Capt. Moe & Eric Newman – BD Captain Spotlight

Capt. Moe & Eric Newman – BD Captain Spotlight

BD is proud to introduce our friends and incredible captains, Eric & Moe Newman of Venice, Louisiana. They work hard to make their client’s experience one to remember.

yellowfin tuna in Louisiana

Q:

What are your other hobbies?

A:

When we get downtime from the water, we head to the woods of Oklahoma. There is nothing like coming off of a long fishing season and sitting in a tree stand listening to nature and waiting for that one moment. Total peace is what we find here.

hunting with a bow

Q:

What is your favorite fish or game to eat?

A:

Our favorite fish to eat is scamp grouper. Our favorite game is elk.


Q:

Growing up, did you aspire to be doing what you’re doing now?

A:

Growing up Eric was in the restaurant industry with a fishing habit and I was a personal trainer that fished on the weekends. Fishing was what we did during our off-time from work and never thought it would become our careers.

seavee boats

Q:

What would you consider as your “big break” or turning point in your career?

A:

In 2014 I would say it all came together for us. We were working as private captains for a family. They believed in our concept of Journey South Outfitters and helped us fulfill our dream.

Race To Louisiana Video

The Race to Somewhere has always been one of BD Outdoor’s most popular contests. Check out the video

fishing louisiana

Q:

Who is your hero?

A:

Eric’s hero would be his PawPaw Jack. My grandfather loved to fish and passed his passion down to my father and him to me.

Gulf of Mexico fishing

Q:

What is your favorite place on the planet so far? Top three?

A:

Oklahoma, Tucan Lodge in Panama, Venice, Louisiana.


Q:

Who do you go to for advice?

A:

Eric goes to several people to get advice from and then forms his own opinion from what others have told him. Then I go to Eric for advice because he calls 5 people to get an answer of what would be best.

Raymarine electronics

Q:

What is the most crucial piece of gear/ equipment that you use at work or play?

A:

Our electronics are the heart of the boat and key to all we do.


Q:

What styles of music do you like?

A:

We always find ourselves listening to country and blues.

fishing redfish

Q:

What is your absolute favorite type of fishing? (This is a hard one)

A:

Chasing bull reds on topwater lures!!!


Q:

“Money no object”, what is/are your dream boat(s)

A:

What we run now are our dreamboats. A 390z Seavee and 270z Seavee.

Journey South Outfitters

Q:

Describe an accomplishment that you are most proud of? Career, personal, or both.

A:

It would be starting Journey South Outfitters from nothing and making it into what it is today. Also, being associated with incredible brands in the sport, and being able to promote females in this male-dominated industry in a respectful and professional manner.


Blast From The Past

We’ve been a huge fan of Capt. Moe since the beginning. Check out her story in her Fishing Chick feature from the past.

ladies fishing

Q:

Name a “Pet Peeve” you have.

A:

The guy who wants to “guide” the guide.

tripletail fishing

Q:

What motivates or drives you?

A:

I love being able to share our amazing fishery with anglers from all over the world. Teaching them the importance of being an ethical fisherman and respecting our resources.


Q:

What is left on your bucket list?

A:

Eric wants to catch a giant cubera snapper with his buddy Juan in Panama. I want to catch a black marlin.

fishing Louisiana

Q:

Describe the scene that brings you the deepest personal satisfaction.

A:

A cool crisp morning running down the river, where it’s so calm the horizon blends into the waters of the Gulf of Mexico.


Check out the Journey South Outfitters website to plan your next fishing adventure in Louisiana.

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