Capt. James Welder was born and raised in Victoria, Texas. At the early age of three, he was catching bass and blue-gills out of the ponds on his family’s ranch. Shorty after wards, he started fishing in saltwater and never looked back.
Capt. James spent his summers in Rockport fishing everyday he could in the bays of Aransas, Mesquite and Corpus Christi, just to name a few. When he wasn’t fishing, he was working cattle on his family’s south Texas ranches.
After college, James received his Captain’s license in 2005 and has been guiding ever since. For the last four summers, he worked as a private captain on an offshore boat out of Rockport, Texas. Capt. James loves all types of fishing and can help anyone from a beginner on their first trip to an avid outdoorsman. Whether it’s wading with artificial or chasing tailing reds with a fly rod, Capt. James can make a special day out of your time here on the water and at Bay Flats Lodge.