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Reports from Strictly Florida Fishing Experts



As most fishermen know, going fishing is one thing. Going catching is another! It takes literally years to know how to read the water, weather, the conditions, the tides & a lot more before one can call themselves a "GUIDE". Every guide who appears on this show is an expert in their individual field. They've spent more time on the water than most people spend working or watching TV. They are some of the BEST, "TOP DOGS" is what most call them. And they're right here on S.F.F.! And everyone of them are available to guide you to a day of "catching" that you won't soon forget. And we've got them listed with phone numbers and web site so they're easier for you to find.

Feel free to call or email them at any time for information on availability to you. They have 1/2 day or full day/night charters with reasonable prices. Or grab 'em for a full weekend. Heck, these guys LOVE to fish! They also make a perfect gift for that fisherman/woman in your life!

You're under no obligation for a simple phone call or email. So what are you waiting for?? LET'S GO CATCHIN'!!


Capt. Ron Hueston - Southwest Regional Expert
A South Florida native, Capt Ron Hueston has over 20 years experience fishing the bays, back country and coastal gulf waters from Florida Bay to Englewood. Capt Ron has gained a reputation as one of the most highly sought after guides in the area.  Born in Miami he first learned about saltwater fishing from his father.  Seven years ago he moved to the west coast of Florida  where he makes his home in Naples with his wife Cindy and man’s best friend his black lab. 

 Capt. Ron Hueston has devoted his life to sharing fishing with others, through the Chevy Florida Fishing Report TV show on Sunsports, the Strictly Florida Fishing radio show on 790 The Ticket, magazine articles, seminars and on the water.  He shares his love of the ocean and fishing with children and adults from the novice fisherman to the tournament sportsfisherman.  With a conservationist mindset, Ron believes anglers should respect and protect the natural resources they enjoy.  Through his guide business, he strives to pass along this concept to clients.  Ron considers it an honor to share these lessons, as well as the simple joy of fishing with others.

Email Capt. Ron Hueston at captrhueston@aol.com or


Captain Jim Hobales - South Region Expert
I have fished the Miami and Florida Keys since childhood. In the early 1980's I was introduced to flats/sight fishing. I am an active member and a past president of the Miami Sport Fishing Club as well as a endorsed guide from the MET Tournament. I have been involved with the Redbone and IGFA tournament as a guide since 2002. I specialize in North Biscayne Bay, South Biscayne Bay, Key West and all of Everglades National Park.

Email Capt. Jim Hobales @ most3530@aol.com                  www.CaughtLookinCharters.com


Captain Ed Zyak - East Regional Expert  
Has over 20 years experience fishing the Treasure Coast. The Treasure Coast is on Florida’s East Coast stretching from Sebastian to Jupiter, located on the Beautiful Indian River Lagoon. The clear shallow waters of the Lagoon are home to some of the largest Snook, Trout, Redfish and Tarpon the state has to offer.

 Whether you are looking to stalk Snook, Redfish and Trout on the flats, chase Tarpon and Permit on the beach or paddle kayaks on a back country adventure, Captain Ed can make it happen. Known as the “hardest working guide in the Treasure Coast area”, Captain Ed will strive to make your trip productive and most importantly, FUN!!

 Beginner or expert come and enjoy a day or two on the water with Captain Ed. and experience some local color.


Capt. Howard Albert- Southeast Region Offshore Expert

  Our Sport Fishing Yachts are all state of the art "fishing machines". Below decks guests are treated to fully air-conditioned interiors, offering such creature comforts as color video monitors with VCR’s and stereo systems ready to play your favorite CD’s. Of course all safety and navigational equipment is provided, as is a USCG (United States Costs Guard) licensed captain. Your crew (captain and mate) will have the finest fishing gear available ready for you, so all you need to worry about is catching the trophy fish. Whether you're summertime fishing for Mahi Mahi, Kingfish or giant ocean going Barracuda our fiberglass war ships are ready to do battle with the big ones.

