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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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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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Capt. Steve Boldt

Capt. Steve Boldt was born and raised a short distance from the Texas coast in Victoria, Texas, and is a third-generation fisherman of the Seadrift/Port O’Connor area.  His grandfather started fishing these waters shortly after his return from WWII, and Capt. Steve’s father fished these same waters his entire life.  With all of this knowledge passed on to him, he

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