My entire life I have always been taught that nothing is out of reach if you truly want it and put everything you have into reaching that goal. Growing up in Central Arkansas I was surrounded by many outdoor opportunities which eventually led to the deep desire to eventually become a full time professional angler.
I recently graduated from the University of Central Arkansas with a degree in Environmental Biology. I have since began to focus all my efforts on the FLW Tour and Rayovac Series.
I have a deep support system consisting of family, friends, and a set of truly amazing companies. I pride myself on being humble and always learning from both the people I meet within the sport and the events themselves.
Like many people, I also realize the great importance of passing on the love of fishing to the next generation and enjoy taking any chance to spread the excitement of the outdoors to the younger generation, just as it was to me.
All this in hopes that others will later be given the same great outdoor opportunities. I look forward to the upcoming seasons where I can continue to work hard towards all of these goals, meet great fans, and enjoy the great competition that this sport offers!
I sincerely thank you for visiting my site and hope that you will continue to keep up throughout this upcoming year and many more to come. – Cody K.
Lake Okeechobee is a breathtaking 750 square mile natural lake that is located in South Central Florida. Okeechobee historically is one of the best Bass fishing lakes in the World.
We value our clients, and want them to enjoy the best fishing trip of their life each time we fish together. We have the highest rate of repeat business on Lake Okeechobee for a reason! We catch big bass and lots of them! Our clients become friends and come back!
Captain Michael Shellen
Captain Michael Shellen is a full time resident of Okeechobee Florida and has been fishing Lake Okeechobee since 1979. Michael is President of the Lake Okeechobee Guide Association and is licensed by the United States Coast Guard. Captain Mike fishes from a Ranger 521VX equipped with a 225 hp Mercury Optimax motor. Mike’s boat is equipped with all the latest technology including: + a Minn-Kota 101 Trolling Motor that is whisper quiet to move you silently into position to catch a big bass, + a Lowrance GPS in the dash and a Lowrance Sonar unit on the bow, + ample storage to keep all your gear below deck + and a built-in cooler to keep your lunch and beverages cold. Captain Mike is also an outdoor writer with weekly columns featured in Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers and the “Penny Saver Magazine”. Mike also writes a monthly column for “Outdoor Florida Magazine”, “Woods ‘N’ Water Magazine”, “Coastal Angler Magazine” and “Okeechobee Magazine”. And, Captain Mikes fishing reports are features on Fishin.com and Okeechobee360.com.
Captain Nathan Shellen
Captain Nathan Shellen is a second generation Okeechobee fishing guide, and has fished Lake Okeechobee since he was a young boy. This valuable experience and time on the water has enabled Nate to develop valuable knowledge regarding the seasonal patterns of the bass and how to best catch them. Nathan is the future of Shellen Guide Service and has quickly developed a loyal clientele. His innate ability to find fish for his clients to catch, has earned him the title of Okeechobee’s top young guide. Aside from fishing Nathan is a Christian and a family man. Spending his spare time with his wife Kristi and his children Emma and Ethan.
unforgetable Fishing holidays
Here in our beautiful town, we have deep rooted history. Quite of bit of that history has to do with fishing. Captain Rudy loves to share that passion with others as he teaches them to fish like a pro. From catching your own bait, to reeling in that big fish. This is a fishing charter you wont forget.
While we know many come for the fish, some come for the photographs. Captain Rudy is also a great amateur Photographer, with an eye for that perfect shot. Our Eco Style cruises will surely land you some Unique shots, and stories to go with them!
Whether your coming for a sunset cruise, a tour around the area, or the fishing charter of the season, Apalachicola Charters will tailor a trip to suit your needs, every time.
Come visit us on a remote island in the midst of this is Duck Bay Lodge, one of the finest among Canadian fishing resorts. We are perfectly situated on Hay Island in the center of Sabaskong Bay. Our tranquil 600-acre island is in the remote southeast corner of Lake of the Woods, far removed from the demands and responsibilities of everyday life. Come get away from it all at Duck Bay Lodge, a private paradise of unspoiled natural beauty and premier Canadian fishing opportunities!
Striped Bass Sportfishing Charters
Catch and release sportfishing charters targeting BIG STRIPERS with live bait! Private half day inshore saltwater fishing trips for groups of 1-3 people. Coast of Maine fishing charters specializing in private fishing charters for Striped Bass. Anglers target Maine’s top inshore saltwater game fish using light tackle spinning gear and live bait. We participate in striped bass conservation programs that will document your catch for you while helping scientists working on striped bass research projects. Please contact us for up to date fishing reports and realistic catch expectations.
