Capt. Kelly Kurtz’s Weekly Fishing Report

Reported: November 24th, 2014 by Capt. Kelly Kurtz

 

Anglers fishing with me last week caught jacks,bluefish , red drum , black drum , as well as sheepshead, mangrove snapper and a few flounder. Fishing was tough with the wind and cold fronts but they still had a great time and the bite was strong going into the new moon tides.

Capt. Kelly Kurtz

Kelly is a Sarasota native and the owner and operator of Mangrove Charters. He’s pas­sion­ate about fishing and hunting. As a full-time fishing guide Kelly operates out of a 22 ft. Bayscout and specializes in light tackle using both arti­fi­cial and live bait. Redfish are his favorite.


Capt. Bruce Burkhart’s Weekly Fishing Report

Reported: November 23rd, 2014 by Capt. Bruce Burkhart

 

Well the wind kinda slowed the fishing for the the week. I only got out one day and it was just me in the boat. I did manage to catch some Jacks, Mackerel and a couple Trout that were in the 17 — 18 inch range. Hope the wind calms down after this next front so we can get back to fishing the entire bay.

Capt. Bruce Burkhart

Bruce is a Florida native and has lived in Sarasota for thirty years. Capt. Bruce grew up on the east coast of Florida and started fishing with his dad when he was about six years old. Fishing has been a lifetime passion of his and in 2001 he obtained his U.S.C.G. Captain’s license.


Capt. Roy String’s Weekly Fishing Report

Reported: November 23rd, 2014 by Capt. Roy String

 

I fished a 4hr yesterday in the bay. The fishing was a little tough because the wind was blowing 15-25mph. We did manage to catch quite a few ladyfish and trout. The wind is supposed to calm down this week so I am expecting the fishing to improve the next couple of days. Happy Holidays Capt Roy.

Capt. Roy String

Roy’s been fishing these Sarasota waters for the past 32 years. Tarpon is his favorite but he’s also passionate about Snook, Red­fish and Spotted Sea Trout. He fishes with live and artificial bait, as well as fly, all from his 21 ft. Mav­er­ick Master Angler using Shimano and Orvis tackle.


Capt. Rick Grassett’s Weekly Fishing Report

Reported: November 23rd, 2014 by Capt. Rick Grassett

 

An angler fishing with me on my Action Craft flats skiff the Snook Fin-Addict, out of CB’s Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key, had great action catching and releasing snook at night in the ICW near Venice on flies during the past week.

Bill Todd, from MA, had fast action catching and releasing snook on a Grassett Snook Minnow fly while fishing the the ICW near Venice at night with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Bill Todd had fast action catching n’ releasing snook.

Bill Todd, from MA, fished several trips with me. We fished the ICW near Venice on Wednesday evening and it was on fire! With the water temperature in the mid 60’s that evening and a strong tide, snook went on a glass minnow binge. He had fast action catching and releasing snook to 25” on my Grassett Snook Minnow fly.

He also caught and released a few trout on an Ultra Hair Clouser fly fished on a sink tip fly line over deep grass in north Sarasota Bay. We hunted albies and tripletail in the coastal gulf and reds in skinny water, but conditions were tough with clouds, wind and cold water. Water temperature plummeted to 57 degrees in the shallows by Friday morning, a drop of more than 10 degrees over a few days.

Capt. Ed Hurst and I were the instructors for an Orvis-Endorsed Fly Fishing School at CB’s Saltwater Outfitters on Saturday. We had a large, enthusiastic class of students eager to learn to fly fish, which makes it a lot of fun. In addition to fly casting, students learned leader construction, fly selection and saltwater fly fishing techniques. Contact CB’s Saltwater Outfitters at (941) 349‑4400 or info@cbsoutfitters.com to make reservations for future classes.

Night snook fishing in the ICW is a good option now. Fish peak tidal flows for the best action. Trout, blues, flounder and more should also be good options on deep grass flats of Sarasota Bay. Look for reds and big trout mixed with mullet schools on shallow flats. Tripletail and false albacore in the coastal gulf should also be a good option depending on conditions. Look for tripletail on crab trap buoys and search for bait schools, diving birds or breaking fish to find albies.

