Captain Willie


I'm a Florida native, a lifelong boater and a journalist who writes about fishing, boating, diving and other outdoor sports for several publications. I've owned more boats than I can remember and currently run a Pursuit C-250 center console that I use to fish in the ocean off Palm Beach County. I love sharing the joy of boating and fishing with others and shooting photos on the water.

Previous Experience

I've fished the waters off Palm Beach County since I moved here in 1987. I've run outboard boats, mostly center consoles, most of my life. My personal boats have included a Sea Squirt center console, a North American work boat with a wheelhouse, a 20 Grady White center console, a Wellcraft V-20 center console, a Mako 17 center console and my current boat, a 23-foot Mako center console. I grew up on a lake in Central Florida, where I owned and operated several outboard ski boats. I skied competitively (slalom, trick skiing and jumping) for the University of Texas Water Ski Team when I was in college. I'm a certified scuba diver and avid ocean fisherman.

Professional Background

Nearshore ocean fishing, inshore fishing, snorkeling. Water skiing.

On-Water Specialities

  • Sailing
  • Towing


West Palm Beach, FL, United States

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