Captain Jon Mahan Hunting & Fishing

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Fishing out of Port O’Connor, Texas, Captain Jon Mahan Hunting & Fishing offers exciting inshore fishing trips for all the family. You’ll be on some of the most productive waters in Texas, fishing the well-known San Antonio Bay and its surrounding inshore waterways. Known for his friendly manner with customers and excellent knowledge of where the fish hide, Capt. Jon will make sure your trip is both enjoyable and productive.

You’ll be casting from a 21’ Shallow Sport center console which, true to its name, can access some of the shallowest of waters to get to where the fish are. With the assistance of a wireless trolling motor, you’ll drift discreetly along the skinny waters, getting right on top of your targeted fish without spooking them. On the open waters, you’ll be powered by a 175 HP Evinrude motor, reaching speeds of up to 35 knots.

Capt. Jon fishes the bays for Redfish, Trout, Flounder, and Black Drum. He provides both live bait and artificial lures to suit all fishing styles, so you’ll get the chance to try out a variety of techniques. Please, have in mind that there is an extra cost for the bait: $20 per quart for shrimp and $10 per dozen for croaker. Rods and reels are provided for all trips except when wade fishing, where you’ll be responsible for all gear, including suitable clothing. All level of angler is welcome aboard and Capt. Jon is more than happy to help you develop your fishing skills. Fish cleaning and packaging is included in the price.

Get ready for your trip by bringing suitable clothing, any food or beverages you might like to consume, and a valid Texas fishing license with a saltwater stamp – then you’re ready to go! Everything else you need will be waiting for you at Capt Jon Mahan Hunting & Fishing. Come on down and get on the water!



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $550
    price breakdown
    $550
    Take advantage of the excellent fishing opportunities provided in the inshore waters and flats around the San Antonio and nearby bays. This 8-hour trip is the best opportunity to reel in as many Redfish, Trout, Black Drum, Flounder, and Snapper, as possible. Please, have in mind that there is an extra cost for the bait: $20 per quart for shrimp and $10 per dozen for croaker. Fish on!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    This 5-hour trip will have you drifting the inshore waters of nearby San Antonio, Espirito Santo, or Aransas Bays, while fishing for Redfish, Speckled Trout, and more. These winding waterways offer excellent fishing opportunities, as well as stunning wildlife along the flats. Please, have in mind that there is an extra cost for the bait: $20 per quart for shrimp and $10 per dozen for croaker.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    Want to spend 5 hours in the afternoon, drifting the inshore waters of nearby San Antonio, Espirito Santo, or Aransas Bays? If you book this trip, you will be fishing for Redfish, Speckled Trout, and more and you will see the stunning wildlife along the flats. Please, have in mind that there is an extra cost for the bait: $20 per quart for shrimp and $10 per dozen for croaker.
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About the Captain

Jon Mahan
Port O'Connor, Texas, United States
Angler's Choice
106 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
66 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since June 2016
Saltwater fishing is my passion. I grew up in Kingsville, Texas fishing Baffin Bay as a child. I now live in Victoria and love to fish in the bays around Seadrift and Port O'Connor.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle

Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Shark (Bonnethead) Shark (Bonnethead)
Sheepshead Sheepshead

Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout
Tripletail Tripletail

Boat Specs

Shallowsport (Center console) originally built in 2007, and restored in 2020. Powered by a 175HP Evinrude engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Catch cleaning & filleting

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.87
out of 5 stars from 63 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
2 limits of Reds, 9 Black Drum, 6 Mangrove Snapper
2 limits of Reds, 9 Black Drum, 6 Mangrove Snapper
3 Anglers limited on Reds, Black Drum & more
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
91%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
96%
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Shannon B.
San Saba, Texas
 5.00
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Half Day trip with Captain Jon

VERIFIED   July 23, 2020
Jon was great to work with.  We were originally scheduled to have a Friday trip with him, but with the storm coming in...
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Aaron M.
Selma, TX
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Captain Jon is the truth when it comes to finding fish. The day started at 6:30am and by 10am we had our limit of black drum...
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Daniel D.
San Antonio, TX
 5.00
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Fishing with Jon

VERIFIED   July 18, 2020
Capt Jon has to be one of the best Captains out here.  Despite choppy seas and lack of early bite he perservered and we...
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Laine D.
Odessa, Texas
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Hard work pays off

VERIFIED   June 30, 2020
We started off with a slow bite that had us all concerned, but Captain Jon remained positive and used his knowledge of the...
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Vincent M.
Katy, Texas
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Red Fish Limit!

VERIFIED   July 16, 2020
Great Day on the water with Captain Jon. We maxed out on reds and as an added bonus we used up a tag. Captain Jon was great...
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Fishing Reports

Full Limits

September 13, 2020

Limits of drum and redfish for these two anglers today. Live shrimp and cutbait worked the best fishing in the flats. Also, tagged two oversized reds and put some great eating mangrove snapoer on ice. Read Full Report →


Morning Trip

September 12, 2020

When most of the fishing guides canceled due to high wind, we decided to give it a shot. Caught 2 limits of black drum early and managed to catch a couple of redfish as well. Live shrimp once again… Read Full Report →