Capt. Rick Grassett

Rick is the owner of Snook Fin-Addict Guide Service, Inc. He’s a full time fishing guide and outdoor writer based in Sarasota, FL. He’s been guiding since 1990 and is an Orvis-Endorsed fly fishing guide here at CB’s Saltwater Outfitters, the 2011 Orvis Out­fit­ter of the Year.


Capt. Jim Klopfer’s Weekly Fishing Report

Reported: November 22nd, 2014 by Capt. Jim Klopfer

 

Mother Nature made fishing a bit challenging this past week. A severe front moved through on Monday evening, which dropped the water temperature in Sarasota Bay into the mid 50s by Thursday. I ran two saltwater charters, both towards the end of the week. Ladyfish were plentiful and kept the rods bent and anglers smiling. Trout, gag grouper, jack crevelle, and sea bass were also caught. Most of the fish hit Glow Bass Assassin Sea Shad baits, though live shrimp also produced a few fish. The Selby flats were the best spot. Docks and oyster bars in Robert’s Bay produced redfish, sheepshead, and speckled trout using live shrimp. Lake Manatee is still providing steady action on speckled perch and snook fishing is picking up in the Myakka River as the water temperature in Charlotte Harbor drops.

 The recent cold snap has snook moving up the Myakka River.

Snook were in a feeding mood on the Myakka River.

On Tuesday morning I fished the Myakka River and found the snook in a feeding mood as the front had just moved through. Rapala X-Raps and BX Minnows produced snook to 32″. Wednesday was windy and cold. On Thursday it had warmed up a bit, so I ran out to Lake Manatee in the afternoon. The speckled perch action was steady, though none of the fish were large. I caught a dozen along with a Sunshine bass in several hours.

On Friday Pat Connaughton, Rob Rotz, and Andy Burns went out on a charter with me. We left CB’s Saltwater Outfitters a bit later in the morning in order to let it warm up. I was pleasantly surprised to find non-stop action near Marina Jacks. Ladyfish were plentiful and aggressive, hitting Glow Bass Assassin jigs. After an hour and a half of “catching”, we decided to try for other species and targeted docks and oyster bars in Robert’s Bay. Redfish to 17″, sheepshead, and speckled trout took live shrimp.

Saturday’s charter was similar for Kristy and Jacob Waller from southwest Virginia. Ladyfish action was very steady near Selby Gardens. The wind really cranked up and dock fishing was difficult and unproductive, so we called it a day.

Capt. Jim Klopfer

Jim’s Adventure Charters is a family oriented guide service that caters to anglers of all skill levels in a relaxed, fun environment . He can accommodate up to 4 anglers on his 20′ Key West bay boat. Charters are customized to the clients schedule, experience, expectations, and location.


Capt. Jeffri Durrance’s Weekly Fishing Report

Reported: November 17th, 2014 by Capt. Jeffri Durrance

 

Lifelong friends Marty Collins of Sarasota and Gary Mancini of Clifton Park, NY fished the inshore area of Longboat Key catching Spanish mackerel and bonito. Using jigs the duo had a great morning catching lots of fish on the light tackle. The small spinning outfits proved challenging when they hooked up to the bonito with Gary catching the biggest fish, a 12 pounder. There were lots of birds, bait and fish working the mid-section area of Longboat.

Doug Simmons of Bowling Green, OH had a good day on the water this week catching large jacks, mangrove snapper to 15”, ladyfish and speckled trout to 18” (which was released to fight another day). He used live shrimp and bucktail jigs and was fishing around Otter Key and the marina Jack Flats.

Remember, the best time to go fishing is when you can, and be sure to save some for seed!

Capt. Jeffri Durrance

Jef­fri is a fourth generation native Floridian who grew up in Bowling Green, Florida, located in Hardee County. While growing up on a cattle and citrus operation Jef­fri fished many creeks and lakes in the central Florida area as well as the Peace River.


