Captain Jon Mahan Hunting & Fishing

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!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $475
    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
    $475
    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
340 Fishing Reports
122 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since June 2016
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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

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
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

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 14 days days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

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, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 119 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (222)
Always taking home thick fillets for dinner
August fishing trip
Fishing with Jon
+219
Angler Rating
108
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
99%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
93%
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Richard H.
Houston, TX
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Always Hunting Them Reds

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on October 14, 2022
Been out with Jon two times. The man knows how to find the fish and will work hard to get your limit. Good boat with plenty...
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Ron M.
Yorktown, TX
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Jon

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on October 14, 2022
Captain Mike provided my brothers & me a great fishing experience putting us on fish while taking care to keeping our...
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Julie T.
Victoria, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Book it! You won’t regret it!!!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on March 16, 2022
Awesome experience from beginning to end! Captain Jon delivered memories that will last a lifetime. He is prompt - very professional...
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Mike D.
Spring, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Jon

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on June 17, 2022
Fishing started off slow, but picked up after trying a few spots.  we ended up catching 20 reds, with 15 keepers.
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Bryan G.
Lolita, Texas
Excellent
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Great day catching sheepshead with the kids

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on March 16, 2022
Capt Jon was great and got us into a great spot we’re we limited out on sheepshead! He was really patient and good with the...
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FAQs about Captain Jon Mahan Hunting & Fishing

Captain Jon Mahan Hunting & Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $475 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $475 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (5 hours)

When you book a trip with Captain Jon Mahan Hunting & Fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor

Trips booked with Captain Jon Mahan Hunting & Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Captain Jon Mahan Hunting & Fishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Captain Jon Mahan Hunting & Fishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Captain Jon Mahan Hunting & Fishing include:
  • Black Drum
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Shark (Bonnethead)
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Speckled Trout
  • Tripletail