Wintertime fishing (October through April) offers spectacular opportunities to "hook up" with the fastest fish in the sea, the Sailfish. Their acrobatic grace and beauty is best described by experiencing the adrenaline pumping experience first hand. If awesome power is your thing, try doing battle with a Hammerhead Shark. These giant predators pull like a freight train, and love to test you and your tackle’s strength. We look forward to seeing you soon, relaxed sippin’ a cool drink in the cockpit of a sport fishing yacht, when suddenly your trophy fish is ripping line off your screaming reel. Careful, you might just spill that drink allover yourself! www.kacharters.com 

Size: Sport fishing yachts range in length from 41 to 67 feet.
(305) 893-9305

Captain Mark Shepard - Lake Okeechobee South Region Expert

Capt Mark is a full-time guide and touring professional. Experience includes Everstart, BFL tournaments and many others. Mark has a list of accomplishments in the fishing industry a mile long including a Everstart WIN on Lake Eufaula, AL. Mark Originally from Florida moved to Ohio to sharpen him northern skills and moved back from Ohio years ago to master guiding on world famous Lake Okeechobee. Mark enjoys making and teaching others about site fishing and has become a master with a crankbait!  Email Mark Shepard at MarkS@bassonline.com 

Mark is sponsored by: Skeeter Boats, Yamaha, G-Loomis, Zoom, Shimano, Awesome Baits and Bass On-Line.com


Capt. Steve Albaum - Peacock, Everglades & Lake Ida Region Expert

Capt Steve has been fishing professionally for the past 25 years, and has had many accomplishments along the way. He has been very successful fishing saltwater billfish tournaments up and down the east coast, Bahamas and the Caribbean.  For many years now, he has concentrated on freshwater Bass fishing, and has also enjoyed many successes.  Steve is a well-rounded fisherman and his experiences are invaluable when guiding in South Florida's Miami lakes, FL Everglades, lake Ida and Lake Okeechobee. Email Steve Albaum at SteveA@bassonline.com 


Capt Chris Shepard - Hawghunter Guide.jpg (387946 bytes) Captain Chris Shepard - Lake Okeechobee West Region Expert

Capt. Chris is a full time guide with over 28 years experience fishing in South Florida. Tournament tested from Lake Erie on down to the Everglades. Has experienced every type of conditions you may come across on your day on the water with him. He enjoys fishing where ever and what ever as long as its called fishing and majority of the time it's catching. With years of salt water fishing, a 700 LB sword fish doesn't compare to catching a bass on a wild shiner. There is nothing else like it...Chris was our "big fish" guide in 2004 with 50 fish over 7lbs.

Chris is also very well versed in bluegill and crappie fishing! Chris has two specialties, the "Big O" and being Marks older brother! chriss@bassonline.com or (888) 629-2277


Capt rick Burton-Hawghunter Guide.jpg (372306 bytes)Capt Rick Burton - Lake Okeechobee East Region Expert

Capt Rick is a full time guide, specializing on Lake Okeechobee and has been known to teach some of us a thing or two in the Everglades. Rick is our "young blood" whiling to do and go where ever the fish are biting. Rick and coordinator Capt Todd have been the team  dynamic duo on Lake Okeechobee. Rick is very consistent and high finisher every time out, weather it's in a big tournament or a group guide trip. 

Rick's sharp, polite and ate up with bass fishing!   rickb@bassonline.com 

  Captain Brett Isackson - Peacock bass & Everglades Region Expert 

Capt Brett is a full time guide, specializing on Peacock bass and has been seen trolling the Everglades. Brett is also one of our "young blood" whiling to do and go where ever the fish are biting. Brett is very consistent with his customers and always has well prepared tackle and boat.  brettI@bassonline.com or (888)629-2277

  Captain Tony Masiello - Everglades Flats & Peacock Region Expert    

Tony is a full time guide, specializing in Everglades flats fishing and tracking Peacock bass in the canals. For a trill of a life time, try some Everglades night time fishing with Tony. A trip you will never forget! A all around nice guy that loves fishin!                                  tonym@bassonline.com or (888) 629-2277

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