Pro Staff

Michael Marquez

Owner & Operator


Michael has been fishing the coast his whole life.  He operates Out Cast Fishing Charter Company out of Galveston, Texas and credits his dad for getting him into the sport.  “There’s nothing like fighting that Monsta fish and getting to experience God’s wonderful creation everyday!

Lance Eggenberg

Pro-Staff Member


Lance has been land-based shark fishing for years and is well known for his love of old school Penn fishing reels. His life motto is  “learn to live and love life to its fullest, love God, cherish family, and enjoy every moment you get on the water.” Thanks for being a part of our Pro-Staff!

Adam Smith

Pro-Staff Member


Adam is a well known shark fishing legend around the Texas Gulf. He specializes in fishing rough waters that many others would turn away from. His Favorite quote is If it’s choppin, its poppin!” We are thrilled to have you as a part of our team!

Abraham Villarruel

Pro-Staff Member


Abraham has been around land based shark fishing since he was a baby. His father started his passion of fishing. He has traveled to as many places as he could in search for the largest variety possible.His favorite quote is by rocky “You, me or nobody, is gonna hit as hard as life. But ain’t about how hard you hit… It’s about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward.”

Max Conner

Pro-Staff Member


Max has been fishing for as long as he could walk and is well known for his wade-fishing skills throughout the Galveston Bay Complex. His favorite quote is “only dead with go with the flow”. We are proud to have this 15 year old fishing prodigy on our team.

Calvin Haynes

Pro-Staff Member


Calvin started fishing at a very young age with his dad. Being a military brat and a disabled U.S. Army veteran, he has had the chance to fish all over North American for countless species of fish. Calvin will fish for any type of fish at any time. Now living in La Marque, Texas he hunts Monsta fish in the Gulf of Mexico.

Vanarro Sok

Pro-Staff Member


Van has been fishing for most all of his life. He specializes in night trout fishing and loves reeling in them MONSTA fish! His favorite quote is to “Let God, and Let’s fish!” He stresses how much of a true blessing it is to be out on the water everyday.

Jake Rangnow

Pro-Staff Member


Capt. Jake has been tearing up the trout, redfish, and flounder in the Galveston Bay Complex for years. He is well known for his Monsta Trout and several 1st place tournament wins. He’s an awesome guide and owns Tails & Tusk Outfitters.

Patrick Wade

Pro-Staff Member


Patrick has been fishing the middle coast since he was ten. His specialties are Flounder, trout, and redfish. He’s placed in numerous top 3 finishes including winning the 2011 Galveston Redfish Series Championship and the final four bracket that year with a weight of 17.97 lb’s.

Katie DeLaup

Pro-Staff Member


Katie Is a senior at Texas A&M in Galveston studying marine biology. She has grown up fishing Galveston Bay for trout, redfish and flounder. She is well known in the fishing industry through her family business, CastAway Rods. She has placed in many inshore tournaments all over the Texas coast, several being lady angler tournaments.

Patrick Everrett Jolivet

Pro-Staff Member


Everett “TC” took up wade fishing as a hobby in 2015. He did not have much experience; however, the few tips his father taught him before passing helped him get started. Everett has dedicated countless hours to the sport of fishing to help him become the angler he is today. His targeted territory is wade fishing the surf and he has recently acquired a passion for kayak fishing the Galveston Bay Complex as well. He ends every day on the water with his famous quote “NUFF SAID.”

Willard Franklin iii

Pro-Staff Member


The FOUR W’S FISHING TEAM CAPTAIN. Willard Franklin Iii. started fishing when he was 3 years old . 51 years ago. Fishing around Galveston Freeport and local lakes around Houston. He recollects the great memories of getting up early to go fishing with his dad. He started boat fishing in 1995 with his first Four W’s Fishing team boat on a 24 footer with 200 hp. Now he fishes out of a custom Mako 234 with twin 150 hp Mercuries. The FOUR W’S FISHING TEAM BOAT. His specialty is fishing the Galveston bay complex ,Jetties and offshore. He will soon be hosting an episode on the WORLD OF SALTWATER fishing in September MONSTA Bull Redfish in Galveston Bay and Jetties. You can fallow the FOUR W’S FISHING TEAM on Facebook Instagram and YouTube.

