Captain Johan Coombs was born in Finland in 1984. He moved to San Antonio, TX with his family shortly after his birth where he grew up fishing the Texas hill country rivers and lakes. It was during his youth that his grandfather and father introduced him to the fundamentals of fishing. Johan quickly became an outdoor enthusiast, gaining a great appreciation for all types and styles of fishing including saltwater fishing.
Johan’s love for the outdoors evolved during his youth. After exploring the many opportunities that exist for a fisherman in Texas he quickly realized that saltwater fishing along the Texas Gulf Coast was his passion. Johan frequented the Rockport, Texas area as often as possible. He became addicted to the thrill of catching Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder and Black Drum in Texas bays. You might say that all of it “got into his blood.”
After Johan graduated from high school in 2002, his passion led him to move to Rockport Texas where he attended Texas A&M University ~ Corpus Christi in pursuit of a a degree in Marine Ecology. While he attended school he also worked at a world class fishing resort, Redfish Lodge on Copano Bay. The combination of studying marine ecology, working with Texas Parks and Wildlife, and working at Redfish Lodge provided him with a depth of knowledge that no other fishing guide possesses.
Johan graduated from Texas A&M University ~ Corpus Christi with a BS. degree in Marine Ecology in 2007. To this day in 2024 Johan continues to run a full time, year-round fishing guide service based in the heart of the Texas coast, Rockport. Johan’s training in both the recreational side of fishing and the biological side of fishing allows him to provide you with a fishing experience like no other. Johan’s life is dedicated to providing you with the simple pleasures in life that his grandfather and father provided him. Not only will you catch fish, you will learn how to catch fish, why you are catching fish and have a great time doing it.
- 16 yrs Experience
- USCG Certified Captain
- BS. Marine Ecology – Texas A&M University ~ Corpus Christi
- Expert of Marine Ecology and Biology – CC Ba to SA bay
- Guide – Redfish lodge on Copano Bay www.redfishlodge.com