Captain
Cody Novosad

Member since May 2016

Rockport, United States

Background
Captain Cody is local to the Gold Coast area and has been fishing the local waters all his life. With about 30 years of guiding experience, he knows what it takes to put you on the fish, whether this is your first time on a boat or if you are a seasoned angler.
Techniques
I enjoy fishing with both artificial and live bait. Topwater, spoon, plastics are the only they will bite on. Otherwise croakers, pins, piggies, mud minnows , mullet, and shrimp... Driftfishing, poling, stalking, and wading at times. The bottom line is to find fish and get them on the line... I have made so many friends and they tell me we are memory makers! Give me a call and lets go fishing..361 463 2118

Hey, I'm Captain Cody Novosad

Rockport, United States
Background
Captain Cody is local to the Gold Coast area and has been fishing the local waters all his life. With about 30 years of guiding experience, he knows what it takes to put you on the fish, whether this is your first time on a boat or if you are a seasoned angler.
Techniques
I enjoy fishing with both artificial and live bait. Topwater, spoon, plastics are the only they will bite on. Otherwise croakers, pins, piggies, mud minnows , mullet, and shrimp... Driftfishing, poling, stalking, and wading at times. The bottom line is to find fish and get them on the line... I have made so many friends and they tell me we are memory makers! Give me a call and lets go fishing..361 463 2118

My Charter Listings

 
Rockport
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US$ 450

Fishing Reports

Persistent wins

May 14, 2017

Fishing started out very slow. These guys never gave up.. Fishermen were catching all around us... finally we connected. These redfish were almost jerking the poles out of our hands.... fish up to 27".. Great day!!! Captain Cody Read Full Report →


Redfish rodeo

May 11, 2017

Got a late start but it did not matter... we found the fish school up and all rods started singing at the same time.... limited out in about 1 hour and then we caught and released...Whatta Day....... Read Full Report →


Is it really winter?

February 01, 2017

Earlier morning fog cleared for a beautiful day...mid 70s...Specs and Redfish remain strong .Artificial is usually the name of the game this time of year but shrimp and mud minnows are available...Spring time is around the corner. Book early....… Read Full Report →


You Name, We Caught It!

November 29, 2016

My Fishermen are Amazing! Left dock before sunrise and we were quickly met with fog and still water. Live mud minnows and shrimp brought speckled trout to 18” in 2 ft of water. After taking a break to allow… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.87 out of 5 stars from 15 reviews

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Went fishing on Saturday, August 12, 2017

This was our first experience hiring a guide to get out on the bays, and we had a great time. Based on tides and weather, the fish weren’t hitting much but we managed to get a few in the boat - enough for a fish fry later that evening!  Captain Cody stuck with it and extended our trip well past the 4 hours in order to land some more fish - he worked hard to deliver a fun experience for the wife and I.

Fished August 2017

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Replied to this review on Monday, August 14, 2017

The Robinson’s were great to have on the boat! Great fishermen! I enjoyed the day as their charter boat captain. We caught some pretty big jackfish and a few skillet fish.
GREAT AMERICANS.

Went fishing on Saturday, August 5, 2017

Captain Cody was a great guide and great person. We had an amazing time out on the water. We will be recommending others to use him for their fishing charters. Thanks for a great fishing trip Captain Cody. Truely 5 Star experience.

Fished August 2017

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Replied to this review on Monday, August 7, 2017

The guys were great. Fishing was intense and the guys adapted to what was needed to get the fish in the boat.  All said it’s hard to beat redfish up to 31 inches…... Great job guys!
Capt Cody


Went fishing on Wednesday, July 26, 2017

My son and I booked this trip when fishing was slow.  Cody told us he would find us fish and indeed he came through.
We hit some good spots were we had many double hook ups.  The specs started biting and this slow start end up with a good amount of keepers plus many right under the size necessary to keep.
My son is already wanting to book a early winter trip. Great time and knowledgeable Captain.

Thanks for the great fishing trip Cody.

James

Fished July 2017

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Replied to this review on Wednesday, August 2, 2017

It is truly a pleasure to see experienced fishermen hook up and work their fish and get them in the boat under control.
They kept their mind in the game at all times.  I can’t wait to do it again
Capt.  Cody

Went fishing on Saturday, July 22, 2017

Fished July 2017

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Replied to this review on Wednesday, August 2, 2017

The Aguilar"s were great. Come back anytime… Thank you
Capt.Cody


Went fishing on Sunday, July 16, 2017

Captain Cody was great! Our boys had a ton of fun on the water that day. The fish weren’t biting but Cody never quit trying to get a fish on the line. We brought in several catfish, trout, and even a stingray. We couldn’t keep much but we still had a lot of fun and would book again with Cody in a heartbeat.

