|About the Captain|
|Written by Capt. Lou|
|Friday, 23 January 2009 02:12|
I have had a passion for fishing since I was a child. My father would take me fishing off the pier in Fair Haven, NY. As I got older I started fishing with my grandfather on his boat. I remember going out in the lake and watching him reel in fish after fish. He was a very patient angler who loved to catch small mouth bass. I was always amazed at how he knew the right things to do based on the conditions. When he passed away, he gave me his boat as a way of passing on his legacy. It was a 1971 Pipestone Mariner. An old boat yes, but boy did we catch a lot of fish off that thing.
At that time I was fishing for small mouth bass. I found it a great thrill in hooking and landing a jumping small mouth on very light tackle. I am a firm believer of using light tackle. The lighter the tackle you use, the better chance you have of getting fish. Even when I fish for salmon and trout, I still practice this style of fishing.
As time went on I used my experiences learned to gather the knowledge of the lake and all the benefits it has to offer. I recreational fished for a number of years. I have had the wonderful opportunity to fish on Lake Ontario, Lake Erie, The Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and the Gulf of Mexico. My greatest accomplishment was catching a 7'1" White Marlin off the coast of Mexico. This fish was caught on light tackle and my arms hurt for a week after that awesome fight.
It has been many years since my grandfather passed away. However, the things that I experienced with him are etched in my memory forever. To this day, every time I hit the water, I think of him and all that he taught me.
As a father of two, I know the importance of carrying on a tradition to our children. My goal as a licensed USCG charter captain is not only to catch fish, but also share my knowledge to my customers. I hope that you find your experience to be fun, exciting, and a memory that will last forever.
|Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 January 2011 12:29|