Favorite Fish: Redfish & Tarpon
Home Water: Louisiana Marshland
I was born in Orlando, Florida and began fishing at a very young age. I graduated to the saltwater environment at the age of 10, when our family bought a condo on the east coast of Florida. I mastered my home waters of Mosquito Lagoon while in high school and made trips every other weekend to the west coast of Florida to fish the Charlotte Harbor area. I was fortunate enough to play sports as a young man and received a scholarship to play division one baseball at the University of Miami. This is where my addiction began as I got hooked on the three biggest saltwater flats species (Tarpon, Bonefish, Permit). Going to class was extremely hard when you live in an area that has incredible fishing opportunities, as South Florida did.
After my sophomore year at UM, I transferred to play baseball at Tulane University which is located in Uptown, New Orleans. I didn’t realize how good of a fishery that I had moved into and was out on the water in no time, learning the area that is considered to be the best red fishery in the world. Putting in thousands of hours on the marsh and polling around in technical skiffs has made me realize how incredible and resourceful the Louisiana marsh really is.