Professional Texan Alligator Gar fisherman based in the Trinity River since 1983. Was the first person to ever champion catch and release for Alligator Gar; additionally was the first rod and reel guide for Alligator Gar. Has tagged and released over 3,000 Alligator Gar for the State of Texas and has been featured in over 40 TV shows to include National Geographic, History Channel, Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, River Monsters, and numerous other outdoor fishing programs. Featured in approximately 35 publications worldwide and was the # 1 Captain for IGFA world records in 2014 and is on course to maintain that standing for 2015.
“How a Norwegian invention came to change the world”. One day in the late 19th century, a travelling Norwegian salesman, came wandering through the Amazon rainforest in the hills between Brazil and Venezuela. It was there that he met with the Yanomami tribe and introduced them to the products of his suitcase: fish hooks. Even to this day the Yanomami word for fishhook is simply “a Mustad”.