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Dean Thomas


About Me:

Ten year veteran of the Wilderness Systems Pro staff, Capt. Dean Thomas has been kayak fishing and guiding on the flats of Texas for over fifteen years. Owner and operator at Slowride Guide Services in Aransas Pass, TX Capt. Dean guides hundreds of clients each year to redfish, speckled trout and the other numerous species that inhabit the shallow waters of Redfish Bay. Home base for Dean is the Kayak Shack where he instructs students at the Texas Kayak Fishing School. This instructional program has been very successful giving kayak anglers with all levels of experience a place to improve their skills.

A proficient photographer, outspoken conservationist, Scout leader and father of two Eagle Scouts, Dean is sought out by outdoor clubs, scout troops, and outdoor publications for public speaking, advice, and articles. Capt. Dean’s philosophy on kayak fishing is that it's beauty is in it's simplicity. The right boat, the right paddle, and a pole and you too can fish like a pro.