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Bay Fishing

Capt. Trent Martinez

Capt. Trent Martinez was born and raised on the Texas coast, here in Seadrift, Texas. When you’re born in a town that sits right on the bay, you start fishing when you’re very young, and Trent was no exception. A love of the water, and everything that comes with it, as well as a lifetime of local knowledge, makes Capt.

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Capt. Brad Graham

Born and raised in Victoria, Tx, Capt. Brad Graham grew up learning how to fish the Seadrift and Port O’Connor areas from his grandfather. He’s a local fisherman who has spent his life studying, learning, and honing his fishing skills and instincts along our region of the Texas coast. Capt. Brad knows our bay systems. This lifelong pursuit has allowed

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Capt. Collin Gee

Capt. Collin Gee has been plying the waters of the Port O’Connor area for close to 20 years, and has been a full-time resident of Port O’Connor since 2008. He started guiding in 2012 with the encouragement of friends and family that recognized his gift and passion for the outdoors. Not only is he a licensed guide, but he is

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Capt. Weston Hall

Captain Weston Hall has been fishing the waters of Port O’ Connor since he was old enough to walk. Born and raised in Victoria, Texas, Captain Hall spent many days on the waters of Port O’ Connor with his dad who taught him everything he knows. His passions have grown for his family and for fishing as the years have

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Capt. Michael Martinez

Capt. Mike grew up here in our town of Seadrift, TX, so he’s not a novice when it comes to being familiar with our area bays and surrounding marsh country. His absolute passion is wading for big wintertime trout with MirrOlure Soft-Dines – what a rush! However, Capt. Mike is also very, very fond of duck hunting, so on any

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Capt. James Welder

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

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Capt. Rudy Briseno

Captain Rudy Briseno was born and raised fishing the waters of the Gulf Coast.  He grew up fishing at his father’s side and never stopped.  When he isn’t fishing, he enjoys shooting birds or spending time with his family.  Living close to the water, he fishes every chance he has, rain or shine.  His experience and intimate knowledge of fish

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Capt. Heath Borchert

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

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Capt. Todd Jones

Capt. Todd Jones was raised by his grandparents in Victoria, Tx, and spent his early years with his grandfather down on the Texas Gulf Coast, between the two small fishing communities of Seadrift and Port O’Connor. He must have swallowed just enough saltwater over the course of those early years to keep it permanently coursing through his veins, because he

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Capt. Garrett Wygrys

Capt. Garrett Wygrys is no exception to the old phrase, “Once a fisherman, always a fisherman.” Being a native of the bayside city of Port Lavaca, Texas, Garrett was born with fishing in his veins. While still a child, Garrett’s family relocated to Alice, a small town in south Texas, where he spent his younger years discovering his love and

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Capt. Kevin Matula

Born and raised in Yoakum, Texas, Capt. Kevin Matula graduated from Victoria High School, and later attended San Jacinto Community College. After his first year in college, Kevin realized that he simply wasn’t cutout for sitting inside a classroom, so he joined the U.S. Navy where he served for the next two years before being honorably discharged. Upon his release

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Capt. Perry Rankin

Perry hails from the Lake Jackson area where his father owned a marina, and most of his memorable years were spent either on, or near, the water. As a young adult, Perry dedicated 6 years to the Airforce and obtained a degree in Equipment Engineering. He traveled to Idaho and worked in the semiconductor industry. That took him to Oregon,

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Capt. Jeremy McClelland

Capt. Jeremy McClelland grew up owning his first fishing pole before he could crawl, and was right at home when it came to hunting and fishing – literally! He was raised on a 3,500-acre working cattle ranch in Jack County, Texas, that was owned by his grandparents, and where his parents lived while they managed the ranch. Between the ranch

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Capt. John Wyatt

Capt. ‘Lil John Wyatt has been fishing along the Texas Gulf Coast most all his life, and he has been doing it professionally now for more than twenty years. His amazing love of the outdoors, and his experience in wildlife and agricultural management of a 500-acre ranch near Seadrift, has allowed him to build lasting relationships with many of the

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Capt. Billy Freudensprung

Sargent Beach and East Matagorda Bay are places Billy Freudensprung calls home, and is where he developed his passion for the great outdoors at a very early age. It was here that he first experienced the thrill of a redfish peeling line off of his reel, of a speckled trout shaking its head as it dances across the surface of

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