My professional philosophy is to do whatever it takes to produce a great fishing trip – don’t be afraid to run or stay late. Personally, I live by Ricky Bobby’s credo…
“If you’re not first, you’re last.”
In January 2008, I boated my largest wahoo, which weighed in at 94 pounds, and in 2009 my largest yellowfin, which weighed in at 231 pounds.
When I’m not chartering, I love to spend time with my wife Melissa, who’s a registered nurse at Ochsner Medical Center. I also love to fish (go figure!) and hunt. The marshes of Venice and Buras are my favorite places to duck hunt, and I also go there to bow hunt for deer. Three years ago, I was introduced to the best of both worlds – hunting underwater. Now, I try to go spearfishing every chance I get.
Even though I’m the youngest captain among my colleagues, my tenacity, passion, and competitiveness push me to be a better fisherman every day. Day in and day out, I’m in competition with myself, with my goal to do better and be better than I was on previous trips.