Captain
Jon Mahan

Member since June 2016 Port O'Connor, United States
Background
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.
Techniques
I love to bay fish for speckled trout and redfish. I'm also an avid duck hunter.

Hey, I'm Captain Jon Mahan

Port O'Connor, United States
Background
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.
Techniques
I love to bay fish for speckled trout and redfish. I'm also an avid duck hunter.
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Fishing Reports

Trout & Redfish

August 14, 2020

Caught three limits of speckled trout today and four bonus redfish. The trout were caught in the surf on live croaker and the redfish were caught at the jetties on shrimp. Read Full Report →


Grocery Run!

August 12, 2020

Good day fishing with a variety of fish caught. We had black drum, sheepshead, redfish, mangrove snapper, speckled trout & spanish mackeral. All caught on live shrimp! Read Full Report →


Great Day of Fishing!

August 11, 2020

Today was spectacular! These guys caught fish after fish after fish. Redfish, Black Drum, Oversized Drum, Mangrove Snapper, Specked Trout, Whiting, & Shark. This trip was awesome! All caught on live shrimp. Port O’Connor, Texas. Read Full Report →


Good Haul

August 09, 2020

Caught some very big redfish and black drum today fishing out of Port O’Connor, TX. Live shrimp was what these fish wanted to eat. Read Full Report →


BIG Speckled Trout

August 08, 2020

These anglers each caught their limit of BIG speckled trout up to 25 inches long. Also, caught a redfish and some excellent eating blacktip sharks. Live croaker was the bait of choice in the bay and flats around Port… Read Full Report →


EPIC Trip

August 05, 2020

About as good as fishing gets on the Texas Gulf Coast. Started the day off specked trout fishing in the surf with croaker and had three limits by 7:30 am. After that, we decided to hit some of the… Read Full Report →


Speckled Trout Limits

August 04, 2020

Good half day morning trip with limits of speckled trout for both anglers. Live croaker was what the trout bit on today. Also, had one bonus blacktip shark. Read Full Report →


More Trout Limits

August 03, 2020

More limits of trout this afternoon for this couple. Had a fun time fishing with them. Once again, live croaker did the trick. Also, landed one good eating black tip shark. Read Full Report →


Limits of Speckled Trout

August 03, 2020

Good morning of trout fishing despite a huge thunderstorm keeping up off the spot. Once the weather cleared, we were able to get out there and hammer on those big ole trout. Live croaker was the ticket. Also, caught… Read Full Report →


Good Day for Drum

August 02, 2020

High winds and rough water did not stop this group from catching a nice box of black drum using shrimp fishing the back lakes north of Port O’Connor, TX. These fish sure are tasty! Read Full Report →


Redfish Limits

August 01, 2020

This afternoon trip produced limits of redfish for this father / daughter group. It was a great afternoon of fishing. Cut perch was the bait of choice in the flats around Port O’Connor, Texas. Read Full Report →


Redfish & Black Drum

August 01, 2020

Caught some nice redfish and black drum on this morning trip including one MONSTER black drum that was released after the picture. Shrimp and cutbait was what was used in the flats around Port O,Connor, Texas. Read Full Report →


More Redfish Limits

July 24, 2020

This afternoon fishing trip was action packed with a 4 man limit of drag pulling redfish. Eveyone on board had an excellent time reeling in these hard fighting fish. An oversized fish was also caught and retained and many… Read Full Report →


Redfish & Drum Limits

July 23, 2020

Excellent day despite the rain. These two gentlemen caught their limit of black drum followed by a redfish limit. One oversized redfish was also tagged and retained. The drum were caught on shrimp and the redfish on cut bait.… Read Full Report →


MONSTER Trout

July 22, 2020

I had the day off today so i decided to take my wife out to do some scouting. On her first cast she caught this MONSTER speckled trout. It is her personal best! Read Full Report →


More Redfish Limits

July 21, 2020

This afternoon trip produced a two man limit of redfish in the flats around Port O’Connor, TX. Cut bait with a dropper loop bottom rig brought these bruisers to the boat. Read Full Report →


