Head out with Captain Scott for an exciting day of Texas inshore fly fishing! Port O'Connor is conveniently located right on several productive canals and bays. These productive waters provide plenty of opportunities to land some tasty Gulf Coast fish, so expect to get some bites!...Read More
On this 6 or 9-hour trip, Captain Scott will motor you out into fish-heavy inshore areas such as San Antonio Bay and Espiritu Santo Bay where you'll be fly fishing for Black Drum, Flounder, Redfish, Sheepshead, Speckled Trout, and even Tarpon depending on the time of year! Spotting the fish and sight-casting right at them will get you the best results.
When it comes to Texas coast fishing, Captain Scott is a fly fishing and sight-casting specialist. Whether you're a beginner or experienced fly fisher, Captain Scott will show you the best casting techniques and get you set up with the right flies to make sure you land some fish!
Captain Scott guides out of an East Cape Fury tactical poling skiff. This nimble and seaworthy boat is ideally suited for the shallow marshes and meandering feeder bayous common along the Texas and Louisiana coastlines. Perfect for where you'll be fishing!
Captain Scott will provide all rods, reels, tackle and flies. He will even clean any keepers for you to take home. All you need to bring is a Texas saltwater fishing license. Sunglasses, sunscreen, a hat and any food are drinks you might want out on the water are recommended. Come aboard and get some tips and tricks from one of the locals!
Captain Scott is a fly, light tackle and sight-fishing/poling specialist along the Texas Coast. Port O'Connor Redfish are the primary targets on virtually all trips. However, if you have a specific species you're trying to land on a fly rod (or on light tackle), Captain Scott can help you get it done....Read More
Captain Scott guides out of an East Cape Fury tactical poling skiff. The Fury is a nimble and seaworthy boat - ideally suited for the shallow marshes and meandering feeder bayous common along the Texas and Louisiana coastlines.
From Captain Scott:
"Throughout my years on the police department, particularly those spent in the Homicide Division working murder cases, the outdoors were my escape. Being on the water or in the woods kept me sane when the world around me was kind of crazy.
Guiding allows me to provide that same escape to others. Whether job, family or finances; we all have some level of stress. Being out on the water has a way of making it all go away, at least for a little while.
With that in mind, I’ll fish you as hard or easy as you desire. I’ve got hard chargers who want to go strong all day and others who prefer a more relaxed pace taking time to soak it all in. Your day on the water with me is just that, yours. Another aspect to guiding that I enjoy is teaching. I’m not one of those mysterious guides who just takes you to a location and tells you to throw over there. I like for my customers to understand why we’re trying the different areas and the thought process that led me there.
Talking about the habitat as well as their habits will help you catch more fish and know why you’re catching them, or perhaps more importantly, why you may not be catching them. We can talk lures, flies, equipment, tides or whatever topic you have questions about.
Here in the Port O’Connor area redfish are available year round and can be caught on the shallow flats most any time. I fish a variety of areas from open grass flats to secluded back lakes sight casting to fish in less than a foot of water. While I specialize in fly fishing, throwing lures on conventional gear is always welcome.
While reds are the primary target, trout, flounder, black drum and sheepshead also inhabit these areas. For these trips we’ll be on my lightweight poling skiff capable of floating in a few inches of water. It is a style of fishing akin to hunting as we move slowly and stalk our prey.
During the summer months my attention turns to the jetties, beachfront and nearshore waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The migratory predators generally begin to show up in May, but more reliably in June. They stick around through October unless we get a serious cold front. Tarpon, kingfish, cobia, bull reds, jacks, spanish mackerel, sharks and others are readily available and can be caught of fly or conventional tackle. We can specifically target tarpon or just head out and see what wants to play.
Weather plays a huge part in making these trips happen and if the winds don’t cooperate we can always go chase reds in the bay. For these trips I recently acquired a 23’ Dargel Kat. This boat has a great ride in choppy water as well as plenty of room for comfortable fishing. The Dargel also allows me to provide more traditional bay fishing trips with groups who want to wade or drift for trout and reds. Long before I started fly fishing and poling for reds, this was the style of fishing I enjoyed. I never stopped fishing this way on my personal days, I just didn’t offer it through my guiding due to only having a small poling skiff.
