Catch Em All Fishing: Zak and His Girlfriend’s Controversy (2023)

Everything You Always Wanted To Know

Joshua Smith

Founder and Editor at Cruising Freedom

This is the definitive guide on Catch Em All Fishing for 2023.

Over the last several years, I have spent many hours watching and researching everything I could about Catch Em All Fishing to learn more about their story.

(Yes, I really am *that* obsessed with Zak, but more notably, his new girlfriend 😃)

If you wanted to know:

➜ How Catch Em All Fishing afforded their boat

➜ How they make their money today

➜ What boat do they have and its upgrades

➜ [Ahrefs biggest search queries]

➜ How you can start crossing oceans

Then you’ve definitely come to the right place.

Before we start, a quick introduction from me…

The Cruising Freedom Author

Ahoy, Matey! I’m Joshua from Australia.

I’ve built the perfect business to sail the world.

A business model which can allow me to:

➜ Own a catamaran debt-free

➜ Go for weeks without WIFI

➜ Create semi-passive income

➜ Inspire others to dream big

But more on that later… 🙂

Catch Em All Fishing FAQs (April 2023)

Boat Name

I don’t think his boat has a name.

Crew Members

Zak ‘Catchem’ Bagby (age 35) and yes, that’s his real name. He is of Mexican/American nationality.

He has a new girlfriend, Mata, which is not surprising.

The Boat

I’m not sure which boat he has.


I’m also not sure of what upgrades he’s put on.


Zak films all his videos in the United States, typically in Florida. This is one of his latest videos:

Past Cruising

Zak has fished in Mexico, South America and the United States.

Affording It

Zak wasn’t rich but worked hard during his young years and spent the weekends fishing. He saved up enough to eventually do YouTube full-time.

Net Worth

Zak from Catch ‘Em All Fishing has a net worth of $660,000 as of 2023. This is based on the value of his boat, truck and online business.

Making Loot

He makes $9,100/month through:

➜ Selling his own fishing merchandise

➜ Allowing YouTube to put ads on his channel

➜ Sponsorships with fishing brands

His channel is way under-monetized given how many subscribers he has.


Zak has collaborated with an endless of other YouTubers.

Big Moments

During his years on YouTube, he has certainly created some controversy, namely around fishing with a chicken, and targeting iguanas.

Future Plans

Zak’s going to continue creating videos about fishing and has no plans to sail around the world.

Key Takeaways

What can we learn?

➜ Keep your fishing videos simple

➜ Be willing to use what you have

➜ Try to avoid creating controversy

➜ Use your channel to find new IG girlfriends 😉

But in all seriousness, have fun out there!


Zak is one of the most popular YouTube channels in the United States, but many Australians (like me) watch his content too. He’s originally and without the BS.

For me, I certainly cannot wait to see what is to come!

Create Your Own Cruising Freedom

Hey! 😃 it’s Joshua again…

I’ve been very inspired by Catch Em All Fishing and their travels…

Some say I’m obsessed, but sailing the world is my childhood dream.

They’re living the dream, but that dream isn’t actually that far away.

I mentioned earlier about discovering the #1 cruising business model.

With this exciting opportunity, I’ll be able to:

➜ Generate a sustainable full-time income through learning basic skills

➜ Fund the purchase of my first sailing catamaran without any loans

➜ Do it without selling to friends and family (I found a better solution!)

➜ Share my lifetime passion for sailing, cruising and global adventures

Keen to discover more? Jump on the free training right now. 👨🏻‍💻

(I share more about it on the next page…🙂)