Over 24 years ago now I made my first trip to Islamorada and was successful in catching my first bonefish on fly. That catch came from the bow of Captain Duane Baker’s skiff and changed my life forever. I was hooked, and made several trips to the Florida Keys honing my skills and feeding my passion. Three years later I moved to Miami and soon thereafter began fishing competitively with the top guides in our sport.

2006 Gold Cup Tarpon Tournament with Capt. Rick Murphy

My fishing resume is extensive and includes the following highlights:
  • 21 Tournament Wins
  • 8 Tournament Wins in the Invitational Fly “Majors” (Keys Spring Invitational Fly Bonefish (4), Islamorada Invitational Fall Fly Bonefish(2), Gold Cup Tarpon Invitational Tournament(1), Don Hawley Invitational Tarpon Fly Tournament(1))
  • 17 Top 3 Finishes in the Invitational Fly Majors
  • Guided Heidi Nute to Largest Tarpon Caught on Fly by a Lady Angler and the 16 Lb class tippet World Record - 152.8 lbs.
2006 Spring Fly Bonefish with Capt. Mark Krowka

  • Only Angler in History to Win all 4 Fly Majors
  • 47 Year Gold Cup Tarpon Invitational Tournament Scoring Record Set in 2006: 7801 points
  • Only Angler in History to Win all of the Fly Tarpon & Fly Bonefish Tournaments.
  • Only Angler in History to Win the Redbone Tournament Strictly on Fly

I now live in Islamorada with my wife and two daughters ages 4 & 2 1/2. With flats fishing mecca minutes from my house, we spend most of our free time on the water fishing, diving, and looking for treasures.

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2009 Islamorada Fall Fly Bonefish with Capt. Duane Baker