About Captain Ryan

Some say I am obsessed with fishing.

I won’t tell them their wrong.

When I met my wife, Melinda, I told her, “I don’t know if I will ever love anything more than fishing.”

It was the truth and she still married me, it’s getting close to 20 years. (She is kind of nuts)

 What I hear most from my clients- both coaching and fishing clients– is that, “I’m the real deal.”

I would agree with that too, however it wasn’t easy to get there— mentally and skill wise.

Most captains do not care and will take your money; I care. I will be honest about the weather and the fishing, it may not be want you to hear, but that is how I operate my Florida Keys fishing charter business. 

I do not offer split charters because they are bad news. 

Instead of sharing some boring bio about how I grew up fishing on the rivers in IL and moved to The Keys after we both were laid off in 2009 because I had a dream.

I thought I would share this:

I am the real deal…

YOU reel it in.

I don’t have mates, I’m in it to win it with you.

I don’t wear fancy clothes or brag.

I don’t sit in the tower, heck, I don’t even have a tower.

I get just as pissed off if the bite is tough, but I work that much harder to get the fish.

I love the thrill of the hunt and to always be learning new techniques and see what happens.

And I catch big fish.

But at the end of the day,

It’s important to remember,

“Anytime you’re fishing it’s all good!”

I look forward to fishing or coaching with you-

Capt. Ryan