Slowride Guide Services! Dean
and Jennifer Thomas Owners
Capt. Dean Thomas is the premier kayak guide on the Texas gulf coast and one of the pioneers in the sport of kayak fishing throughout the world. He represents Wilderness Systems of Confluence Water Sports and was the first kayak fisherman to have the honor of being invited to be a member of their team, making him the first Pro-Kayak Fisherman. Dean is runner up for kayak angler of the year in the 2004 Extreme Edge Kayak Fishing Tournament Series fishing on Team Wilderness Systems. He is a staff writer with the Saltwater Angler, writing a bi-monthly article titled 'Kayaking With Dean'. He is the proud dad of two fine sons, Boy Scout Leader, Cubmaster, and also holds the prestigious BSA Lifeguard Certification. Dean is booked for speaking appearances at trade shows, fishing clubs, banquets, and conservation groups spreading the word of kayaking. Dean also runs the Texas Kayak Fishing School.
Proud Recipients of the
2004 Small Business Award for Conservation and Stewardship by Coastal Bend Bays and Estuaries
821 South Commercial in Aransas Pass, Texas 78336
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We offer something for everyone in the family. We can also accommodate large groups. USCG and TP&W licensed, Captain Dean can take up to 3 people on his 2008 Haynie Flats boat, or cruise the flats in a kayak.
Catch fish, see birds, pick-up shells, gut-wrenching paddle, or just enjoy nature. We can do it all.
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Come to Texas and kayak the seasons
If you don't like the weather just wait a day and it will change!
Spring (February - March - April - May)
When the waters warm up, the fish start moving. The average air temperature is 75-March, 80-April, 85-May and the flowers have been blooming since February!
Paddling and camping is best this time of year. With decent rainfall, March and April support many butterflies and moths that can be seen migrating through or just in their spring life cycle as the flowers start to bloom (not as dramatic as the fall showing). Be weary of high winds with changing spring weather and last minute, quick moving cold fronts. Birds are passing back through on their way home and air is filled with the buzz of topwaters slapping the surface.
Summer (June - July - August - September)
This is when all the redfish are waving and the temperatures can reach 100. Fun in the sun is what it is all about playing in the water, fishing, shelling or just sightseeing. Be prepared to protect yourself from exposure to the sun, it doesn't take long! Use lots of sunscreen, clothing to cover up, and drink water, water, water! Hummingbirds migrate through mid August until the end of September. Monarch butterflies migrate through mid September, and then all the others keep coming through the fall.
Fall (October - November - 1st of December)
This area is a stopping point for many butterflies throughout the winter, it is not unusual to see 5 or 6 different kinds in one day. Best fishing you could wish for these are when those "magic days" happen! Not much else to say! Look at the pictures.
Winter (15th of Dec. - January)
This is the best time to scout your favorite areas, low tides leave the bottom exposed and fish are more concentrated in the obvious holes. Go out with Captain Dean and discuss the attributes of the bay floor in relation to honey holes on high tide, then come back in the spring and test your theories!