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DSL Victorious Secret

This group stayed with it for a two day trip and it paid off.

Day 1 unfortunately we were met with gusty northeast winds and rain showers which eventually mid day forced us off the water.

Day 2 however we were met with partly cloudy skies and light east winds. This made for some fun early morning topwater action on the SA bay oyster shell. Around 9am the bite tappered off, and we decided to relocate in time for the major feed period. Finding some sandy green water over a series of shell pads we hoped out of the boat armed with Down South Lures Victorious Secret and bone/silver topwaters. Landing a few reds at first we slowed down and dug in. Shortly after you could hear the excitement as the clients POC custom rod was doubled over. It was his personal best trout caught in the middle of the day working crotch deep shell pads.

I anticipate more of the same action the rest of this week with what our forecast shows, though towards weeks end we might have to dodge a few more rain showers.

Capt. Nathan Beabout

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Sad Day: Evinrude is Gone

Full Disclosure: My family was an Evinrude dealer for years. Although my allegiance has switched to Yamaha, I had many great days on the water powered by Evinrude and hate to see this latest development. Evinrude experienced bankruptcy with OMC only to rise from the ashes. Hopefully, they will return.

Evinrude built the world’s first outboard motor.

VALCOURT, Quebec, May 27, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — BRP (TSX: DOO; NASDAQ: DOOO) announced today it has re-oriented its marine business by focusing on the growth of its boat brands with new technology and innovative marine products. We will discontinue production of Evinrude E-TEC and E-TEC G2 outboard engines. Our Sturtevant, WI, facility, will be repurposed for new projects to pursue our plan to provide consumers with an unparalleled experience on the water.

We remain committed to our Buy, Build, Transform Marine strategy which has been underway since 2018 with the acquisition of Alumacraft and Manitou boat companies in the U.S., followed by the acquisition of Australian boat manufacturer Telwater in 2019.

“Our outboard engines business has been greatly impacted by COVID-19, obliging us to discontinue production of our outboard motors immediately. This business segment had already been facing some challenges and the impact from the current context has forced our hand,” said José Boisjoli, President and CEO of BRP. “We will concentrate our efforts on new and innovative technologies and on the development of our boat companies, where we continue to see a lot of potential to transform the on-water experience for consumers,” he added.

Discontinuing outboard engine business and signing an agreement with Mercury Marine
Following our decision to discontinue E-TEC and E-TEC G2 outboard engines, we have signed an agreement with market leader Mercury Marine to support boat packages and continue to supply outboard engines to our boat brands.

We will continue to supply customers and our dealer network service parts and will honour our manufacturer limited warranties, plus offer select programs to manage inventory. These decisions will impact 650 employees globally.

Pursuing new opportunities within Build and Transform phases of strategy
With this announcement, BRP will be positioned to expand its presence in the pontoon and aluminum fishing markets through technologically advanced solutions. We will leverage our track record of ingenuity through our R&D resources to enhance the boating experience with unique new marine products, such as the next generation of engine technology with Project Ghost and the next generation of pontoons with Project M, code names for new products we expect to transform the industry.

Maximizing operational and functional efficiencies
Lastly, we will consolidate Alumacraft operations from two sites to one. All Alumacraft operations will be transferred to St Peter, MN and our site in Arkadelphia, AR will be permanently closed. In addition, we want to upgrade the boat production facilities to reorganize manufacturing sites and apply the modularity model used elsewhere. This move is designed to enhance productivity and efficiency and to allow us to respond with even more agility to demand.

DSL did it again

The last couple of days have started off strong with good bites from 6-9:30am. Then after that it fizzles to a one per wade kind of day.

The moon showed good feeds early then again late afternoon, just hard to believe it falls off that hard mid day. But, we’ll take what we can get and enjoy the rest.

Our best bites have come on DSL’s candy apple, watermelon, and natural. Did manage to catch one good trout on a plum nasty Double D that slipped out of my hands as I was trying to snap a pic.

Like the bait, fish have been holding up in knee to thigh deep water over shell, and also sand/grass.

Give us a shout for availability in June-August. Whether it’s wading or sight casting, we got you fishing adventure covered!

Capt. Nathan Beabout
Cell:(210)452-9680
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Capt. Nathan Beabout
Cell: (210) 452-9680
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Seadrift Sight Casting Report

Fun and laid back day sight casting with the Coker brothers, we had plenty of redfish action! Weather was good to us with light SE winds and sunny skies.

Down South Lures white ice super model was the ticket today.

Call us for open dates May-July.

Capt. Nathan Beabout
Cell:(210)452-9680
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Capt. Nathan Beabout
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Top Water Trout in Seadrift!

Knowing that the winds were going to rip mid morning, we made a plan to leave the dock around 5:30 and hopefully get in a few hours of calmer conditions. And wouldn’t you know it, our plan came together. Finding rafts of finger mullet and some nervous ballyhoo on an oyster reef we decided to give it a try armed with blue/chrome spook jrs. and bone she dogs we began to blanket the reef.

