C.A. Richardson

What goes through your head when you first wake up in the morning when you go fishing?


A: When I wake up in the morning the only thought I have is to fill my Rambler with some black coffee!


Q: Where is your favorite place to fish?


A: My favorite place to fish has and always will be the Everglades in South Florida. It's versatile and remote.


Q: If you could improve on anything what would it be?


A: It would have to be how could I include more writing and photography, believe it or not. I'm so busy living the dream, I often forget or get too busy to chronicle the memories in a manner that I would like to share one day.


Q: Who are your heroes?


A: I've got a few heroes in our sport that have inspired me to reach my potential. Anglers such as Flip Pallot, Chico Fernandez, and the late José Wejebe all have influenced me to protect and educate others about the environment as well as the tradition of fishing the shallows.


Q: What sound or noise do you love?


A: The sound or noise I love the most is the whooshing of a tarpon rolling at sunrise giving his position away so I can deliver a well-placed plug into the zone!


Q: What would be your day job if you weren’t doing what you are currently doing?


A: My day job if I weren't a professional angler, likely would be something to do with the outdoors: scuba instructor, or something in the boating industry. I grew up salty so it's hard to imagine I'd ever be trapped in an office, for sure.


Q: If you could bring anybody in the world with you to do what you love (dead or alive), who would it be?


A: If I could fish with anybody, it would likely be Flip Pallot even though I've fished with him many times now. Mostly because I learn so much about the history of our light tackle sport plus he gives me that Yoda-like guidance that I'm looking for on how to navigate through my career. He's a great mentor and teacher.