Aaron Grace

Pro-Staff Member


Aaron is the owner of “Grace Fishing Charters” out of Galveston Texas. He specializes in catching the Texas Grand Slam. His expertise for the sport of fishing ranks him at the top when it comes to catching MONSTA FISH!  We are excited to have him a part of the #MonstaFishinFamily

Abraham Villlarruel

Pro-Staff Member


Abraham has been around land based shark fishing since he was a baby. His father started his passion of fishing. He has traveled to as many places as he could in search for the largest variety possible.His favorite quote is by rocky “You, me or nobody, is gonna hit as hard as life. But ain’t about how hard you hit… It’s about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward.”

Adam J Smith

Pro-Staff Member


Adam is a well known shark fishing legend around the Texas Gulf. He specializes in fishing rough waters that many others would turn away from. His Favorite quote is If it’s choppin, its poppin!” We are thrilled to have you as a part of our team!

Calvin Haynes

Pro-Staff Member


My name is Calvin Haynes and I am from Galveston Texas. I am addicted to fishing, doesn’t matter to me if it’s fresh or salt water. I am game to catch anything. I grew up a military brat and then later joined the military myself. The military let me travel to a lot of cool places and catch a lot of different species of fish. My Instagram name is @tattooedfisherman and on there you can see all 80 species of fish I have caught. My goals for 2018 and my fishing career are to push my species catch list over 100 different fish, to catch a shark over 8 feet long. Family always first but being out on the water is a close second

Cecilia Brito Sink

Pro-Staff Member


Cecilia is an avid angler who specializes in fishing from piers/docks/land. Her favorite species to target are Monsta Flounder and she does it well. She managed to land an 8Lb+ Last year and is looking to break her own personal record this year! Watch out guys, Cecilia is on fire!

Chris Bumpous

Pro-Staff Member


Chris specializes in fishing the Galveston Bay complex targeting MONSTA Trout & Redfish. His favorite lure of choice is Down South Lures and looks forward to seeing what Monsta Catches are to come for 2018.

Everett Jolivet

Pro-Staff Member


Everett “TC” took up wade fishing as a hobby in 2015. He did not have much experience; however, the few tips his father taught him before passing helped him get started. Everett has dedicated countless hours to the sport of fishing to help him become the angler he is today. His targeted territory is wade fishing the surf and he has recently acquired a passion for kayak fishing the Galveston Bay Complex as well. He ends every day on the water with his famous quote “NUFF SAID.”

Jackson Stussie

Pro-Staff Member


Jackson is a captain for Out Cast Charters in Galveston Texas. He specializes in fishing the Galveston Jetty Complex and is well known for his luscious locks and Monsta Fish Catching skills

James Evans

Pro-Staff Member


Owner and outfitter of Lake Tawakoni Whisk’R Fish’N Guide Service . I have had a addiction of fishing since I was 4 years old . Over the last four years I have been targeting Trophy Catfish at Lake Tawakoni, TX. This lead me to move here 2 years ago and start a guide service .

Lance Eggenberg

Pro-Staff Member


Lance has been land-based shark fishing for years and is well known for his love of old school Penn fishing reels. His life motto is  “learn to live and love life to its fullest, love God, cherish family, and enjoy every moment you get on the water.” Thanks for being a part of our Pro-Staff!

Merriel Solesky

Pro-Staff Member


Merriel is one of the newest additions to the MonstaFishin Prostaff Team. He’s well known for always having a positive attitude on the water. He specializes in Kayak fishing and targeting Monsta Trout in the Galveston Bay Complex. We are excited to see many more Monsta Catches from him this year! Welcome to the Family!

Michael Hamilton

Pro-Staff Member


Michael Hamilton has been fishing for 25 years both saltwater and fresh! He prefers catching monsta fish over smaller species and enjoys teaching people how to do the same. He specialize in shore, kayak and wade fishing trips for all ages!

Patrick Whittenburg

Pro-Staff Member


Patrick has been fishing the middle coast since he was ten. His specialties are Flounder, trout, and redfish. He’s placed in numerous top 3 finishes including winning the 2011 Galveston Redfish Series Championship and the final four bracket that year with a weight of 17.97 lb’s.

Peter Buban

Pro-Staff Member


Peter is a well known in the Land Based shark fishing community as the “King of LBSF Shark Fishing”. He has several record fish from the beach and is videos are recognized across the world of him landing 1000LB+ Sharks right off the beach in florida! We are excited to have him as a part of the #MonstaFishinFamily

Phillip Patton

Pro-Staff Member


Since I can remember I’ve been on the water, wether it be fresh water lakes or out in gulf. Fishing has been a huge part of my life and has become a lifestyle for me. Being a guide I get to share the passion with others and put them on fish of a lifetime. #MonstaFamily

Vannaro Sok

Pro-Staff Member


Van has been fishing for most all of his life. He specializes in night trout fishing and loves reeling in them MONSTA fish! His favorite quote is to “Let God, and Let’s fish!” He stresses how much of a true blessing it is to be out on the water everyday.

