Texas Fishing Anglers
Capt. Doug Stanford, Pirates of the Bay Charters, Texas Fishing Guide for Saltwater and Bay Fishing
Rockport Ryan, Rockport Kayak
Capt. Grant Coppin, Backlash Charters, Texas Fishing Guide for Saltwater and Bay Fishing
I like to have a good time . Did I mention I like to Fish? I started fishing bass tournaments in the early 80's, then got bored catching little five-six pounders, went to cat-fishing that was fun for awhile. Catching 50 or so catfish up to 15 lbs., was fun for a while. So I started catching 40,50,60 pounders, that was even more fun. Then that got a little boring ,so I started catching them on rod n reel. All this time we vacationed at Port A and always would spend the nights on piers fishing for Sharks. Finally some local friends and guides said this is the place you ought be, so we loaded up the family and moved to the sea. Sea that is in Port A. , Rockport.
Mike Wyatt - Wyatt Productions, Texas Fishing Tips and Reports for the Texas Gulf Coast
Texas Fishing Tips is created by Executive Producer Michael Wyatt of Wyatt Productions. Besides numerous TV commercials Michael has done freelance video and production work for the Travel Channel. Michael is an avid Gulf Coast Angler and his goal for this site is to highlight the best Salt and Freshwater Anglers and let them show you what it takes to land the BIG ONES while also highlighting the latest in Boating and Fishing Products.
Ryan is a TPWD licensed all-water paddlecraft guide, ACA certified instructor and a certified wildlife guide. He is trained by TPWD as an Angler Educator and a big advocate for youth kayaking, cooperating with local schools and youth organizations to promote safe paddlesports for the next generation. Ryan is also working on creating an Adaptive Paddling program for Texas, to help people of all abilities get on the water. He grew up fishing the bays around Rockport,TX and is a full time guide and owner of Rockport Kayak Guide Services. Ryan is active in the kayak community, helping coordinate a local charity tournament and representing Fishhide Sportswear, Railblaza, YakGear, and K-Labs Rods at industry events. Ryan believes, “kayaking allows you to move fast enough to get where you are going, but slow enough to still see everything.” When not kayaking, he can be found hammock camping with his wife and dogs or, more likely, talking about kayaking.
Capt. Noel Guerrero, Fin Fever Gulf Services, Texas Coastal
My name is Noel Guerrero, I am 36 and reside in Portland TX. I served in the United States Marine Corps for eight years. I am employed by L-3 Vertex Aerospace as a aircraft mechanic specializing in C-12 Navy planes at the Naval Air Station Corpus Christi. I just recently graduated from the Sea Academy November 18, 2011. I have recently started my own guide service (Fin Fever Guide Service). I first experienced the saltwater life over ten years ago, and have enjoyed every moment of it. I love the adrenaline rush I feel when I see a redfish or trout blow up on my lures. I stick by a motto I have made for myself, “I don’t wait on fish, I hunt down fish.” I am looking forward to fishing in the upcoming Cabelas Texas Redfish Series Kayak and Boat Tour, and the IFA Kayak tour. I live to fish and have a great time doing it. When I take clients out, they will never forget the feeling and the exhilaration of the adrenaline rush they will experience when they get to see schools of redfish tailing in the flats or the excitement of hooking on to a nice red or trout, putting up a good fight. I'm looking forward to sharing my passion for fishing with anybody and everybody that is ready to feel the fever!
My name is Grant Coppin and I am the owner of Backlash Charters. I have lived on the Texas Coast for 13 years and have been guiding the local waters here in the coastal bend professionally, for the last 7 years. I can’t imagine a more fulfilling or rewarding occupation then waking up every morning on the Texas coast and fishing for a living. I grew up in central Texas until I was 18 years old when I moved to Corpus Christi to pursue my passion for the outdoors. I wanted to be a Marine Biologist so I completed my degree at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. After that I continued my career in academia while at the same time fishing professionally on the FLW circuit with my tournament partner and father, Danny Coppin. We were a very successful team placing in many top ten’s and top five’s. We were a highly ranked team, qualifying for five consecutive tournament championships. During my Graduate studies I was approached by several of my class professors, who all told me that I would have to choose between my educational career and my fishing career. The choice to me was simple. I became a fishing guide in the summer of 2007 and have been ever since. I still fish tournaments from time to time and in 2014, I plan on fishing one of the redfish tours again. My primary goal when I take a group out, whether it is a group of old high school buddies or a family of four, is to insure that every person on the boat has a great and enjoyable experience and builds some lasting memories.