Captain
Chris Barton

Member since March 2015

Cortez, United States

Background
I am originally from Maine, but moved to the Suncoast at an early age. I grew up fishing Sarasota Bay both from shore and in a small john boat my family owned. I owe my determination and love for fishing to my dad who would spend hours silently standing in shallow water casting for whiting and trout. I also employ another phenomenal angler, Capt Eric Chaignet. Captain Eric started out as a deckhand on a local charter, working for years under several outstanding local Captains before taking the step to getting his own Captains license. His knowledge of local waters, and down to earth personality makes a day out on the water with him enjoyable. A fixture on the local tournament circuit, Capt Chris and Capt Eric consistently place on the leader board, most recently winning the 2015 Tampa Bay Spearfishing Challenge. Our understanding of what is under the water, makes our time above the water that much more productive.
Techniques
I prefer to bottom fish for both grouper and snapper. We also troll and employ flatlines for some of the many species of offshore pelagics species that we run across.

Hey, I'm Captain Chris Barton

Cortez, United States
Background
I am originally from Maine, but moved to the Suncoast at an early age. I grew up fishing Sarasota Bay both from shore and in a small john boat my family owned. I owe my determination and love for fishing to my dad who would spend hours silently standing in shallow water casting for whiting and trout. I also employ another phenomenal angler, Capt Eric Chaignet. Captain Eric started out as a deckhand on a local charter, working for years under several outstanding local Captains before taking the step to getting his own Captains license. His knowledge of local waters, and down to earth personality makes a day out on the water with him enjoyable. A fixture on the local tournament circuit, Capt Chris and Capt Eric consistently place on the leader board, most recently winning the 2015 Tampa Bay Spearfishing Challenge. Our understanding of what is under the water, makes our time above the water that much more productive.
Techniques
I prefer to bottom fish for both grouper and snapper. We also troll and employ flatlines for some of the many species of offshore pelagics species that we run across.
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Fishing Reports

Triple Tail Time

August 07, 2015

We had some a nice addition to the fish box for this young man today. 2 nice size triple tail made a quick trip from the boat to the dinner plate. Read Full Report →


Golf Foursome

May 11, 2015

We took out a group of friends who usually spend their time on the greens, not on the ocean. The day started off a little slow, but the bite started to take off before lunchtime. We had to feed… Read Full Report →


Full Day Employee Appreciation Trip

April 25, 2015

We had the opportunity to help a local business owner reward some of his employees with a day of fishing. The conditions were not the most idea, as the weather picked up as the day went on. The group… Read Full Report →


Family Offshore Hook and Line and Dive

April 10, 2015

We had a nice family from out of town come out to spend the day doing some offshore fishing, as well as some diving. We started the day in about 80' of water and caught some nice red grouper,… Read Full Report →


Father and Son Spearfishing Trip

March 25, 2015

We had an awesome opportunity to take out a father and son yesterday to experience spearfishing for the first time. They were on vacation, and called to ask if we could take them out and show them the ropes.… Read Full Report →

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