Zakk Royce

Pro-Staff Member


Zakk is a professional Catfishing guide at Blues Brothers Charters in NC. He holds the two-time NC state record holder for Blue Catfish and lives to catch MONSTA FISH! We are excited to have him a part of the #MonstaFishinFamily and see track his Monsta Catches!! Be sure to checkout his site at https://www.bluesbrotherscharters.com/

Raul Olvera

Pro-Staff Member


My fishing passion all started when I was 5 yrs old being the youngest kid in the family and being 18 yrs apart from my oldest brother I was always taken out fishing with my dad and older brother because fishing and hunting is all they do. I was given a rod and reel and totally got hooked on fishing…ever since I’ve gotten my own boat I’ve spent most of all my free time fishing Baffin Bay for big solid trout and anything else that you can catch with a hook… Favorite saying: “we ain’t going in till we have fish in the box!”

Elisaldo Gomez

Pro-Staff Member


24 years of age does all types of fishing from offshore to inshore, loves to fish period.!!! Part of 5starfishingteam.Always has a smile on his face and is a very positive, funny,and an outgoing person, looking foward to a great year with the monsta fishn family and crossing new species off the bucket list.

Kymberly Brooke

Pro-Staff Member


Kymberly specializes in targeting a variety of inshore species in the Corpus Christi area. She rocks out #MonstaFishin on and off the water and looks awesome doing it!  You can see her pictures all over our page posing with 8lb Monsta Trout & Huge redfish! We are excited to follow her catches throughout 2018.

Colton Murante

Pro-Staff Member


Colton has created an amazing name for himself in the fishing industry. He is well known for his versatile skills on catching Monsta Fish. From Trout & Redfish to Monsta Bass, Colton can catch’em all! Welcome to the #MonstaFishinFamily

Brad Panek

Pro-Staff Member


To say that Brad knows his inshore fishing is an understatement. This man is a legend of the bay’s and specializes in catching Monsta Trout, Redfish, & Flounder. He is currently in route to get his captains license and begin guiding in the Galveston Bay Complex. We are excited to see Brad’s Monsta Catches this year!  Wear it. Live it. MonstaFishin!

John Schulstad

Pro-Staff Member


John has been fishing his entire life, some of his earliest memories are being on a boat. He is born and raised in Seattle, Washington, and grew up fishing for all species of salmon in the Puget Sound. He also targets Dungeness crab, Spot shrimp, lingcod, halibut, rockfish, and occasionally ventures inland to fish for rainbow and cutthroat trout.

Willard Franklin

Pro-Staff Member


The FOUR W’S FISHING TEAM CAPTAIN. Willard Franklin Iii. started fishing when he was 3 years old . 51 years ago. Fishing around Galveston Freeport and local lakes around Houston. He recollects the great memories of getting up early to go fishing with his dad. He started boat fishing in 1995 with his first Four W’s Fishing team boat on a 24 footer with 200 hp. Now he fishes out of a custom Mako 234 with twin 150 hp Mercuries. The FOUR W’S FISHING TEAM BOAT. His specialty is fishing the Galveston bay complex ,Jetties and offshore. He will soon be hosting an episode on the WORLD OF SALTWATER fishing in September MONSTA Bull Redfish in Galveston Bay and Jetties. You can fallow the FOUR W’S FISHING TEAM on Facebook Instagram and YouTube.

Brian Mansfield

Pro-Staff Member


Served in the U.S. Navy for 14 years. Retired police officer. Saltwater fished with my son. Moved to Idaho and have started a new challenge fishing in all weather for a variety of fish found in the backcountry lakes and streams.

Chris Cornay

Pro-Staff Member


Chris Cornay is an avid saltwater fisherman originally from Lafayette, LA. He cut his teeth fishing the inland waters of Grand Isle, LA. At an early age his family moved to Kingwood, TX. The rest is history. Chris’s specialty is shallow water fishing for Specks, Reds and Flounder along the Texas Gulf Coast. He loves being on the water with his family and friends.

Chris Meza

Pro-Staff Member


I’m mainly a land based angler and sometimes fish off boat and kayak but majority of my time is spent fishing off piers, jetties, the surf, lakes or rivers. Recently placed 3rd place in Sharkathon this past year (2017) and was definitely a trip I won’t forget.

