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Tracker Guide Service Capt. Kevin Cochran, Baffin Bay Fishing Guide
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Captain Kev regularly
posts product reviews, fishing reports, pictures, videos and much
more on his second website, www.captainkevblogs.com.
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.
BAFFIN BAY WITH A PROFESSIONAL, EXPERIENCED GUIDE 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
Jeff Phillips - 30.25 inch 9.25#
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.
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Price is $14.98, which includes cost+tax+shipping and handling.
Inshore Angler's Blueprint
for Successis 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..
Click Start Button to View DVD Promo Clip
Trophy Trout Documentariesis 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 email@example.com
to order and pay by check.
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
here and locate the blogs for Gyotaku paintings found on
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.
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.
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
"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 firstname.lastname@example.org. It may also
be purchased on the home page of CaptainKevBlogs.com
Price is $15.99, includes cost+tax+shipping.
Advanced Trophy Trout Tacticsis a 65 minute DVD intended for those
who love to fish for trophy speckled trout with artificial lures.
It includes chapters on selecting the right lure for the moment,
how to execute techniques with topwaters, soft plastics, Corkys
and other twitchbaits. Jesse Arsola, John Gill, Jay Wright and
Ari Schwartz make contributions to the DVD, which also features
three appearances by The Phantom, a fictitious, archetypal old
salt. The DVD is offered with the hope that it will benefit anyone
who views it with an open mind, from beginners who've just been
bitten by the big trout bug to experts who might have ideas for
videos of their own. The promotional clip included here gives
more information about the DVD. Be advised that the video quality
of the promo is not as good as that of the actual DVD.
Advanced Trophy Trout Tactics
can be purchased for $14.98 (cost + tax + s&h) by clicking
on the PayPal button, or by contacting Captain Kev at 361-688-3714