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 150 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.

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 - you can even take advantage of their cleaning and packaging service after your trip to secure a delicious dinner for an additional fee. Come on down and get on the water!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $550
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    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)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $450
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This 6-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.

About the Captain

Jon Mahan
Port O'Connor, Texas, United States
Angler's Choice
58 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
42 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 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
Flounder Flounder
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Redfish Redfish

Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

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

Length
21 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.82
out of 5 stars from 40 reviews
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Great experience, started off fast caught limits in first 30 minutes
Great experience, started off fast caught limits in first 30 minutes
Great experience, started off fast caught limits in first 30 minutes
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Jeff W.
Dallas, TX
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Half day Spring Break trip with Captain Jon

VERIFIED   NEW  March 19, 2020
Captain Jon took my son and two friends from college on 1/2 day Spring Break trip. The boys said they had a blast and were...
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Frank C.
Martindale, TX
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Days you dream about

VERIFIED   June 13, 2019
Capt. Jon Mahan is a fish in a man outfit. It was apparent that he knew exactly where to go and when to be there. We enjoyed...
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Cedar Park, TX
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Full Day Catching Reds

VERIFIED   September 17, 2019
Great day on the water.  Limited out on Reds early.  Still trying to find something over 28 inches…were tossing...
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Cisco, TX
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Half Day Trip Awesome

VERIFIED   May 17, 2019
Great fishing with Jon, he was ready to get us on the fish and strived to do it. According to local shops we were told due...
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Canyon Lake, TX
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Fishing with Jon

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