Q: What goes through your head when you first wake up in the morning when you go fishing?
A: I like to make sure everything is methodically checked. Knots tied and trimmed perfectly, hooks sharpened, leaders are the same length on all rods, tackle is organized in boxes, and the YETIs are packed with ice!
Q: Where is your favorite place to fish?
A: Miami is my favorite place because I can regularly target permit, bonefish, tarpon, snook, sailfish, mahi, tuna and swords. How can you beat that!?
Q: If you could do anything better, what would it be?
A: If I could become a better listener. You could learn a lot more about life and people by just taking the time to listen to a story without interrupting. I need to let people finish (laughs).
Q: Who are your heroes?
A: My dad was my hero. Kind, funny, smart, and always had time to take me fishing. I look up to people who are passionate and never quit. Always working hard to make their dreams come true, and when they finally get there - they work even harder.
Q: If there is any love-hate relationship with any aspect of what you do, can you describe what that is?
A: I will fish if the conditions are right: no matter what, sick as a dog, no sleep. And sometimes I won't sleep for 3 days, between staying out fishing until I catch the desired fish, then having meetings the next morning - and that continues for days on end. Then I get sick and pay the price (laughs). So yes…love and then hate.
Q: What sound or noise do you love?
A: When the drag is ripping smoothly off the reel with a big fish hooked up, and the sound when a large fish takes to the air and lands with an audibly loud slap on the water
Q: What would be your day job if you weren’t doing what you are currently doing?
A: Selling and marketing. But that's what I do now to keep my show alive!