Family Mackerel Fishing Trips
We also offer Maine Fishing Charters for Kids targeting Atlantic Mackerel around the inshore islands in Casco Bay. Bring your family out for a fun and relaxing time fishing in the bay. These feisty fish run in schools and it is not uncommon to have several mackerel on the line at one time! This trip has some amazing scenery for any non-fishing member of the family. We pass by islands, forts and lighthouses on our way to the different mackerel fishing grounds. If you keep your eyes alert you might spot harbor seals, harbor porpoise, bald eagles and diving osprey! Family mackerel fishing trips are 2 hours.
The Good Day team has guided sportfishermen in Los Suenos, Costa Rica for more than 17 years. We pride ourselves making a difference between a good and a great Los Suenos fishing trip by taking care of all the details and providing you with the finest standards of boats, fishing equipment, and boat crew. The Good Day Team is your local expert for fishing charters, tours, and vacation packages throughout Costa Rica.
Each store offers extensive inventories of rods, reels and tackle plus a complete selection of fresh, frozen and live baits. Exquisite custom rods is just another example of how TW’s strives to include items for even the discriminating angler. We stock a wide-range of hunting apparel from manufacturers such as Browning®, Drake®, Under Armour® and Columbia®. From waterfowl to whitetail, TW’s has ammunition and hunting accessories for all sportsmen and women.
Also included in the inventory is the Outer Banks largest selection of Costa Del Mar sunglasses and a diverse collection of functional clothing such as Pelagic®, Columbia Sportswear®, SaltLife®, Aftco Bluewater Wear®, Guy Harvey® and Calcutta® t-shirts to mention a few. Ladies and children are not forgotten at TW’s. From kid’s custom t-shirt designs to tropical sundresses, TW’s can outfit the whole family. The stores also carry a great selection of whimsical gifts, fun fishy jewelry and a unique collection of fish décor.
TW’s strives to carry the newest products and the latest technology the tackle industry has to offer. Their experienced, helpful staff is always ready to assist in all your fishing needs.
TW’s Bait and Tackle’s goal is to help and educate the new angler as well as learn from the seasoned pro. Let TW’s be your fishing CONNECTION here on the Outer Banks! Stop by, weigh your fish, and share your BIG fish story.
Book a fishing charter today! Capt. Rick Stanczyk specializes in backcountry and gulf fishing in the key largo and islamorada area. His boat is conveniently docked at Bud n’ Mary’s Marina in Islamorada, FL – just 20 minutes from Key Largo. Islamorada after all is the ‘sportfishing capital of the world.’
If you’ve made it all the way down to Key Largo, wouldn’t you want to drive a few more minutes to get to the world class fishing of Islamorada? Capt. Rick can also set you up for offshore/deep sea fishing with his brother, Capt. Nick Stanczyk. Both are born and raised Florida Keys natives who are 2nd generation fisherman and spend 300+ days on the water.
Located an hour and a half south of Miami, on the southern tip of beautiful Islamorada in the Florida Keys, you will find Bud N’ Mary’s Fishing Marina. Established in 1944 and home to over 40 legendary fishing captains and guides, it is the oldest and largest fishing fleet in the Florida Keys Fishing industry.
Islamorada is known as the Sportfishing Capital of the World, and rightfully so. More world record fish have been caught from our waters than any other location on earth. What facilitates Islamorada’s reputation is that the Atlantic Ocean, Florida Bay, and the Gulf of Mexico all surround this island in the central Keys. Every fish that swims in our hemisphere can be caught here. Fishing in the Keys is an angler’s dream come true!
Outdoorempire.com was created out of desire to specifically discuss outdoor recreation and sports gear. There is so much information available about fishing, hunting and camping as activities, but not about enhancing, maximizing the enjoyment we get from outdoors through proper gear.
Of course, there are countless reviews, “best product” lists, but they do not offer such a specific and detailed overview about choosing, using a piece of outdoor gear like we aim to do.
Our content will cover gear from every possible angle: what is needed for your activity, how to buy for each activity, specific product reviews and how to effectively use the gear after the purchase.
We carefully choose and select our authors not only on the basis of how much knowledge they have on given field, but also based on their ability to explain concepts clearly, pass on actionable and useful information and their overall writing style.
We hope to make your outdoor experience, whatever it may be, more enjoyable and satisfying.
I know some folks are a little bit anxious when they line up a fishing guide. They’re considering spending some hard earned discretionary income to get out on the water for a few hours with someone they’ve never met and hope that they’re not wasting their money!
Well, I promise that I will make every effort to give you professional service, to be ready to fish at the appointed time with rods, reels, bait and tackle ready to go and I’ll make sure that my boat is clean and in good working order.
I won’t ogle your wife, girlfriend or daughter or make inappropriate remarks, but I will treat them with respect and help as much as I possibly can to insure their enjoyment.
I’m humble enough to know that there are better anglers in this world than me and that I can learn, too. Not every one of my casts are on target and not every fish I land is perfectly done, so I won’t expect yours to be and I won’t degrade your abilities, but work with you to help make the trip a success.
