At Huk, we take fishing seriously. Everyone on our staff is dedicated to fishing as a way of life, and we only choose to work with businesses that share this attitude.
One of the teams we have partnered with is the Mexican Gulf Fishing Company, a world-class charter group that provides top-notch fishing with expert guides. Thanks to decades of experience, effective techniques, and a full fleet of spacious boats, this is the team that anglers choose when they visit Louisiana.
Located in Venice, LA the Mexican Gulf Fishing Company provides charters for anglers and vacationers looking for a thrilling, action-packed adventure on the water.
Colin Byrd: Colin is the newest member of the team, but he has been fishing since he was five, making him an expert in locating and catching fish. He holds his 50-ton Master’s license and was a first mate on successful fishing boats before becoming a captain.
Zach Lewis: Zach is not only a top-notch fishing charter captain, he’s also a successful tournament angler who has guided multiple teams to first-place finishes. He knows how to find fish off the gulf coast, and loves being a guide for families, children, and new anglers.
Kevin Beach: With over 12 years as a full-time guide, Capt. Beach has seen it all, but he still gets a thrill seeing people experience saltwater fishing for the first time. He has caught mako sharks, marlin, tuna, and more, but he truly cherishes the fact that no two days of fishing are ever the same.
Billy Wells: Fishing is what Billy knows and loves. In fact, he says he’s never had a job that didn’t involve catching fish. He doesn’t just fish for money either, as he donates his time and energy to taking kids on trips and raising money for good causes.
Jordan Ellis: Jordan started with the Mexican Gulf Fishing Company as the first mate for Kevin Beach, but through hard work and dedication, he became a fully licensed captain. He comes from Mississippi, but has been fishing off coastal Louisiana his entire life.
Because of Louisiana’s great weather and abundant habitat, the fine captains from MGFC can provide high-quality trips throughout the entire year. Spring and summer are great seasons for targeting marlin, amberjack, grouper, cobia, and more. The active fishing continues into the fall, which is the perfect time of year to target many species, including the hard-fighting tarpon, aka the “silver king.” During winter, the waters are rich with fattened-up tuna, making Louisiana a popular destination for anglers escaping the frozen lakes of the north. No matter what the season, the Mexican Gulf Fishing Company can always find high-quality yellowfin tuna, one of the top sport fish in the country.
We couldn’t be more proud to have the Mexican Gulf Fishing Company on our team!
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Kyle Alsop and Taylor Bivins of Kansas State University are the winners of the 2016 Carhartt Bassmaster College Series National Championship, thanks to a series of consistent weights. They finished the tournament on Kentucky's Green River Lake with 36 pounds, 4 ounces.
The Kansas State team was the only one in the field of 89 teams to bring in more than 10 pounds every day.
You often hear the phrase there is nothing more important than a friend but like many other clichés of life especially at today’s pace, many of these old time sayings are said without really understanding their meaning. As I look back at the past five decades of my life spent in blue water and at my hunting career which has taken me all over the globe, I lift both hands in front of me and start counting off the friends which I could call at any time day or night for help; those who would put their life in jeopardy to save mine, or for that matter those who I can count on in the absolute worst of situations.
America (and much of the globe) seems to have an obsession with billfish, but few species are as popular as the Atlantic blue marlin. Not that there is anything wrong with black marlin, sailfish, swordfish, or striped marlin; it’s just that the blue marlin, which is the largest of the billfish group, has captured the hearts and passions of anglers for centuries.
If you want to join the ranks of anglers who’ve pulled up a blue marlin, you have your work cut out for you. But with the right techniques, you can add this world-class trophy to your list.