Douglas Menefee

Douglas Menefee is a seasoned angler with a lifelong passion for fishing. From the moment he could hold a rod and reel in his hand, he has been hooked on the sport. Growing up in east Texas, Douglas and his brother, Wayne Lobb, spent countless hours fishing the fresh waters of Lake Palestine.

Around 15 years ago, Douglas's fishing journey took an exciting turn when he discovered the world of kayak fishing. Eager to explore this new avenue, he purchased a Hobie Revolution and embarked on a thrilling adventure. He has owned and fished out of the Hobie Pro Angler 12, Hobie i11, Hobie Compass, pre-2019 Outback, and currently fishes out of an Outback. As he delved deeper into the kayak fishing community, Douglas became actively involved in several prestigious fishing clubs and tournaments.

His dedication led him to join the Lafayette Kayak Fishing Club (LKFC) and the Bayou Coast Kayak Fishing Club (BCKFC), where he found a vibrant community of like-minded anglers. Douglas enthusiastically participated in Inshore Fishing Association tournaments and showcased his skills in both saltwater and freshwater events, including Hobie's Bass Open Series and occasional Bass Master competitions.

Douglas's competitive spirit and talent on the water have earned him numerous top 5 finishes in inshore tournaments. Among his notable achievements, he holds the distinction of being the only angler to win two Bayou Coast Fall'n Tide Tournaments, triumphing once on LA HWY 23 and another time on LA HWY 1. He also secured second place in the Bayou Coast PaddlePalooza competition and clinched first place in the Inshore Fishing Association (IFA), Lafayette Kayak Fishing Club Cajun Cast Away, and Coastal Conservation Association kayak division (on three occasions).

Beyond his personal accomplishments, Douglas actively contributes to the kayak fishing community. He has collaborated with the LKFC to facilitate the resurfacing of a launch area in southwest Louisiana, ensuring a better experience for fellow anglers. Additionally, he regularly conducts online seminars with Pack and Paddle and serves as a speaker at LKFC meetings, where he shares his expertise and insights. Two recurring themes in Douglas's presentations are the importance of wearing a Personal Flotation Device (PFD) while kayaking and the concept of fish karma, emphasizing the positive impact of removing litter found while fishing.

Outside the realm of fishing, Douglas serves as a Chief Information Officer in his professional career. He is happily married but does not have any children. In his spare time, you might find him indulging in a creative outlet by posting fictional conversations online between his beloved cats, El Chapo and Zelda, and his loyal dog, Ima. Rest assured, Douglas hasn't lost his mind; it's simply a whimsical way for him to express his imagination and bring a touch of humor to his online presence.