Speckled Trout Limits

July 20, 2020

This 1/2 day produced speckled trout limits and two nice bonus redfish for this couple. Live croaker was the bait of choice for the trout and shrimp was what the redfish wanted. Fishing the Port O’Connor bay system. Read Full Report →


Redfish Limits For All

July 19, 2020

This 1/2 day afternoon trip produced reel-screaming redfish limits for all anglers on board. Cut bait was the bait of choice fishing in the flats around Port O’Connor, TX. Two bonus trout were also taken. Read Full Report →


Specked Trout & Redfish

July 19, 2020

Got into some speckled trout limits and some nice redfish this morning with this father/son duo. Live croaker was what the trout wanted and the reds were taken on cut bait. Good 1/2 day of fishing. Read Full Report →


More Redfish Limits

July 17, 2020

This full day trip produced limts of redfish for all anglers plus a few black drum and two very tasty bonnethead sharks. They also were able to use their oversized redfish tag as a bonus. The oversized redfish was… Read Full Report →


Redfish Limits

July 16, 2020

This afternoon during a falling tide these guys caught their limit of redfish plus a few bonus back drum. Cut bait and shrimp did the job in the flats around Port O’connor, TX. Read Full Report →


Good Redfish Afternoon

July 15, 2020

This afternoon trip provided non-stop action for this group of guys fishing in the bay around Port O’Connor, TX. Limits for all and many more caught and released. Cut bait was what they wanted today! Read Full Report →


Nice box of fish!

July 08, 2020

Caught some nice black drum, redfish and a bonus flounder on this 1/2 day fishing trip. Shrimp was the ticket fishing in the back lakes around Port O'Connor, Texas. These folks brought home some excellent eating boneless fish fillets… Read Full Report →


Redfish, Drum & Shark

July 07, 2020

Had another great day today with repeat customers. Caught LOTS of fish and brought home some some nice eating black drum, redfish, and one HUGE bonnethead shark. Live shrimp was the ticket today! We caught SOOOOOO many black drum… Read Full Report →


Great day of fishing!

July 06, 2020

Caught a variety of fish today fishing in Port O'Connor, Texas. Speckled trout, redfish, black drum, & sharks. It was a day of non-stop action and excitement. Lots of bull reds were caught and released. Also, we put together… Read Full Report →


Black drum

July 05, 2020

Caught some nice black drum in the back lakes of San Antonio Bay on this half day trip. The bite was a little slow, but we managed to put together a nice box. Shrimp was the ticket! Read Full Report →


Limits of Trout and 2 Drum

July 04, 2020

Caught a two man limit of speckled trout on croaker plus two nice sized black drum on shrimp. Fishing oyster reefs in San Antonio Bay. Read Full Report →


Good day with full limits

July 03, 2020

Good day today with limits of black drum and redfish. Shrimp and cutbait brought these fish to the landing net. A simple dropper loop rig worked best in the deeper areas of the flats. We also caught and released… Read Full Report →


Limits of drum and reds

July 02, 2020

Had a good day today catching full limits of both black drum and redfish. Shrimp and cutbait was the bait used. These fish were holding in deeper cooler water in the heat of the day. Read Full Report →


Meat Haul

July 01, 2020

Caught a three man limit of black drum on this 1/2 day trip plus a bonus trout and redfish. Shrimp was the ticket. Good haul of wonderfull table fare. Nothing like fresh fish for a fish fry! Read Full Report →


Texas Grand Slam

June 30, 2020

Half day trip produced limits of black drum for these Iowa fishermen with a trout, a redfish & a flounder. Texas grand slam. Shrimp and cutbait using a dropper loop rig did the trick today. Fishing the back lakes… Read Full Report →


Good Haul

June 28, 2020

Had a good day today for this full day trip to the backcountry of San Antonio Bay. Had nice catches of black drum, redfish & speckled trout. All caught on shrimp. Read Full Report →


Drum and Redfish

June 27, 2020

Caught a nice mixed box of fish today. Drum, redfish & a lone trout. Shrimp was the ticket for this back country trip. Read Full Report →


2 man limit of drum

June 22, 2020

Caught a two man limit of black drum with this father/son combo on father’s day. Good morning fishing. Dead shrimp was what the drum wanted. Read Full Report →


