Richard Schmidt Fly Fishing Guide

Captain Richard Schmidt has been fishing the Mississippi Gulf Coast for over 40 years! The natural progression form any fish, to big fish, to challenging fish led him to pursue fly fishing at an early age. Richard is passionate about fly fishing and his enthusiasm about it is contagious. Let him show you how special the fly fishing can be on the Land Mass between Alabama and New Orleans!

The Team

Captain Austin Bustamante

Captain Austin Bustamante

Born and raised along the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Capt. Austin Bustamante has spent the last 10 years sight fishing the shallow marshes and barrier islands of South Mississippi. Austin specializes in fly fishing, and is an enthusiastic instructor who strives for you to succeed in landing the fish of a lifetime! Come explore Mississippi’s vast marshes and islands with a guide who is passionate about his local waters!

Captain Caleb Esparza

Captain Caleb Esparza

Caleb spends more time on the water than he does dry land. He spent his youth fishing the highly pressured Mosquito Lagoon in New Smyrna Beach, Fl and has brought his fish finding ability to the Mississippi coast. Caleb fishes out of one of the shallowest floating skiffs around so he can basically fish water that no one else can reach. Captain Caleb is patient and and willing to work hard to insure you have a trip of a lifetime. .

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