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Trout Tracker Guide Service
Capt. Kevin Cochran, Baffin Bay Fishing Guide - Featured Photo

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Captain Kev regularly posts product reviews, fishing reports, pictures, videos and much more on his second website,

Trout Tracker Guide Service
Capt. Kevin Cochran
U.S.C.G. Lic #844945

Fish with a top "teaching pro" within the guide fraternity seeking trophy trout from the famed waters of Baffin Bay on the Texas gulf coast and the Upper Laguna Madre to Corpus Christi Bay.

Cap'n Kev Cochran
Call (361) 688-3714

Captain Kevin Cochran is a life-long fisherman with over two decades of experience fishing most every named saltwater bay in Texas. A sport-fishing lure specialist, Kev is a tournament-tested veteran who was named the Rudy Grigar Award winner by Gulf Coast Troutmasters in 2001. Today, Kev's fishing efforts are focused on wadefishing for trophy speckled trout in the waters of Corpus Christi Bay, Baffin Bay and the Upper Laguna Madre.

A former secondary school teacher, this captain takes pride in his ability to coach beginning, novice and expert anglers into catching more and bigger trout on lures. On a charter, Kev will fish beside you, sharing relevant details related to trophy trout fishing. A topwater enthusiast at heart, Kev is a versatile angler who's worked hard to master the use of Paul Brown's Original Lures, both floating and sinking versions, and he's proficient with soft plastics too. Captain Cochran's pursuit of wallhanger trout is a year-round, full-time obsession, and he's willing to do what it takes to find the fish that make his home waters famous. Fishing with Kev is an opportunity to learn from one of the best. His monthly feature column has appeared in Texas Saltwater Fishing Magazine since 1998.

Fishing for trophy specks in South Texas can be outstanding in any season. Every effort will be made by the captain to be in the right place at the right time, given the season and weather conditions.
Each full-day trip will include at least eight hours of fishing time, usually from about 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.. Winter times will vary according to weather and the tendency toward a better bite in the afternoon.
Summer Sunrise Special trips are available from July through September at a reduced rate. Inquire about discounts on multiple-day bookings.

Jeff Phillips - 30.25 inch 9.25#
Summer Sunrise Special
Full Day Trip

Rates are for 2 or 3 anglers.
$50.00 extra will be charged for a 4th angler.

Inquire about special daily rates for one angler.

Call (361)688-3714

Anglers should bring a small collection of favorite lures in a wading box, though Kev will provide others as necessary. Kev encourages anglers to use their own favorite rods and reels when possible, but can also provide those, along with wading accessories, not to include waders and boots.
This conservative-minded guide releases all trout over about 23 inches, except for those intended for mounting by the taxidermist, and he asks that all anglers adhere to a limit of five speckled trout per day if they want to keep some to eat.
A $50 rebate in fee will be given on pure catch-and-release trips.

Capt. Kev fishes from a 24' Haynie High Output
powered by 225 HP Mercury Opti-Max outboard.

Suggested Things You Bring
- Food and drinks
- Proper clothing for sun and weather
- Protective wading boots
- Fishing license with saltwater stamp
- Rods, reels, lures and tackle

- Rods & reels (if needed)
- Ice for food and drinks
- Photos of your catch
- Instruction if needed

Call (361)688-3714 to book a trip, or email the captain at


Join the Lucky Sevens Club and receive detailed fishing reports at least once a week! Reports will include specific locations fished, lures and presentations used, fish caught, water conditions, predictions, advice, warnings about navigation and other hazards, etc. All members are free to contact me with questions regarding upcoming trips and tournaments. Members also receive detailed GPS information, including over 150 fishing spots, anchoring sites, track lines and navigation hazards. All memberships run for one year.
- Total number of members will be capped at 11.
- Cost of membership is $777 and entitles the member to a $50 discount on all charters booked while in the club.

By joining the Lucky Sevens club, all members agree not to email the reports to others or to disclose specific information from reports on any internet or other fishing forums. Captain Kev reserves the right to refuse membership to anyone. All inquiries regarding the Lucky Sevens should be made by phone to 361-688-3714.

NOTE: Many of the products below may also be purchased at the following retail establishments -- Roy's Bait and Tackle (Corpus Christi) and Fishing Tackle Unlimited (Houston).

An informative, detailed book, Productive Places and Patterns documents the locations and features of numerous spots where Captain Kev has caught fish, from Port Mansfield to Sabine Lake. In the 102 pages, the author also describes patterns he's used successfully in the areas. Ten Google Earth images are included to document some of the referenced sites. The book may be purchased using the PayPal button below, or by emailing Kev at Price is $14.98, which includes cost+tax+shipping and handling.


