day starting around 1:30pm, I hooked a 30”8.5# trout. Im always conservative on the length, being that it’s measured off the rod before being released. But, clients helped me measure and confirmed! Lol Continue reading Port Mansfield Trout Report→