Barely Legal Outdoors in Port O'Connor, Texas

Guided by Pat Lester

Duck Inshore Jetty Nearshore

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Captain Pat is the ultimate guide for all Texas outdoor activities. Growing up in the rice prairies west of Houston, he was exposed to fishing and hunting of all kinds of species from a young age. As an experienced migratory bird hunter and fisherman, Captain Pat will share stories and wisdom that will stay with you long after you leave his boat. Whether its gigging for flounder at night or cruising around the backwaters around Port O'Connor and Matagorda Bay, Captain Pat has you covered.

Barely Legal Outdoors Trips

Climb aboard with Captain Pat and experience an action-packed day of fishing in Port O’Connor, Texas! Having fished these waters for quite some time now, Captain Pat knows the ins and outs of catching the trophy-sized Black Drum and Redfish that call POC home. Make sure you bring a valid Texas saltwater fishing license, food and drinks for the day, and some good company! Read More

Inshore, Jetty, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Port O'Connor

POC Bays And Jetties

100% (2)
22 ft 1 - 6 People From $125 / person

Captain Pat is offering full day (8 hour) Airboat Redfishing trips out of Port O'Connor, Texas for up to 4 fishermen. Cruise around the backwaters surrounding Port O'Connor and Matagorda Bay in style in Captain Pat's airboat. This adrenaline-junkie style of fishing is one of the best ways to hunt down bull Redfish tailing in the shallows. Water too skinny for a boat? No problem! Captain Pat's airboat goes where normal boats can't. This wild-west Redfishing tactic is not for the faint of heart, so come ready for a high energy day on the water with Captain Pat! Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in Port O'Connor

Full Day Airboat Redfishing

NEW
20 ft 1 - 4 People From $188 / person

Join Captain Pat on the flounder gigging trip of a lifetime! Captain Pat is offering 4 hour nighttime Flounder Gigging trips out of Port O'Connor, Texas for up to 5 anglers. Flounder fishermen often say that a slow night of gigging is better than a slow day of rod and reel fishing. Flounder gigging is a primitive yet exciting form of fishing where lights on the front of the boat illuminate the shallow bay floor to reveal the outline or the red eyes of the flounder below. You then use a forked spear - a flounder gig - to secure your catch! Try your hand at this awesome form of fishing that's sure to bring hours of entertainment. Enter your Date, Duration, Group Size, and Start Time above to Book Now with Captain Pat and Captain Experiences! Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in Port O'Connor

Night Time Flounder Gigging

100% (6)
1 - 5 People From $160 / person

Get ready to experience an early season Teal hunt like never before in the picturesque coastal town of Port O'Connor, Texas! Nestled along the shimmering waters of the Gulf of Mexico, this hidden gem is a waterfowl enthusiast's paradise, offering an unforgettable adventure for avid hunters. As the sun rises over the expansive marshes, the air comes alive with the sound of whistling wings and the unmistakable calls of Blue-winged and Green-winged Teal. With its prime location on the Texas Gulf Coast, Port O'Connor provides the ideal habitat for these migratory birds, attracting thousands of Teal during the early season. Step aboard our expertly guided hunting boats and prepare for an exhilarating pursuit of these fast-flying, acrobatic ducks. Our seasoned guides possess an intimate knowledge of the local waters, ensuring you are positioned for success in the most productive Teal hotspots. Whether you're a seasoned veteran or a newcomer to waterfowl hunting, our team will cater to your needs, providing valuable insights and sharing their passion for the sport. The natural beauty of Port O'Connor serves as a stunning backdrop to your hunting expedition. As you navigate the tranquil marshes and scenic bays, you'll witness breathtaking sunrises and encounter a diverse array of wildlife, from graceful shorebirds to majestic coastal vistas. The serenity of this untouched environment is an experience in itself, immersing you in the magic of nature. After an exhilarating morning on the hunt, retreat to our comfortable lodge where warm hospitality and delicious regional cuisine await. Share tales of your adventures with fellow hunters, swap tips and tricks, and bask in the camaraderie that comes from a shared passion for the outdoors. Make this early season Teal hunt in Port O'Connor, Texas, a highlight of your waterfowl hunting season. With its abundant Teal population, breathtaking scenery, and expert guides, this coastal paradise promises an unforgettable adventure. Book your trip now and get ready to create lasting memories in the heart of waterfowl country! Read More

Duck Hunting Trip in Port O'Connor

Early Teal Season

NEW
1 - 4 People From $200 / person

Recent Reviews of Barely Legal Outdoors

John

Verified Review Hunting

It was a great time. We maxed our catch less than 3 hours!! Pat was awesome. He knew where to go and he did it fast and well!! I'd boom with him again

Jennifer

Verified Review Hunting

Captain Pat Lester; first impressions- prompt, on time and ready for the day’s fishing. Equipment was prepared and ready for use, boat was clean, well maintained. The man was energetic, dedicated to getting his “guests “ on redfish. Captain Pat Lester was amicable and obvious good standing with his fellow boat captains due to their witty good natured exchanges. On the bay and bayou he was very chatty, told good fishing tales and was always quick to assist with bait, casting and netting the fish. During our expedition a boater needed assistance and he was able to assist the boat, assist getting the boat’s guest getting onto a new charter and professional that he is coordinating with another boat captain and got us into a “hot spot” of redfish, limiting out. Captain Pat receives high praise and hearty endorsement from my family. He definitely knows the Matagorda Bay Area and was witnessed being a resource to his fellow charter boat captains. Captain Pat, “Respect” and Thank you. The Gould’s, Jen & Cris

Justin

Verified Review Hunting

Second time fishing with captain Pat. Great guide that will put you on the fish. I will be booking him again.

Katy

Verified Review Hunting

We had such a great time with Pat! We took our two boys 12 & 14 and Pat was so great with them! It was such a fun experience for our family and we will definitely be back to fish with Pat again soon!

Suzanna

Verified Review Hunting

Captain Pat was an excellent guide. He made our flounder experience not only very knowledgeable but fun. We would definitely recommend him as a guide to all levels of experience. Will be booking again.

Lauren

Verified Review Hunting

Pat is such a great guide and a character!! He breaks it down so simply and gets you right on the fish. I will most certainly be booking another trip with him!!

Jon

Verified Review Hunting

Pat was ready to go when we got there. Very personable. Boat well equipped. Rough weather conditions- wind was bad. Pat continued to work with us to put us on fish. Would definitely go again!

Kenneth

Verified Review Hunting

Captain Pat really knew the area well and he was very motivated to put us on fish. Had a great time!

Species

Black Drum, Blue-Winged Teal, Flounder, Green-Winged Teal, Redfish

Techniques

Artificial Lure Fishing, Bottom Fishing, Calling, Decoy Hunting, Gigging, Heavy Tackle Fishing, Hunting from a Blind, Light Tackle Fishing, Live Bait Fishing

Types of Trip

Duck, Inshore, Jetty, Nearshore

Start Location

2649 Stella Avenue, Port O'Connor, TX, USA | Areas hunted: Lavaca Bay, Powderhorn Lake, Mission Lake, San Antonio Bay, Hynes Bay

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