Found Capt. Ted to be a top shelf captain. He knows the waters of the back bays and put us on the fish within 15 minutes of leaving the dock. Because of the tides we only moved 3 times.
We’ve tried others but fishing with Ted was the best by far.
We caught so many fish the cooler was full and it took 2 hours for him (another plus) to clean all our fish. We will not fish with anyone else.

Fished February 2017

Great experience with kids

We fished the mangroves and brought in some nice red fish. Ted treated my 7 and 9 year old with patience and respect. Made them feel like kings of the sea. Pointed out the dolphins and other sea life. We Caught red fish, jack, and some catfish on a day where other people were getting skunked. He knows where to look! Cleaned our fish and we took them to Crabby Bills! Fantastic lunch. It was a great time!

Fished June 2017

Half day trip with Cpt. Ted

Captain Ted was great. The fish were a bit less cooperative than we would have liked, but he persisted past the expiration date of our time and made sure we had some fish for dinner. Great guy who was really wonderful with my kids. We had a really good day.

Half day trip with captain Ted

He was amazing!! Made sure everyone caught all they wanted for the day!! Highly recommended for all ages.

Fished March 2017

Great guide!!!

Captain Ted is a great guide very knowable of the water and fish species in the area. I know many people that have gone with a guide and said that they caught fish but didn’t have much memories other then photos. Capsian Ted made us memories that will last us a lifetime. He is truly a people person that live fishing and loves putting people on fish! At the end of are trip it felt we where fishing with a friend not with a guide. Not only is he friendly but his servise is top notch you don’t have to worry about a thing but getting fish in the boat. We also went over are trip time by about a hour trying to get everyone a keeper red fish with no additional charge. If you want a fishing charter that has it all go with caption Ted!!!

Fished March 2016



Awesome day with Ted. He knew the good spots, and found us the fish. We ended up catching 3 big red fish, and nice snapper and a couple huge catfish. Excellent charter…highly recommended.

Kirk M.
4.0 star rating 7/25/2014


Amazing day of fishing! Captain Ted was funny, down to earth and great with the kid!
We caught 5 different species of huge fish. We also saw dolphins, manatee, and birds of all kinds! Great great day of fishing

Shirley S.
5.0 star rating 5/20/2013

Hi Ted,

I didn’t really have a chance to thank you today since I headed to the car with my daughter.  We all really had a great time today and Blake will never forget it.  We appreciated all your expertise and it was just fun all around.  We cooked some trout up tonight and it was awesome.  We will look you up next time we are out here for sure.

Susanne and Blake

Hi Ted,

Thanks for the photos!  Yes we definitely had a great time.  We figured the 3 of us caught 80 or more fish including those beauties!!  We worked it to the bitter end.  We allowed just enough time to land that monster redfish!  We’re trying to get back into the daily routine, but fishing is more fun!  Thanks again for the good trip.


Captain Ted,

Thanks again for a great day on the water last Wednesday.  You really showed us a good time – not only with plenty of fish but also some sight seeing, dolphins, the Babe’s house etc.  We really enjoyed the day, and ended it perfectly with a delicious trout feast at the Friendly Fisherman.

Thanks again!
Ross Burgar

Hey Captain Ted!

This is Scott Smith from last wednesday’s fishing trip.  Just wanting to let you know that Michael and I had a blast fishing.  Hopefully we will be able to do it again sometime.

Thank you,
Scott Smith

by dad and son


What an awesome time Capt. Ted put us on fish right away. Have been on many charters in southeast and this is the best bar none. Worked hard the whole time. We liked it so much we booked him for 2 additional days. Great job Captain Ted. We will definitely see you soon. Again great job and Thank you for 3 great days with my son and family.


Thanks for the great trip for Erik and myself. He had a great time and it was an awesome father/son day for us. Thanks for making it happen. We will be back.


Hello Ted

I promised  to send a couple of pics from our trip in the bay area. Just wanted to thank you again
for the great redfish trip. Thanks for teaching an old musky fisherman how not to slam set hooks on this
type of fish. To anybody that might be reading this Ted is a wonderful guide and a great guy. He helped
me accomplish my 3 goals, catch a lot of fish, fill the slot for dinner, and get the big one I needed to trump
a co-worker back home.
I would also like to add the that the encounter with the idiot in the kayak was extremely entertaining. You
reminded me of me on that one.
I will be sure to look you up the next time I get in the area.

Thanks again for the great trip

Bruce Hagstrom


Captain Ted,

I just wanted to thank you for a great day of fishing. I have fished the Bay Pines / Johns Pass area for five years in my own boat and thought I knew the area well but no one knows it better than you! The new techniques that you showed me were highly effective in catching fish. Eight big Reds in the first hour and a half was amazing! To say that you are a ” good ” fishing guide would be an understatement. I look forward to fishing with you again.

Eric Oswald


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