Partners & Links
Here are the professional fishing guides who throw Buggs and can put you on the fish!
Texas Fishing Guides
Captain Thomas Barlow – Notorious Guide Service Head to the Notorious website. Captain Barlow is a Galveston area fishing guide. He can accommodate parties of all skill levels and fishing preferences, from drift fishing with bait to sight-casting to redfish and trout from his poling skiff. Thomas and Kaylin were early fans of Buggs, and are valuable partners.
Captain Scott Null Head to the Scott’s website. Captain Scott Null is a multi-talented Galveston area fishing guide. He runs a poling skiff into skinny water for sight casting opportunities with flies or lures. He writes for Texas Saltwater Fishing Magazine and is an avid photographer.
Captain Jeremy Chavez Head to the Casting Tales Fishing Charters website. Captain Jeremy Chavez is a fishing nut, pure and simple. He got it bad! That translates into an awesome experience on the water, whether it’s chasing huge redfish in South Louisiana in the winter or out of Galveston, Texas the rest of the year. He loves sight casting with Buggs, and we’re excited to have him on board!
Captain Sally Ann Black – Captain Sally’s Reel Fun Charters Head to the Reel Fun Facebook Page. Captain Sally specializes in shallow water sightcasting in Rockport, Baffin, and the Upper Laguna Madre. She runs kayak trips and sight casting trips from her new Curlew poling Skiff. She provides valuable feedback from the middle coast.
Captain Ron Matson – Reel ‘N’ with Ron Guide Service. Phone 361-727-0422. Cell 361-790-3845. Ron runs trips out of beautiful Rockport, Texas. He can accommodate all skill levels in his roomy bay boat. We first met and fished with Ron at the Rockport Spring Fling. We became fast friends, and appreciate his partnership.
Captain Doug Stanford – Pirates of the Bay Charters Head to the Pirates of the Bay website. Captain Stanford and his son Brad runs trips out of Rockport, Texas. They offer inshore and offshore trips, and can accommodate all skill levels. They are enthusiastic and encouraging, and do their best to make their trips fun.
Captain Steve Utley – Blue Heron Adventures Head to the Blue Heron Adventures Facebook Page. Captain Steve Utley guides shallow water enthusiasts from his flats skiff or by kayak out of Corpus Christi, Texas. He guides fly fisherman and light tackle fishermen alike, and was on board with Buggs the minute he saw them. He’s also completed the Wildlife Guide Certification program and has extensive knowledge of the abundant wildlife.
Captain Joseph Prado – Ultimate Flats Fishing Call Captain Joseph Prado at 956-357-1301 to book a shallow water trip in the Lower Laguna Madre. Joe is an enthusiastic young guide from Harlingen who grew up flats fishing with artificials. He loves fishing with Buggs and will put you on the fish. Go with Joe!
Florida Fishing Guides
Dee Kaminski – Reel Kayak Fishing Head to the Reel Kayak Fishing website. We’re super excited to welcome Dee to the Buggs Team, as she brings a wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm for Inshore Kayak Fishing on Florida’s Space Coast and Treasure Coast. She specializes in trips along the Indian and Banana Rivers, Sebastian Inlet Area, Mosquito Lagoon, and Ft. Pierce area. She also holds the distinction of catching the first tarpon on a Bonefish Bugg!
Captain Daniel Snapp – Grassy Flats Charters Head to the Grassy Flats Charters website. Captain Daniel Snapp called me the other day and was super excited about throwing Buggs and wanted some heads so he could tie his own. I think we might be related somehow. Plus he specializes in fly and light tackle fishing trips out of Panama City, Florida!
Louisiana Fishing Guides
Captain John West – Blue Mudd Charters
Head to the Blue Mudd Charters. Captain John West guides out of New Orleans for trophy redfish. He specializes in fly fishing and light tackle trips, and loves to sight cast with Buggs! We’re glad to have John on board!
New England Fishing Guides
Captain Charlie Crue – Channel Edge Charters Captain Charlie Crue guides trips along the beautiful Northern Massachusetts coastline. Charlie is a valuable resource as we develop fishing lures to target striped bass, and he’s caught some impressive fish already!
Georgia Fishing Guides
Captains Jim Edenfield and Jerry Boaen – Bendarod Fishing Charters Captains Jim and Jerry fish out of Savannah, GA. They run trips year-round, and have been using Buggs from the beginning. We appreciate their feedback and partnership from the Southeast Coast.
Mississippi Fishing Guides
Captain Jeremy McHugh – Stillwater Fishing Charters
Head to the Stillwater website. Captain Jeremy fishes the Mississippi Gulf Coast, and whether wade fishing or fishing out of his Hydra Sport, you can bet he’ll put you on some fish! He’s a big Buggs fan ever since we fished with him in May of 2012.
South Carolina Fishing Guides
Captain Fred Bricketto – Carolina Backwaters
Head to the Carolina Backwaters website. Captain Bricketto fishes the backwaters of Charleston, South Carolina and heads the Lowcountry Redfish Cup. He’s a big fan of Buggs. We value his feedback from his SC outpost. Don’t see your favorite Fishing Guide listed here? Head to the Contact page and let us know about them. We’ll contact them about the generous discounts we offer professional fishing guides on the most unique and effective fishing lures on the market! Contact Page
More Friends – Fishing Industry Links
Here are Fishing Industry links, the best gear and information we know of to help you catch more fish!
Midcoast Products – The Finest Popping Corks on the Water Head to the Midcoast website. Lane and Glynn have been great encouragement every step of the way. They produce an awesome selection of fishing corks. Look for them in your local tackle shop.
Texas Kayak Fisherman – Fishing Forum Head to the TKF website. The TKF forum is full of useful information for kayak and shallow water fishermen. It’s free to sign up, and we encourage you to contribute to the online community.
Tail Tail Signs Blog – Sonny Mills Head to Sonny’s blog. Sonny is an accomplished kayak fisherman and writer who fishes the Galveston Bay complex and tournaments up and down the Texas Coast. His blog is a great read for anyone who wants to sharpen their marsh fishing skills.
Saltwater Fishing Texas – Great source of information for saltwater fishermen. Head to the SFT website. Here is a comprehensive website for saltwater fishing in Texas, including tips on gear, tackle, and how to find fish.
Jig Craft – Forum for Tied Jigs that offers great advice and comaradarie. Head to the Jig Craft website. Jig Craft is a cool forum full of jig and fly tiers. The vibe is great, and the advice is plentiful.
Don’t see your favorite Fishing Industry link listed here? Head to the Contact page and let us know. We’ll investigate and consider adding them. Contact Page
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