Capt. Bailey Short

Capt. Bailey Short Hatch Outdoors Pro Staff

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Capt. Bailey Short


Bailey Short was born and raised in South Louisiana. He’s been an avid angler his entire life and spent his whole upbringing in the coastal marshes of the state. Guiding was an easy decision for Bailey when the time came as he was already getting on the water as much as possible. The Louisiana marsh is a vast fishery full of all different types of water that behave differently throughout the year, and this is something Bailey understands very well.

Before Bailey was 21, he was teaching Fly Fishing classes to locals and traveling customers in groups through Orvis. This is something he transfers into guiding often and tries to educate anyone who steps on his skiff whether it be about the fundamentals of fly fishing, or the advance tactics to making every redfish you get a shot at engulf a fly!

When Bailey met some of the guys at Hatch, he was immediately drawn to their shared passion for the sport as well as educating anglers about different fisheries and tactics used in them. It is my passion to be out in the Louisiana marsh and catch the fish that haunt our waters. I hope to share this amazing experience with you and show you some new things along the way. There is always something to uncover out here, and its usually pretty awesome!