Nice box of fish

June 21, 2020

Caught a nice box of fish for this 1/2 day trip with a father/son combo. We had some nice trout, a flounder & a 29” oversized redfish. All caught on live croaker. Read Full Report →


Limits of Black Drum

June 20, 2020

Caught 3 limits of black drum today on dead shrimp fishing the flats around Port O’Connor. Great day on the water. Excellent table fare. Read Full Report →


Limits of Speckled Trout

June 19, 2020

Caught a two man limit of speckled trout and a bonus redfish on live croaker fishing the channel edges. Nice day with good folks! Read Full Report →


Limits of Speckled Trout and some reds

June 15, 2020

Fished out of Froggies in Port O'Connor today and had no problem putting my two clients on limits of good sized speckled trout using live croaker. We also caught a couple of nice redfish using dead shrimp. Overall, a… Read Full Report →


Great Day for Redfish

September 17, 2019

Today we caught keeper redfish at just about every spot we stopped. In fact, there were so many reds we had a hard time catching black drum. Read Full Report →


Texas Inshore Slam

September 01, 2019

Caught just about everything today on this full day trip in the flats with two anglers. We started the day catching speckled trout with live shrimp and put 6 on ice. Next, we switched to black drum and caught… Read Full Report →


Port O'Connor Jetties

August 31, 2019

Caught some nice bull reds, oversized black drum & bonnethead sharks today at the Port O'Connor jetties. Live shrimp and cut bait was our ticket to success! it was a great day on the water. Most the oversized reds… Read Full Report →


Good day for Redfish

August 25, 2019

Started the day off at the jetties using live shrimp with long time repeat clients. Tagged one bull red and put him on ice. Finished the day off in the flats catching slot sized reds. Live shrimp and cut… Read Full Report →


Jetty Reds

August 24, 2019

Had a good day catching redfish, shark & black drum at the Port O'Connor Jetties today. Live shrimp and cut bait was what the fish wanted. This group was a lot of fun to fish with. Read Full Report →


Surf Speckled Trout

August 03, 2019

Caught some very nice speckled trout today fishing the surf out of Port O'Connor. Live croaker was the ticket. Read Full Report →


Trout and Reds

August 03, 2019

Got into some nice trout today with live croaker. Also, put three reds on ice including one 30" oversized fish. Overall, a very good day on the water in Port O'Connor. Read Full Report →


4 Limits of Speckled Trout

July 08, 2019

4 limits of speckled trout caught today fishing with free-lined live croaker on the grass beds around Port O'Connor, Texas. The tide began to fall out of a canal and the trout were willing and ready to feed on… Read Full Report →


18 Black Drum & 5 Redfish

July 06, 2019

Got into some very nice Black Drum today plus some good Redfish. Both are excellent eating and will readily take a shrimp fished from a bottom rig in the flats and back lakes. These 4 anglers had a great… Read Full Report →


4 man limit of black drum

June 15, 2019

Conditions were tough today and my expectations were low. Most guides cancelled today due to wind, but we decided to give it a go and ended the trip today with 20 black drum (4 man limit). These are excellent… Read Full Report →


Nice Speckled Trout

June 13, 2019

Caught some very nice specked trout today for this 1/2 day trip out of Port O'Connor. Live croaker did the trick today. Also, got one red and a couple of whiting. Read Full Report →


MONSTER Sized Black Drum

June 09, 2019

Got into a school of HUGE keeper Black Drum today for this full day trip out of Seadrift, TX. These drum fought hard and the reels did not stop screaming for most of the morning. The customers had a… Read Full Report →


Limits of Trout & Black Drum

June 07, 2019

Had another great day on the water for this full day trip. Limited out on nice sized Speckled Trout & Black Drum. The trout ate live croaker and the drum wanted shrimp. Read Full Report →


Black Drum Beatdown

May 25, 2019

Had a very good day catching a nice ice chest full of black drum on this half day trip. Everyone one board limited out. We also caught four bonus sheepshead. Overall, it was an excellent day. Shrimp did the… Read Full Report →


