was born and raised in SW Florida in the commercial fishing industry.
Capt. Derrick has made fishing not only his passion, but also his meal
ticket for over
handed down by
three generations of his family in the Florida commercial fishing industry
now flow thru his veins, and his days on the water number in the thousands. One
of many skills that he has learned to be most important while
making his living on the water is to;
the type of fish your looking at"! Capt.
Derrick is a Master of sight fishing, he
will amaze you
with his ability to determine the exact specie of fish by the way it swims
or feeds in the water, even at distances of 300+ yds!
He's also one of the area's most
highly sought after Professional Tarpon Guides, he "consistently"
finishes in the Top 5 of the Internationally
Televised, (PTTS) Professional Tarpon Tournament Series!
He works very hard to ensure
clients receive more than just another expensive boat ride........instead; Capt.
Derrick's main goal is to provide every client with a, "Total Fishing Adventure"!
He has combined his commercial fishing knowledge w/guide fishing into an art
he calls, "REDNECK
and photo's don't lie, seeing is believing, just check out the photo gallery
for yourself! From the awesome power of a 7ft Silver-King (Tarpon) sky-rocketing out of the water,
to the drag screaming run of a Snook or Redfish, his charters provide
anglers w/plenty of heart pounding excitement.
Capt. Derrick is a family oriented charter Captain, who possess the skill &
teach anglers of all ages & skill levels; from the seasoned pro to a 5yr
yearning to catch his/her very first fish.
Southwest and West Central Florida
Capt. Derrick can accommodate
"On the water"
pick-ups in his areas which include; Boca Grande, Gasparilla Marina, Bokeelia, Pine Island, Burnt Store, Gasparilla, Cayo
Costa, Sanibel, Captiva and many of the out islands. Capt.
charges $50 to pickup on Captiva, North Captiva, Useppa, Cayo Costa, Cabbage
Key, and Palm Island.
Capt. Derrick can
consistently target any
species of game fish that inhabit the West Central and Southwest Coast of
Florida. His favorites include;
Snook, Redfish, Sea Trout, Cobia,
Makeral, Shark, & Jack Crevalle.
Please click HERE
for a description and pictures of some of the game fish you may
catch aboard a Florida Light Tackle Fishing Charter.
Spin & Plug Tackle. Artificial Lures & Live
Seeing & Nature Tours:
Available for personalized sightseeing
& nature tours.
for backcountry/ 4 for Tarpon charters.
Capt. Derrick runs a 2005 18' Famous Craft Flats Boat
powered by an Evinrude Etec 200hp High Output.
Capt. Derrick also runs a 2007 21' Famous Craft Flats Boat powered by an
Evinrude Etec 225hp High Output.
Famous Craft's are equipped with electric trolling motors, GPS,
Fish Finder's, VHF, Cell Phone and
Power Pole's & comfortable seating.
They'll both go a fast as you dare to put you on the best fishing spots
before anyone else!
dead & artificial bait, tackle, fishing licenses, sodas & water, ice, fish
cleaning & bagging and no fish no pay guarantee. Our professional and
friendly attitude is free of charge.
is a tournament proven guide with a remarkable track record of finding fish
when no one else can. He has been featured on
several TV. Shows like; (PTTS)
Professional Tarpon Tournaments, Larry White Outdoors, SNN Network & too many publications to list. He is a current member
of the C.C.A., I.G.F.A., I.F.A. & Redfish Nation. The Professional Redfish
Tour, ESPN Redfish Cup and The Flats Masters Series. If you have always
wondered what it would be like to fish with one of the T.V. Pro's, than come
on & get aboard w/Capt. Derrick!
today for the Absolute Best in SW Florida Flats and Backcountry Light Tackle
Captain Derrick an