Captain Gray Long
My love and passion for offshore fishing began at the early age of 10 when my father would check me out of school early to go along with him on fishing trips with his clients. I can remember being so excited to have the opportunity to go. I loved everything about it. The long drive down from Alexandria, the lack of sleep, and the ride out to the fishing grounds that seemed to take days. It was all so very exciting and interesting.
I realize now that I drove the captain and deckhands crazy with all the questions but I wanted to learn everything about it. Back then, with the liberal limits we would fill the huge fish boxes with all types of Snapper, Grouper, Amberjack and Cobia as well as other cool looking fish. I can remember not even wanting to take a break to eat or drink , I didn’t want to miss a minute of fishing time. And I always feared hearing those words from the captain saying it was time to head in. From those days on I was driven to get my own boat and fish out there as often as I could and stay for as long as I wanted.
After all those years have passed, I still have that same passion and love for offshore fishing and I thoroughly enjoy sharing it with my customers. The old saying that goes, “find something you like to do and you will never work a day in your life” certainly applies to being an offshore fishing captain. Though the days are long and the nights are short, fishing out in the Gulf of Mexico is truly a labor of love for me.
Captain Josh Howard
My love affair with fishing started when I was about ten years old! I would walk down to the lake to try my hand, spend hours to catch a few small perch. On days when I was lucky enough, my uncle would take me fishing in his boat. This is a big deal for a ten year old. I can still remember those days. Not a worry in the world.
As the years passed, I found that Louisiana had some of the best saltwater fishing to be found. I fished the bays and marshes around Leeville, Louisiana and had a blast. What could be better than catching huge red fish and speckled trout all day? Well, I will tell you! Watching blue marlin tail walk across the water, seeing a 100 pound yellowfin tuna crash a top water popper or experience a mahi mahi as it leaps widley out of the water while attached to your line. That is better for me!! My first time to ever see blue water was the day I knew I belonged out there and there was no turning back! I have owned several offshore boats over the years and have spent many days fishing blue water. I would not take anything in the world for this experience.