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Wade Fishing

Capt. Chauncey Poindexter

Capt. Chauncey was born and raised in Victoria, Texas, and grew up fishing in the Port Lavaca and Port O’Conner areas. At the age of 16 while wade fishing Boggy Bayou shoreline with a red and white queen Cocahoe Minnow, he experienced a thump that sent a shock wave up his spine and made the hairs on the back of

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Capt. Julian Martinez

Capt. Julian Martinez is a native of our small community of Seadrift, TX. He grew up shrimping and oystering on his days off from school, but the one thing that truly stuck with him was fishing. As a young boy, he began fishing the San Antonio Bay complex with his father. He first learned to fish using live bait, but

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Capt. Cameron Boerm

As a child, I grew up in the small coastal community of Bloomington, Texas, but my family later moved to nearby Port Lavaca. That was when I was in junior high school, and that was when I began fishing with my Dad whenever possible. Fishing with him is what got me hooked on being on the water, and I’ve been

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Capt. Trey Ross

My Dad was a fishing guide when I was very young, and he had me out on the water just about as far back as I can remember. Although Dad later opted out of guiding as a profession, I felt from the very beginning that guiding is what I wanted to do when I grew older. While in my teens,

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Capt. Seth Spicak

Capt. Seth Spicak grew up in Port O’Connor, TX, and has been fishing and duck hunting the back bays and surrounding waters most of his life. From a very young age, Capt. Seth has always had a fishing rod in one hand and a shotgun in the other. While his love is coastal saltwater fishing, nighttime floundering and gigging trips

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Capt. Rick Oliver

Capt. Rick Oliver was raised in the small community of Schroeder, TX, located between Victoria and Goliad (don’t blink on your way through town, or you might just miss it altogether)! Rick grew up sitting on shorelines fishing with his grandparents and parents and loved it, but he always wanted more. He began fishing Port O’Connor, Seadrift, Indianola and every

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Capt. John Hunt

The last name Hunt couldn’t have been any more perfect for a south Texas boy like Capt. John Hunt. Hunting and fishing is Capt. John’s biggest passion, and he wakes up every day feeling blessed that he gets to make a living doing what he loves.   He was born and raised in Port Lavaca, Texas, but he now resides in the

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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. 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. 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. 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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