Born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa, Jako Lucas figured out early on that he wanted to spend his life fishing. He competed in fishing tournaments in South Africa and the UK and made a living as a fishing guide. He has taken clients all over the globe for fly fishing adventures, from Mongolia to Norway to the Seychelles. No longer satisfied with taking just photos for his clients, he picked up a film camera along the way, and his company Captain Jack Productions was born. Now he’s producing award-winning films in some of the world’s most remote and complex fisheries. He discovered the joys of fishing in the Lone Star State a few years ago and guides full-time on the Texas coast when he’s not traveling the world.

The Texas coast supports an incredible fishery, and I think a lot of people take it for granted. The system is healthy, and there is an abundance of fish and wildlife to appreciate. I especially love it around Port O’Connor, because there’s such a vast expanse of water and quick access to the deep waters of the Gulf where there’s some really great fishing.

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