About US

Our Staff

Owner / Guide
Captain Eric Trout

Captain Eric Trout was born and raised in Houston. With a lifelong love of saltwater, Captain Eric is an experience sailor, former SCUBA Instructor, off-shore and shallow water angler.  After graduating high school Captain Eric joined the Marine Corp, serving 4 years in the Infantry. Following his service, he earned a master’s degree and spent 15 years in nursing prior to returning to his first love: fishing. Captain Eric has been a fly fishing guide on the Galveston Bay Complex since 2016 and opened Galveston Fishing Company in September 2022. Captain Eric loves seeing the excitement of new anglers catching fish on fly and getting those anglers fully into the sport he loves.

General Manager / Instructor / Guide
Captain Stacy Lynn

The sport of Fly Fishing has been central in Captain Stacy’s life since 1995.  She has managed several of Texas’ best fly shops since that time and Galveston Fishing Company is the second shop she has opened from scratch. Captain Stacy is a Fly Fishers Intl. Certified Instructor and a graduate of Joan Wulff’s Fly Fishing Instructor’s School and has 20+ years coaching fly fishers to be better casters and to be prepared for the challenging and exciting Saltwater Fly Fishing experience. She is an active supporter and member of many of the Texas fly fishing clubs and related organizations, and has been a feature speaker, demonstrator, and instructor at numerous events including The Fly Fishing Show, The Shallow Water Show, Fly Fish Texas, Flat Out Fishing!, TPWD Expo,  GRTU Troutfest, TRWD FlyFest, Oktoberfisch, the Houston Fishing Show, Texas Fly Fishing and Brew Fest, and several FFI Conclaves/Fairs. She loves guiding and coaching from her skiff all along the Texas Coast.

Shop Staff / Youth Ambassador
Elijah Bush

Elijah attends Ball High School on Galveston Island where he is in the STEM engineering program, taking college classes. Elijah was born into a fishing family and spends most of his spare time fly fishing, primarily on the saltwater flats, but also in freshwater streams. Recently, he has started tying flies to expand his fly fishing knowledge. Even though Elijah’s fly fishing adventure started just a few years ago, he has found a great liking of the sport and has caught many different species of fish in many different environments and conditions.