Jared Esley is an experienced saltwater angler that spends the majority of his time fishing the upper Texas coast between Galveston and East Matagorda. He specializes in catching redfish, trout, and flounder using artificial lures from a kayak and currently pro staffs for Wilderness Systems Kayaks, FishHide Sportswear, H&H Rods, and Stinky Pants Fishing.
I grew up in San Antonio, Texas and started fishing at a very young age. I love fishing fresh and saltwater but my passion has always been in the salt. I got my first kayak at the age of 18 and have been crazy about it ever since. Although I wasn’t able to get down to the coast a lot, I still maintained my addiction in rivers and lakes around San Antonio by catching species such as largemouth bass and white bass. But in 2013, I moved down to the Texas coast to chase my dream of becoming an accomplished tournament angler as well as a full time guide. My love for the sport is only rivaled by my passion to teach others how to become better anglers. Every chance I have, I take someone new to the sport out and do my best to put them on a fish of a lifetime. When I’m not at work or spending time with family, you better believe I’m somewhere deep in a Texas marsh covered in mosquitoes and mud with a big redfish on the end of my line having the time of my life.