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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. 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. 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. 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. 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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