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"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."   Mark Twain

Mike figured Mark Twain had a pretty good idea, so he untied the urban bowline and now encourages others to explore, dream and discover the thrilling art of lure fishing.  Mike (or "McTrout" as he is better known up the coast) is known for his articles which have  inspired a lure fishermen to gain fuller enjoyment from the sport. Pick up the new issue of Gulf Coast Connections or click the link for archived articles. 

Mike worked closely with Everett & Pam Johnson of GCC as Associate Editor, was the Upper Coast Editor of the Salty Angler, and is also a regular contributor to TIDE Magazine. His monthly feature articles are now published in Texas Saltwater Fishing Magazine. 

Besides wielding a pen, Mike's creativity with a rod has shown up in a few tournaments. Some of the more notable wins include a Rockport Amateur Troutmasters, Galveston Pro Troutmasters, and back to back Galveston's Best of the Best Plugger with Mark Holt. 

Mike now shares his passion as a full time guide in Port Mansfield, TX.  A trip with 'McTrout' promises to be an adventure to remember. 

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     Mike McBride

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