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Gulf Fishing & Cooking School - SOLD OUT

Headquartered in a rustic fishing lodge on the southern shore of beautiful Copano Bay near Rockport, this class seeks to explore the fishing, cooking and eating possibilities of the mid-coast bay systems.  The class starts with a celebratory seafood boil with blue crabs, shrimp and crawfish, followed by a night of flounder gigging.  If you've never experienced gigging, it's more akin to hunting than fishing, pursuing shallow flounder at night with bright lights and spear-like gigs.  It is a lot of fun, very productive and a great way to experience the quiet bays at night when they're teeming with life.  With exceptional wade fishing literally out the front door along this 7 mile stretch of private shoreline, we will start (and possibly end) our days with fishing for redfish, black drum, flounder, sheepshead and trout (and anything else that happens along).  Demonstrations on different methods of cleaning fish will be taught at the end of each trip, and Friday will include a lengthy seminar and demo on cooking seafood (fish, crabs, shrimp, sides and sauces).  Saturday includes another long wade in the bay.  Throughout, we will run crab traps to further augment the menu.  And the food: we serve only seafood on these forays, so expect a LOT of very fresh fish, crab and shrimp for breakfast, lunch and dinner.    

Included in this trip:

All lodging (a rustic but comfortable bunkhouse)

Guided flounder gigging

Unlimited Bay fishing along a private Copano Bay shoreline

 All meals prepared with local ingredients and seafood

Cleaning, filleting, halfshell and cooking demonstrations

A signed copy of Afield: a chef's guide to preparing and cooking wild game and fish

$1,700 per person


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