I’ll work as hard as I can to provide a no-hassle experience and be open to any needs that you may have. The plan is to get you and your party out on the water, enjoy the scenery, have a good time and do our best to catch some fish!
Whether you’re here browsing the hatch reports for The Blackfoot, Rock Creek, Clark Fork among other local favorites, or pricing out gear for your tarpon trip to the Keys, The Kingfisher has you covered. We are a full service shop carrying all the big names like Simms, Sage, Winston, Ross, Montana Fly Company, Fishpond and countless others.
Along with these top brands, our guides and shop staff are among the best in the industry. Most of them have extensive experience fishing destinations ranging from Alaska to New Zealand. If you have a fishing question that’s a bit off the beaten path, odds are, one of us will be able to give you an answer or round up someone close at hand who can.
Take a look around and see what you think. Look over the secure online shopping catalog. Check out the river maps and float descriptions. See the write-ups on the latest gear from the world’s top fly fishing manufacturers.
Feel confident in orders you place and information you receive from our staff. We truly appreciate you stopping by and we hope that we can meet or exceed your expectations in your quest to satisfy your fly fishing pursuits.
The AquaSkinz Tackle Company is the result of a small group of serious fishermen that decided to stop talking about the gear they always wanted, but could not find, and therefore start producing their own. Created for fishermen by fishermen, AquaSkinz remains committed to this original vision. By listening to the input of fishermen from up and down the coast, then melding this input with top quality materials and cutting edge technologies, we continue to adapt our product lines to the evolving needs of today’s angler.
Our mission from the start was to offer the highest quality, best designed products and to provide the user with essential gear that would serve them well for years to come.
Blue Mesa Fishing welcomes you to your source for guided fishing trips in Gunnison Colorado. Blue Mesa Reservoir is home to many species of fish and offers Wild Kokanee Salmon fishing, Lake trout fishing, ice fishing, fly fishing and trophy trout fishing.
Contact Blue mesa fishing today to book or customize a Lake Fishing or River Fishing trip fishing with one our fishing guides on Blue Mesa Reservoir or the Gunnison River.
Blue Mesa is located in one of Colorado’s most beautiful national parks, located only a few hours from Denver, Colorado and just twenty minutes from Gunnison. Blue Mesa is an incredible place to spend one of your Colorado Mountain Vacations fishing, hiking, biking or camping! At Blue Mesa Fishing, we supply all the fishing tackle you will need for any lake fishing trip or fly fishing river trip.
Let Blue Mesa Fishing be your specialists for guided fishing trips and an experience you will never forget on Colorado’s largest body of water. Blue Mesa Fishing is your premier Gunnison and Crested Butte fishing guide!
Minnesota Fishing Guide Service Guarantees YOU Catch Fish!
And Yes, That Means Catching Minnesota Walleyes in July and August!
- Half or Full day trips available
- Trips Includes: Comfortable Boat, Fresh Bait, Quality Equipment…Everything needed to catch fish!
- Complimentary fish cleaning/packaging
- Catch Walleye, Bass, Crappie, Bluegill, Perch, Northern Pike…It’s Your Choice
- Shore Lunch Available
- Small or Large Groups/family reunion specials
- Ice Fishing Rentals
- Coast Guard Licensed Captain
- Over 20 Years experience as a professional Minnesota fishing guide
- Fully Insured
- CPR/1st aid certified
- Statewide service – See Service Area Map
- References available
- Member – Northern Minnesota League of Guides
Lake Seminole fishing is known around the world for the Largemouth Bass that can be found throughout the lake. Visit Lakeseminole.com to book your professional fishing guide today!
Hot Spots Charters (Pensacola, Florida) is the largest fishing charter operation from New Orleans to Jacksonville with many years of combined experience and thousands and thousands of successful fishing trips both inshore and offshore.
They operate charters in Pensacola, Pensacola Beach, Perdido Key, Gulf Breeze, and Navarre. They leave from Pensacola Beach most of the time, but may leave from other destinations in some situations depending on your location.
While on a fishing charter with Hot Spots Charters you may visit several different bodies of water including Pensacola Bay, Gulf of Mexico, Santa Rosa Sound, Big Lagoon, East Bay, and Escambia Bay.
I am Captain Brant owner and operator of Angler Up Charters. I am now in my 8th year as a fishing guide in beautiful Pensacola Florida. After high I moved to Tallahassee to play baseball at Florida State. Go Noles! After finishing up school I came back to Pensacola to pursue my goal of working in the outdoor industry. In the last 11 years I have held nearly every job the industry has to offer, however a fishing guide seems to fit my personality best. Keep in mind this is a no guarantee business, but if you book a trip with me I will work as hard as I can to make your experience a great one.
See you on the water,