Capt. Jim Klopfer’s Weekly Fishing Report

Reported: November 17th, 2014 by Capt. Jim Klopfer

 

I experienced another week of productive, diverse, and best of all, FUN fishing! I fished Sarasota Bay and the inshore Gulf of Mexico early and late in the week and sandwiched in between I did some freshwater fishing. Bluefish, ladyfish, speckled trout, Spanish mackerel, sea bass, and other species hit Bass Assassin jigs and trolled Rapala X-Raps on the deep grass flats. In the inshore Gulf, false albacore were fairly plentiful, but VERY fussy! It was difficult to get them to bite as they were focused on the tiny glass minnows. Spanish mackerel were scattered out and a lot of them were small. Clients caught a few to 2 pounds trolling #8 Rapala X-Raps. Residential canals south of Siesta Drive are holding snook, snapper, and jack crevelle. In freshwater, Lake Manatee continued to produce decent numbers of speckled perch (crappie) as well as the occasional Sunshine bass and bream on trolled spinners and jigs. The area from the SR 64 bridge to Gilley Creek was productive for me. I also made a “prospecting” trip out to Ward Lake (Evers Resevoir) in Bradenton. I ran across a school of largemouth bass in 15′ of water and caught several to 17″ on 4 lb spinning tackle along with a 4′ gar.

Francis Sacco from northern California with a nice bluefish that hit a Rapala at the Middlgrounds.

Francis Sacco from California with a nice bluefish.

Long time client Dr. Francis Sacco from northern California fished with me on Monday. The bite was slow early; we hit both Big Pass and New Pass on the falling tide, not much going on. We landed a few Spanish mackerel to 2 lbs trolling X-Raps near the mouth of Big Pass. Fishing improved as the tide turned to come in, with speckled trout, ladyfish, and gag grouper hitting Bass Assassin jigs at the Marina Jack and Radio Tower flats. We finished up with some decent action at the Middlegrounds, catching several bluefish to 3 1/2 pounds on Rapalas.

I fished Ward Lake on Tuesday, catching a few bass. On Wednesday and Thursday I fished Lake Manatee in search of the tasty speckled perch. Fishing was steady, with crappie hitting Beetlespins, jigs, and Road Runners trolled slowly over the channel edges. Bright colors such as chartreuse and pink worked the best. Sunshine bass and bream were also landed.

Mike Betz from Toledo, OH caught this jack in Phillippi Creek

Mike Betz from Ohio caught this jack in Phillippi Creek

On Friday Mike Betz from Toledo, OH went out on a charter with me. It was cool, breezy, and overcast, not the greatest conditions. We picked at them for the most part, catching ladyfish, sea bass, and other species near Big Pass. We finished up with a nice flurry near Stickney Pt, catching a dozen jacks, along with snook and snapper.

I finished off my week with very good action at the Marine Jack flats and Middlegrounds with Sue and Bob Lefebvre, their daughter and her boyfriend. They caught a LOT of fish, most of them ladyfish, with some speckled trout, sea bass, and sail cats mixed in. They also caught a few jack crevelle in New Pass. Glow Bass Assassin jigs caught most of the fish, though a few took live shrimp and trolled rapalas. In all, they probably caught around 75 fish.

Capt. Jim Klopfer

Jim’s Adventure Charters is a family oriented guide service that caters to anglers of all skill levels in a relaxed, fun environment . He can accommodate up to 4 anglers on his 20′ Key West bay boat. Charters are customized to the clients schedule, experience, expectations, and location.


Capt. Jack Ryan’s Weekly Fishing Report

Reported: November 16th, 2014 by Capt. Jack Ryan

 

Near shore gulf fishing at local limestone ledges and artificial reefs on the Sea Dog w/Capt. Jack Ryan out of CB’s produced Hogfish, Mangrove snapper to 13” and Triggerfish of all sizes. All fish were hitting live shrimp. Jacks were also hitting Cotee Jigs with gold plastic bodies. As our customers made their cast to the feeding fish, they caught Jacks in the 2 to 4 lb. range. Little Tunnies and some Mackerel were in the area.

Inshore not quite as active. We did however catch a lot of variety: Trout to 18″, Sea Bass, Ladyfish, Bluefish, and Flounder. Most of these were caught on white bait and live shrimp. Our area of best interest was the Big Pass flats, and Stephens Point.

Capt. Jack Ryan

Come aboard the Sea Dog with Capt. Jack Ryan and experience some of Florida’s best Saltwater Fishing in the beautiful waters in and around Sarasota. We offer Inshore and Offshore Fishing Charters covering areas from Venice to the south, straight on up through Bradenton Beach.


Capt. Rick Grassett’s Weekly Fishing Report

Reported: November 16th, 2014 by Capt. Rick Grassett

 

Richard Moxley, from Lancaster, PA with a bonefish caught and released on a fly while wading a flat out of Mars Bay Bonefish Lodge.

