Captain Marshal Hardin

Both from a shoreline and from a boat, Captain Marshal Hardin is determined to catch fish! When Captain Marshal was 9 years old his grandparents gave him an aluminum boat. After earning a 9.9hp Honda tiller motor for his new boat, Captain Marshal began chasing pinfish up and down the New River in North Carolina.

 

After much success, Marshal convinced his parents to buy him a bigger skiff. That new skiff would become his gateway to success. As the years passed, Captain Marshal was always on the lookout for new adventures. With his new skiff Captain Marshal was consistently catching sheepshead, monster speckled trout, and redfish. With fishing in his blood, Captain Marshal often blames is father for passing on the fishing bug. As a teenager, Captain Marshal and his father fished competitively in the SKA Tournament circuit along the North Carolina coast.

 

Growing up in a military family, Captain Marshal has had the pleasure of living in many great places. During Captain Marshal's early teenage years his family was stationed in Key West, Florida. With an after school job at Conchy Joe's Bait and Tackle, Captain Marshal gained his first taste of charter fishing. During his time at Conchy Joe's, Captain Marshal learned the styles of light tackle fishing and had much success in catching tarpon, grouper, sailfish on the reef and jumping his first blue marlin.

 

At 13 years old Captain Marshal started fishing a 22’ Panga which was shallow enough for the back country and big enough to venture offshore. Captain Marshal captained his first tournament out of the 22' Panga with only his mother as his crew. During the tournament, Captain Marshal and his mom slammed a 23-pound bull dolphin that won them third place.

 

After Key West, Captain Marshal and his family were stationed in Kingsville, Texas. Although Captain Marshal was sad to leave Key West; little did he know South Texas would provide him with many new outdoor adventures! From hunting ducks to deer, or fishing for blue marlin or black drum, the Baffin Bay area is a well-kept secret as it it home to some of the biggest trout in North America! Captain Marshal's favorite style of fishing, a short 60 miles offshore, is chasing blue water pelagic fish.

 

In addition to Baffin Bay, Captain Marshal also guides charter fishing out of Port Mansfield, Texas which offers redfish, flounder, tarpon and snook all inshore. If fishing offshore, the availability of red snapper year round. Just past the bottom, fishing for grouper and amberjacks and jumping shrimp boats for cobia (ling) is phenomenal. Captain Marshal has made his goal in life to share experiences and help people achieve their fishing goals. Captain Marshal has a passion for success and understands that he was blessed with the ability to fish and make people smile!

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Captain Marshal's Boats

36’ Invincible

  • Length: 36’  Width: 10’

  • Conta-Prop Suzuki 350's

  • Two livewells for bait or fish

  • Large fishbox iced down and ready for your catch

  • Plenty of dry storage for all your gear

  • All required safety gear and backups

 

The Invincible also features a single level deck with no steps and tall sides with hand rails to hold on to. Bean bags available for a comfortable sitting.

244 XTS NauticStar

  • Length: 24’6"   Width: 8’6”

  • 250hp Yamaha fourstroke

  • Two livewells for bait or fish

  • Large fishbox iced down and ready for your catch

  • Plenty of dry storage for your gear

  • All required safety gear and backups