Devin was born the first of two children in the summer of ’85 on a little-known military installation. His father – being in the Air Force – was stationed on the Mississippi Gulf Coast but moved to southeast Louisiana to put down roots. It was there that those roots took hold in the heart of a young Devin, who grew up learning about Louisiana’s rich history of Cajuns, Creoles and Kaintocks. Devin’s father was an avid fisherman and passed down those outdoor traditions to his sons. He only had a modest flatboat that did all of 25mph, but that was all that was needed to ingrain those values and ethics into Devin and his brother, Tyler. Those experiences of fishing from Bayou Lacombe to Bayou Robin would forever shape their characters.
Being born in the ’80s, Devin was part of the 9/11 generation. When he was oldenough to enlist in the Marine Corps, he took action to serve his country and go to war. He graduated from Marine Corps Recruit Training on September 12th, 2003, but had officially became a Marine the day before on September 11th. He graduated with a meritorious promotion to Private First Class because he was the only recruit to have a perfect score on the Physical Fitness and the highest marksmanship qualification available, Rifle Expert. He then moved on to the School of Infantry where he had the opportunity to try out for Marine Recon. He passed and eventually graduated from Amphibious Reconnaissance School, one of the military’s most demanding institutions. On September 11th, 2004, Lance Corporal Denemann had set foot in Iraq on his first combat deployment.
In 2007 Sergeant Denemann was honorably discharged from the Marine Corps.
For the next couple years he spent his time between Louisiana and the Middle East working for the U.S. Government. In 2009 after nine deployments he finally had enough and came home to dust off the flatboat and relive those memories with his brother and father. This rekindled that spirit that burned in him as a child. He found that communing with the Louisiana marsh was fulfilling and the challenge of hunting speckled trout and redfish to be addicting. But most of all, he found that he really enjoyed taking people fishing. It meant a lot more to put a smile on someone’s face and watch them have a good time. Devin didn’t want to keep the marsh to himself. He wanted people to experience it and envelope themselves in that which is Louisiana culture, a good time!
In 2011 – having passed his captain’s exam on his first try with a 99% – he became Captain Devin. He turned his passion into his livelihood and now owns and operates Swamp Stallion Fishing Adventures. He works hard for his customers. It’s important to him that they have a safe and fun trip. Yet he is open and friendly to everyone he comes across. Whether you have fished with him or not, this blog is his way to share his thoughts and ideas about Louisiana fishing with everyone. Welcome to Captain Devin’s Fishing Blog!