Texas Fishing Report: Tides high, Seadrift fishing still good

Story by Craig Nyhus, Lone Star Outdoor News

Photo by Capt. Nathan Beabout

Nathan Beabout of N&M Sportsman’s Adventures said his groups were able to beat the weather over the past week, with low ESE winds around 10-12 mph.

“Most of our shorelines and reefs looked good,” he said. “Last week’s storms brought in a lot of water and our tides are 1 to 2 feet above normal, but we were able to take advantage of this.”

The groups fished grass beds that are usually very shallow.

“Right now, these grass beds are thigh deep and are holding solid trout,” Beabout said. “We have released a few trout over 5 pounds and have seen some in the 7-8 pound range. These trout and reds are being caught on top-waters, Softdine Corkys and soft plastics.”

Water temperatures are climbing into the mid ‘70s, and Beabout expects the bite to continue.

“The way this year is shaping up with the off-and-on rain and good tide movement, I see it being one of the best years in a long time.”

To contact Capt. Nathan Beabout, call (210) 452-9680 or visit