Rich Moxley with a bonefish he caught and released.

I hosted a group of seven fly anglers at Mars Bay Bonefish Lodge in South Andros, Bahamas last week. Mike Perez and Stewart Lavelle, from Sarasota, FL, Les Fulcher, from Longboat Key, FL, Steve Coburn, from WI and I drove to Ft. Lauderdale last Saturday where we met up with Bill Crelin, also from WI, and traveled to Congotown, South Andros with Air Flight charter service. Kirk Grassett, from Middletown, DE and Richard Moxley, from Lancaster, PA, met us at the lodge via Western Air through Nassau.

This was my first fall trip to the Bahamas and my first time with a group at Mars Bay Bonefish Lodge (www.bahamasbonefish.com). Weather was very good with below average wind and sunny conditions most days. Bill Howard, the resident owner/operator, did a great job making things run smoothly during our stay at the lodge. Bill is a jack of all trades, handling everything from outboard motor and boat maintenance and repair, to fixing and maintaining anything around the lodge. We dined on a variety of excellent authentic Bahamian dishes including fresh fish, lobster and conch.

Stewart Lavelle, from Sarasota, FL, with a bonefish caught and released on a fly out of Mars Bay Bonefish Lodge.

Stewart Lavelle with a bonefish he caught on a fly.

One of the best things about Mars Bay Lodge is the variety of options that are available. Its location, as the southernmost lodge on South Andros, means less time spent running to fishing areas and more time fishing. You can fish the vast sand flats and scattered mangrove keys to the south or head west through several creeks to fish remote backcountry areas consisting of large flats, mangrove shorelines and smaller creeks. There is also a very nice wadeable flat in front of the beach at the lodge where Les caught a few bonefish one day.

The staff of guides did a great job putting us on fish. We fished from flats skiffs and waded and fished everything from large schools of bonefish to cruising or tailing singles and doubles. Many bonefish caught and released were in the 3 to 5-pound class. Several anglers caught and released bonefish in the 7 to 8-pound class and we also had shots at and hooked a few double-digit bonefish. Top producing flies during the week were Veverka’s Mantis Shrimp, Peterson’s Spawning Shrimp, Greg’s Flats Fly and Gotchas. I caught and released a couple of cudas and hooked a 60 to 70-pound blacktip shark on a fly popper one day and Richard caught a big cuda on a top water plug with spinning tackle another day. Like fishing anywhere, there were some great days and some slower days, but it was a great trip to a great lodge!

Back home in Sarasota, tripletail, Spanish mackerel and false albacore in the coastal gulf should be good options now depending on conditions. Look for bait schools, diving birds or breaking fish to find albies and mackerel. Look for reds and big trout mixed with mullet schools on shallow flats. Trout, blues, Spanish mackerel, flounder and more should also be good options on deep grass flats of Sarasota Bay.

Capt. Rick Grassett

Rick is the owner of Snook Fin-Addict Guide Service, Inc. He’s a full time fishing guide and outdoor writer based in Sarasota, FL. He’s been guiding since 1990 and is an Orvis-Endorsed fly fishing guide here at CB’s Saltwater Outfitters, the 2011 Orvis Out­fit­ter of the Year.


Capt. Andy Cotton’s Weekly Fishing Report

Reported: November 10th, 2014 by Andy Cotton

 

On the water with Capt. Andy Cotton

On the water off Siesta Key with Capt. Andy Cotton

Fishing was steady this past week. Anglers aboard the O’FishAll out of CB’s Saltwater outfitters on Siesta Key caught and released a mixed bags of species this past. I am finding snook and redfish scattered on the shallow flats throughout Sarasota Bay. We are targeting these fish with topwater plugs and gold spoons on spinning tackle and on fly, using spoon flies and baitfish patterns tied weedless. Flounder are showing up around the mixed sand and grass flats in the bay. Slowly reel a DOA Grub making sure to keep it as close to the bottom as possible and you should score with them. The offshore bite with Spanish mackerel, false albacore and tripletail has been reel good on most days that the weather allows you to get out of the passes.

