Jon Gray - Rockport, Texas
Professional Fishing Guide/Licensed Captain
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Rockport Outdoor Adventures was
created by Dr. Jon Gray with two main purposes in mind.
First, to establish a fishing and hunting club that caters to the most avid outdoorsman
in Texas and secondly, to provide an enjoyable and educational outdoor experience
for youth and visitors in the Rockport-Fulton area.
Jon is a United States
Coast Guard (USCG) and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) licensed captain
and has been fishing and hunting the Texas coast for most of his life. Whether
your interest is our fishing and hunting club, youth
fishing camps, birding, or just having a relaxing lodging
experience, Jon will work hard to make your trip a success.
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Rockport Outdoor Adventures offers an enjoyable and educational
fishing experience for families. This week long experience is designed for parents
and their children to learn and appreciate wade fishing while spending quality
family time together. Four wade fishing camps will be conducted in the summer
months. Novices will learn casting, retrieve, and knot tying techniques while
accelerated participants will be given the opportunity to perfect their skills.
In addition, camp participants will be familiarized with the latest equipment,
learn about fishing in a variety of conditions, and taught about conservation.
Youth Fishing Camps will begin on a Sunday evening and run until Saturday morning.
This 6 night and 5 day experience is priced at $1500 per family. Lodging, meals,
and tackle are included. Although equipment is provided, participants can bring
their own. Participants are also encouraged to bring an ice chest in order to
take their catch home.
birding adventure will begin at Goose Island State Park. Goose Island is located
just 12 miles north of Rockport on the shores of Aransas and St. Charles Bay.
Although Goose Island is home to several species of birds, waterfowl and shorebirds
are most common. From Goose Island, you will take a short boat ride to Blackjack
Peninsula which is the winter home of the Whooping Crane. In addition to the Whooping
Crane, over 300 species of birds and hundreds of species of plants can be viewed
throughout the year.
Our birding venture offers you a smooth, dry boat ride
that is more intimate than the large birding tours. In addition, our smaller 22
foot boat can get to birding destinations that the larger touring boats cannot
access. Birding tours are $100 per person with a two person minimum. Each additional
person is $40 with a maximum of five per trip. The typical birding tour is three
hours. Morning or evening trips can be arranged.
You will be fishing aboard Jon's 2006 model ZX22
Team Skeeter Bay Boat powered by a 225 hp Yamaha outboard. This is an outstanding
boat with a wide 98" beam and is 22 feet in length. Skeeter Boats are known
for their smooth, dry, safe, and fast performing rides. Special features include
two live wells, a deck washdown system, optimal storage, and a marine stereo and
CD sound system.
Jon is an education professor and has been in the educational profession for the
past fourteen years. In addition to teaching at the College level for ten years,
Jon has also taught Kindergarten through Eighth Grade, coached at the Jr. High
and High School levels, and served as an athletic and mid-management administrator.
Jon has a Baccalaureate degree from Tarleton State, a Masters from Texas A&M
Corpus Christi, and a Doctorate from the University of Houston.
Jon has always
enjoyed working with students in the classroom and gets excited about sharing
his passion of the outdoors with others during weekends and extended breaks. Jon
is a United States Coast Guard (USCG) and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
(TPWD) licensed captain and has been fishing and hunting the Texas coast for most
of his life. Although Jon was raised along the Texas Coast, he did not become
fanatic about wade fishing until his college years. Jon insists "Fishing
the Texas coast has changed my life" and he truly believes in his motto "Raise
a kid outdoors, and raise a better kid!" Jon has been married for 13 years
to his wife Amy and they have a daughter - Reagan.
Captain Jon Gray
Call (281) 923-0048 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
to book your next Rockport Outdoor Adventure and/or to get any question
about our services answered.
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daytime and evening phone numbers or your cell phone number. A $200 deposit is
required when booking a trip. The captain reserves the right to cancel the trip
due to inclement weather. In that event, your deposit will be refunded or you
can reschedule. Deposits will not be refunded for any other reason.
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