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
Each day is different, that is what I like about guiding. Today was no exception, we traveled to an area I haven’t fished in a while, but it was set up perfect for the north wind. We had good clean water, and tons of bait. But, the first 6-7 reds of the morning wanted nothing to do with the baits we were throwing at them. Usually these fish like big baits, 5-7 inches.
However today, after a few short strikes and you could see they just grabbed the tail of the bait, we downsized to the small Down South Lures burner shad and 4″ baits. This did the trick for the most part. We still had a handful of refusals after that but, they didn’t even attempt to strike. They just swam on past like it wasn’t even there. In my opinion this is one of two things. First, some of these fish might just be getting to the area, and are getting their bearings on food sources and cover. Second, it could simply have been the weak front that we got. About mid-day I checked the Barometric Pressure, it was at 30.02 and climbing. This could have been just high enough to lock some of these fish up.
Good weather just keeps rolling in, and blessing us with perfect conditions. It was a lot of fun today watching this repeat group fight fish after fish.
Just a couple trips ago the tower was a new thing to them. But now they can spot them reds like a pro. It is such a fun way to fish. If you’ve never tried it, give us a call and we’ll give you more details on how we play the weather and get you out there!
This is what it’s about right here. These 11 and 12 year old buddies say they’ve been fishing together since they were 5 and 6.
Imagine what kind of sticks they will be in 20 years. Their lure selection, knots, retrieves and simple handling of fish was impressive to watch.
Today we had trout up to 22” and was in fish most of the morning. Thigh to crotch deep on the grown ups over grass was the ticket. Our main colors were plum/chart, and purple reign. Even managed a couple on topwaters mid morning.
All our fish were realeased in good shape to fight another day.
This navigational trip started with boating etiqutte, confidence in the handling of the boat, learning new areas, general fishing discussion of these new areas. We capped the day off with our “Why’s and Why Nots of Fishing,” classroom session.
—-This service is exclusively offered by Captain Nathan Beabout in the Seadrift/POC bay complex.
The Minor feed prediction was pretty spot on for us this morning. The first 2 ponds we fished this morning with POC Custom Rods, and DSL’s glow was on!
Fish were pushed up on the windward banks feeding on shad, and mullet. It was a fun morning with these repeat clients who are down for a short vacation. Typically we wade, but this time was just looking for a relaxing morning on the boat. I don’t know if anybody relaxed, but the stories are always fun and the action was good.
All our fish were released to fight another day. Thank you to all our clients who are helping our resource this year. It’s simply time enjoying the water, with some good pulls, and teaching.
It was a fun day in the marsh chasing reds. After a couple early morning adjustments, we found where and what they wanted. Most of the reds were milling in creeks, or right on the edge of shallow flats.
After a few bait changes, we figured out that DSL’s pure pearl, color x, pumpkinseed, and Buggs Lures did the trick.
We sat through a couple small showers waiting for the sun, bet it helped to cool us off. All our fish were released to fight another day, thank you for that gentlemen.
Give us a call to line up your sight casting or wading trip for July-September.
Well it was supposed to be a sight casting trip, but none of us could turn down the chance to get into the surf for some possible topwater action.
And, as luck would have it, they were mad at the topwaters this morning. Spent most of the day trolling up and down the beach. It has been a long time since we’ve been out there with those kind of conditions. It was definitely a trip to remember after a day of catch and release on trout up to 5 pounds.
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!