I have been targeting the Spanish mackerel and false albacore using Clark spoons and DOA CAL Shad Tails. There has been good action with tripletail on the the crab pot floats with a lot of smaller fish close to the beaches and bigger fish being found in deeper water. The DOA Shrimp is my go to bait for these fish and on fly small baitfish or shrimp patterns tied weedless to help prevent getting snagged on the crab pot lines.

Andy Cotton

Capt. Andy Cotton is a native Floridian and an Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Guide out CB’s Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key. He enjoys Fly fishing the flats and the coastal Gulf of Mexico for Snook, Red­fish, Spotted Sea trout, False Albacore and a variety of other species.


Capt. Jeffri Durrance’s Weekly Fishing Report

Reported: November 10th, 2014 by Capt. Jeffri Durrance

 

On the water this week we saw action off the beaches catching kingfish, Spanish mackerel, little tuny and silver trout on sabiki rigs. Off shore there were cobia, kings, barracuda, snapper and grouper. David Holifield and I fished the King of the Beach KMT this weekend and had a great day catching fish. However, our largest king was only 15 pounds and missed being in the money. I will be back in the bay and inshore this week. Remember, the best time to go fishing is when you can and be sure to save some for seed!

Capt. Jeffri Durrance

Jef­fri is a fourth generation native Floridian who grew up in Bowling Green, Florida, located in Hardee County. While growing up on a cattle and citrus operation Jef­fri fished many creeks and lakes in the central Florida area as well as the Peace River.


Capt. Roy String’s Weekly Fishing Report

Reported: November 10th, 2014 by Capt. Roy String

 

The fishing this past week was steady. We were averaging 10–15 snook per trip and catching quite a few trout,mackerel,bluefish, and ladyfish on the deeper grass flats. The bait is still plentiful and I will continue to catch bait as long as I can.. The water temp is in the low 70’s so we should see good numbers of kingfish,mackerel,and little tunny (Bonita) showing up in good numbers all up and down the beaches from a few hundred yards off the beach to a few miles.

Capt. Roy String

Roy’s been fishing these Sarasota waters for the past 32 years. Tarpon is his favorite but he’s also passionate about Snook, Red­fish and Spotted Sea Trout. He fishes with live and artificial bait, as well as fly, all from his 21 ft. Mav­er­ick Master Angler using Shimano and Orvis tackle.


Capt. Bruce Burkhart’s Weekly Fishing Report

Reported: November 9th, 2014 by Capt. Bruce Burkhart

 

Lasts weeks fishing was pretty good in Sarasota Bay. Niteglow CAL jigs over grass flats in 5 to 7 feet of water produced some decent fish. Radio Tower Flats, Middle ground Flat and Stevens Point had Mackerel, Trout, Black Sea Bass, Jacks and a few Bluefish that kept the action steady for most of the time. Kingfish and Big Mackerel are out on the beach and the weather should be perfect for next week.

Capt. Bruce Burkhart

Bruce is a Florida native and has lived in Sarasota for thirty years. Capt. Bruce grew up on the east coast of Florida and started fishing with his dad when he was about six years old. Fishing has been a lifetime passion of his and in 2001 he obtained his U.S.C.G. Captain’s license.


Capt. Jim Klopfer’s Weekly Fishing Report

Reported: November 9th, 2014 by Capt. Jim Klopfer

 

This week illustrated the wide diversity of angling opportunities available to clients visiting the Sarasota area. The deep grass flats throughout the area, particularly those near the passes, are holding good numbers of speckled trout, though a lot of them are small. Bluefish, ladyfish, mackerel, grouper, flounder, and more were also found on the deep grass. Bass Assassin jigs caught most of the fish for me this week, but Rapala X-Raps also fooled some fish and produced the Spanish mackerel. The inshore Gulf of Mexico provided patient anglers with the chance to catch the speedy false albacore, though the schools of Spanish mackerel were noticeably absent. Snook are beginning to migrate up into the area rivers, primarily the Myakka and Manatee. Lake Manatee gave up speckled perch (crappie), Sunshine bass, and bream on Beetlespins and small jigs.

Ian Thomas from Vancouver, BC caught this nice snook on a Rapala BX Minnow in the Myakka River.

Ian Thomas caught this snook in the Myakka River.

