Capt. Heath Borchert grew up in central Texas fishing the freshwater lakes and rivers of the hill country with his grandparents. But because they loved all types of fishing, they would always make springtime and summertime trips to the coast to enjoy some saltwater action also. That’s where Capt. Heath became hooked on the pull of broad-shouldered redfish, and the shaking heads of trophy speckled trout.
Capt. Heath moved to the coastal city of Victoria, Texas in his early 20’s, which gave him a lot more time to fish coastal waters, and that is when he started becoming quite familiar with the Port O’Connor area. As he became more and more knowledgeable of the Coastal Bend region, Capt. Heath gave up the use of live bait, as he turned in his shrimp for artificial lures. He had discovered there’s no other sensation in the world quite equal to the thrill he received as he watched his top water plugs being engulfed by big yellow-mouthed sow trout, and he’s been tossing lures ever since then.
Living on the coast and becoming a part of it’s culture has allowed Capt. Heath to share his personal fishing knowledge and experiences with his own family and children, and has also made it possible for him to pursue teaching other people what he has learned in his many years of fishing. After thirty years in the oilfield and trucking industries, Capt. Heath now enjoys fishing as a professional fishing guide at Bay Flats Lodge. If you’re searching for a nice day out on the water with a truly qualified and skillful expert, look no further than to Capt. Heath Borchert. He currently offices out of a new 2018 24’ Tran Cat, and he’s ready and willing to help you and your guests enjoy all that is to be offered by our superior San Antonio Bay fishery. It doesn’t matter if you have never fished, or whether you happen to be a seasoned saltwater veteran, Capt. Heath will most certainly have something helpful to offer. Request Capt. Heath during your next stay at Bay Flats Lodge!