Fished July 2017

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Replied to this review on Wednesday, August 2, 2017

The fishing was tough but by the end of the day I had made a family of friends, several new deck hands, and young Calib is a future young capt. Miss Emily hooked one fish that stripped all of the line off her reel and then broke off . The reel was smoking hot from the drag oil heating up…. a lot happening on a 4 hour trip…
Capt Cody

Went fishing on Monday, June 12, 2017

Had a good time. Really enjoyed it, the captain triued to make it a good experience and was very helpful. I ewould use him again.

Fished June 2017

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Replied to this review on Sunday, July 2, 2017

Great day,  great family,,,
Capt. Cody

Went fishing on Sunday, May 28, 2017

Cody was a great captain, it was unfortunate the fish were not biting. Only 2 boats out of 30 or more brought in fish that morning. Cody gave 110% keeping us out for an extra hour and buying extra bait on his dime.

Fished May 2017

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Replied to this review on Tuesday, May 30, 2017

That’s why it’s called fishing!
Steve, Jack, and the gang were great. We thew everything in the boat at them and could not get them to cooperate. We did not get skunked but it was tough…It is always refreshing to hear polite kids, yes sir, no sir and thank you is something you don’t hear anymore…
Thank You

Went fishing on Saturday, May 20, 2017

I had a great time fishing under Captain Cody’s guidance.  7 Trout, 4 Red fish and a Flounder.  Not to mention the ones that were too small to keep.  But still all fun to catch.
Highly recommended and will fish with Capt Cody again!!!

Fished May 2017

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Went fishing on Thursday, December 29, 2016

Cody is a great Captain and he made us feel very welcome on the boat. He is very knowledgeable about where the fish are. We had a great day fishing (Reds, Black Drum, Trouts and flounder) and had a great time.
I highly recommend Cody.
Great trip!

Fished December 2016

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Replied to this review on Monday, January 9, 2017

My Fishermen are Amazing!
Left dock before sunrise and we were quickly met with fog and still water. Live mud minnows and shrimp brought speckled trout to 18” in 2 ft of water.  After taking a break to allow rain to pass hit water again in dropping temperatures and 20+ knot wind. Live bait produced reds, drum, flounder and more. You name it they caught it. The Mellon boys were on their game not losing 1 fish the entire day!  Booking for 2017 now…. Reserve your trip today!!!  Capt.Cody


Went fishing on Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Morning weather was rainy and gloomy but Captain Cody still managed to put us on the ducks! After the morning blast, it didn’t take long to grab a quick limit on some fat reds finishing off the day early with a full cooler. Captain Cody is an Awesome man, was very helpful and gave tons of tips and tricks to improve my overall game. For my first time guided service, I couldn’t be more pleased and would recommend Captain Cody to anyone interested in pulling in limmits. 

 

 

Fished November 2016

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Replied to this review on Thursday, December 1, 2016

Great day on the water…...

Went fishing on Saturday, November 19, 2016

Captain Mike made the very best of a difficult day with a northern front that had just passed. Hooked a 27” redfish plus 2 more redfish and 2 other fish along with 4 others we failed to get in the boat. Will definitely fish with him again next May.

Fished November 2016

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Replied to this review on Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Great fishermen, beautiful morning, nice fish….
Capt Cody


Went fishing on Saturday, September 17, 2016

Cody “knows where the fish are”. If you want Reds, Bull Reds, Trout, etc Cody is the guy. He has been in this area for 10 years and has the equipment for are skill sets, plus he is pleasant to talk to.

Fished September 2016

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Replied to this review on Monday, September 19, 2016

Mike and his crew were Great ! Good fishermen who truly love the outdoors… Cody

Went fishing on Saturday, August 6, 2016

Capt. Cody put us on fish early. Caught more fish than any other trip to coast.

Fished August 2016

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Replied to this review on Monday, August 15, 2016

Fish were not biting at all. Still put these guys on fish. It too them a while to get their sea legs and used to casting again. It was a good day considering the obstacles to overcome on a 4 hours trip…
  Caught 1 limit of trout including a 22” fish!!

Went fishing on Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Great experience from start to finish. On time, had everything we needed, found the fish, enjoyable the whole time. Top quality, highly recommended.

Fished July 2016

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Replied to this review on Monday, July 25, 2016

Super Fishermen make for a great day….Thanks Guys…. Capt. Cody

Went fishing on Saturday, July 2, 2016

Great day. Full box.

Fished July 2016

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Replied to this review on Sunday, July 3, 2016

What a great day! Started out fishing for specs but the porpoise kept eating them 1/2 way in…We decided to head for the inner bayou for redfish.
A couple of the best fishermen I have had on the boat! 29,27,24,23, and 20 inch redfish in the boat.
Capt Cody