Limits of black drum

May 22, 2019

It was a very windy day, but we hung in there and managed to get a two man limit of black drum plus a bonus sheepshead for the filet table. Very tough day but we got it done! Read Full Report →


2 man limit of Speckled trout

May 15, 2019

Had two newlyweds today on the boat. They were on their honeymoon. Great day for their first time fishing in saltwater. Caught two limits of specked trout at the first stop then fished around and ended up with a… Read Full Report →


Solo Limit of Specks and one Redfish

April 29, 2019

Great day on the water today. Caught some nice speckled trout plus a bonus redfish. All caught drifting with live shrimp under a popping cork. Read Full Report →


4 Reds on at the same time

April 21, 2019

Excellent day on the water today. At one point, we had 4 reds on at the same time. Also, caught some tasty sheepshead & black drum plus a bonus 7 pound triple-tail. Live shrimp did the trick! The weather… Read Full Report →


Reds and Sheepshead

April 20, 2019

Despite very windy conditions we still managed some very tasty sheepshead plus a few nice oversized redfish. Read Full Report →


Limits of Sheepshead and Redfish

April 04, 2019

Limits of sheepshead and some nice sized redfish for this afternoon trip. Live shrimp did the trick. These guys went home with a lot of great tasting fish. Read Full Report →


Huge schools of Jacks!

March 31, 2019

Ran into some massive schools of jack crevalle today out of Port O’Connor. Customers had a blast catching these beasts. Also, caught a limit of sheepshead plus a bonus black drum on live shrimp. Read Full Report →


Full limits of Sheepshead

March 23, 2019

Limits of tasty sheepshead have been the norm lately. Hard fighters, fast action and excellent table quality. That’s why they have the nickname bay snapper. Great trip for the whole family! They will eagerly hit a live shrimp presented… Read Full Report →


Big Reds

March 22, 2019

More big redfish today plus limits of tasty sheepshead. Live shrimp did the trick. Read Full Report →


Drag pulling redfish

March 18, 2019

Live shrimp did the trick again today on this cold and windy day. Caught some very nice reds including one 31” overized. Also, came in with two limits of tasty sheepshead. Read Full Report →


Speckled Trout and Redfish

March 12, 2019

Did not have a charter today so I took my wife. We caught two limits of speckled trout and one redfish drifting with artificial lures in Port O’Connor, TX. Read Full Report →


Nice sized reds

March 08, 2019

Had a good day today fishing out of Port O’Connor despite tough conditons. Had some nice redfish on live shrimp. Read Full Report →


15 speckled trout

October 27, 2018

Caught another good haul of great eating speckled trout today on live shrimp. Read Full Report →


2 limits

October 26, 2018

2 limits of speckled trout by 8:20 am. Nice day. Read Full Report →


Oversized Canal Redfish

February 18, 2018

Headed out with a friend and my nephew for a nice relaxing day of fishing. We fished out of the boat at first, but decided to put the boat up and fish from the bank in the canals. Caught… Read Full Report →


Redfish, Trout, and Drum

February 13, 2018

Took my wife today and we had an absolute blast. It took us a while to find the fish, but when we did it was on! Caught keeper and undersized redfish on just about every cast using live shrimp… Read Full Report →


Fun day at St. Jose Island

July 09, 2017

Another 4 man limit this morning for this group of anglers. Croaker was the bait of choice today. 20 trout. Wonderful day! Read Full Report →


Specked Trout

July 08, 2017

4 man limit (20 trout) today by about 9:00 am. These fish hit piggies fished under a cork and we were able to get back to the dock before it got too hot. Fun day! Read Full Report →


Nailed them again!

July 06, 2017

Quick three man limit of speckled trout this morning with my nephew and friend. Live piggies are still the ticket along grassy shoreline drop offs. Self setting circle hooks worked best today. Read Full Report →


Nice box of specks!

July 05, 2017

Excellent afternoon fishing trip produced limits of speckled trout up to 24 inches for this husband and wife team from Houston. A bonus redfish added to the haul. Live piggies did the trick freelined with a circle hook. These… Read Full Report →


Afternoon speckled trout

June 30, 2017

Excellent half day catching some nice speckled trout with a few BIG trout mixed in. Ended the trip with 7 trout. Three of the trout were over 20 inches with the largest one being 23 inches. Free lined live… Read Full Report →


Speckled trout on every cast!

