Captain's Log Vol. 2: Guadalupe River Fly Fishing, Galveston Fishing Charters, and Big Sky Fly Fishing

Hey everyone,

With summer in the rearview, it's time to focus on some fantastic fall fishing opportunities to get out there with our Damn Good Guides. See below for Accomplishments, Featured Trips, a Featured Review, and a HUGE Bonus:

Accomplishments:

75+ Guides (50% MoM Growth): We've streamlined our guide outreach and onboarding process to allow you to Search It, Book It, Live It with more quality, licensed and insured guides. We're excited to present deeper fishing trip density across Texas, from Striped Bass and Catfish on Lake Texoma, to Mahi Mahi out of Corpus Christi, to Redfish and Speckled Trout in South Padre.

MassChallenge Texas Wrap-Up: Captain wrapped up the MassChallenge Texas in Houston program on a high note at the Showcase + Finale event last week. Our table was busy all night- shoutout to the fresh newsletter followers who signed up at the event! We made substantial improvements to our business through the MassChallenge program and are excited to be a part of the MassChallenge global community moving forward.

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Spreading the Word: Captain's not "going viral" (yet), but there's a strong buzz building. Our social media accounts continue to garner attention (especially on Instagram), our newsletter ranks are growing, and we have a few PR pieces in the works. These developments are all validated by our on-site analytics, and the numbers are trending up. Help spread the word to friends and family to get them in on the action!

Featured Trip (Fly Fishing): Guadalupe River Fly Fishing with John Shank of Lone Star Fly Fishing

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Outfitter: Lone Star Fly Fishing
Sport: Fly Fishing Location: Canyon Lake, TX
Skill Level Acceptance: All
Target Species: Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, Striped Bass, Largemouth Bass

Trip Links (Trips from $350, Lessons $200):

Fly Fishing Lesson: https://captainexperiences.com/trip/242 Half Day: https://captainexperiences.com/trip/243 Full Day: https://captainexperiences.com/trip/244

Trip Description:

John controls prime access to the coldest water within a mile of the Canyon Lake Dam, with the least amount of angling pressure and very little "tube traffic", even on a busy late-summer weekend. Such conditions set the stage for amazing angling opportunities just an hour south of Austin, and three hours west of Houston.

John: "While our Texas Trout are no fools, The Guadalupe River is a great place for beginners and experienced anglers alike to hone their skills with high numbers of fish and a good chance of hooking into Trout over 20 inches.

We offer full and half-day guided float trips on sturdy Aire Whitewater Rafts equipped with fishing frames with plenty of room for 2 anglers and a guide. All equipment, flies, high quality fly rods (welcome to bring anything you like to use) and waders (if needed) are provided. Non-alcoholic beverages provided on all trips and lunch is provided on full-day trips.

I am blessed to have turned a passion into a career that allows me to share the experience and knowledge I’ve gained over the years with others. I love catching big fish just as much as the next guy but fly-fishing is by far the best therapy I’ve ever done and that’s the aspect of the sport that has me hooked. I look forward to the opportunity to share my passion with you!"

Featured Trip (Fishing): Galveston fishing charters with Captain Joey Ybarra

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Outfitter: Muddy Water Charters Sport: Fishing
Location: Galveston, TX
Duration: Half Day, Full Day
Skill Level Acceptance: All
Target Species: Redfish, Speckled Trout
All Gear Included? Yes
Fish Cleaning Included? Yes

Trip Link (Trips from $425): https://captainexperiences.com/trip/118

Trip Description:

Captain Joey Ybarra boasts over 25 years of bay fishing in Galveston. He offers a variety of trips targeting Speckled Trout, Redfish, Tarpon and Sharks throughout Galveston Bay and neighboring shorelines.

Captain Joey says the fishing's been great: the Speckled Trout are hungry, and a few big Bull Reds are starting to show up...book now for October/November prime time!

BONUS:

Congratulations to Captain Drew Downing of Down East Charters https://captainexperiences.com/trip/81 in Chatham, Mass. for hauling in this massive 670 lb. 108" Bluefin Tuna on one of his Cape Cod fishing charters:

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Captain Drew's been on absolute "fiya" as they say up there, hauling in Bluefin after Bluefin:

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And if Captain Drew's Offshore Tuna Expedition https://captainexperiences.com/trip/81 seems too ambitious for you, lay low for some Cape Cod Striper fishing https://captainexperiences.com/trip/79 for giant "Stripahhs":

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Featured Review:

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Adventurers: Jay and Russ Guide: Matthew Fritz of Big Sky Trout Location: Big Sky, MT Target Species: Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, Brook Trout Trip Link: https://captainexperiences.com/trip/168 Review Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

"Drifted the Yellowstone and Upper Madison this week. Awesome trips, experienced and thoughtful guide, dry fly and nymph fishing. Hoppers and ants on top, small droppers trailing. In addition to great fishing, the lunches were excellent, as our guide is also as professional chef! Captain bookings and system worked perfectly. Very happy customer." -Jay

"Had a really great time fishing the Yellowstone, Upper Madison on drift boats. Caught nice browns and rainbows. Wades the Gallatin and caught nice fish on dry flies. Our guide was Matt and he was great to work with not to mention he’s a trained chef so the lunches were fantastic. Highly recommend these trips. The booking process was simple and effective thanks to Captain Experiences." -Russ

Keep Up:

Keep up with Captain on Instagram (@captainexperiences), and on Facebook and LinkedIn. Please reach out with any comments/feedback, and thanks for your continued support!

Thanks,

Jonathan Newar Founder & CEO | Captain Experiences Incorporated https://captainexperiences.com