Charter Operator
Carl Bish

Member since June 2017 Marathon, United States
Background
I earned my first Captain's License at the age of 20 and immediately began operating charters on the Great Lakes. On Lake Ontario, we fished for King Salmon, Steelhead, Atlantic Salmon and Lake Trout. Walleye ruled Lake Erie, so we went after it, while Smallmouth bass always made for a fun trip. During the offseason I taught science in high school. The two careers were soon complementary – I focused on providing family-based trips aimed at getting children into sport fishing. I ran this service each summer during the fishing season until selling it in 2015 to move to the Florida Keys. Here in the Keys I continue to focus on family-based fishing in a relaxed "go out and have fun" style. I enjoy educating families on the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary and the surrounding ecosystem. Onboard, our goal is to fish up the food chain or as our slogan says: "Start with a shrimp....end with a monster!"

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Marathon, United States
Background
I earned my first Captain's License at the age of 20 and immediately began operating charters on the Great Lakes. On Lake Ontario, we fished for King Salmon, Steelhead, Atlantic Salmon and Lake Trout. Walleye ruled Lake Erie, so we went after it, while Smallmouth bass always made for a fun trip. During the offseason I taught science in high school. The two careers were soon complementary – I focused on providing family-based trips aimed at getting children into sport fishing. I ran this service each summer during the fishing season until selling it in 2015 to move to the Florida Keys. Here in the Keys I continue to focus on family-based fishing in a relaxed "go out and have fun" style. I enjoy educating families on the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary and the surrounding ecosystem. Onboard, our goal is to fish up the food chain or as our slogan says: "Start with a shrimp....end with a monster!"
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Andrew L.
Windham, NH
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Half Day with Captain Carl

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 28, 2021
We had a wonderful time fishing with Captain Carl! He picked us up right from our resort nice and early and saw the sunrise...
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Richard J.
Spring, TX
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Half day trip with Capt Carl

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 23, 2021
Thoroughly enjoyed our time with Capt. Carl. I told him that I was looking for quantity over quality and he produced. He had...
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James L.
Ardmore, OK
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Afternoon trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on April 19, 2021
The boat is spartan for comfort amenities but quite functional for fishing. Good Penn reels. Fishing was a little slow, but...
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Lettie H.
United States
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Half day trip with Captain Carl

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (PM) on September 27, 2021
Our trip with Captain Carl was extremely enjoyable.  He put us on the fish right away.  My husband got what he was looking...
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Tim A.
South Daytona, FL
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VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on October 2, 2021
Despite the very windy day . We still was able catch fish and bring home.. Captain Carl was very friendly and helpful . The...
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