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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. 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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