Primetime Trout Tactics is a 39-minute DVD created mostly from footage shot during the winter and spring of 2014, during a productive run of trophy trout fishing. The instructional product also includes several charts explained in detail by the Captain. All content focuses on generating a list of ways to enhance productivity when targeting large speckled trout with artificial lures. The DVD can be purchased for $18.99 using the PayPal button in the box toward the bottom of this page, or by contacting Kev at

Primetime Trout Tactics..... $18.99

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Inshore Angler's Blueprint for Success is a 50,000 word book/88 minute DVD set in which Captain Kev attempts to create a model, or blueprint, for inshore coastal anglers to follow in their quest for improvement. These detailed, informative documents are loaded with specific recommendations on everything from basic equipment to elaborate fishing strategies and philosophies. The set may be purchased with a credit card through use of the paypal button at the bottom of this page, or with a check by calling 361 688 3714. The book may be purchased separately. Please be advised that the quality of this trailer is not as good as the quality of the actual DVD..

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Trophy Trout Documentaries is an action packed and informative 90 minute DVD which records the catch and release of over thirty speckled trout weighing between seven and ten pounds. It's intended to capture the beauty of the sport, as well as to inspire the viewer to catch more big trout on artificial lures. Captain Kev documents and analyzes the catching, including specific lures and presentations used, weather and water conditions and general locations fished. The promotional clip provided here previews the DVD, but is not of the same quality as the DVD itself.
Place your order with a credit/debit card by using the button at the bottom of this page, or email to order and pay by check.

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Speckled Trout Gyotaku Artwork

Captain Kev offers several types of decorative artwork created through the Gyotaku method of printing images of fish. The Holy Grail Series captures a thirty-inch trout Kev caught in March of 2012. The Keeper Series captures smaller trout. Other digital, printed artwork using the originals is available too. A portion of the sales price of all items in this category will go toward the preservation and enhancement of the speckled trout fishery in Texas.
Prices vary according to piece.
To learn more about all the Gyotaku artwork and/or place an order, click here and locate the blogs for Gyotaku paintings found on the page

Tricking Texas Trout
Second Edition

Captain Kev recently finished work on the Second Edition of Tricking Texas Trout. It is now an up to date, 111-page version of his first book. Kev says, "I remain proud of this evolving piece. The completion and release of Tricking Texas Trout started me down a productive pathway, catapulting my creative energies. Feedback I received from readers about the ideas in the text played a big role in motivating me to create other products related to the sport of lure fishing for speckled trout."
Tricking Texas Trout, Second Edition can be purchased alone, or in combination with Waters Wild, through the PayPal buttons below.

Tricking Texas Trout and Waters Wild may be purchased separately or as part of a combo. Both these books are full of trout fishing information and are intended to entertain as well as inform the reader.

Tricking Texas Trout is the more informative of the two, while Waters Wild narrates many of the captain's favorite fishing adventures and memories. Prices are listed below in the box used for ordering products.



Beyond the Devil's Elbow is a southern gothic novel which describes a terrifying descent into darkness followed by an uplifting return to the light. The landscapes of the Texas coast and central prairies provide a backdrop for the narrative, in which a fishing guide is the main character. "This is my most intense and captivating prose to date," says Captain Kev.



Captain Kevin Cochran's Top 50 is a 191-page anthology containing 50 of Captain Kev's best instructional articles which once appeared in Texas Saltwater Fishing Magazine. It is crammed full of hardcore how-to information.

"I've made minor revisions and additions to many of the pieces, and have sometimes indicated the additions through the use of italics. Mostly, these works are reproduced as they appeared in the magazine originally."

The book may be purchased using the PayPal button below, or by emailing Kev at It may also be purchased on the home page of .

Price is $15.99, includes cost+tax+shipping.

Item Description
Order Online
Primetime Trout Tactics DVD
(covers cost + tax and s&h)
Inshore Angler's Blueprint for Success (DVD and Book) (covers cost + tax and s&h)
Trophy Trout Documentaries DVD
(covers cost + tax and s/h)
Productive Places and Patterns
(covers cost + tax and s&h)

Inshore Angler's Blueprint for Success (Book only)
(covers cost + tax and s/h)
Tricking Texas Trout
(Second Edition)
(covers cost + tax and s&h)
Waters Wild
(covers cost + tax and s/h)
Tricking Texas Trout/Waters Wild combo
(covers cost + tax and s/h)
Captain Kevin Cochran's Top 50
(covers cost + tax and s/h)
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