Captain
John Barrera

Member since January 2019 Port Isabel, United States
Background
Fishing has been a passion and a family owned business for me. My father continues to guide for over 35 years; growing up and following in his footsteps has always been a dream and successfully running and operating my very own charter business has been a goal of mine. I wish to grow in business and hopefully earn an honest living doing so. My passion is to pass on my love and respect of the great outdoors and wildlife to many others for years to come!
Techniques
During the spring i tend to use popping corks with live shrimp and Down South Lure jigs for trophy spawning trout and sheepshead, as we move into summer i will switch over to throwing live croaker and perch including wade fishing for a great trout migration and black drum schooling, the fall tends to produce some of these biggest of our trophy speckled trout and redfish using live bait and dead bait while slowly switching over to Down South Lure jigs, the winter is one of my favorite times to fish bringing harsh cold fronts and extreme low tides, wade fishing and drift fishing for giant speckled trout and redfish along with flounder using Down South Lure jigs and Paul Brown lures is key to the success with heavy wading gear

Hey, I'm Captain John Barrera

Port Isabel, United States
Background
Fishing has been a passion and a family owned business for me. My father continues to guide for over 35 years; growing up and following in his footsteps has always been a dream and successfully running and operating my very own charter business has been a goal of mine. I wish to grow in business and hopefully earn an honest living doing so. My passion is to pass on my love and respect of the great outdoors and wildlife to many others for years to come!
Techniques
During the spring i tend to use popping corks with live shrimp and Down South Lure jigs for trophy spawning trout and sheepshead, as we move into summer i will switch over to throwing live croaker and perch including wade fishing for a great trout migration and black drum schooling, the fall tends to produce some of these biggest of our trophy speckled trout and redfish using live bait and dead bait while slowly switching over to Down South Lure jigs, the winter is one of my favorite times to fish bringing harsh cold fronts and extreme low tides, wade fishing and drift fishing for giant speckled trout and redfish along with flounder using Down South Lure jigs and Paul Brown lures is key to the success with heavy wading gear

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Fishing Reports

Light winds between cold fronts

January 18, 2019

Today we had a slight breeze out of the north east blowing 5-10mph, with this brings lots of calm clear water, allowing the fish to disperse scatter across the flats in search of food. We began working a shallow… Read Full Report →


Fishing is on fire!!!!!

January 15, 2019

Started out our morning a little later than usual, recently i was out of town working the Houston boat show for Down South Lures. I was exhausted from the drive and making home around 1:30am, but i had promised… Read Full Report →


Winter time fun!

January 08, 2019

Winter time fishing can be some of the best times to go out in search of fat speckled trout and abundant amounts redfish and flounder, typically these fish are scattered throughout the shallow flats in our local area but… Read Full Report →

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VERIFIED   July 10, 2019
Our trip was awesome! First time for me and my fiancé, John made us completely comfortable, let us ask questions, was laid...
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