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Duck Hunting

Capt. Owen Gayler

Captain Owen Gayler was born and raised in Nacogdoches, Texas.  His love for the water and fishing started at a very young age, and by the time he was eighteen, he was frequenting the coast just so he could wade fish for trout and redfish.  After spending a summer working on an offshore boat, Owen knew that he loved fishing,

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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. 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. 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. 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. 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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Capt. Doug Russell

Capt. Doug Russell grew up in north Texas, and later went on to receive a Business Management degree from Tarleton State University in Stephenville, TX. In addition to his passion for the great outdoors, Capt. Doug loves to rodeo. Between his collegiate rodeo career and his time spent on the PRCA rodeo circuit, Doug spent 12 years of his earlier

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Capt. Stephen Boriskie

Captain Stephen Boriskie has been a full-time fishing and duck hunting guide at Bay Flats Lodge since December of 2012. His friendly smile, welcoming nature, and lightning-quick wit puts customers at ease from the moment they step aboard. Stephen earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting at the University of Houston. He then moved through many facets of business

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Capt. Cooper Hartmann

Capt. Cooper Hartmann is originally from Johnson City, TX, where he grew up fishing small rivers and lakes in the surrounding Texas hill country. As a boy, his passion was bass fishing, but that all changed while on a family vacation down in Port Mansfield, TX. That’s when Cooper learned a lot about sight-casting to redfish, and consequently fell in

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