Jackie took me and my daughter and 2 grand daughters out over Spring break. My daughter had asked me to take them fishing because she knew I worked with several of the guides on Lake Buchanan, Jackie being one of them. We went out for a few hours on a beautiful day. Right off the bat the girls each caught 1 LARGE fish – 2 large stripers and a very large hybrid bass. They were thrilled and loved eating them that night. Jackie does know his stuff. We had a great time. Thank you Jackie.

Don Allen
Burnet, TX

My family really enjoyed the time on the lake with Jackie. The fish were a little slow to bite but Jackie knew where to go to give us the best chance and we ended up catching several. We will definitely come back…and looking forward to catching some big ones!

Richard Waggoner

Jackie –

Our last trip with you was particularly “special”! Not only did we catch a great bunch of Stripers (like we always do with you)… you went out of your way to make the trip very enjoyable for the youngsters (our four year old grandson & our twelve year old granddaughter).

As you know, we have already scheduled two more trips that will include a couple more of the younger Colvins (Taylor, 12 & Kam, 11). Thanks again for a great day.


The Colvins (Virginia, Laura, Kayla, Dylan & Todd)

Captain Jackie works with the Texas 4-H clubs and has for years donated his time to helping teach kids to fish.

Read both sides of this letter of thanks from the kids.
Side two.


Nancy and Judy both wanted to tell you how much they appreciated your friendliness and helpfulness. They were very impressed with your very gracious personality, and that goes for me too.

Thanks so much.

Tom Evans

On behalf of the Texas 4-H program, and in particular the 4-H Sport Fish program, I want to thank you for your support of our your education effort. Your donation of your time, your boat and your expertise made it possible for 21 youth to have a first time experience on a guided striper cruise. Not only did you help these kids discover a new sport, you promoted your industry to a group who will go and “tell the world” and we know how good this can be for business.

(shortened for brevity)

Thanks again and please call me if I can help you in any way.


Wide Hibler
County Extension Agent
Burnet County

Dear Mr. Headrick,

Thank you for your time and effort and patience with us on the boat. I had lots of fun catching stripers. It was the first time I have been striper fishing. I hope to go again. Thank you for your time.
Andrew Cashner
Conroe, TX

Dear Mr. Headrick,

I would like to thank you for taking the time to take us out in the boats during Sport Fishing camp at Lake Buchanan. Without people like you this would not be possible. I think that this is a very educational camp and lots of fun too. Thanks again for your help and contribution. I had a great time.

Brenda Gibson


Nancy and Judy both wanted to tell you how much they appreciated your friendliness and helpfulness. They were very impressed with your very gracious personality, and that goes for me too.
Thanks so much.


Dear Jackie Headrick,

Thank you for taking us out striper fishing on the last day of the 4-H Sport fishing camp. It was an awesome experience and I thoroughly enjoyed it!


Charlie Barnes
Seguin, TX

Thank you for supporting my first time at Texas 4-H Sportfish Camp. I am truly grateful for the time and energy you spent taking me fishing and giving me the opportunity to learn the sport of striper fishing.

Jordan Cavness

We had a great trip with Jackie and Boss on Wednesday. They both worked their butts off on trying to find us fish in about 28 degree weather in the AM. We were ice staking on Jackie’s boat from the water that came from the cast net that morning. We had a ton of fish marked on the graph but few that wanted to bite. I can tell you when a graph lights up like it did multiple times we should have had over 100 fish in the boat on a normal day, but I think the fish were as lock (frozen shut) jawed as we where. If we would have hooked all the fish that did bite we would of limited out on our boat. I guess old age and 30 degree weather slows us old people down a little. Thanks Jackie for all the answered questions and I talked with a Lowrance Rep. @ Cabelas today and he showed me how to set up the graph like yours. Going to try it out next weekend.

Hey Jackie want to thank you for a great time yesterday. Thanks for all the tips, too bad the fish has the lock jaw, but we were sure on em. May head to Canyon and try some of those tricks this afternoon. Forgot to get the info on your Bud that fishes Canyon when you get a chance shoot that to me.

Had a great day with Jackie on Sunday. He did a great job of putting us on hybrids, and although we had several unders, we caught enough keepers for a hell of a fish fry. He taught us a whole bunch about hybrid/striper fishing on Buchanan, and really sold my wife on the idea of buying a center console (I owe you a bunch more business for that one!). I’ll post a few pictures when I get home.