Capt Jon Mahan Hunting & Fishing

Cove Harbor South
Rockport TX, United States

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About this listing

Boat Specs

Shallowsport (Center console) originally built in 2007. Powered by a 150HP Evinrude engine with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

21 ft
4 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Targeted Species
Black Drum

Speckled Trout

Fishing out of Cove Harbor South, Rockport, Captain Jon Mahan offers fun inshore fishing trips for all the family. He fishes aboard a 21 ft Shallow Sport boat which, true to its name, can access some of the shallowest of waters to get to where the fish are. The boat has plenty of room for up to four guests plus the captain, and gives a dry and stable ride around the local bay systems.

Captain Jon Mahan fishes the bays for Redfish, Trout, Flounder, and Black Drum, and provides both live bait and artificial lures to suit all fishing styles. He welcomes all levels of angler aboard, and supplies all the rods and reels you will need throughout your trip. All you need to bring is suitable clothing, any food or beverages you might like to consume, and a valid Texas fishing license with a saltwater stamp.

Captain Jon also runs offshore Red Snapper trips aboard his larger boat, which you can view by clicking on his captain’s profile at the bottom of the page.

Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Tank
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Live Bait Tank
Wireless Trolling Motor
Trip Includes
Rod, Reels & Tackle
Live Bait
Catch Cleaning & Filleting
First Mate
Fishing Licence
Fly Fishing Equipment
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 24 hours before the trip date
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates

Other Policies 
You Keep Catch

10% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Cash.

About the Captain

Jon Mahan
Rockport, Texas, United States
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 Rockport and love to fish offshore and in the bays around Rockport.
Response time: 3 hours
Response rate: 100%

Rockport Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.75 out of 5 stars from 12 reviews

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This was a fun trip caught several fish almost full take home… he put us right on the fish. Will schedule him next time I’m down there again

Albert Terrazas • Fished Aug 27, 2016
Jon Mahan (The Captain)
Replied to this review on August 29, 2016

Thank you very much for the kind review. I wish the others didn’t get seasick, but that’s how it goes sometimes. Hopefully, next time it will be smoother and the wind won’t be blowing so hard.

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Captain John Mahan is a very knowledgeable and awesome fish guide. He gave me and my three sons a wonderful time and was very fun to be around. He tried various fishing spots and was optimistic throughout the whole entire trip, down to the last fish in our limit. If you need a wonderful guide that is very knowledgeable and fun to be around, this guy is the one!

Oscar Matlock • Fished Aug 14, 2016
Jon Mahan (The Captain)
Replied to this review on August 20, 2016

Thank you very much for the kind review, Oscar. I also had a great time fishing with you and your boys. I hope we can do it again soon.

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Conditions were difficult and the waters were crowded. That did not keep Jon from putting us on some nice redfish.  It took some hard work and moving around but everyone left with some fish, smiles and memories.  Jon knows were the fish are!

James Pettus • Fished Aug 13, 2016
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Fishing Reports

Catch and Release Redfish Trip

October 08, 2016

Had a group of four on the boat today and they wanted to do a catch and release trip. We must have caught and released at least 14-15 keepers sized redfish and many more under sized redfish. One of… Read Full Report →

More Redfish & Black Drum

October 07, 2016

I did not have a charter today, but my uncle Bruce was visiting from Alaska. We decided to go out and fish for a few hours to try to get some redfish filets for him to take back on… Read Full Report →


  • Cove Harbor South, Rockport
    TX 78382, United States