As a child, I grew up in the small coastal community of Bloomington, Texas, but my family later moved to nearby Port Lavaca. That was when I was in junior high school, and that was when I began fishing with my Dad whenever possible. Fishing with him is what got me hooked on being on the water, and I’ve been coastal fishing ever since then.
My high school days were primarily devoted to playing sports, especially football and baseball. Back then, I was either busy playing sports, or I was out duck hunting or fishing. Playing varsity sports throughout high school, I ended up earning a college scholarship for football and baseball to Wisconsin. I couldn’t kick my fishing addiction while there, so I spent a lot of my free time ice-fishing for bass, northern pike, and muskie. I also managed to find time to explore duck and goose hunting while I was in that region of the country – it was a blast!
Once I completed college, I returned home and soon decided that I wanted to pursue gaining my license to become a professional fishing and hunting guide. I truly enjoy sharing the moments of catching fish and hunting ducks with people who don’t ordinarily get a chance to experience the outdoors – it provides me with a sense of satisfaction.
My fondness for coastal fishing has also led me to competing in several annual saltwater tournaments along our portion of the Texas coast. Probably one of my favorite styles of fishing is wade fishing the flats for speckled trout and redfish with artificial or live baits. My favorite fish to eat, however, is the southern flounder, and flounder gigging is my second most favorite style of fishing, which I also guide gigging trips for year-round.