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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

Port Mansfield Report

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.Trophy Trout

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.

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Seadrift Fishing Report

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.

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Capt. Nathan Port Mansfield Trophy Trout

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.Trophy Trout

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.

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Port Mansfield Report

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.

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Port Mansfield Trout Report

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

Port Mansfield Trophy Trout Report

Well………..
Trying to figure out how to describe this groups Mansfield trip.
A good repeat summer client brought down a father/son team, and we were blessed to walk into a good bite. Evan the 13 year old hung in there all day and is a pretty good stick. Both the dad and him set their PB’s on day one, but we had a few days to try and upgrade Evans again.

Trophy Trout
Trophy Trout

Fish were caught in thigh to crotch sand pockets.
Aaron’s fish is pictures first, a 29”@7.75#.
Then Evan’s at 25”@4.5#
Landon and myself also got in on the action. His was just shy of 7#, and mine was 29.5”@8#.
Our trout and reds were released in good condition.

Trophy Trout
Trophy Trout

Day 3 of 4 with this group proved to be the best yet. Day 2 was tough under the high pressure with just a couple solid fish caught. But, day 3, Landon and Aaron upgraded their PB’s.

Aaron’s fish tipped the scales at 8.5#”
Landon’s went 8#@29”
Evan matched his again

Trophy Trout
Trophy Trout

We had multiple fish over 6#, and walked away from the bite trying to beat in some rain showers.
Today, unfortunately the rain canceled our plans of making a wade over the same ground before the front hit. Hopefully when the winds start backing off tomorrow I can relocate these fish for coming clients.

Trophy Trout
Trophy Trout

Open January dates:
20-22

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Seadrift Sight Casting

Had a lot of fun with new clients today. With the perfect sight casting conditions, they were able to experience another style of fishing. Seeing redfish cruising the banks just gets you blood pumpin!

We have a handful of dates left available for November. Whether it’s wading or sight casting, give us a call.

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Seadrift Sight Casting Report

Well it worked out, we found fish super skinny, and even in flooded up areas that are typically dry. These fish were fooled by DSL’s candy apple and color x. These clients released all their reds, just out havin’ fun!

Wednesday and Thursday look great for sight casting. If you have ever wanted to try it, give us a call.

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Trout and Flounder!

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.

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Seadrift/POC Jetty Report

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.

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Seadrift Report

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.

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