About Us

Captain Billy Nicholas has been fishing the Choke Canyon Reservoir for over 30 years. He spends his time between Three Rivers, Texas and Venice, Louisiana, where he owns and operates Venice Fishing Lodge. Guides Matt Nicholas and Chase Hux have always been passionate about fishing. The two are long time friends who began fishing together at a young age. Together as a freshman and sophomore in high school they established the school’s first high school fishing team. From there, their knowledge and skill of the sport took off. The two competed together throughout their high school years with numerous wins with the Faith Angler Network series and won the Texas High School State Championship in 2015. Following high school, Matt and Chase began fishing as a hobby, trying to master and expand their knowledge on lakes in the Central Texas area. The two found Choke Canyon and instantly became addicted to the fishing it offered.