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December 1, 2022

The team here at Captain Experiences decided to shut our laptops for a couple days to hunt and fish on the Texas Coast. With duck season being open in November and the fishing still going strong, there may be more sporting opportunities now than any other time of year. We couldn’t resist getting out...

November 30, 2022

The team here at Captain Experiences is composed of men and women all from different places but were brought together by our shared enjoyment of the outdoors. Seeing as though outdoor experiences are what our company is all about, we decided it was time to take a break from staring at screens and ge...

November 29, 2022

Muskie and northern pike are close relatives that frequently live together and rarely get along. These are two of the most exciting inland sportfish in the country and both have dedicated fans. However, for many anglers the similarities between these fish are sometimes easier to name than the differ...

November 29, 2022

Fishing is a year-round obsession. Spring, summer, and fall offer opportunities to catch a wide variety of species in both freshwater and saltwater. Winter is no different for anglers in much of the country and throughout the more tropical parts of our planet. For fishermen in the Southern States of...

November 28, 2022

As a waterfowl hunter, being able to identify ducks on the fly quickly is critical to obeying waterfowl regulations. This isn’t always easy, especially when some duck species look as similar as the Greater and Lesser Scaup; then we throw in the Ring-Necked Duck, a third species with similar characte...

November 28, 2022

Redfish are an inshore species with more loyal fans than most professional sports teams. These handsome fish get their name from the copper color that dominates their body, which also sports a distinctive black spot or spots near the tail. On some redfish, the spots are so numerous they cover the fi...

November 24, 2022

Cabo San Lucas is nothing short of stunning. From the arid and unforgiving desert landscape to the enchanting but treacherous blue water of the Pacific Ocean, the contrast and sporting opportunities are inspiring. Despite the picture perfect appearances of the beaches and surf, entering the water is...

November 21, 2022

Where is the Laguna Madre?

The southern portion of the Texas Coast consists of a long, shallow bay system known as the Laguna Madre. The Laguna Madre is a big place. At 130 miles long, fishermen won’t be able to cover the entire Laguna Madre in a single day on the water. There are a few featur...

November 10, 2022

The yellow perch, commonly referred to as simply “perch”, is a freshwater perciform fish native to the midwest and northeast United States and much of Canada. Known for their vibrant green and gold coloration with black stripes, these fish are physically and genetically similar to the European perch...

November 10, 2022

The native distribution of yellow perch was originally driven by glacial melt along the Mississippi River. Their native range includes the Northern U.S. east of the Rocky Mountains and Canada but these fish have now been widely dispersed due to recreational and commercial interest. Yellow perch have...

November 10, 2022

What is a Yellow Perch?

The yellow perch, commonly referred to as simply “perch”, is a freshwater perciform fish native to the midwest and northeast United States and much of Canada. Known for their vibrant green and gold coloration with black stripes, these fish are physically and genetically...

November 10, 2022

The states of Texas and Louisiana are good neighbors when it comes to fishing. Texas and Louisiana have entered into reciprocal fishing agreements that benefit the angling residents of both states.

Fishing Laws Along Texas-Louisiana Border Waters

There are two primary benefits of the rec...

October 31, 2022

Having a general idea of what to expect on a hunt is helpful but knowing how to pick out and identify individual ducks is one of the most important skills for any waterfowler. For new hunters, learning to identify waterfowl in the air can be overwhelming. There’s an incredible variety of duck specie...

October 31, 2022

Red Drum Overview

Red drum or redfish, are an inshore species native to the Gulf and Atlantic Coasts. Redfish get their name from the bronze to copper color that dominates their body, which also sports a distinctive black spot near the tail. On some redfish, this spot becomes a wild collage of...

October 31, 2022

Feral hogs have quickly become one of the most prevalent invasive species in the U.S. The most recent surveys show wild pigs across the southern US from Texas to Virginia with scattered populations now being found in Northern Michigan and Canada. With the US population of feral hogs estimated to be...

October 31, 2022

NOAA Fisheries recently announced a proposal that would limit the speed of vessels on the east coast. These proposed rules are aimed at protecting the North Atlantic right whales from collisions with boats. In the event of a collision, right whales can be seriously injured and even die. The effort t...

October 31, 2022

What is an Airboat

Airboats are known by many names including bayou boat, swamp boat, and fanboat. All of these refer to a flat-bottomed boat that uses an engine and airplane propeller. With the engine and prop out of the water these boats arn’t restricted water depth making them perfect for...

October 31, 2022

Anglers tend to have deeply rooted beliefs about the best time to hit the water, many of which have shaky evidence at best to support them. Over the years, anglers have turned to a variety of resources looking to get dialed in on the bite. One of the most popular ways anglers are trying to make the...

October 26, 2022

Scouting is one of the most vital parts of a successful hunt. If you’re not scouting, I would argue you’re just getting lucky when hunting. So let’s talk about how to maximize your time and adequately scout so you can consistently have killer hunts!

I’ve broken my scouting process into 4 steps...