I have had the pleasure of fishing the Indian River Lagoon from Sebastian Inlet to Fort Pierce Inlet for over 24 years. Over the years I logged numerous fishing trips both offshore and inshore. I learned to fish from the best, like Captain Dave Bogan, and his son, Captain Dave Bogan, Jr., my best friend Chris Borer and his family. Our lives revolved around the water. I knew from a young age that I would be connected to these waters for the rest of my life.
In 2001, I graduated from Sebastian River High School as an athlete and honors student. My senior year I signed up for the U.S. Air Force. Six months later I was off to boot camp and the start of my four year career in the Air Force. During my enlistment, as an AC 130 Aerial Gunner, I was assigned to the 16th Special Operation Squadron and stationed at Hurlburt Field, Florida, Air Force Special Operations Headquarters. I was deployed on multiple tours to Afghanistan and other remote locations. My time spent in the Air Force taught me the importance of dedication, planning and commitment.
After completing my military service I came home to Vero Beach and began attending night classes using my GI Bill, at Indian River State College. There was no question that I wanted to share my passion for fishing with anyone willing to come along. I obtained my Captain’s License and purchased my first boat, a 169 Ranger Ghost, then a Gladesmen, Then a brand new 168 Phantom, and now a 184 Ranger Ghost. Having such a unique skiff allows me to offer my clients a vast range of charter options.
While working in the local tackle shops I have absorbed a wealth of knowledge from the fishing community and other successful captains. I spend virtually every day on the water, honing my craft, exploring, and learning about every square foot of the river. Fishing with my friends, who are all avid anglers and sportsmen, gives me the chance to learn and try new tactics that keep my clients in the bite. My passion for fishing is the one thing I want to share with all of my clients. I started Seek & Destroy Charters because I want my clients to have a great experience fishing and enjoy all that my local waters have to offer. Call or email to book a charter today!