I was born and raised in South Florida and have been lucky enough to grow up on the water. Whether its been fishing, free diving, surfing, or any other type of water sport, I have always felt at home on the water. I have been fishing professionally for the past 15 years, and have travelled extensively throughout the Bahamas, the U.S. East Coast, Texas and Bermuda.
I have done many different types of fishing; from freshwater bass fishing, inshore flats fishing for redfish, sea trout, and tarpon, to offshore fishing for blue and white marlin, sailfish, dolphin, wahoo, and tuna, to deep dropping for swordfish, grouper and snapper. I have fished the U.S. East Coast from Florida to Massachusetts, the Bahamas from the Abacos to Semana and most places in between, and Bermuda.
Captain â€œMonkey Operationâ€ Boca Raton, Fl November 2014-Present Maintained vessel to ownerâ€™s specification. Removed fuel-injection system from 12 cylinder MAN engines and assisted mechanics with reinstallation. Removed and replaced turbos. Performed other main engine and generator maintenance. Performed routine maintenance of all of the shipâ€™s systems. Fished Cat Cay for wahoo and deep dropped for yellow eye snapper. First Mate â€œKristinaâ€ Palm Beach, Fl March 2014- November 2014 Assisted in final construction of new 86â€™ Merritt. Maintained Wardâ€™s Marine ship monitoring systems as well as other state of the art shipâ€™s systems. Travelled from Pompano Beach to New Castle, NH, Nantucket, and coastal Maine. First Mate â€œOffshore Ladyâ€ Pompano Beach, Fl December 2009- March 2014 Fished extensively throughout the Bahamas/Exumas and Bermuda. Target species ranging from trolling for Blue and White Marlin, Tuna, Dolphin and Wahoo to deep dropping for Grouper and Snapper. Fished locally out of Hillsboro Inlet, Ft. Lauderdale and Miami using kites for sailfish. Maintained boat in above pristine condition. Performed routine maintenance on a wide variety of shipâ€™s systems. Maintained all fishing equipment for a wide variety of fishing techniques. First Mate â€œBlue Eagleâ€ Palm Beach, Fl November 2008- November 2009 Fished Bahamas, Texas and Florida. Target species ranging from Blue and White Marlin and Sailfish to Dolphin and Tuna using heavy and light tackle, as well as dredges and a wide variety of other teasers. Fished entire 2009 Bahamas Billfish Championship. Won the Day One Points Daily the Boat Harbour leg of the series. Fished the 2009 Poco Bueno Billfish Tournament, the Rock BillfishTournament, and the Texas Legends Billfish Tournament; winning Second Place in the Texas Legends Tournament with 3 Blue Marlin releases. Fished multiple offshore trips (150 miles offshore plus) targeting Blue Marlin, Wahoo and Tuna. First Mate â€œWon Buy Landâ€ Hillsboro Beach, Fl 2000- 2007 Fished summer seasons out of Hillsboro and Boca Inlets, Outer Banks, New England, Bermuda and the Bahamas. Target species ranging from Blue Marlin to Dolphin and Wahoo. Fished 2002, 2003, 2006 Bermuda Blue Marlin seasons, wiring fish ranging from 200 lbs to 900 lbs, killing two fish: 570 lbs(Big Game Classic Daily Winner) and 721 lbs. Won 2006 Bermuda Billfish Blast. Travelled from North Carolina to Bermuda three times, and once making the return trip Bermuda to Spanish Cay. Fished locally out of Hillsboro and Boca Inlets using kites for Sailfish. Trolled for Dolphin, Wahoo, Kingfish and Tuna. Bottom fished for Grouper and Snapper. Spent 10 months at Merritts Boat Yard for total refit: including new deck, covering boards and mezzanine, new motors, new interior, new electronics, and updating many existing shipâ€™s systems. Filled in as Captain, fishing locally out of Boca Inlet for Sailfish.