On Monday Ian Thomas from the UK treated his friend Gary and Gary’s son Luke to a fishing trip. They were just looking to bend the rod so we concentrated on the deep grass flats. The wind was NE at 10–15, so we targeted the flats on the east side of Sarasota Bay. Bass assassin baits produced steady action and a decent amount of fish at Stephen’s Pt., the Radio tower, and Marina Jacks, though most of the fish (speckled trout and ladyfish mostly) were on the small to average size.

On Tuesday I was in the Myakka River. Snook hit the new Rapala Jointed BX Minnow (gold) cast to structure near the Border Rd Bridge.

 Chris Bedwell holds a Spanish mackerel that hit a trolled X-Rap at the mouth of New pass.

Chris Bedwell holds a Spanish mackerel at New Pass.

On Wednesday Dick Whiting from Osprey, FL and his grandson Chris Bedwell who was in town from Evansville, IN experienced very good action. We started off at the Middlegrounds, hooking a nice bluefish which bit Chris off right at the boat. Then, we got into ladyfish, and it was a bite on almost every cast using Bass assassin Sea Shad jigs, as well as a few trout and gag grouper. We moved to New Pass in search of Spanish mackerel, landing two on Rapala X-Raps and a bunch more ladyfish on jigs and plugs in the pass and the inshore Gulf of Mexico. The wind cranked up so we finished up catching trout, grouper, and ladyfish on live shrimp near Bird Key.

I was back in the Myakka river on Thursday with Vancouver resident Peter Saunders and his nephew Julian Saunders who was in town from the UK. They both wanted to experience the relaxation, solitude, and scenery of a river charter. It is a bit early in the “season” and the water has not cooled off enough, but there are still some fish moving up. They caught several snook to 25″ on a #10 gold Rapala X-Rap and a Firetiger Jointed BX Minnow.

I finished up the week with an afternoon trip to Lake Manatee with Bonnie Czepiel and her friend Steven thompson. A front was approaching and we thought we could squeeze in four hours. The bite was a little slow, though they managed crappie, Sunshine bass (a striped bass hybrid), and bream on small curly-tail jigs.

Capt. Jim Klopfer

Jim’s Adventure Charters is a family oriented guide service that caters to anglers of all skill levels in a relaxed, fun environment . He can accommodate up to 4 anglers on his 20′ Key West bay boat. Charters are customized to the clients schedule, experience, expectations, and location.


Capt. Rick Grassett’s Weekly Fishing Report

Reported: November 8th, 2014 by Capt. Rick Grassett

 

Anglers fishing with me on my Action Craft flats skiff the Snook Fin-Addict, out of CB’s Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key, had action catching and releasing false albacore (little tunny) in the coastal gulf and trout in Sarasota Bay on flies, CAL jigs with shad tails and DOA Deadly Combos and top water plugs during the past week.

There was plenty of action with false albacore (little tunny) in the coastal gulf last week. Bill Moore from Libertyville, IL, caught and released his on a top water plug

Bill Moore caught & released this on a top water plug.

Bill Moore, from Libertyville, IL, caught and released a large false albacore on a top water plug in the coastal gulf while fishing with me on Tuesday. He also had good action catching and releasing numerous trout near Stephens Point in Sarasota Bay on CAL jigs with shad tails and DOA Deadly Combos. Sarasota winter resident, Mike Perez, fly fished in the coastal gulf with me on Wednesday and also had some action with albies.

Steve Ruffoni, from CA, fly fished the coastal gulf with me on Friday. With a front passing through on Thursday evening and a forecast for NW wind, I didn’t think fishing there would be an option. We were pleasantly surprised to find a NE wind and fishable conditions in the gulf. Bait was widely scattered and a big swell made it tough to get on the fish but we kept working at it until he caught and released his first albie on my Grassett Snook Minnow fly!

Tripletail, Spanish mackerel and false albacore in the coastal gulf should be a good option now depending on conditions. Look for bait schools, diving birds or breaking fish to find albies and mackerel. Trout, blues, Spanish mackerel, flounder and more should be good options on deep grass flats of Sarasota Bay. Also, look for reds and big trout mixed with mullet schools on shallow flats.

Capt. Rick Grassett

Rick is the owner of Snook Fin-Addict Guide Service, Inc. He’s a full time fishing guide and outdoor writer based in Sarasota, FL. He’s been guiding since 1990 and is an Orvis-Endorsed fly fishing guide here at CB’s Saltwater Outfitters, the 2011 Orvis Out­fit­ter of the Year.