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
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $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)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $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
    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
304 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
109 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
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.

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Targeted Species

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

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

Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper
Snapper (Red) Red Snapper
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
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
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

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, 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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Recent Fishing Reports

REDFISH & SHEEPSHEAD GALORE!
REDFISH & SHEEPSHEAD GALORE!
November 28, 2021
☀️ Cold & cloudy day out on the high seas ☀️ It wasn’t calm; we had some breeze ☀️ Redfish and Sheepshead bit our baits ☀️ Get with me I have some dates CaptJonMahan.com
Sheepshead & Redfish are on the menu
Sheepshead & Redfish are on the menu
November 21, 2021
☀️ More Sheepshead hit the cleaning table tonight. ☀️ Along with some big Reds that put up a fight. ☀️ Caught a bunch of oversized Reds that we decided to release. ☀️ Can’t wait until these fillets hit the hot grease! CaptJonMahan.com
Best eating Fish are back!
Best eating Fish are back!
November 20, 2021
☀️ The sheepshead are starting to come around. ☀️ In fact, there are plenty to go around. ☀️ A live shrimp on bottom is what you need. ☀️ These are some of the best eating fish, indeed! CaptJonMahan.com

Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Half Day evening trip with Captain Jon Mahan

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on October 30, 2021
Well I really do not know how to describe our trip accurately.  I have fished literally my entire life.  We are fairly new...
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Victoria, TX
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Morning Trip with Captain Jon

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on February 6, 2021
My wife and I had great morning of catching limits of Black Drum and Red Fish with Captain Jon. Our first choice of catching...
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Magnolia, TX
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Full Day Trip Capt. Jon

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on September 5, 2021
This trip was great!  We limited out and were always on fish!  Capt. Jon is very good at what he does and never disappoints! ...
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Rain won’t stop us!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 4, 2021
Lousy weather at first, but my wife and I limited out on black drum. Captain Jon was thoughtful and took it easy but fished...
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Montgomery, TX
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Afternoon fishing with Capt. Jon

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on July 24, 2021
We each caught our limit of Black Drum and had a blast doing it! Thank you, Capt. Jon for a great afternoon!!!! Can’t wait...
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FAQs about Captain Jon Mahan Hunting & Fishing

Captain Jon Mahan Hunting & Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (8 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