Born and raised near our Texas coast, Capt. Lane Koop has had a fishing rod in his hands since before being able to walk. As a young boy, he grew up fishing the saltwater regions of the Coastal Bend area, and he has never looked back. As soon as he received his driver’s license at the age of sixteen, Lane borrowed his dad’s boat at every opportunity, never missing a chance to learn more about his favorite sport. His passion for the salt eventually led him to his present career in coastal angling, as he has been guiding professionally since his completion of the U.S. Coast Guard captain’s course at the age of eighteen.
While it’s true that Capt. Lane devoted the majority of his younger years to the sport of Texas coastal fishing, his love and affection for the outdoors doesn’t stop there. While still in high school, Capt. Lane was always intrigued by tales told by his friends of their duck hunting adventures. Captivated beyond belief, he decided to give duck hunting a chance, and that’s all it took! Capt. Lane fell in love with the sport on that first hunt, and duck hunting has since become second nature to him.
Over the years, Capt. Lane has acquired a great deal of coastal fishing knowledge and expertise, and has soaked up the sport of coastal duck hunting on his own. He is dedicated to both the outdoors and to the sport, and you will not find a guide that will work harder or care more about your total fishing and hunting experience than Capt. Lane Koop.