Capt Jon Mahan Hunting & Fishing Fishing Reports

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 →