Another option I offer is the “kid trip”. I’ve always been a big proponent of getting the kids out on the water. When scheduling a kid trip you need to know that this trip isn’t about dad, we’re headed out with the goal to stretch their string. We’ll use bait and catch whatever is biting. Some kids are fascinated by sharks and we can certainly go target them. We might net a crab that’s swimming by or stop to watch the dolphins, whatever it takes to keep them smiling and having fun. You’re welcome to fish too of course, but this isn’t going to be a hard core trip for the glamour species. I believe in this and offer a discount if you’ll agree to the above terms.
I say all of that to say this, I truly enjoy being out on the water taking people fishing. You can keep up with me on Facebook, read my monthly articles in Texas Saltwater Fishing Magazine or catch the latest podcast with me and John Lopez, Sports610 Radio, “Bite Me A Texas Saltwater Fishing Podcast” found on Radio.com app or iTunes. Watch for guest appearances in Tide magazine as well."
Lane Rd, Seadrift, Texas, USA | Bodies of water fished: Matagorda Bay, Espiritu Santo Bay
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
All rods, reels, and tackle are included.
This guide will clean your catch for you.
Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.
You will get a refund if the trip is canceled due to weather.
No, this boat does not have a bathroom on board.
No live bait provided.
No meal provided.
Rods, reels, tackle, lures, flies
At an Additional Rate
No added costs.
Hat, sunscreen, polarized sunglasses
Texas saltwater fishing license
Payment & Tipping
After paying the deposit, a QR Code will be emailed to you. On the day of the trip, your guide will scan your QR code to automatically transfer the remaining balance. The only cash needed is for a customary tip (we recommend 20%).
Yes, cancel for free up to 14 days before the trip.
Where to Buy a Fishing LicenseFind out more about licenses here.
To check pricing, please select duration and group size.
Please fill out Trip Date, Duration, Group Size, and Start Time before proceeding.
Bryon F.· ·
Always had a great trip with Capt Scott
Dan S.· ·
I've fished with Captain Scott for years and his knowledge is unsurpassed. He always works hard to put us on fish and is an excellent teacher. His ability to apply the knowledge and expertise he's gained over the years and impart that knowledge to his clients is tremendous.
Christopher L.· ·
Capt Scott is an experienced guide who has ALWAYS done a great job for me and my family!!
Grant M.· ·
I’ve fished POC for a long time but had never been on a poling skiff so booked my first trip for my wife I with Captain Scott in early August. I’m brand new to fly fishing and she had just started getting into saltwater fishing so I’m sure we were ...Read More ideal clients! We couldn’t not of been more pleased with our day on the water with Capt Scott. Phenomenal experience seeing that many reds from a new viewpoint. My wife caught her first redfish but I wore myself out early in trying to blind cast due to cloud cover in the morning. Switched to my baitcaster and caught plenty off fish. Still waiting for my first red on the fly rod so can’t wait to book another trip. As a couple novices he did a great job incorporating the right amount of instruction for each of us and kept us plenty entertained with fish stories and stories from his previous profession (don’t want to ruin any of them). Thanks for the great day Capt Scott and look forward to doing it again!
Dain C.· ·
I’ve spent a lot of time with some of the most reputable saltwater guides in Texas, and Scott is hands down my favorite guide to spend the day with. If you’re looking for a unique experience that you will learn from, he’s the man. I walk away from every trip ...Read More with Scott a smarter fisherman and better sportsman.
Chris K.· ·
Captain Scott is as dialed in as they come when it comes to his knowledge of the bodies of water he services. There is no wasted time on the water since his intent to deliver an efficient return for his clients, begins days in advance with proper research and time ...Read More on the water. Whether it be on the fly or using conventional tackle, he will put you on the target fish.