Capt. Ben Paschal Fly Fishing

Lower Laguna Madre - Louisiana Marsh



From March to late December, I guide fly fishers on South Texas’ Lower Laguna Madre for redfish and trout, among other species. Centrally located in the Lower Laguna Madre bay system, either in Arroyo City and Port Mansfield my fishing clients stay in turn-key waterfront rental homes 45 minutes from the airport where I provide dockside pick-up by skiff each morning.



From late December to early March, I relocate to the Louisiana marsh where I guide fly fishers to trophy bull redfish in the 15-40 pound class. The Louisiana marsh, outside of New Orleans, is an expansive estuary that provides excellent opportunities to sightcast massive bull redfish on the fly all winter long. The size of the fish is what separates the Louisiana Marsh from other redfish locations.

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Laguna Madre Outfitters is owned and operated by Capt. Ben Paschal.

Ben was raised in Texas where he picked up a fly rod at age eleven, began tying flies at age thirteen, and has been employed as a fly fishing guide since age 19. 2022 marks his 17th year guiding professionally. In addition to a degree in Agricultural Economics and Entrepreneurship from Texas A&M, Capt. Ben Paschal draws from guiding experience in Alaska, Argentina, Chile, Colorado, Louisiana, and Texas. He currently splits his time between Texas’ Lower Laguna Madre and the Louisiana Marsh. In his spare time he enjoys outdoor photography,  exploring new fisheries, hunting the beautiful South Texas brush country, and smoking BBQ. He lives in South Texas with his wife and three dogs.

Articles included in:

Southwest Fly Fishing Magazine, “Exposure” Photo Essay, October 2019

Stilt Houses of Texas, 2018

Stonefly Magazine, Fly Fishing Film Tour, The Hatch Interview 2017

The Drake Magazine, “Livin’ Laguna Madre”, Spring 2016

Fly Fisherman Magazine, “Mardi Gras in the Marsh” Fall 2016

Fly Tyer Magazine, “Guide Flies for Louisiana Redfish”, Spring 2016

“Texas Redfish”, Patagonia Blog, 2015

Texas Sporting Journal, “Light Tackling Tarpon“, May 2015

Southwest Fly Fishing Magazine, “Exposure” Photo Essay, April 2015

Fly Fisherman Magazine, 2015

Texas Sporting Journal, “The Real Laguna Madre”, July 2013

Houston Chronicle, 2013

Austin American Statesman, 2013

Dallas Morning News, 2013

The Angling Report, January 2013

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