Chuck has been fishing the coast for over 40 years and poling the flats guiding fly-fishing anglers since 1993. He is widely regarded as one of the most accomplished and revered fly-fishing guides in Texas.
He has been featured, and provided subject matter expertise, in range of fishing related newspaper articles, magazines, fisheries research projects, and books.
Chuck's reputation and guiding prowess have attracted the attention of several prestigious clients that sought his fishing expertise. He has guided George H. W. Bush, George W. Bush, Chico Fernandez, Jose Wejebe, and Nolan Ryan to name few.
In addition to his fishing acumen, Chuck's has been an avid proponent in coastal conservation. He is a former vice-president of the Gulf Coast Conservation Association (GCCA) - now known as CCA.
His fishing knowledge and skill, advancement of saltwater fly-fishing and promotion of coastal conservation were rewarded in 2011. Chuck was inducted in the Perry R. Bass Memorial Sports Fishing Wall of Fame. This prestigious honored cemented a lifelong love of saltwater fishing and efforts to promote its advancement in Texas.
Pictured above from left to right: Phil Barnes (emcee), and Perry R. Bass Memorial Sports Fishing Wall of Fame inductees Jim and C.H. “Burt" Mills (representing the late Herbert and Harry Mills), Jay Watkins, Gary Clouse, and Chuck Naiser. Photo by Mike Probst.
Chuck was also the subject of a chapter in the saltwater fly-fishing book - Tideline: Captains, Fly-Fishing and the American Coast. He was one of nine fly-fishing guides from across the nation that were selected to participate in this extraordinary piece. For more information about the book or to purchase visit Tidelines.