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Moe Newman

As one of the only full-time female captains on the Gulf Coast (not to mention the U.S.), a lodge owner, and guide, Moe Newman is an all-around inspiration. But for Moe, doing it all isn’t just about personal accomplishments. She and her husband host a range of guests, from renowned anglers looking for their next trophy to families looking for a new experience. While her life is largely spent on the water, she still finds time to get onto solid ground to hunt.

Q: Where is your favorite place to fish?


A: My travel experience is very limited because majority of my time is spent in Venice, LA fishing. I get to fish for so
many different species theres really no reason for me to want to fish anywhere else. So I would go with Venice, LA as one of my favorite places.


Q: How do you up your game year after year?


A: I am constantly learning. Everyday that I am on the water scenarios are changing, whether inshore chasing bull reds or offshore chasing pelagics. You need to be able to adapt, so I need to be aware of this to be at the top of my game. Being open minded I feel really helps me succeed day in and day out.


Q: If you could do anything better, what would it be?


A: It's the simple things like throwing a cast net that I feel will help me be a better captain.


Q: Who are your heroes?


A: This is simple, my parents! They have help make me the person I am today. Through their values and their driven mindsets
helped instill in me that you can do anything you put your mind to, there are no boundaries.


Q: What haven’t you accomplished that you aspire to do in your lifetime?


A: There are many things on my bucket list that will force me to fish out of Venice so I can hopefully accomplish them. The number one bucket list is to catch a Bluefin tuna that weighs more than Eric's did (estimated 850lbs) and to do it all on stand up.


Q: What part of you, or what you do, reflects a spirit of restlessness?


A: In my line of work you need the mindset of being able to run 24/7. There are no down days. If I am not on the water there are many other aspects of running a lodge and taking care of a fleet of boats that many people don't understand or take into consideration when you say “I'm off the water tomorrow." That statement means many things but does not mean I get to sleep all day and relax.


Q: If there is any love-hate relationship with any aspect of what you do, can you describe what that is?


A: Other than completely loving fishing and being able to follow my dream, the part of being a female captain for both inshore and offshore has its daily challenges. Working in a predominately male industry is what makes it tough. But I know who I am and regardless if I am accepted or not, I will not quit to fit it. Im not made to be like everyone else. I'm Moe and hopefully this will inspire many other women to pursue their dream of fishing or any other outdoor career as well.