Not 30 yards into the wade we were hooked up with a couple nice 20-22″ trout. For the next 2 hours I don’t think we moved more than 50 yards and were blessed with trout after trout from 18-23″. These fish were crushing our topwaters like it was their last meal. With the cool morning, these fish were knee deep to thigh deep on the reef. We did try a variety of lures, from soft plastics to Double D’s. We caught a few fish on these baits, but the hits didn’t seem to be as hard as the topwaters suggested. More of a tick or that hung up feeling with a slight head shake, so we decided to tie the topwaters back on and have some fun.

It’s funny how particular they can seem to be some days, but I guess if it ain’t broke don’t try to fix it. Our bite tappered off around 10am when the wind starting to pick up and the water quickly started turning to mud.

Since it was just one client, who at the age of 74 can hang in there with the best of them, we decided to make a few trolls down some leeward shorelines for some redfish. He took me to school on the redfish, catching 5 and loosing 2 before I got bit. After a couple trolls we decided to call it a day as we knew the winds were only going to get worse. Such an enjoyable time with a great friend! All our trout 20″ or better were released to fight another day.

Give us a call or send us a text to get in on the action. We have plenty of availability with all that is going on in the country for May-July. Hope to see y’all soon.

Captain Nathan Beabout

(210) 452-9680

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Capt. Nathan Beabout

Cell: (210) 452-9680

N&M Sportsman’s Adventures

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AB Kennels

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Fishing in Seadrift, Texas

We had to call an audible today with the lack of sun. We are tolling the marsh with black spoons. Being blessed with 3-4 schools of redfish that just keep coming back around!

The POC custom spinning rods, and Fins 20# windtamer braid are getting their work out.

Capt. Nathan Beabout
Cell:(210)452-9680
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Capt. Nathan Beabout
Cell: (210) 452-9680
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Seadrift Redfish Sight Casting Report

We were blessed to have some of the same fish from yesterday show up again today.

The cloud cover made it a little hard until mid morning, but with cleaner water and lower winds, the reds couldn’t resist the ‘ol DSL red/white and a black spoon.

Most of the fish were holding in 2-4 foot of water, and would rush into the bank to crush grass shrimp and crabs. Your reaction time had to be quick today or they would fall back deep out of sight.

Give is a call for availability for May-July, whether it’s sight casting or wading. Let’s go fishin’!

Capt. Nathan Beabout
Cell:(210)452-9680
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Seadrift, TX. Trout Fishing Report

Well when you try new areas and old areas you haven’t hit in a year, sometimes it’s a grind.

A good friend and I went out today for a little scouting/fun fish. We were in search of a big trout or two, but ended up with a handful of solid trout and a red.

A couple areas will be revisited because of the mass quantities of baitfish. Today’s conditions might not have shown the full potential of these areas.

The fish we did catch were crushing topwaters and Double D’s, and were all released for another day.

Plenty of open dates for May/June. Give us a call for your next wading or sight casting trip!

Capt. Nathan Beabout
Cell:(210)452-9680
nmsportsmansadventures.com

Capt. Nathan Beabout
Cell: (210) 452-9680
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Big Spring Trout in Seadrift

Blessed to have customers that can still come down. These boys had a ball today catching solid trout and talking trash.

Our two go to baits today where DSL’s chicken of the c, kickin’ chicken, and bone/silver one knocker topwaters. The bite did tapper off once the wind started cranking.

I was fortunate enough to end the day releasing 5 trout from 4-6#. My POC custom rod, and 40# FINS windtamer braid got a work out. It never grts old, just wished one of my guys could have been the lucky one!

Give us a shout for May/June availability.

Capt. Nsthan Beabout

Cell:(210)452-9680

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Capt. Nathan Beabout

Cell: (210) 452-9680

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Capt. Nathan Beabout Seadrift Fishing Report

Good day on the water with great repeat customers in Seadrift, TX.

We found a solid trout bite over knee to thigh deep oyster shell. Throwing a variety of baits from DSL’s plum/chart, chicken of the c, as well as Softdine XL’s black/green and chartreuse/silver.

All our trout 21” and better were released to fight another day.

Capt. Nathan Beabout

Cell:(210)452-9680

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Seadrift sight casting report

Sunny skies with a 10-15mph east wind put us trolling in small protected marsh ponds adjacent to deep guts.

The DSL natural burner shad on a POC custom rod tied to 20# Fins windtamer braid on a 1/4oz. jig head was the meal ticket!

Capt. Nathan Beabout
Cell:(210)452-9680
nmsportsmansadventures.com

Capt. Nathan Beabout
Cell: (210) 452-9680
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Top Water Trout Action!

Don’t know how to put today into words!
Knee to waist deep shell/mud with DSL chicken of the c, topwaters, and custom Softdine XL’s.

They released every fish today, just a great day on the water in Seadrift, TX.

Capt. Nathan Beabout
Cell:(210)452-9680
nmsportsmansadventures.com

Capt. Nathan Beabout
Cell: (210) 452-9680
N&M Sportsman’s Adventures
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AB Kennels
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