Brandon Sargent: Fishing Guide Beginner to Expert Through Hard Work, A Passion For Fishing, And More Hard Work
Brandon Sargent, the owner of Lead Slingers Guide Service, understands the profound wisdom shared by the late Steve Jobs, who once said, "Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do."
Brandon's journey reflects this sentiment as he transformed his hobby into a passionate profession. Lead Slingers Guide Service offers a diverse range of fishing trips in Texas, primarily on Lake Tawakoni, Lake Ray Hubbard, and Lavon Lake. His exceptional fishing skills and accomplishments have garnered attention from notable sources such as Herald Banner, 88.9 KETR, North Texas e-News, Coho Estates, and High Plains Public Radio.
While Brandon enjoys catching various species, he has recently focused on hybrid stripers and white bass, which are abundantly stocked in Lake Ray Hubbard throughout the year. His expertise lies in using downriggers, a highly effective method that ensures anglers successfully catch these fish by attaching lures or baits to a weighted cable, precisely positioning them at desired depths beneath the boat.
Unlike traditional guides, Brandon embraces technology in his profession. He incorporates Livescope, a device that provides anglers with a clear view of the underwater environment. This technology enhances the fishing experience by improving bait presentation, enabling precise targeting of individual fish, and ensuring a productive and exhilarating outing.
It comes as no surprise that guests from all over the country repeatedly choose Lake Ray Hubbard and Brandon as their trusted fishing guide. Apart from the lake's abundant fish population, it is Brandon's expertise and professionalism that continue to entice people to visit the lake and indulge in their love for fishing. There are very rare occasions where guests don't catch their limit when out with Texas Lead Slingers.
Regardless of the weather or time of year, Brandon's extensive experience and knowledge of fish patterns in the lake make fishing less challenging, even for beginners. Novice or seasoned anglers, everyone is welcome aboard Capt. Brandon's boat for a rewarding day of fishing.
Renowned outdoors writer and fishing enthusiast Luke Clayton can vouch for Brandon's exceptional skills, stating, "[I] learned more about catching white bass in cold water in three hours of fishing than in the course of the last four decades." Capt. Sargent's achievements, popularity within the Dallas fishing community, and media recognition, all accomplished at a young age, have not deterred him from aspiring for further growth and excellence in his field. He continuously explores newer technologies, upgrades his fishing gear and boat, and remains committed to his craft.
Recently, Brandon unveiled a custom lure that he designed himself, an accomplishment he takes great pride in. He remains dedicated to staying up-to-date, refining his skills, and developing techniques to enhance the quantity and quality of his catch. Additionally, he understands the responsibility that comes with fishing at Lake Ray Hubbard and ensures proper disposal of fish. Sharing this knowledge with his guests is a crucial aspect of his role as a licensed guide.