Americans have always been determined to blaze new trails, whether wading through the waist-deep layer of tumbleweed covering Arizona or hacking through the petrified forest of national flags on the moon. Conquer the final frontier, the open water, with today’s Groupon: for $299, you get an eight-hour fishing trip with gear for up to three from Bay Adventures Sportfishing in San Leon, on Galveston Bay (a $500 value).
Steve Auld, boat captain and award-winning trout-nabber, shows trios of licensed fishers the aquatic ins and outs of the Galveston Bay Complex's fishing hotspots. For eight hours, guests mine the salty waters armed with provided rod, reel, and artificial tackle in search of trophy-worthy speckled trout and redfish, as the seasoned guide doles out advice to improve techniques, such as which bait to use or how to resist the urge to trash-talk passing fish. The USCG-licensed crew customizes each charter to the fisherman’s personal style of fishing, allowing ocean neophytes and angler pros to cast lines together. After plucking dinner from the sea, fishermen hand over their bounty to be cleaned and packaged, ideal for storing in the freezer or displaying to keep disobedient goldfish in line.
Bay Adventures Sportfishing
Appearances on ESPN’s Redfish Cup and the Gulf Coast Troutmaster circuit are only a sample of the multifarious accolades that dot Captain Steve Auld’s resumé. A paramedic, licensed US Coast Guard captain, and professional angler, Steve is also the owner of Bay Adventures Sportfishing, where he leads as many as 200 fishing trips per year. Armed with included gear, fishing groups set out on Galveston Bay’s salty waters in search of catches such as speckled trout, redfish, and flounder. Groups are also privy to Steve’s special instruction and secrets garnered from years of professional experience, ensuring they don’t make newbie mistakes such as getting too attached to a fish and eloping with it. In addition to his Galveston Bay jaunts, Steve also leads specialty trips such as flounder gigging and guided duck and dove hunts in Mexico.
815 Ave. O
San Leon, Texas 77539