April 24, 2017

Got into some very nice specked trout using live shrimp under a popping cork with a father and his two sons from San Antonio, TX. It was just about every cast on nice fat excellent eating speckled trout for… Read Full Report →


Mangrove Snapper

April 22, 2017

Had a great afternoon fishing with some nice young ladies. We caught a couple of reds, a flounder, and quite a few tasty mangrove snapper, which are some of the best eating fish in the area. If you have… Read Full Report →


Springtime Specks

April 17, 2017

Caught keeper speckled trout this afternoon on every cast with live shrimp under a popping cork. Kept 5 and released about 15 or so. All 15-18 inch fish. As soon as the cork hit the water, it went under.… Read Full Report →


Redfish, Drum, Flounder

April 15, 2017

Great day on the water despite the wind. Managed a nice mixed box of redfish, black drum, and some nice flounder. Had a great time with great people. Used live shrimp fished on the bottom. Also, caught a nice… Read Full Report →


Spring time trout and redfish

March 31, 2017

I have been catching some nice trout and redfish while wade fishing with artificial lures. These two pictures were back to back days while out scouting by myself. Read Full Report →


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 →


Redfish Everywhere!

October 06, 2016

Had to great morning with two customers today and they both caught their limit of redfish plus a bonus black drum. One to the anglers caught a 30" oversized redfish that was released back to fight another day. The… Read Full Report →


Texas Inshore Slam

September 26, 2016

Despite not being able to get on the water until 10 am due to severe thunderstorms in the area and having to dodge rain most of the trip, each client of mine today caught a Texas Inshore Slam which… Read Full Report →


Good sized specked trout

August 27, 2016

Decided to try the surf this morning for some specked trout. The wind and wave conditions were not as good as I would have liked, but it was still fishable. Caught 10 nice sized specks and a blacktip shark… Read Full Report →


Limits of speckled trout.

August 14, 2016

Fishing in Rockport remains great on live bait. The weather has cooled down some and the water temperature has done the same. The fishing should just keep getting better and better. Read Full Report →


Nice bunch of redfish

August 13, 2016

Tried to fish a nice sized school of redfish first thing in the morning, but it was crowded and there was a tournament that day so there were already wade fishermen in the spot. Fished hard the rest of… Read Full Report →


Good day catching specks

August 05, 2016

Good day catching some some quality sized specked trout with some great folks even though the weather turned very hot toward the end of the trip. The beauty of a half day trip is get out there early, catch… Read Full Report →


"Speck" tacular morning

August 04, 2016

Had the day off today, so I took my son and his best friend out to do some wade fishing. The bite was fantastic and we each had our limit before 9 am. It was a awesome morning of… Read Full Report →


Specked Trout

August 02, 2016

Excellent trip today with an excellent group. 4 man limit of speckled trout. Good trip. Read Full Report →


Back Bay Black Drum

June 20, 2016

Despite the freshwater runoff in the back bays around Rockport, we managed a limit of black drum on live shrimp. These are hard fighting delicious tasting fish. The freshwater does not seem to bother black drum. Read Full Report →


Deep Grass Beds

June 17, 2016

Took my wife fishing on a scouting trip. Despite the late start we made quick work of a two person limit of speckled trout and one nice flounder. The structure was deep grass beds. Read Full Report →

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Jon was great to work with.  We were originally scheduled to have a Friday trip with him, but with the storm coming in...
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Capt Jon has to be one of the best Captains out here.  Despite choppy seas and lack of early bite he perservered and we...
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Hard work pays off

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We started off with a slow bite that had us all concerned, but Captain Jon remained positive and used his knowledge of the...
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Red Fish Limit!

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Great Day on the water with Captain Jon. We maxed out on reds and as an added bonus we used up a tag. Captain Jon was great...
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Capt Jon was amazing!! We have already referred him to many clients and friends. Would’ve booked the rest of the day but...
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