Home: Steinhatchee, Florida
Boat: 22 ft. Blue Wave Tunnel
Motor: 200 Suzuki
Home Waters: Big Bend of Florida
Sponsors: Mercury Marine and MotorGuide, Good Times Motel and Marina, Hook'd Up, Okuma High Peformance Reels, P & J Marine, Tournament Wear, Power Pole, Seatow/Horseshoe Beach, Mangrove creek outfitters, Fins Fishing, Sodium Fishing Gear
Favorite Lure: Gold Spoon and Live Target
Targeted Species: Redfish
Mark started fishing bass tournaments in South Central Florida in his late teens. He fished primarily freshwater until the the last 7 years when he made the switch to saltwater. Mark not only fishes the IFA, BBRC and Xtreme Redfish tournament circuits, he is director for 2 of the 8 Xtreme Redfish divisions in the state of Florida. Though his first love is inshore fishing, he works a portion of the one man Xtreme bass series when he is available. He gives his time and advice to numerous charity tournaments , such as “Reelin 4 Kids”, the “Gator Quarterback Touchdown Club”, and the Santa Fe High School “Raiders Slam” every year in the BigBend area. When Mark is not fishing tournaments, you can still find him on the water taking anyone else that enjoys time on the water. Mark enjoys the challenge and prefers to catch his redfish on artificial lures. He is an advocate in wildlife conservation and prefers catch and release whenever possible. Mark and his partner Ron are 2014 Ifa West Coast Division Champions and hope to repeat it again!!
Capt. Grant Wilson
Home: Bronson, Florida
Boat: 22' Skeeter 220
Motor: Yamaha 250 SHO
Favorite baits: Unfair Lures Dawg Walker and Unfair Lures Rip n Slash
Sponsors: Haile Jewelry and Loans, Gainesville Nissan, Sea Hag Marina, Bird Rack Realty, Sodium Fishing Gear, Unfair Lures, Spa Royale,
Grant is a native of the state of Florida and was raised in Crystal River where he developed his passion for Inshore Saltwater Flats Fishing. His favorite species of fish to target is Redfish, Big Trout and Snook. His favorite way to target these fish are with artificial baits specifically top water and suspending hard baits however it is his flexibility that has allowed him to help just about anyone catch fish. Over the course of the last 6 years he has expanded his fishing to Cedar Key and Steinhatchee, Florida. During this time Captain Grant has become an avid tournament angler most recently fishing in the Florida Pro Redfish Series with his partner Captain Mark Brady. He is also very active in charity tournaments benefiting children such as the Doug Johnson Reeling for Kids Fishing Tournament which benefits the Alachua County Boys and Girls Club as a sponsor for the past 6 years. It’s his love of the outdoors and teaching others what he has learned over the years that led him to become a licensed charter boat captain. Grant is an active member of the Coastal Conservation Association and practices catch and release whenever possible. When he's not fishing tournaments or guiding others, you can still find him on the water or outdoors where he loves to spend his down time. He would love to spend the day on the water helping you catch trophy fish as well as making life-long memories. Give us a call today and schedule your trip with Captain Grant for your chance to catch trophy fish and make lasting memories with friends and family.