I’ve spent thousands of hours over the last 70 years pursuing my passion for fishing and boating around the world. I started fishing back in the early 50's with my father, grandfather and uncles along the banks of the Connecticut River.
Over the next sixty plus years I’ve had the opportunity to wet a line from New Zealand to Greenland and a lot of places in between…
The Allagash River Waterway for squaretail, Lake Memphremagog for rainbows, Gouin Reservoir for walleye, Minipi Watershed for brook trout, Lake Ontario for browns, Black Lake for crappie, Lay Lake for largemouths, Wheeler Dam for smallmouths, Alexander Creek for chinooks, Raystown Lake for stripers, Rangeley Lake for landlocked salmon, Connecticut River for shad and many other lakes, ponds, rivers and streams around the country. I’ve watched and learned techniques from some great guides and fellow fisherman. Hopefully I can share some with you and you with me.
I got my sea legs aboard a Wind-class icebreaker the USCGC Edisto chasing the “endless summer” for two and a half years. Most of the time we were working in the Arctic or Antarctica supporting military operations up north and scientific studies down south. However traveling back and forth allowed me to drop a line in some unique places around the world.
In the 1970's I outfitted my first fishing boat along with a friend. He salvaged a 16ft rowboat and I got my hands on an old 3hp Johnson. Two weeks and a can of green house paint later we were on the water aboard the “Tuna Machine”. Years and a string of boats later I found myself aboard his 60ft Egg Harbor pursuing fish from the Northeast Canyons to the Gulf Stream off Florida. Our interests shifted when gas prices spiked and fish got harder to find. We didn’t give up fishing just the boats.
The urge to own a fishing boat returned and I found myself sitting in a 11ft Pelican, with two swivel seats, an electric motor and a deep cycle battery. When my old friend joined me for a day of pan fishing I realized we needed a bigger boat. I knew exactly what we needed, unfortunately boat manufacturers saw it differently. So with the help of my old fishing partner and a few friends we built one; a 20ft center console pontoon boat, 8-1/2ft beam, walk around AZEK deck and railings, handicapped accessible Lexan gates, comfortable and mobile seating, bimini top, Yamaha Four Stroke power, Minn Kota Ulterra Trolling Motor, networked Humminbird electronics, Navionics, Fishidy and HotSpot charts, aerated fish and bait wells, raw water wash down, fish cleaning station, five AGM batteries, night lighting, USB charging ports, 12V plugs, swim ladders, food/beverage coolers, dry storage, stowable tables, gas grill, food saver, electric knives, 800 watt generator, cup holders, rod holders, down riggers, and all the required USCG approved safety equipment.
I want you, your friends and family to have full confidence in your guide and boat when you step aboard. Let’s create some great memories.
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