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The Captain

The Captain

Meet the Captain: Chris “Mud Dog” Bowden

Captain Chris “Mud Dog” Bowden

A Passion for the Outdoors

Chris Bowden, fondly known as “Mud Dog,” grew up in the picturesque mountains of West Virginia. From a young age, he developed a deep love for the great outdoors. His early years were filled with fishing, hunting, and hiking—activities that fostered a lifelong passion for nature and adventure. Catching his first fish as a child ignited a spark within him, setting him on a path of endless exploration and discovery.

The Journey Begins

Chris’s journey into the world of fishing was more than just a hobby; it was a calling. As he grew older, his fascination with fishing only deepened, driving him to seek out new areas and different species to catch. His adventures took him far and wide, but it was saltwater fishing that truly captured his heart. Among the many species he encountered, redfish became his favorite, captivating him with their beauty and the challenge they presented.

Myrtle Beach Memories

Chris’s love for fishing and the water found a second home in Myrtle Beach, where his family owned a residence. Every opportunity he had, he would spend on the water, immersing himself in the serene scenery and the thrill of the catch. He dedicated countless hours to fishing alongside local and professional guides, absorbing their knowledge and honing his skills. This period of his life was not just about fishing; it was about learning, growing, and developing a profound understanding of the coastal ecosystem.

A New Chapter in North Carolina

After completing his college degree, Chris made a significant life decision—he became a full-time resident of North Carolina. This move marked the beginning of a new chapter, one where he could combine his extensive knowledge of the area and his unwavering passion for fishing and boating. North Carolina’s rich and diverse waterways provided the perfect backdrop for his adventures, offering endless opportunities to explore and connect with nature.

Sharing the Passion

Today, Captain Chris Bowden dedicates his life to sharing his love for fishing and the outdoors with others. His deep understanding of the local waters, combined with his enthusiasm for teaching, makes him an exceptional guide. Whether you’re an experienced angler looking to catch your first redfish or a novice hoping to learn the basics, Chris is there to help you fulfill your dreams. He believes in creating memorable experiences, teaching new skills, and most importantly, helping others enjoy the beauty and thrill of fishing.

Join Captain Chris on an Adventure

Join Captain Chris “Mud Dog” Bowden on an unforgettable adventure with Coastal Marsh Adventures. Experience the thrill of saltwater fishing, explore the stunning coastal landscapes, and learn from one of the best in the business. Whether you’re looking to catch that elusive redfish or simply enjoy a day out on the water, Captain Chris will ensure your trip is both enjoyable and educational.

Captain Chris Bowden