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
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!
Two days of sight casting with this crew was a lot of fun.
Day one was slow and a lot of undersized reds. Had several good reds refuse to touch anything we threw at them.
Day two we changed our location, and with some much better winds, was able to spend the morning casting to reds crawling down the bank. Nothing better than watching these fish crush a lure you made a perfect pitch on! DSL color x and some power baits, rigged on a 1/4oz jig got the job done.
Folks, if you’ve never had the opportunity to stalk redfish, your missing out!
Happy Father’s Day, and I had three bachelors fishing with me today! Lol Fun group of repeat customers who got the job done. Tried a few areas I haven’t been to in a while with only small trout to show for it. So we headed to the waters I’ve been fishing all week knowing the boat traffic wasn’t going to be an issue. As soon as we started the wade we were hooking up.
Good way to kick off June! New customers who are taking part of our Fish N Gig package grinded it out for some nice trout and snagged a few reds out of a small pod.
Mixed in with the reds was a healthy trout, who was released to fight another day. Most fish today were caught in knee to thigh deep water in rafts of mullet throwing a variety of baits. Salt Sassy and Victorious Secret for the off colored water, and Strawberry Wine, Blue Moon, and Pumpkinssed for the trout green water.
I know these boys will have fun gigging with Rick Hammond of Night Stalker Guide Service.
After a much need break and family time before summer hits us head on, it was nice to be back at it today. The trout were a little more scattered out over thigh/waist deep sand pockets, but DSL blue moon and XL softdines got the job done.
Even managed to release a big today!
Before the rush of summer hits, give us a call to book your next adventure. From wading artificials to sight casting reds, we have what you are looking for.
Weekday openings are available for June, and our books are open for July-September. Don’t miss out on this Middle Texas Coast fishing.
Had a fun morning walking waist deep sand pockets on the hunt for big trout. We were throwing Down South Lures super models in Chicken of the C and Victorious Secret.
We released all our fish today and didn’t have a fish under 20″, we did see a few in the 7-8# range but could only manage a 5.5# at 25″ as our biggest fish for that wade.
With trout spawning on a regular basis due to warm spring/summer time temps, these pockets of bigger trout will continue to be found. They will lay dormant for a few days after they spawn, but will be back on an aggressive feed when they are ready. Don’ t miss out on some great fishing, during this late spring early summer pattern.
Contact us today for more booking info, we have dates available for May-July, and the fishing will not disappoint.