Danny Scroggin

Pro-Staff Member


Danny has fished freshwater for most of his life, until 2012 when he moved to the Texas coast.
Danny competed in multiple redfish circuits and saltwater tournaments throughout the Galveston Bay areas. He recently moved and is heading back to his roots in freshwater as a member of the MFA team. TIGHT LINES……

Garrett Goettee

Pro-Staff Member


Garrett has grown up around fishing and had a deep passion for it his entire life.  He attended Texas A&M University of Galveston and competed in collegiate bass fishing for 4 years.  He traveled all around the country and has learned several different bass fishing techniques utilized around the United States.  To this day, Garrett still competes in bass tournaments.  Although Garrett’s man fish species to target is largemouth bass, he is not afraid of chasing other freshwater and even saltwater species.  Garrett’s favorite quote “A bad day of fishing beats a good day at work.”

Hugh Keller

Pro-Staff Member


Hugh was introduced to the MonstaFishin Freshwater Team in February of 2018. He fishes several tournaments throughout the year and spends most of his time on the water in Lake Conroe catching Monsta Bass! Welcome to the #MonstaFishinFamily

Jeff Martin

Pro-Staff Member


I started fishing when I was about 5 years old, my dad and three grandpas took me every chance they could. Iv been fishing freshwater lakes, ponds and rivers my whole life. Fishing for crappie and catfish mostly then over the last few years started bass fishing a ton. “You don’t have to be blood to be family”.

Matt Grace

Pro-Staff Member


Capt Matt Grace is a professional fisherman out of Galveston Texas for “Out Cast Charters”. He is well versatile on the water and targets species from Monsta Flounder all the way up to HammerHead Sharks. We can’t wait to follow his many Monsta Catches with Out Cast Charters in 2018.

Matt Minix

Pro-Staff Member


Capt. Matt is a fishing guide out of Galveston Texas for “SeaPlay Sportfishin Charters”.  He specializes in targeting Monsta Redfish amongst many other species in the Galveston Ship Channel and Jetty Complex. We are stoked to see his Monsta Catches in 2018 and happy to have him a part of the #MonstaFishinFamily

Randall Mansfield

Pro-Staff Member


I’m Randall Mansfield 30 yrs old  and have been fishing all my life. I’m very positively  obsessed and passionate about everything that has to do with fishing and fishing itself. I started fishing freshwater as a toddler and did it as much as I could ever since. I’ve also been saltwater fishing inshore and deepsea since a teen and even won the bullred tournament at gfp 91st with my dad a year or so ago. I have done many different types of fishing in both saltwater and fresh and have had luck doing so in all. Me and my dad Brian Mansfield make a damn good team.

Raylie Pagan

Pro-Staff Member


I have been fishing and learning the south east Texas lakes and ponds my whole life. I am currently a member of the Splendora High School Bass Team and fish three different high school tournament series. Through all my success, I’m always sure to give the glory to God! Family, Faith, and Fishing is definitely the key to a successful life and I am very thankful for my family and friends that have helped me become who I am today! #girlpower

Robby Serres

Pro-Staff Member


 I am a 100 Ton Master Captain, who was born In Baton Rouge Louisiana.  I work as an offshore deep sea fishing captain @ Billbusters sportfishing in Port Aransas, Texas.  I have been an avid fisherman my entire life and dont plan on changing!  I have fished all the way from West Virginia down to Texas, through Ice, Wind, Snow and Rain. I Have had a rod in my hand since I could walk. I am adept in fresh water and saltwater fishing. There is no limit to my skill set when it comes to fishing!

Shane Waldschmidt

Pro-Staff Member


Shane has been fishing for years. His specialty is targeting Monsta Fish at night from the bank in places like the Texas City Dike & Seawolf Park. He’s MonstaFishin to the core and we are stoked to see his 2018 Monsta Catches. Welcome to the family!

Goetz Family

Pro-Staff Member


Tim and Dalana specialize in targeting MONSTA BASS! They fish the Basschamps Circuit in the South & sometimes in the Central as well. They truly enjoy the sport of fishing and use their teamwork skills to catch Monsta’s everyday! We are excited to have this amazing couple a part of the #MonstaFishinFamily

Vincent Vo

Pro-Staff Member


Vincent is a kayak fisherman and has been fishing his entire life. His father was his first fishing partner and taught him many things. No matter saltwater of freshwater, he feels at home. His skill level and passion sky rocketed after his fathers passing in Feb 2017. His favorite quote: “Many men go fishing all their lives not knowing it is not fish they are after.”