Joe Ezell

Joe began fishing farm ponds and local lakes for bass, bream and catfish in grade school while balancing a tackle box and Zebco 33 from the handle bars of a bike. His dad bought an aluminum boat with a 9 horse Johnson tiller steer about the time Joe got his driver’s license and he pulled that boat to every lake within a day’s ride behind an old ‘64 Ford pickup chasing Bass all over South East Mississippi.

After High School, Joe received a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from the University of Southern Mississippi. Soon after graduation, he went to work for a manufacturing company as a sales rep, working his way up to Vice President of Sales.

The old 17 foot aluminum boat was replaced with a TR186 Triton bass boat and a 2 stroke 150 Johnson. In 2008 Joe’s better half, Brenda Mayo, booked a inshore charter for us with Captain Chad Dufrene of Dufrene’s Guide Service. After catching the first redfish he told her, “I’m selling my bass stuff”. Two months later all of the bass gear was gone and had been replaced with inshore gear.

Fast forward to 2012 and the first bay boat was purchased. After many trips and several charters Captain Chad had seen enough potential to begin mentoring Joe and showing him the ropes of the charter business. In 2015 Joe and Brenda bought a piece of property in Delacroix, LA with a burned out trailer on pilings and overgrowth so bad it would take a year to clean up. That same year he got his USCG OUPV Captain’s license. It has been a long journey from the kid on that bicycle carrying the Zebco 33 to today, but the grin when Joe sees a cork go down or fish hit the net is the same now as it was then. Joe truly enjoys seeing people catch fish and feels honored to share his passion for the outdoors and fishing with others. If you’re in Delacroix go fishing with Joe!